My mom has a Chickering that's been handed down from her grandparents. I've heard that is a good brand: is that so? Someday we'd like to get it restored: I think the insides are okay but the wood on the outside has…"
"I have a game of Stratego that for some reason has been around since I was a kid (30+ years). The box is more tape than box, but miraculously, it has all its pieces. Warms my heart to see my kids play it."
Of all the musical instruments out there, many can last for hundreds of years. But pianos are far more hefty and durable than most. A well-made, hand-crafted grand (or baby grand) piano with regular maintenance can go 70-80 years before…"
"A good beer stein.
A good clock. I have in my dining room a handmade clock that my great-grandparents brought over from Germany in 1908. It still runs, and will keep accurate time for a day or two until its ancient springs make it lose time. With a…"
"I'm something of a collector myself, chiefly weapons (firearms, swords, knives) and pipes (nothing better than rich Danish tobacco smoked in a quality briar with a glass of good Kentucky bourbon). Both weapons and pipes are decidedly…"
"I am an avid DIY'er and woodworker. I also perform most of the maintenace and repair on my vehicles. That said, I tend to spend a little extra on fine tools. If cared for, they will outlast my great-grandchildren. Pics of my workshop.
" A good saddle, with proper care and oiling, should make it long enough to be passed on to your kids in perfect order. Well cared for firearms can have an enormously long life as well. My grandmother gave me a trapdoor 45-70…"
"When I first started using a brush in my shaving routine (I was still using cartridge razors for a couple years before I got a DE safety razor), I bought a cheap, badger hair brush. It was the $4-or-so brush they had at WalMart (the only brush…"
"For met it's mostly metal stuff. Clothing wears out no matter what. Good maintenance just makes it last longer. Just a couple of things I've had since forever, or sort of inherited that are way older than I.
- Couple of cuff links…"
"I typically use Stampede. It is somewhat difficult to find at times and somewhat expensive but I have never had a complaint and it has this scent that makes even my knees weak. I used to wear Adidas but permanently made the change to…"
"Fair enough but you build up to that; sparring at 50%, then at 75%, then at 100%. Not to mention that, depending on your location, your first fights are almost certainly going to be amateur fights and will almost certain require all participants to…"
"Howdy Ken, If you live in the front range, I like Bierstadt as a first 14er. You start above tree line, and it's only about 7 miles round trip. Perfect for a beginner, I think. I've also done Elbert and Pikes, which are quite hard.…"
"Good work growing 70% of your own food. I just noticed this topic when it got bumped up with recent posts.
For various reasons that would take too long to explain, I follow economic news and some agricultural news, at least, involving certain…"