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Jack Dahlgren

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[THEME] Tools
« on: March 15, 2017, 06:57:50 »
Anything that helps create or transform.

These are a set of stone fabrication tools. They remind me of chess pieces.

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 08:11:01 »
Great idea for a theme Jack!

Your image screams for an overcooked "all sliders to the max" treatment btw :)

Here's a high contrast B&W image of my tool of choice when in the bush

35/1.4G on D800E, Norway 2013
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 13:35:59 »
cool images both of you !
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 14:13:56 »

Here's a high contrast B&W image of my tool of choice when in the bush

Jan,

Thanks for joining the theme. That is Quite a beast. Are you using it to mine coal? ;)

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:00:47 »
DFJ_3699 by Jack Dahlgren, on Flickr

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 16:54:41 »
A bit more delicate

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 17:32:06 »
Jan,

Thanks for joining the theme. That is Quite a beast. Are you using it to mine coal? ;)
Almost, it usually helps me transform wood into tinder or fuel for the campfire where the fire turns it into coal ;D

This 18 year old custom hand made chopper also came in handy today in stripping branches before they go into the wood chipper. But in a distant past it was also used to cut myself a patch thru the jungle and was even used by a friend to cut off the head of his trophy wild boar :o
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 17:40:57 »
Another hobby of mine is customising Surefire flashlights which usually involves widening the diameter of the battery compartment a few millimetre so an 18650 li-ion battery can be used instead of two CR123a lithium batteries. Besides being rechargeable they can deliver much more output which is of course a lot more fun to play with :)


Hipstamatic app on iPhone 5, Amsterdam 2013
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 06:35:01 »
I collect many tools, including some mystery tools, some of which have interesting shapes.  Here's one of my favorites.  I actually know what it is, but it took a long time and a serendipitous look at an old barn to figure it out.

As long as I'm here I might as well add a couple more favorites.  There's one of the most unusual wrenches you'll find - made of what looks like cast bronze, it is, I think, a wrench for undoing some large hose coupling or perhaps a shaft gland. Who knows, but I like the form.

And then there's this constant velocity universal joint.  Another one I was able to identify, a design surprisingly old. 

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 17:31:35 »
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Here's a high contrast B&W image of my tool of choice when in the bush
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Hill Knives, Surefire .... we might have some other occupations in common ....
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 16:21:09 »
A shot of the workbench with some of my Wera and Knipex tools

Sony Zeiss 35/1.4 FE on a7rII, OOC JPG
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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 05:53:24 »
A bunch of knobsDSC_8876_00001

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 14:13:00 »
A theme I have missed and I am just discovering !

I love tools and DIY, so here is my first contribution ;).

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 05:46:31 »
A theme I have missed and I am just discovering !

I love tools and DIY, so here is my first contribution ;).

Francis.

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Thanks for joining in.

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Re: [THEME] Tools
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2021, 17:41:27 »
I bought this vintage hand drill from an eBay seller.  I had been using a couple of hand drills bought brand new to drill holes into the aluminium die-cast cases for guitar pedals.  They were all cheaply made and their parts are not precisely made or assembled, and using them had been nothing but an uncomfortable experience.

This vintage hand drill made in U.S.A. offers me an other-worldly comfort in use.  The quality of the metal is excellent in the first place.

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