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Post  JasonB on Wed May 06, 2015 9:13 am

So, when y'all ain't building, flying, fixing and the like, what else do you get up to?

I've got a whole bunch of hobbies, from mountain biking, to amateur astronomy (8" dobsonian, mostly planetary and galaxy hunting) to blacksmithing/knife making.

Here's this past weekend's effort, a 2.75" "Bird and Trout" knife, forged from a Toyota coil spring, with wrought iron bolsters and a desert ironwood handle. About 6.5" OAL. Some nitpicking and finish work to be completed yet, but... I'm pretty happy with it!







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Post  Marleysky on Wed May 06, 2015 9:39 am

Wow! That is Sharp!  Pun intended.  You mean you heated up a coil spring in a forge, and beat it with a hammer, like the Blacksmiths used to, till it came out like that, then ground and polished it to its final form?  Nice hobby to turn out craftsmanship like that.

I grew up with Olsen knives, as the factory was not to far away, in Howard city, mi:

The Hudson Knife factory and The Skinner and Steenman sideboard factory were two of the earliest businesses. Later, Hudson Knife Co. went through changes and became the Joslin and eventually Olsen Knife Company, which had somewhat famous jingle "Fatty Fatty run for your life, here comes Skinny with an Olsen Knife." Howard City,Mi history.
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Post  JasonB on Wed May 06, 2015 11:18 am

Yessir, hammer and anvil, charcoal forge, grinders, drill press and band saw.

(making a different knife some years ago)


An old overall view of the forge... It's changed a bit since:



I've been playing at smithing since 2005, making a few objects a year when the time and mood coincide. It can be strangely "zen".

That's quite a jingle - Imagine the lawsuits if a knife company used it today!

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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed May 06, 2015 11:56 am

pretty cool!

Three years ago i discovered the sport of disc golfing, probably twenty years to late (it hard to compete with kids half your age) but after three years of playing every chance i get, i can keep from embarrassing myself with all but the best of them.
The local high school contacted me to help them design a small course for the property.


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Post  crankbndr on Wed May 06, 2015 2:30 pm

I've sold some of my Cox stuff to fund my new hobby, SHOTGUNS. affraid  Got this bullpup conversion kit for a Mossberg 500.
You drop in the Mossberg receiver, mag tube and barrel with no mods and your ready to go. With a 20" barrel and mag tube I got 8+1  capacity.
The whole thing is 28" long, not much good for anything but home defense, but should rock for that. BooooooUUUUYYYYaaaaaaa!!!
If you don't like it the whole deal can be reversed, and put the donor gun back like it was. Beer Cheers Smoking Smoking




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Post  balogh on Wed May 06, 2015 3:28 pm

I am playing tennis with my colleagues - some are many years younger than I at 56- ...I often tease them saying they are just too slow and late by 25 or so years when they shoot a fast return to me...they should have shot me like that 25 years earlier and I would have for sure returned that instead of missing.

Also biking in the summer..we have a lovely lake here in Hungary, called Balaton. We bike around it on one day with buddies every summer, the circumference is 204 km-s, my best time is 13 hours (stops for beers and bites and johns included). Have a small Laser sailboat too..before I returned to flying COX planes 5 years ago, sailing on lake Balaton was the perfect relaxation to vent my mind out of the hectic business I do for a living. Today I fly COX R/C birds much more frequently than sail. A very lonely but even more relaxing hobby. So apart from flying COX birds, I am also flying COX birds...back to square zero.

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Post  JPvelo on Wed May 06, 2015 4:33 pm

Restoring vintage bicycles.

Here is my '83 Centurion Turbo with 650B conversion wheels:


Matching Bridgestone MB-5's belonging to my wife and I:


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Post  Forgetful John on Wed May 06, 2015 5:31 pm

Guns.   affraid

Motorcycles.   Devil

Linux.   Computer Issues

'Nuff Said.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed May 06, 2015 5:46 pm

Fixin' up old stuff.

1942 ALCON pump with JAP 2A engine.  All English.  Was a total basket case when I got it.  Runs and pumps beautifully.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed May 06, 2015 8:52 pm

JPvelo wrote:Restoring vintage bicycles.

Here is my '83 Centurion Turbo with 650B conversion wheels:


Matching Bridgestone MB-5's belonging to my wife and I:


Jim


DITTO!


Also, have a Bridgstone RB-2
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Post  stuntflyr on Wed May 06, 2015 10:28 pm

I used to fly competition aerobatics and air racing with these two Pitts Specials.




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Post  stuntflyr on Wed May 06, 2015 10:43 pm

Now it's more like Classic Pattern R/C ships from my favorite era, the 70's and 80's.


