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Old 05-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #41
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I used to be a "collector". Problem is that I have so many interests, and they seem to ebb & flow over the years. I also realized that the thrill in collecting for me is the thrill of the hunt, find & acquisition. After that, what do you do with it? Nothing, usually. Now I acquire stuff. It has to have a useful purpose beyond suppling a on-time thrill. More often than not, it has to be a high-quality example of it's type. Wood working machinery & tools would be one example. Guns would be another. My most recent acquisition is a Delta Unisaw. It's a well built cabinet saw that I can justify as being needed.
From the looks of your avatar it certainly appears you like "wood"
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LOL, long story. I made that. It recently sold on E-Bay for 24 bucks.

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Shot glasses and beer mugs from all the places I travel.
With that handle, I'm surprised you don't collect the bikes.

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my wife collects shot glasses. anytime we go on vacation we usually buy several from the places we go. she also has friends and family that bring her shot glasses from when they go out of town as well.

i have no idea exactly how many she has, but my guess is a few hundred of them!
Same here. We only need 3 more states until she has all 50. AK, HI, and WA.
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I collect nothing. I just keep it
:screwy::what: isn't that the same thing :screwy::what:
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i had the same problem with shot glasses. i bought one in college with my college's logo on it. after that anytime my mom or sister went somewhere, they brought me a shot glass home. i now have a shot glass cabinet full of glasses from places I've never been....& i don't even like doing shots.

i don't really have a "thing" that i collect, i just kinda grab whatever i think i like. so i have small collections of a bunch of different crap. a couple old zippo's, a few old pocket knives, hot wheels cars of Mustangs, Galaxie's, GT40's, etc., and H&R/New England handguns. in a perfect world i would have a H&R Garand already but don't want one bad enough to justify the cost.

i do have a thing for watches & clocks, i only have 5 watches & they're mostly old Timex's. I always liked those kit-kat clocks & bought a brand new one after we moved into the house. i put it in the living room & it gave my wife the creeps, so she made me move it.
I had a motorcycle clock in my bathroom. My mom went in there to clean my sink, it revved up and scared the sh#$ out of her.
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:screwy::what: isn't that the same thing :screwy::what:
Not if your Mercator or MisterMcCool - these two have special rules, and you can't be mean to them, they are kinda our forum pets.
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I had a motorcycle clock in my bathroom. My mom went in there to clean my sink, it revved up and scared the sh#$ out of her.
Good thing you kept it in the bathroom!
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I'll have to look, but I think I may have a couple of old maps of Europe and the US from the mid 1800s (probably copies, but they are on velum so you never know) in storage. After i get done unpacking I'll see if they are still there. If they are, i'll let you know, and send them to you. All they've done in the hands of my family is collect dust, and I would much rather see them go to someone who would enjoy them.
Thanks, I have found an old map of the township I live with about half of what's here now not on it. It is framed in my den.
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I had a motorcycle clock in my bathroom. My mom went in there to clean my sink, it revved up and scared the sh#$ out of her.
Got the 2001 H\D one in my kitchen. it hung in my office at mom's shop back when she was still among us. It got to the point that she knew what time it was by the sound of the bike. So did her dogs. As soon as the 883 Sportster fired up they would run over to the wall where the leashes were, and wait for her to hook them up and walk home.

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Thanks, I have found an old map of the township I live with about half of what's here now not on it. It is framed in my den.
No problem.

That's pretty cool. i donated some of my grandfather's old pictures of the town in NY we are moving from to the Historical society after he passed. Some of them are on display in the town hall now. Among the donations was also a map of the town from 1912, which now hangs in the town clerks office, as per grampa's wishes. It was given to him by a friend in the local PD when he and the family moved out here, and the current clerk is the great grandaughter of the LEO who gave it to him. Guess you could say it went home again, as it was his dad who made it. Brings a smile to my face every time I see it hanging behind her desk.
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