When you feel broken...

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backpacks_got_jets
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When you feel broken...

Post by backpacks_got_jets » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:57 am

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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:22 pm

It depends. I get the sentiment. I have repaired a few items where the repair looks intentional & adds to the appearance.
But sometimes - gold dental bridgework comes off like lipstick on a pig. Depends on viewers age outlook/attitude & degree of cynicism.
Nice of you to post something Philosophical - with the intention to inspire.
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by Lofty » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:29 pm

If I'm able to fund a repair with gold, then I can also afford to purchase a replacement item that will be new, and not bearing the scars of repair work...with gold or anything else.

The latter method seems better. :D
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:38 pm

my precious
a hole into which we shovel gold
reading the blue book
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Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage

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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by tgtrotter » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:55 pm

* " fark the gold.
He with the nickel plate wins. "

*quoted for entertainment purpose.
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by sKiZo » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:32 pm

Ural dry weight at 350kg
Gold selling for US$49,000 per kg
= Approximately $1.7 million US

For that kind of money, it can stay broken ... ;-}
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:02 pm

Speaking of Ural weights, last night I watched the final of World's Strongest Man 2019 (it was in Florida), one of the tasks (tests? Rounds?) was, I worked it out, like picking up a Gear Up then seeing how many squats you can do with it balanced on your shoulders :D

An American won BTW :D
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by jvan1954 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm

Those guys are beast's, seen em pulling a 737 one time, made me feel like an 8 yo girl
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by thumper05flstsc » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:30 am

I am currently broken. Doctors did some repairs with stainless steel but it’s going to be a while before I feel whole again. Maybe when I am hopefully able to ride again, I will get a new rig and paint it gold.
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:24 pm

thumper05flstsc wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:30 am
I am currently broken. Doctors did some repairs with stainless steel but it’s going to be a while before I feel whole again. Maybe when I am hopefully able to ride again, I will get a new rig and paint it gold.
I know the feeling. When your down on rides,
you're down. Get better soon and keep looking towards that golden horizon.
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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by Bob777 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:50 pm

Kintsugi: the art of precious scars
LIVING by STEFANO CARNAZZI

By repairing broken ceramics it’s possible to give a new lease of life to pottery that becomes even more refined thanks to its “scars”. The Japanese art of kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.

The kintsugi technique suggests many things. We shouldn’t throw away broken objects. When an object breaks, it doesn’t mean that it is no more useful. Its breakages can become valuable. We should try to repair things because sometimes in doing so we obtain more valuable objects. This is the essence of resilience. Each of us should look for a way to cope with traumatic events in a positive way, learn from negative experiences, take the best from them and convince ourselves that exactly these experiences make each person unique, precious.

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Re: When you feel broken...

Post by RC20 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:54 pm

One of if not my favorite tools was a small ballpeeen Snap on hammer (Blue , odd ball adjunct to Snap On)

The face had a chunk broke off it, I decided to play and see if I could grind it into a semblance of a smaller hammer again.

Much to my shock I succeeded, its perfect. Used it for 20 years in my main at work toolbox.
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