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tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10290

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i would like to know more about all of you,like your interests,hobbies and projects,i just think its neat to see what other people can do.
me for instance engrave by hand, mirrors and glass ,oil paintings,wood carving,i used to own a construction company building custom homes,but had to retire at age 42 because of heart and other issues due to my health.plus my honey do list is huge,lol.
lets see some of your stuff.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10292

stated doing this after being in the insurance business... sorry, they all have to be re-sized....
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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10300

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I installed a fountain and made a youtube video if anyone is interested. You can read the details on the vid....Mike



I also just finished building two huge shed's in the back and am in the process of making another youtube video on that. I made a roof between the sheds that is retractable and actually fold's down. My truck fits fine but I made it for my G3


The next project will be some wood replacement in my g3 and get that back on the water and yea another youtube video.



Okay I also just built a 9' x 17'boat port and placed it on wheels so 1. it is legal and dosent need a permit since it's on wheels and 2. I can roll it around and use it where ever. I live on a 1/2 acre. The carport is 7' tall made of 4x4's and has a shaded cloth roof like a garden center at a nursery.

OH, Okay each shed is 8'x15' and has 10' walls. It took 6 months to do all my neighbors want one too, lol.....Mike

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10302

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wow ron thats a fantastic walkway,alot of work cutting all that stone buddy.
you definatly are good at it,but its a hard way to make a living,i hate concrete/stone work,but i always have something new to do.i just gave back my father in laws cement mixer today,im glad to see it go,lol.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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nice work mike ,by the way nice to meet ya,its nice to know more about the people we interact with everyday,ive seen you post but now at least i know a little about you.
you do beautiful work,and i like the doors especially,they are nice.i also like the idea of the wheels.i live in the country on 9 acres and only need permits if its something that needs inspected and even then the permit is only 5 bucks.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Yeah John, nice to meet you too.
Thanks for the complament on the door's. Anyway's I saw your project's too and you do great work, nice patio you did with that cement work, it came out great, Mike

nice thread, hopefully everybody will share with us.

Also nice work you did Ron on the paver's. Thats alot of back breaking work but I see everything is streight and level.......
Mike B....

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10310

ok...re-sized some pics. this is my place in pennsy. i installed the knotty cedar ceiling and the 5/8" paneling. it is a post and beam addition 20x28'that a local guy built for me. the cedar is 16'long t&g that i polyurethaned (3 coats) before nailing it up. some may say its too much wood, but i despise sheetrock. i helped a friend nail up rock 25 yrs. ago and broke more of it than i nailed up. :ohmy: the beams were out of a hotel that was torn down in carbondale,pa. i got them for $1 buck a foot, a real steal. they're white pine and a few hemlock. near the end we ran short and had to have a mill cut me a few.it would of been nice if the beams were mortised and tenon but i went the cheap way and used 1 ft. lag screws. its over 25 yrs. old now and still solid. heres the kicker the guy's occupation, wood carver. he carves names out of blocks of wood at county fairs and never did any residential building but assured me he could do it.he framed it out, installed 2" rigid insulation, installed windows doors, skylites and roofing. i had a seperate electrician and mason for the stonework. how does $100 a day sound for labor. it took him 35 days...alone with his backhoe. the foundation was done by someone else.
he had one mishap where the highest 16'crossbeam (13' off the floor) was placed slipped, and one end went right thru the double plyscore floor into the crawlspace. theres so much more to tell about this project but its getting long.

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 11 months ago #10399

I'm a hardcore firearms guy. I hunt, handload my own ammunition, target shoot, and do a good bit of my own gunsmithing.
Deer hunting is my favorite. I live way out in the woods and hills of northeast Oklahoma, and the hunting is good. Plenty of deer out here, if you know what you're doing and take time to observe the animals throughout the year. I also shoot a lot of coyotes. Turkey hunting is also good out here in the sticks.

Being out in the country, I have dogs for security, but they're also part of the family. I have a five-year-old huge male Rottweiler and a two-year-old Pit Bull. The Rotty is the undisputed king of the jungle out here, having whipped all of the other male dogs in the area. The Pit Bull thinks he's a meek little lap dog, with a sweet and loving disposition, until I put him to work. People who don't know me or my dogs always stay in their car and honk the horn so I can escort them inside.

