Cool stuff I have (that you don't have) that enriches life

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Post by Jocose » Wed May 04, 2016 11:30 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Jocose wrote:
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TNLawPiper wrote:A brown Filson briefcase that was completely free.

My wife. ;)
A tan Filson briefcase that was completely free.

My wife. ;)
I pity you both. You don't know any better tho, so it's not your fault. Nonetheless, I pity you both.
You single guys crack me up!
You have my pity as well but not as much, you knew better..

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BTW--May 5th is my 4th wedding anniversary. So there is that.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu May 05, 2016 8:46 am

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Post by durangopipe » Thu May 05, 2016 10:51 am

CW Spook wrote:This...
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That's a mighty nice shack!
Love all, those stickers on the DXCC certs.

I'll try to get one of mine up shortly.

Mine's a bit less modern; maybe, more an OFG's (make that old codger's!) hamshack.
Especially the porcelain standoff open wire antenna feed through, the massive DPDT grounding switch and the link-coupled balanced tuner for the random doublet.

Heck, even have a couple of boat anchors.
Photo to come--company in town later today.
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Post by FredS » Thu May 05, 2016 12:36 pm

This thread (and others like it) always make me feel a bit uneasy because it could be seen as prideful boasting or, perhaps, an unhealthy materialism. But during my reading today at lunchtime, I came upon this poem from St. Francis of Assisi as translated by Daniel Ladinsky in his book Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West. (That's not the book I'm reading.)
The Sacraments I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments -
he got so excited
and ran into a hollow in his tree and came
back holding some acorns, an owl feather,
and a ribbon he had found.

And I just smiled and said, “Yes, dear,
You understand:
everything imparts His grace.”
If we can keep that attitude - that God provides or at least allows trinkets that enrich our lives - I suppose it's a good thing. It's also cool to see how we're all wired differently and value different trinkets for different reasons, and almost never for their intrinsic value.
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Post by Jocose » Thu May 05, 2016 12:41 pm

FredS wrote:This thread (and others like it) always make me feel a bit uneasy because it could be seen as prideful boasting or, perhaps, an unhealthy materialism. But during my reading today at lunchtime, I came upon this poem from St. Francis of Assisi as translated by Daniel Ladinsky in his book Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West. (That's not the book I'm reading.)
The Sacraments I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments -
he got so excited
and ran into a hollow in his tree and came
back holding some acorns, an owl feather,
and a ribbon he had found.

And I just smiled and said, “Yes, dear,
You understand:
everything imparts His grace.”
If we can keep that attitude - that God provides or at least allows trinkets that enrich our lives - I suppose it's a good thing. It's also cool to see how we're all wired differently and value different trinkets for different reasons, and almost never for their intrinsic value.
Have u see the pics? Transistor radios, lazyboy chairs and such? No boasting or pride from me anyway. Just cool stuff I have that you don't have.
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Post by bean_counter » Thu May 05, 2016 1:27 pm

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Post by james-owen » Thu May 05, 2016 1:31 pm

UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu May 05, 2016 1:32 pm

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UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu May 05, 2016 1:35 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
As are necks, it seems.
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Post by james-owen » Thu May 05, 2016 1:39 pm

hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
And I need more than it has left to give.
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james-owen wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
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UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
And I need more than it has left to give.
That, sir, says something. Perhaps it was a youth tie? I'm a short, neckless man and even I don't have that problem.
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Post by james-owen » Thu May 05, 2016 1:55 pm

hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
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UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
And I need more than it has left to give.
That, sir, says something. Perhaps it was a youth tie? I'm a short, neckless man and even I don't have that problem.
I had a 16 inch neck in hs thanks to the iron temple I am at a 21 to 22 inch neck now.
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Post by JimVH » Thu May 05, 2016 1:59 pm

james-owen wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
And I need more than it has left to give.
That, sir, says something. Perhaps it was a youth tie? I'm a short, neckless man and even I don't have that problem.
I had a 16 inch neck in hs thanks to the iron temple I am at a 21 to 22 inch neck now.
They are pretty easy to extend. It can be sewn by hand with minimal skilz.

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Post by james-owen » Thu May 05, 2016 2:03 pm

JimVH wrote:
james-owen wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
james-owen wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Image
Actually i have that exact tie. I need a bigger one as my neck has gotten about 3 inches bigger since high school.
They're usually adjustable.
And I need more than it has left to give.
That, sir, says something. Perhaps it was a youth tie? I'm a short, neckless man and even I don't have that problem.
I had a 16 inch neck in hs thanks to the iron temple I am at a 21 to 22 inch neck now.
They are pretty easy to extend. It can be sewn by hand with minimal skilz.
Man you really under estimate how much effort I am going to put in to something. I downloaded a tool that capitalizes words and letters for me so I don't have to hit the shift key.
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Post by FredS » Thu May 05, 2016 2:06 pm

^And people complain about kids being lazy these days?

ps - I think you mean he overestimates the effort you're willing to put out regarding the tie.
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Post by james-owen » Thu May 05, 2016 2:09 pm

FredS wrote:^And people complain about kids being lazy these days?

ps - I think you mean he overestimates the effort you're willing to put out regarding the tie.
Yeah lets go with that.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri May 06, 2016 11:03 am

bean_counter wrote:Image

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Beautiful cabinet work--and audio/radio gear!
Very cool.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri May 06, 2016 11:11 am

Here's the hamshack at W0AZ:

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The setup on the left is the gear I dreamed about having in 1962 when I was WV2ZWZ, a Novice, and building gear with parts or from kits bought with money from my job as a soda jerk at my uncle's drug store.
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Post by bean_counter » Fri May 06, 2016 12:37 pm

durangopipe wrote:
bean_counter wrote:Image

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Beautiful cabinet work--and audio/radio gear!
Very cool.
Thanks. It's how I can squeeze big speakers into the living room. 1961 Acousticraft "hifi furniture". Same vintage HH Scott tuner/pre, later Thorens turntable. Home made PP 6B4G (6.3v octal 2A3) amps hidden. Horn on top is a Tractrix "salad bowl". Speakers are JBL L300 component based, tuned the cabinets and xover. Also have a Marantz SACD player/ DAC and an old Windows 7 laptop feeding it ripped ceedees

Put together slowly and on the cheap. No way I could justify buying new gear that sounds this good.
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