Cleaning is sometimes good

wolfy

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Sorry havent posted in a while, but got excited today.

About a year ago I got a new display cabinet to display some of my collection, but some appeared to be missing.

Now a year later, doing some cleaning/rearranging in the garage, hello whats this box...
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So happy to find the damn things again :D, finally remembered I put them in a safe place.... :E
 
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wolfy

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That’s quite a bit to go missing!


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Actually, stored in a secure place... :rolleyes:

But I was a little worried at the time. Problems with a large collection I suppose. Finally got everything stored together. Now I just need to get all the various spares and electronic parts together so I know where they all are also.
 

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Very cool stuff to find! Happy it wasn’t permanently misplaced.

I often wonder where all that cool old stuff is these days. Just sitting in boxes somewhere in the basements of old CPFers or their kids I suppose.
 

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Very cool stuff to find! Happy it wasn’t permanently misplaced.

I often wonder where all that cool old stuff is these days. Just sitting in boxes somewhere in the basements of old CPFers or their kids I suppose.

Good question.

I am rarely without my Haiku except when I strip it down to clean it/maintenance, and in those times I will usually carry my brass custom Saltytri which now has a nice patina and also a wonderful EDC. If I go bush I will carry a couple larger lights with throw as required (custom or manufactured), but will also lash an AlephIII which I built with an XLM2+Datiled driver (uses a 17500) to my belt, and works an absolute treat. Its very nicely focused for throw but still with useful spill.

Most of the other customs and rare ones are in a display case. Other manufactured and more common customised lights are scattered about the house, at work or in my room at the family farm and get used if needed.

I would hope others still keep some of the beautiful classic lights going and not just trash them. Hopefully they still use them, I know I try to. Perhaps we should start a thread 'What is your collection doing now' or 'Show which classic lights you have used today'... :shrug:

But if none of my nephews or nieces are interested in keeping the collection as I get on, then I intend to pass them on to new users and let them continue to be enjoyed, hopefully by people who will appreciate such items. :)
 

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True there are a few there I would not want to lose. Found a couple more as my re-org continues. I really need to print out my list and check them all off. Might be easier than finding them as I clean up.
 

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