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #11341

For hobbies I've been collecting Hot Wheels since 1968, and play bass guitar.

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #12082

you really want to know....ok, I "Paint Airplanes"

if any of you do Flight Simulator X (aka:FSX), you tend to have your favorite. Mine is the KC-130 from Captain Sims.

I just started painting mine to turn it into a online advertisement as to I am able to "bumper-sticker" and repaint others airplanes for them.

call it personalizing a FSX model, and after studying the how-to's for all of it, and let me tell yea there is allot of HOW-TO's to it, I kind-of learned as I been going along.

here are some pictures of my KC-130 at an airshow that was being held "on-line" in mutiplayer using FSX.

as you can tell, my old hurk is sitting all by it lonesome, seems the others who showed up left...

here is another view, got the hatches all open the ramp down and the US NAVY flag waving...

Seems every one else that showed up didn't really have a Personalized plane with Breast Cancer Awareness or even their email address on them....anywhere.

so as you can tell, there a ribbon on both side behind the pilots windows, one one the front landing gear cover and another on the upper rear door, and of course when I saw the bulk fuel tank in the back....I just knew where I was going to put my Email address.

seems I been getting allot of emails on this so I guess the other sim pilots like it.
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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #12104

This is a fin, well not really it an ov-10...but I not all the way done with it...tapping and and a painting...hugging and a chalking

It will end up looking like a flaming dragster when it done, but...in 3-D
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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #12138

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Sounds and looks like there are some very interesting and talented folks among us.
Myself, I do woodworking as a hobbie. Tables,cutting boards, chopping blocks, trivits, clocks, all hardwood.
I work in the lumber industry in Idaho running a automatic grading machine. I pretty much babysit a computer. It is all softwood.
As for on the water, I waterski and ride a contraption called an Airchair. Google it, it is a hoot. It is not as hard on the legs and back as skiing, but it will hand out therapy in other places you forgot about!
I will get some pics posted later on.
I would also like to add that I have seen some very amazing work on here with the resurrection of boats. There are people that may never get the chance to do something like this. I hope that we all share with them the joy of fixing, using, and enjoying these pieces of history.
Neil

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #12144

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this is great,we are getting to konw more about each other,heres some of my work in mirrors and glass ,oil paintings(very old),and wood carving ,(usually build and hand carve gun cabinets)used to build new homes.ron your home in pa is beautiful.,wayne(redfish)i used to hunt to,mostly bear in a 3 day season in pa,and have had wolves as pets,heres my last one "yukon"all white,thats a king size bed hes in.also a black wolf named klondike.
mark you are fantstic with a computer among alot of other things,when can i send pics of "WAY BACK WHEN..." for a trading card?
neil,i love woodworking too,would you please post pics of your work,i would love to see them,john doors of a built in gun cabinet(not finished) the back of kitchen cabinet base old oil painting"the hunter becomes the hunted" mercury car rear side window [img] [img]http://www.fiberglassics.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/indian_cheif_001copy-20100729.jpgcorner of mirror built in hand carved gun cabinet(aromatic cedar) old oil painting"spirit flight" yukon klondike

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\"too soon old,too late smart\" my pap

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

---Mark Twain

Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 10 months ago #12159

Ya'll have some cool interests and talants. I've also been into cars since I was a kid. Hope to have the space soon to do another. Just found a pic of an old project, frame off resto/mod fiberglass Jeep. On small tires...hood scoop hit top of garage door with the 44"s.
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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 9 months ago #13026

I like this post so many talents. For hobbies I do metal work. from range hoods for work to my mailbox. I love to read and make or repair mechanical objects like a set of wings that open and close and are 10 ft wide when open. I made them for a costume.

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 9 months ago #13027

I restore Studebakers for a living (and fun)... but not so much fun lately....

www.raylinrestoration.com/

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Re:tell us about your hobbies or other projects. 9 years 9 months ago #13178

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catfin,wow thats cool,but where is the ladder to get in,lol.
balmond ,cool,do you have any pics?
fabuglas,wow,beautiful work you do,how many have you done?

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\"too soon old,too late smart\" my pap

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

---Mark Twain
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