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Old 11-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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What hobbies do you enjoy.

I have a rather expensive wastefull passion. "Snowmobiling" Been sledding for 10 years now, and can't wait for the season to start. My YING pulls on me to save as much as I can for retirment, but my YANG can't give up the adrenaline rush of sledding. Probably spend 10k/yr on average for the hobby.

You only live once, and if i die today, i sure hope heavin looks like this.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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Shooting clay pigeons and hunting, motorcycling.

(Does chasing women count :-) ?, it can be an expensive past time because of all the accessories for it such as Harley's and a new hot tub)
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Rock n Roll.....actually sketching and writing. Pretty cheap entertainment for me; just paper and pencil. I can post one of my drawings, but can not post my stories here....
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #4
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Model railroading (for 40 years now), gardening/landscaping/hort, traveling, and dabble with photography. All can be as expensive or as inexpensive as I desire.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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Model railroading
Any photos?

I have to get a home based hobbie - something that I can make and sell at a fare - I don't like clutter. I don't have any artistic ability.
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Former (very expensive) hobby- flying light aircraft. Present FIRE friendly hobbies not nearly as exciting (hiking, reading, woodworking)
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:30 PM   #7
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I'm sure mine is hard to guess. FISHING! I did just by a set of Golf clubs during our last trip to Venice FL. They were used at a Good Will store for $1 a club so inexpensive to start and see if I like it. Raising my two boys is my main hobby now based upon time.
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Any photos?
Not yet....at least none that are any good. It's still a work "in progress" but definitely getting a lot closer to "photo" finished. As soon as I get a little bit more done, I'll shoot & post some pix.

I mean, heck, I've only been working on this RR layout for 23 years! Of course that was working around job schedules, vacations, other hobbies, and other activities. But, this year I finally have gone full throttle on getting it done! I've spent a whole lot of time out in the layout room building, tinkering, tearing apart, and re-doing this year....anywhere from 20-40 hours a week usually. And with colder weather settling in, I'll be spend even more time out there, since I'll be spending far less time out in the yard & gardens.

Oh, here, I found a half way decent shot of Hillsdale Union Station:
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And a few more shots......
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Rock n Roll.....actually sketching and writing. Pretty cheap entertainment for me; just paper and pencil. I can post one of my drawings, but can not post my stories here....
BB Bam Gogh...

Not too shabby!
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Civil War re-enacting, Bicycling- can't believe how I enjoy the sound of the gears.I wish I had more time to put more miles in. Al
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Photojournalism.

Well, that is, photography, but I also like to write articles to go with the photos. A natural history focus, and sometimes with a travel oriented spin.

I also dabble in video and graphic design.

I might publish a book next year. I have all the raw material, but I think it will take a whole year to write it. Apple provides an incredible, high quality printing service for beautiful picture books, and I really want to see some of our stuff in print!

I guess travel too. But since we travel all the time, I think of that as more of a lifestyle.

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Civil War re-enacting, Bicycling- can't believe how I enjoy the sound of the gears.I wish I had more time to put more miles in. Al
Come to Georgia - The Silver Comet Trail - 100 miles Ga to Al.
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Wow goonie, it looks like a very nice RR setup. All my electric train stuff is stuck in boxes because we don't have any space for a permanent RR model layout ...

My hobbies are gardening, flight simulation (anything related to airplanes really), cooking, and woodworking...

Here is a picture of my latest woodworking project, a bookcase for our "library" (this is the last one in a series of five that I have been building since 2004):


PS: I also made the sofa on the right of the bookcase.
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Wow goonie, it looks like a very nice RR setup. All my electric train stuff is stuck in boxes because we don't have any space for a permanent RR model layout ...

My hobbies are gardening, flight simulation (anything related to airplanes really), cooking, and woodworking...

Here is a picture of my latest woodworking project, a bookcase for our "library" (this is the last one in a series of five that I have been building since 2004):


PS: I also made the sofa on the right of the bookcase.
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I'm into woodworking too and lots of other things to spend money on.

Here's a 1/3 scale reproduction of a baby cradle I designed a number of years ago. The original was in cherry, this one is in walnut. In the past I've designed and built 7 different full size cradles for family members and now I'm slowly doing them as miniatures. The small ones take as much time as the big ones.

The original is on the right.
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I'm into woodworking too and lots of other things to spend money on.

Here's a 1/3 scale reproduction of a baby cradle I designed a number of years ago. The original was in cherry, this one is in walnut. In the past I've designed and built 7 different full size cradles for family members and now I'm slowly doing them as miniatures. The small ones take as much time as the big ones.

The original is on the right.
Really nice! The paint kinda hide the imperfections on my bookcase (especially the quality of my joinery work which could be improved), but your cradle looks very well finished!
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Really nice! The paint kinda hide the imperfections on my bookcase (especially the quality of my joinery work which could be improved), but your cradle looks very well finished!
Thanks Fire Dreamer. The joints come after a while. I'm still learning on most of my pieces. I'm still trying to perfect handcut dovetails but nothing is ready for prime time yet.

The finish on the cradles is spray water based lacquer. No fumes.
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