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Post  dinsdale on Wed May 06, 2015 10:53 pm

Forgetful John wrote:Guns.   affraid

Motorcycles.   Devil

Linux.   Computer Issues

'Nuff Said.
Yep, you covered most of mine too. Just add windsurfing in there, but I'm becoming a little too decrepit for that now.
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Post  stuntflyr on Wed May 06, 2015 10:58 pm

I've been one of the lucky ones to still have my first car, an MGB. Now another sports car project so I can keep up with my doctor and lawyer friends in their super cars, a Jamaican which is an '57 Austin Healey 100/Six chassis, Camaro (I think) 327 with Muncie 4 speed, under a Fiberfab Jamaican body (those kits sold in the 60's out of California). I'll start on the Jamaican resto this winter, right now I just drive it around the airport on it's 1970 Goodyear F78 tires!

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Post  Jason_WI on Wed May 06, 2015 11:04 pm

Help farm 300 acres with my dad on the weekends.

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Post  JPvelo on Wed May 06, 2015 11:08 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:
JPvelo wrote:Restoring vintage bicycles.

Here is my '83 Centurion Turbo with 650B conversion wheels:


Matching Bridgestone MB-5's belonging to my wife and I:


Jim


DITTO!


Also, have a Bridgstone RB-2

Let me know when you're ready to get rid of that RB-2 lol!
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Wed May 06, 2015 11:46 pm

For one, I do instrument repairs on my own instruments. Here is a 1960's French Beaugnier Vito Baritone Saxophone that I bought on E-Bay 4 years ago for $315 including shipping. It was once on an old high school band instrument that had been battered and repaired many times prior to its retirement. The saving grace with it was it had good pads. Otherwise, it was very tarnished, musty from storage, the racked rods and small finger keys were bent badly out of alignment, pad heights were off so it played very badly out of tune. Here are shots before:


Here are shots after:


It now plays in tune and has become my favorite instrument. Here are some of my other instruments:


I enjoy playing music for others for various charitable venues.



Here I played sax while belling ringing for the Salvation Army.


Best of all I enjoy riding my motorcycle.

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Post  JasonB on Thu May 07, 2015 7:29 am

Wow, quite a varied group!

I guess y'all could count me in on the vintage bike scene as well - My favourite era being the mid '90's mountain bikes.

Here's my '95 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 FS, which I built up from a frame and fork after the local shop owner had the first summer on it:



She turned 20 this year. Built with a mix of LX (hubs, brake levers) XT (rear der., crankset, cogset, brakes) and XTR (shifters/front der), with 238 rims, Specialized FSX carbon/ti air oil fork and a smattering of other nice bits.

Love that restored pump, old small gasoline utility engines are another love of mine. I really want to find a decent little hit'n'miss flywheel engine to restore some day... Smile A bulldog or something similar would be great!

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Post  Surfer_kris on Thu May 07, 2015 8:56 am

I play some disc-golf and other stuff, but the real interest for me is windsurfing. This picture was in the local newspaper the day before christmas eve, taken on the 22 dec (2013). Smile

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Post  Brenda on Thu May 07, 2015 9:20 am

I like guns and very large trucks



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Post  GallopingGhostler on Thu May 07, 2015 9:51 am

Kris and Brenda, what variety of diverging interests there are, those photos are really swell, excellent. Thumbs Up Brenda, seems you are ready as an "A" Team member, love the Vietnam era Duece and a Half of yours especially with the Cox decal.

I can relate to your bicycle, Jason, as last year I replaced my 1970's store brand Spalding Spade 10 speed all terrain bike (ATB) with a 21 speed aluminum frame Walmart ATB. 21 speeds is an overkill, would have gotten just as much usefulness if it were only 7 speed. Already put a new back tire as I wore it out, added high power LED headlight with 4,400 mAH battery pack for night riding.
Still retained my "soul" sunny  lol! while supervising as a construction project engineer prior to retiring through my sax playing.  Very Happy

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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu May 07, 2015 12:49 pm


Let me know when you're ready to get rid of that RB-2 lol![/quote]


i just might, i bought it used 15 years ago, its was mint, other than needing new tires, now it needs tires again, not from wear...dry rot!
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Post  dinsdale on Thu May 07, 2015 6:49 pm

Brenda wrote:I like guns and very large trucks
You guys don't have any very large trucks lol!
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Post  akjgardner on Thu May 07, 2015 6:54 pm

Guns Guitars and camping
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Post  ian1954 on Fri May 08, 2015 5:56 am

Making a smell, a mess and a noise!

Covers most things!
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