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    What other hobbies do you have?

    Building and flying R/C airplanes is not all that some of us do in our spare time. What do you do that may interest others? I make usless wooden items like, bird feeders, bird houses, fireplace bellows, wooden buckets, butter churns, 1800's snow sleds, shaker boxes, longbows , crossbows and even a wooden wagon wheel.. I have attached some photos.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Ah ha! A craftsman has somehow slipped in here. Beautiful work. My "other" hobby for the past year since we downsized to a new place was building a workshop.


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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    WOW! you are Way too orginized! Thank you for your kind comment. Here is a photo of one wall of my craft room. This is just a portion of the 1200 Sq foot shop I have. Yes that is a ceiling fan mounted on the wall..............................Life is good.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?


    ORIGINAL: Jim Finn

    WOW! you are Way too orginized! Thank you for your kind comment. Here is a photo of one wall of my craft room. This is just a portion of the 1200 Sq foot shop I have. Yes that is a ceiling fan mounted on the wall..............................Life is good.
    Wow. Did you make the drawing?!?!?! Looks nice. Just don't want to be around it when its on[X(].
    My other hobbies inclued working on real cars and watching war movies. Yes they are not "normal" type hobbies for a 15 year old but what the hey!
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    What I did was, mount the fan on the wall when I built the wall. I used an overhead projector to show the image on the wall and then drew it in charcoal and put a clear spray paint over it so it would not smear. I am no artist so I did it this way.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Well your still clever! I don't even have an over head! LOL
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I'm not into wood working, but the idea of making a wagon wheel for some reason intrigues me. Looks like you did a great job.

    Having five kids in the house is my other hobby. [sm=bananahead.gif]


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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I like to shoot guns, but haven't had the ability lately. Back problems--don't think my back will enjoy the kick from a 12ga while shooting clays.

    I also like goofing around with computers. I've built a couple. The one I'm using now is probably outdated to some of you, but it's got a 3.0ghz P4 CPU w/Hyper Threading Technology and 800mhz FSB. It's sitting on a Gigabyte board with 800mhz FSB and Hyper Threading Technology. 2 gigabytes of DDR 400 PC3200 Ram. Thermal Take heat sink with 6 heat risers on a 2700RPM fan. Keeps my CPU around 40c at idle and 60c under a heavy load. Not bad for a Prescott core. 680W power supply. Pretty decent video card with 256MB of ram and a 256bit interface with 400mhz clock speed. Could be better--but it works. Windows XP Pro.

    I'm scrounging parts for my wifes' computer right now. It will also have a Gigabyte board and HT Tech. with 800mhz FSB. But, I only got her a 2.0ghz Celeron CPU. I got 1 gigabyte of ram for hers, and a standard heat sink. I'm looking for a decent graphics card right now. I just got the 500W powewr supply the other day.

    I just need a couple more things and then I can slap that baby together and she will quit downloading every stupid screensaver and background pic into MY computer. GAWD those things reek havoc on an OS!! When she screws hers up with all those downloads and internet spam--I'll show her how to fix it----------ONCE. If she don't learn her lesson--she can deal with the slow speeds and crashes that happen when you download all that cr*p.[>:]

    I'm a geek.[sm=bananahead.gif] I know it.
    Airplanes have expiration dates. Its just not printed anywhere on them.
    Im not really an airplane pilot; but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    ORIGINAL: depfife

    Having five kids in the house is my other hobby. [sm=bananahead.gif]
    We had 2 kids--and then I had them babies clipped and cuaterized.[X(] Can't afford to feed any more mouths than that and still have $$ for airplanes.


    Airplanes have expiration dates. Its just not printed anywhere on them.
    Im not really an airplane pilot; but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I don't know any nerds that shoot 12 gages! I like target practicing with my CO2 BB guns. Igot
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    crossman .45 replica.
    There all metal and wood. fun things to shoot old crashed airplanes with.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Well, my free time was dedicated to hardcore rc, but now I'm starting to burn out, so I bought an electric guitar, so that I can spend even more money[&o], now I have to figure out the way to support 2 hobbies[X(]

    When will it end???

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    WOW...

    You guys have cool shops.

    I had a nice set-up when I was married a few years back. But now I have no space for that dream.

    I like the plane drawing/ceiling fan. Does it have any uses other than looking sweet? Can you throw you old food at it as a make shift garbage disposal??

    Wood working is a great hobby. I have a table saw, (Christmas gift #1) a disc/belt sander, drill press and other assorted woodie tools. I also dabble in metal work (I'm a dremel craft king!)

