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Post  cstatman Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:48 pm

Not only is this forum FULL of some great humans, and I have learned tons about the Cox motors we all adore,  but I've picked up more non-Cox skills from being here.

Thanks to RSVBob for "teaching" me how to do box restoration.  His recent post about the Sea Fury motor and box prompted me to take a photo from my library.  

No, I have not built proper display racks,  ... the plan is to wait ~ 2 years till I move to the Colorado ranch and semi-retire.
BUT - my collection of restored boxes is in the library on bookshelves

growing up in North East Texas, late 60's early 70's,   Stanzel Electromic Planes and toys were a much loved, much destroyed part of my childhood.    I've bought at garage sales, eBay, etc.   They were inexpensively manufactured, designed to be affordable, and fun.    

https://youtu.be/oAej3lVDli0?si=f-vl6uAl-paSibeK

https://youtu.be/XEgodzHLrN8?si=sE2QFQPeFb7a9khe

learning from RSVBob I've cleaned, taped, repaired, glued, added cellophane, etc,   and got lots of these back to shelf-worn dimestore looks.  

you may also see some Cox items, and a vintage viewmaster set.


Restoring Boxes,  what a hobby

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Post  rsv1cox Wed Nov 29, 2023 2:37 pm

Thanks Charles, but you give me way to much credit. At my base I'm just a hack.

I like your box collection and your library!!!

Bob
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Post  cstatman Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:57 pm

when I moved houses, my kiddo said "dad, you have such cool stuff, its all in boxes. We need to build a library for books and things"

so the "dining room" got some doors, bookshelves and display cabinets.
its full of vintage boys adventure tales, and oddball collections

We need more Libraries, and less Man Caves.

Who knows. Maybe he or someone else will be browsing around in there and find inspiration.

The PLAN(tm) when I get to Colorado, is one of the bedrooms becomes more organized, and permeant "library" with not only display, but labels and identifiers, so when I croak, he knows what he is throwing away, and what meaning it had to me Smile

Boxes, restoring boxes. who would have thought.....
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Post  GallopingGhostler Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:21 pm

cstatman wrote:We need more Libraries, and less Man Caves.
Do you think the real boss (wife) is going to put up with another piece of furniture next to her dining cabinet? Doh! Tired w/ Coffee Read Clean my glasses lol!
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Post  cstatman Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:16 pm

i ain't gonna say "THAT, is why I am dee-vorced"

I am pretty sure there are many many more reasons why. Very Happy
It has given me the flexibility to do all sorts of stupid things that would not be allowed in any house with a woman in it.

There is NOT currently a vintage motorcycle in the living room for rebuild
There are NO motor components in the sink or dishwasher
The house is clean

but there are also no throw pillows, scented candles, or a cat.

I have boxes where I want them, but am alone

Who knows which is better? I dont know
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