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Garage Art

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Btw DE.... your little models are every bit as impressive to me.:D
     
  2. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    That artwork belongs in the house when framed, IMHO...
    SR71=:sneaky::sneaky::sneaky:
     
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  3. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    And to think... 55 years ago, designed and built using slide rules (like how we went to the moon, 5 years later...), and still, we (or the rest of the world) have no rival... mind boggling... :umm:
     
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  4. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    And the minerals to make the Titanium came from the USSR.
     
  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Thank you, but please... Not even remotely in the same class.
     
  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    .aaahhh, the Sled. Beautiful artwork Jim.
     
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  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Can anyone ID what these are for? Top unit is a Starrett, shaft turns, dial counts revolutions.
     
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Fishing tackle for Wisconsin Walleyes?
    I hear they’re mean!
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  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    The first one is a "Starrett tachometer".
    The walleye hook reminds me of vintage pick tool, for disassembling something...
     
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I have always been an unabashed fan of Yamadudes collection of cool stuff. I mean, the motorcycles, vintage stereos, vintage tools and interesting objects that all together coined the phrase garage art. I’ve had a lot of conversations with Jeff about some of these objects, we have a lot of common interests.

    You can imagine my surprise when one day the mailman delivered a package from Syracuse to me.

    A little back story here. Dude wrote a thread
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/what-the-heck-is-it.51048/

    Where he was using the coolest little vintage ruler to show the dimension of the object.
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    Well I was very interested in the story of his ruler, and I’ll be darned if he didn’t send me one of his two! Not only that, but these rulers have a history, they were used by his father who was a professional painter, who painted murals in the lobby’s of buildings. Really nice stuff, one which still survives in a post office.

    The ruler has brass hinges and brass caps, is two feet overall, but folds up very compact, it has some very cool details like very small pins that fit into matching holes to help hold the ruler into its folded shape.
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    I recently used it on my XS2 thread.
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    It’s cool AND functional! When not in use, it occupies a place of honor front and center on my pegboard. It makes me smile when I look at it!
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    But there is ONE MORE ITEM from the Dude collection of really cool things. An original Triumph sew on patch that he picked up in Boston in the 80’s at Don Hutchinson’s Triumph when Jeff had his beautiful ‘69 Bonneville there for some repairs. Don Hutchenson is still there and his dealership has a lot of history. I have had Dude’s calendar photo of his ‘75 framed above my work bench for a while now and I have displayed that Triumph patch right above it.
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    What can I say, I’m a sentimental old fool and I love all these little things that have a personal connection.
    Thanks Jeff for parting with your treasures, I know how much they meant to you.
    —Bob
     
  11. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Cleaned out a junk drawer today. Found these from my Air Force days. I retired in 94. Guess I should clean it out a little more often... :rolleyes:
    Anyway.... they make good garage art.

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  12. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    Did you have to move the wall outlet/switch to get the perfect fit.:p
     
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice! Those would look nice in a shadow box. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    I know it's not the 4th yet but all kidding aside. Thank you for your service.
     
  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Indeed - thanks Jim, Downeaster and all the other servicemen and women who keep us safe.
     
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  16. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

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    Won't quite fit on my garage wall. Or around my fat ass any more for that matter...:sick:

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    My "going away" present when I retired. That'll be 29 years ago this coming September. Hard to believe. At least, until I look in the mirror...
     
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  17. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Ain't that the truth.... :rolleyes:
    25 yrs ago last April. My "going away" present when I retired....

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  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Wow - that’s all I’ve got Paul and Jim.

    Just....wow.
     
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  19. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Speaking strictly for myself, only ONE of those ribbons means a damn thing. Top row, left ribbon, green with white strips - Navy Commendation Medal. I actually earned that one. The rest are mostly for being in the right place at the right time. Green with orange is a Navy Achievement which is a standard "Bye-bye, don't let the door hit you in the ass" ribbon given to retirees. Good Conduct means I didn't get caught. Navy Unit Citation means I was a member of a HUGE group of people that Done Good. The rest are just gedunk.

    Not to denigrate your appreciation, Pete. I do appreciate being appreciated...
     
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  20. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    In my experience, much of life is a “right place - right time” sort of thing, but every once in a while, the good guys actually win one.

    P
     

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