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Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by cis689, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. bobby

    bobby More Than Slightly Tilted !

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    It died a wet and rotten death but was reborn as homeless housing !

    xoxoxoo
     
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  2. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    We picked up Yolanda, our 2020 Tesla Model Y this afternoon. She's now hooked up to the just-installed-today Tesla charger, which seems to give approx 40 mph/65 kph of power to the battery.
    I've been driving gas cars for 45 years, so there will be a lot to learn (especially because everything is controlled via a touch screen beside the driver). Exciting, eh?

    Yolanda 1.jpg Yolanda 2.jpg
     
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  3. Zweiblumen

    Zweiblumen Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Iceland
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  4. Zweiblumen

    Zweiblumen Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Iceland
     
  5. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
    These showed up this weekend IMG_20210221_095635895.jpg sketch1613888828892_20210220231554860.jpg

    I had the full run of Wierdo in college but I lent them to a gal who wanted to write comics... She did, sort of. But dispite me asking and writing her my mailing address she never returned them. It's gonna cost me about $250-$300 to replace them. I may send a fb message to thank her for that expense.

    The car is shown at the top as when it arrived.
    By the end of last night it was the lower two pics.
    Had plenty of play damage from a kid...just like me in the late 60's early 70's. Now hot wheels collector geeks might say I damaged it more.
    Files, sandpaper and a set of modern wheels. Waiting on another car to steal an engine out of.
     
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  6. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
    Here's a Starrett 18" rule/square blade I just got. It's special because of the offset groove and that it's 1-1/2" wide.
    My boss just bought a new 24" virsion for over $200 but this is used (auction pic with rust) and after I got it, some wet dry 400 grit and then 600 grit. Final polish with Flitz polish and it looks great and cost me $125.
    These wide rules fit special protractor heads.
    My boss and I are probably borders but I always try to beat the average price and go with used stuff and he is a "want it now" kinda guy.
    I think I have more cool stuff cause I focus on things they no longer make.
    I would guess this is newer than the 50's because on the opposite side it has "quick reading" 32nds and 64ths.
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  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I was a machine operator, DeVlieg jig mill, in the early '80s. After the oil bust hit Houston machinist tools could be bought for pennies on the dollar.
     
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  8. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
    Oh yeah I spose that was some fairly big machine work ?
    I mostly cut, drill and tap...then weld and grind. It's not machine tolerance but we try for pretty high accuracy in our shop. Dimensions change a lot from sanding, weld shrinkage and plating brass and nickel coatings..makes it hard to hit on the 64ths but we don't usually think in thousands of an inch.
    There's never been much of a lull in high end architectural, from the 80's till now.
     
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  9. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
    Just got this old stanley tape measure.
    6 ft. long tape with no return spring. You just slide the tape out and back in.
    About $9.00 with shipping.
    I just thought it had a cool housing with the deep depression on both sides where you hold the case.
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  10. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Screenshot_20220925_214043.jpg Just bought these new to me speakers. Jbl 4408 studio monitors. Very good condition, just some very light scratches on the exteriors. Original titanium tweeters, 8 inch woofers in good shape. A lot of recording studio playback for sound engineers has run through Jbl studio monitors over the years. They replaced my expensive and pretty but smaller Paradigm Studio 20s that I've been using the past ten or twelve years and a mismatched Jbl 2600 for a center channel. I love the ridiculous oversized speakers occupying the space. These just have a dynamic quality that a larger woofer brings. Price was also reasonable. They had been on Craigslist for 29 days before I grabbed them.
     
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  11. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
    1664647300773.jpg Alexander McQueen sneakers, shipped from Cypress...they address packages oddly and NY sent it back. I paid $25 to ship a 2nd time...I'm happy, they fit,
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    White's cowboy packer boots for work...$200 off eBay. Heels still have text visible. These are about $650 new. My feet have outgrown the older ones I have...when you get old, your feet get wider... 1663030528802.jpg
     
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  12. boink

    boink Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Seattle
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    I just took this off eBay, advertised as a Nike UFO watch, working, missing band.
    The band can't easily be replaced as it's a special molded rubber thing...but I can figure something out. Case is aluminum so I plan to mask off the buttons and face then polish off the scuffs and Nike swoosh so it's clean.
    I don't know why I bought it. I don't wear watches. It was $33 and others on eBay now are much more, some asking near 100$ without band or a broken band.
    It just struck me as a nice object to hold in your hand.
     
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