I just bought a... (non clothing item)

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  1. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    My splitting axe showed up at the office today. I have a bit of firewood that needs splitting and I'm tired of the wedge and hammer thing. So I now have one of these:

    http://www.fiskars.com/webapp/wcs/st...&storeId=10001

    For some reason tempers are starting to fray around the office - I might take this out of the box and lay it on my desk for the rest of the day.


    Man you know your axes... Fiskars axe is an ultimate weapon. [​IMG]

    You can split whole treetrunks with that.
     


  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Man you know your axes... Fiskars axe is an ultimate weapon. [​IMG]

    You can split whole treetrunks with that.


    Well, I kinda sorta (really) wanted a Gransfors Bruks, but didn't want to drop the $$$ on a seasonal-use item that will probably rust anyway. If it splits oak efficiently then I'm a happy man.
     


  3. Dmax

    Dmax Senior member

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    Well, I kinda sorta (really) wanted a Gransfors Bruks, but didn't want to drop the $$$ on a seasonal-use item that will probably rust anyway. If it splits oak efficiently then I'm a happy man.
    I wanted to get a Gransfors for a while though it probably would see limited use also. I may go whole hog and order a Lee Reeves axe like the one below. [​IMG]
     


  4. Girardian

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  5. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I've given up on that thought long ago. However, this, is another matter. My newest acquisition: a Nikon FE with a Zykkor 35-105mm lens. I already have a 50mm, so this setup will serve my needs for now. Isn't she a beaut? Just so you know, you played no small part in convincing me to give film a try. Thank you, Sir.
    Nice! I have an FE also. I really appreciate being able to flip the glass for the FE onto my D200, also. My big kit these days is both a film and digital body with a few lenses. Best of both worlds. ~H
     


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    DNW Senior member

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    Nice! I have an FE also. I really appreciate being able to flip the glass for the FE onto my D200, also. My big kit these days is both a film and digital body with a few lenses. Best of both worlds.

    ~H


    Lens interchangeability is one of the reasons that pushed me over the edge. Nikon is great in this respect. Plus, the FE can use practically every single lens Nikon has ever produced (with very few exceptions).

    BTW, I got the camera today. It's in pristine condition. I can't find a single issue with it, except that the seller didn't include a strap. Now, I have to hunt for a thin leather strap on fleabay.
     


  7. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Cassina MIR Table

    [​IMG]

    Living Divani Box Lounge Sofa (3-seater instead of pictured)
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    You buy furniture as a hobby, or do you just rotate your interior a lot?

    Anyway, nice stuff.
     


  9. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    [​IMG] Cassina MIR Table [​IMG] Living Divani Box Lounge Sofa (3-seater instead of pictured)
    Did you get a raise or something? Flush with hella dollarz
     


  10. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Did you get a raise or something? Flush with hella dollarz

    He's probably just having his last bit of fun before Obama bends him over and rapes him. [​IMG]
     


  11. RJmanbearpig

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    He's probably just having his last bit of fun before Obama bends him over and rapes him. [​IMG]

    Now we know your MMORPG fantasies. So wrong.
     


  12. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Now we know your MMORPG fantasies. So wrong.

    My MMORPG fantasies involve female wood-elves, thank you very much.
     


  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    My MMORPG fantasies involve female wood-elves, thank you very much.

    That's my character. You sick freak!
     


  14. RJmanbearpig

    RJmanbearpig Senior member

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    My MMORPG fantasies involve female wood-elves, thank you very much.
    self-pwn

    That's my character. You sick freak!

    self-pwn squared.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Lens interchangeability is one of the reasons that pushed me over the edge. Nikon is great in this respect. Plus, the FE can use practically every single lens Nikon has ever produced (with very few exceptions).

    BTW, I got the camera today. It's in pristine condition. I can't find a single issue with it, except that the seller didn't include a strap. Now, I have to hunt for a thin leather strap on fleabay.


    Some of the manual focus Nikkors are a fantastic bargain. You'll want to get at least mostly AI lenses, but they should be easy to find and cheap. The pre-AI lenses will be cheaper, but to use them you'll have to flip up the aperture ring link tab and use stop-down metering. I used to do this with my FM and it never bothered me a bit.

    A couple of lenses you might consider are the 105mm f2.5, which is legendary as a portrait lens, and the 80-200 f4.5 one-touch zoom. Prices for these, at least in Tokyo, are under $100!
     


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