Airline brand portable radio hasn't played since the Eisenhower administration.
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I bring you… Music! Or… a house fire!

I would like to see if this old Airline brand portable tube radio from Monkey Wards still works, it uses a D battery but there…

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Ryobi 20" cordless mower
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Wimpy mower does not cut it

We got this Ryobi battery operated mower in fall 2018, when we moved here. I just put it on Craig’s List at a huge loss….

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Buried Pesos
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Fighting filthy lucre!

I bought a big bucket of South American coinage at an auction a few years ago. The coins are all in rough shape, I imagine…

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Little 3d printed coaster suitable for shot glasses
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I accidentally made something useful?

I decided to fire up my 3D printer, not sure if I have the settings right so I just printed some random file from the…

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Jensen Byrd putty ads
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A tribute to the Peter Putters of the world

My dad’s old Jensen-Byrd supply catalog had 1641 pages of everything under the sun. Many of the items were from small suppliers. I imagine that…

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Furnace filter then and now
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Check your furnace filter ma’am?

We didn’t have any heating problems, but it was a good idea to up and change the furnace filter today, as you can see… So…

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Don’t be in the dark about flashlights!

This is from a Jensen-Byrd Wholesale hardware catalog from 1951, that my dad had and referred to once in a blue moon. A huge hardback…

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UGLIEST MAGNET EVER

My daughter likes to keep track of appointments and whatnot on this magnetic calendar board. She regularly goes to a day program with the initials…

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Don’t throw the radio in the river

My dad bought this model GE radio for my mom, I think for their anniversary? They were listening to it at the breakfast table, it…

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Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing filament

I got a fresh bin model from Thingiverse, must be something wrong with my Cura settings, it wants to print a brick instead of a…

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