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I missed this, the most important part, when I read your post last night, OMG. Your prior posts about your brother have broken my heart. I am so happy to hear he is there and things are improving. I hope that continues to be the case.
Thanks brother!!! Those words mean a lot to me. Crazy to think that I’ve only seen him 21 days in 2 years time. How did that happen. So many memories without him, including two Birthdays. This past week has felt more like a dream, even with all this chaos happening around us.
 

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Thanks! It was an odd occurrence, the rear brakes locked up. I had to drive about half a mile bc I was between a drop off and the lake on a backroad. Probably came close to having a different outcome for the car they got so hot. Pic is the rotors when I stopped.
That is a hell of a picture of the rotor. WOW.
 

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That is a hell of a picture of the rotor. WOW.
It’s been fun trying to repair. I replaced the pads and rotors just to get an idea of what happened. The seals in the calipers are a bit sticky so I ordered a rebuild kit for the calipers and am waiting. Haven’t looked at it in a week so i still haven’t found the underlying issue.
 

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Spending a week at my parents for this quarantine game. Decided on these two; I really missed using my #246, it carries so well on my shoulder or in my hand.

I’m happy to report that my twin brother has come home, and has been staying with us for going on two weeks. He went 7 months not talking to anyone, this time was the worst yet. He seems to be healing mentally and spiritually. Family is the perfect medicine he needed

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Great to hear about your brother, Otter. Good news - and may the relationships grow back and grow stronger.

I am totally missing using my Filson bags. Considering packing a bag just for the commute from the kitchen to my office upstairs.
 

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Great to hear about your brother, Otter. Good news - and may the relationships grow back and grow stronger.

I am totally missing using my Filson bags. Considering packing a bag just for the commute from the kitchen to my office upstairs.
That’s pretty funny! Yes, I’ve been toting a full XL outfitter around the house just to stay “Filson Fit”

@OtterMeanGreen - I too am really glad to hear that relations with your brother are improving. I hope that perhaps this odd time will be an opportunity for you to rebuild.

If I may: the piece I was working on for my Mum is now finished. As a pretty novice wood turner I very pleased.

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Stay well people!
 

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That’s pretty funny! Yes, I’ve been toting a full XL outfitter around the house just to stay “Filson Fit”

@OtterMeanGreen - I too am really glad to hear that relations with your brother are improving. I hope that perhaps this odd time will be an opportunity for you to rebuild.

If I may: the piece I was working on for my Mum is now finished. As a pretty novice wood turner I very pleased.

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Stay well people!
That's beautiful, Speedy. While not a wood turner, I am a woodworker and have made several pieces with natural cherry. Nothing looks as good as it ages. Love it!

In fact, I made my mom a mirror out of cherry many, many moons ago and had totally forgotten about it until I was in her house a few months back and happened upon it. Good memories.
 

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That's beautiful, Speedy. While not a wood turner, I am a woodworker and have made several pieces with natural cherry. Nothing looks as good as it ages. Love it!

In fact, I made my mom a mirror out of cherry many, many moons ago and had totally forgotten about it until I was in her house a few months back and happened upon it. Good memories.
Maple, Teak and Rosewood give it a run for its money. But those and Cherry are my favorite for sure.

@speedy611 very nice piece. I know it will be treasured.
 

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That cross looks great!

Does anyone own, or have owned, a tote briefcase and care to comment on it? I've noticed that some of the - to me - uglier Filsons that I own are my most practical and useful. Anyone have a line on a new or like new one in tan only?

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Too bad I’m not a photographer

there’s one locally being sold for $150
Buy it and sell it for $3,199 just to mess with this seller, who's clearly lost his mind. I tried reaching out to him to see if I could learn why he was asking for such a high price; he did not reply :fonz:
 

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That’s pretty funny! Yes, I’ve been toting a full XL outfitter around the house just to stay “Filson Fit”

@OtterMeanGreen - I too am really glad to hear that relations with your brother are improving. I hope that perhaps this odd time will be an opportunity for you to rebuild.

If I may: the piece I was working on for my Mum is now finished. As a pretty novice wood turner I very pleased.

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Stay well people!
What a beautifully crafted and timeless piece Speedy, incredible job. I looked into the craft of wood turning and it appeared both difficult but also very relaxing and inspiring.

Thanks for the kind words Speedy and @mgrennier . Considering that was a big reason for my 2 month hiatus last year, this recent turn of events (chaos aside) has me feeling things I had almost forgotten existed. When I look back on this event one day, it will be with great positivity and fortune.
 

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@Soletrane hope you are doing well in these times. This made me think of your early Talon Small Duffel in Tan. The leather looks exquisite, like it would in the mid 1990's.


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I immediately thought that the seller mislabeled it as "Otter Green" as it appears to be more Tan in shade. However he clarifies further in his description, my kind of seller.

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@Soletrane hope you are doing well in these times. This made me think of your early Talon Small Duffel in Tan. The leather looks exquisite, like it would in the mid 1990's.


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I immediately thought that the seller mislabeled it as "Otter Green" as it appears to be more Tan in shade. However he clarifies further in his description, my kind of seller.

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I wish all eBay users would read the descriptions...
 

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@OtterMeanGreen apparently these are vintage now

Vintage it is not, it does have the motto tag and is discontinued, so why not just let it stand alone on those merits. Some would call that sensationalizing. It's like the loon whose asking $3,200 for a Journeyman, he has an interesting definition of the word "rare", and uses it in 90% of his listings.
 

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