    Also... Painting.
    We all paint too right?
    Our RC's need that artful love.

    music
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    Best to ya all today!
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Diferent strokes for diferent folks. At age 53 I took up scuba diving. Wanted to do it for 30 years. Finally did it. Waaay cooool. Even diving the diry lakes here in MN is OK. Going to Key Largo in Feb. I like the idea of making a crossbow. I do some woodworking myself ( not enough to call it a hobby). Do you have any plans for the crossbow? I would like to build one. Note-- If you have something you want to try don't wait till you are 53. Find some way to do it now. It's really too bad that a lot of hobbies are expensive. My motto--- If you can afford it -- do it. But remember --- Family first. Maybe that's why I didn't take up scuba diving till age 53

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Bowyers Gallery Build A bow Public Message Board is where I got the info to make longbows and crossbows. I also did a search for crossbows to find more info. I made mine of oak from the home depot. Photos of some of my latest projects are attached:
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I enjoy guns too, collecting, shooting, reloading, etc. I also enjoy motorcycles, history, and reading. As to modeling, I enjoy building models and collecting and running engines as much as flying.

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    ORIGINAL: jessiej

    I enjoy guns too, collecting, shooting, reloading, etc. I also enjoy motorcycles, history, and reading. As to modeling, I enjoy building models and collecting and running engines as much as flying.

    jess
    O yeah I forgot I love history. I just got the century of warfare from the history cannal from time life. Any one else got the 9 DVD pack? I love learning about warfare no matter how old. I guess I would be conceited a "buff"at WWII I got like ever John Wayne film [:-][X(]
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Summer time is RC aircrafts and handgun sport shooting, I shoot IPSC (Internaltional Pratical Shooting Confederation) as well as long range rifle shooting. When winter comes along my only interest is snowmobiling and a bit of RC flying on skis but snowmobiling takes precedence. Then for spring and summer, wilderness camping. Too many hobbies, not enough money and time.
    I am Canadian

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    My other hobbies are (other than R.C) well not realy a hobbie but my bro bought his second house and we had to rip the entire lot out it took 6 weeks in that time we worked aproxamatly 9 hours a day and as I remember had 3 days off thats the summer holidays gone then we had to biuld it all again my bro being a pro biulder did it all hiself and it took 3 months to put it all back in: stairs, walls, floors, all the rest of it I am so happy my bro gave me the money a couple of months ago now the full £1,000 thats $1,742 i'm only 13 years of age a lot of cars so realy thats my hobie will post m,ore bye
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I take an occassional break from building and flying RC planes by building and flying Control Line and Free Flight planes. At the next level is building HO scale train cars and locomotives. I vary the monotony with model ships, especially the ship in a bottle types.
    I love listening to music, especially early folk, jazz, and classical, which lets me multi-task with the music in the background. And at work, I often take walks through the local county Metropark wetlands with my camera.
    Luckily, most of whats on TV turns me off, so I have lots more time for the worthwhile things. Luckily, my wifwe often joins me in these pursuits.

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I just started R/C as an offshoot of another hobby I've had for about 10 years. I've built about 20 static model sailing ships in that time, but they don't DO anything... Just sit there, hence, the R/C. Most have been sold to clear space, to fund the next project and so my wife doesn't mind me spending hours in the workshop building Some images are attached, more can be seen at http://members.shaw.ca/matwiyj/mystuff.html

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    Hunting (gun, bow,muzzleloader)..fishing(fresh and saltwater) fly fishing..
    Welcome to NJ...Where fun comes to die.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?


    ORIGINAL: matwiyj

    I just started R/C as an offshoot of another hobby I've had for about 10 years. I've built about 20 static model sailing ships in that time, but they don't DO anything... Just sit there, hence, the R/C. Most have been sold to clear space, to fund the next project and so my wife doesn't mind me spending hours in the workshop building Some images are attached, more can be seen at http://members.shaw.ca/matwiyj/mystuff.html

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    Wow[X(] that's very impresive, the rigging itself is a hobby.

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I enjoyed your gallery very much. Most impressive!

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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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    RE: What other hobbies do you have?

    I try to regain some of the fitness that I had 20+ years ago. When conditions are nice, I enjoy riding my mountain bike. Right now cross country skiing seems a more natural choice.

    I have not touched my guns for some time but I will get back to the range. My Ruger GP 100 and New Detonics Scoremaster are sooo nice.

    My guitar cases are gathering dust under the bed...


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