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    Saw this today. I do not drink or make coffee, but I want to hold this in my hand. I want to have it on my desk to touch as a stress reliever. I'll never forget the feeling of polishing a pair of 1034's before building them.



    Beyond bikes, (or not) what beautiful objects have you come across lately?
     

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    I found a nickel from 1919 in my pocket. Indian on front, Buffalo on the back.

    This little piece of metal of not-much-value had been floating around in circulation for nearly a century.
    I wonder how many people had this nickel in their possession over the last hundred years.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noteddy View Post
    Saw this today. I do not drink or make coffee, but I want to hold this in my hand. I want to have it on my desk to touch as a stress reliever. I'll never forget the feeling of polishing a pair of 1034's before building them.



    Beyond bikes, (or not) what beautiful objects have you come across lately?

    I got excited seeing this, then kinda bummed to find out it wasn't one piece.


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    Beautiful objects I've seen recently:
    (note this is an aesthetic list, not necessarily adulterated by how the object functions, and doesn't include living things.)

    -Drive side Ren Herse Crank.
    -reidel stemless wine glass;
    -parker 51 aeromatic in blue-grey with a rhodium cap;
    -Leica iiif with the 50mm collapsible lens;
    -Eames Chair (with metal legs).

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    I have become enfatuated by these domestic contemporary straight razors...

    Hart Steel American-made Straight Razors
     

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    Beautiful objects and stuff.....



    And riding a friend's high wheel post ice cream ride enough to justify putting mine back on the road.



    And picking up some old school machinist tools. (For sale for anyone who is interested)

     

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    Don't hate me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer View Post
    I have become enfatuated by these domestic contemporary straight razors...

    Hart Steel American-made Straight Razors
    Similarly, I've recently converted to a double-edged safety razor. Its a few minutes of clarity every morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    Don't hate me.
    I don't!
     

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    I've always found rangefinder cameras (using 35mm film), favored by photojournalists before and after WWII, to be gorgeous objects. I used them myself to do documentary work in the early '90's in Asia, just before the advent of widely available digital cameras.

    I came across a repair person in the US who is doing first class work to restore Contax rangefinder cameras. He usually has a couple on hand like the one below.

    The dominant professional rangefinder was the Leica M series. The most coveted and professional version was a black paint MP, made specifically for photojournalists. Amazingly, Leica Camera is still making a version of the MP today, albeit with some modern updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixednwinter View Post
    I've always found rangefinder cameras (using 35mm film), favored by photojournalists before and after WWII, to be gorgeous objects. I used them myself to do documentary work in the early '90's in Asia, just before the advent of widely available digital cameras.

    I came across a repair person in the US who is doing first class work to restore Contax rangefinder cameras. He usually has a couple on hand like the one below.

    The dominant professional rangefinder was the Leica M series. The most coveted and professional version was a black paint MP, made specifically for photojournalists. Amazingly, Leica Camera is still making a version of the MP today, albeit with some modern updates.

    Dude, was just given a S2. 9/10. Was gonna post it. Glad others love rangefinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Dude, was just given a S2. 9/10. Was gonna post it. Glad others love rangefinders.

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    WOW!!! That's a beauty!!! Hope you put some Tri-X through that machine. Nice one.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Dude, was just given a S2. 9/10. Was gonna post it. Glad others love rangefinders.

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    GIVEN? Okay, I envy you.
    Good cyclists are:
    Visible, Predictable, Alert, Assertive and Courteous

    They also use the five layers of protection available.
    Layer 1: Control your bike
    Layer 2: Know and follow the rules of the road
    Layer 3: Ride in the smartest lane position
    Layer 4: Manage hazards skillfully
    Layer 5: Utilize passive protection.

    Chris, Broussard, LA

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    無形文化財 鎚起銅器 玉川堂 茶器

    I just came across this guy in Tokyo have an exhibit of his copper tea sets. It was pretty interesting watching him hammer out a pot.
    The old guy is the 6th generation and his son is now the seventh generation to take up the craft.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    Don't hate me.
    And here I was, thinking heroin-chic skinny arms were out...

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    I got a couple of beautiful thing come across my path of late;
     

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