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Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by eveled, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    LOL! I never heard that one before. The French Canadian tradesmen I knew when I was a kid used to call them Italian ratchets.

    “Look at that stripped bolt!”

    “Someone used an Italian ratchet on it!”

    No offense to Italians. Being French Canadian we tended to fight with the Italians. In a good natured way. After fighting with them my entire life. My DNA test says I’m 30% Italian. 0% French. Go figure.
     
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  2. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. The Everlasting Know-it-all Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Lol I'm 50% Italian, Sicilian in fact. Speaking of Italy and hanging people in the streets, it worked with Mussolini. Hasn't been a dicktator there since. Yes I know I spelled it wrong.
     
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  3. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. The Everlasting Know-it-all Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I have a lot of items that I only have one of from a specific brand, but would make me consider replacing with the same or similar from that country.

    I have a Marmot down jacket, 800 fill, that is over 10 years old. Most jackets/coats tend to rip easily. Not this thing. I'll probably replace it next year, it's very worn, starting to lose down. I put a thick hooded sweatshirt on under it, and I'm warm down to about 15°F.

    My leather UGGs. Not your typical boots by UGG. 6 years and still going strong, though the vibram soles are fairly worn. I love them. Problem is, they are long discontinued. The lastest similar style lacks the vibram soles.

    Pics are from January. No longer using a walker, haven't needed it since March.

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  4. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Or a pencil.
     
  5. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    For wool, the best is wool from alpaca.
     
  6. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    My wife's Tokyo built 2006 4Runner now has >270,000 miles on it. It has less than 5 when we bought it in February 2006. Reliable. Reliable. Reliable.
     
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