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  1. #21
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    M80's were great fun, but a 3 or 4" salute would make the babies in the crowd cry in short order......and they there were 4" & 5" salutes. You not only hear them...you felt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcon672 View Post
    I would love to see some pics of your sculptures. I have been wanting to try doing some metal sculptures. I am a novice welder. My experience is pretty much patching up equipment around the farm. I cleaned up and burnt the face carving today.
    Wished I could do that!

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    McCon672, those are really neat, wish I had that talent! You're wife's a lucky girl, I'd love to have a bird house like that, and I've several stumps around that would look real neat all carved up.

    My newest 'hobbies' are, I finally am bike riding regularly. Have a friend and we hit the road about every other day. Bought myself a new bike, so my old bike, a 1993 Bianchi Europa, I plan on refurbishing. I am going to practice first on my husbands old 1980's era Miyata, and the kids old Schwinns. Youtube is a huge help, as is Amazon, for bike repair/maint books
    Some days it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.

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    I’m trying to convince myself that “never ending” work around the house is a hobby! memtb

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    Hogback, it's funny the wife and I were just talking about how much we miss riding bikes. We used to ride all the time when the kids were younger. Strap some fishing poles and a lunch to the bikes and make a day of it riding trails along the Ohio River. Look for arrowheads, fish, catch snakes etc. Good times. Our grandson just turned one so round two isn't too far off. I need to get my health back in order and we need new bikes. My son got into hardcore mountain biking in his late teens and destroyed every bike in the garage.

    Don't know if any of you like paw paws but they are ripe right now. I've been eating them for the last week. I love them. We enjoy foraging plus it's nice to eat a pesticide/chemical free meal every now and again.

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    I garden, but not in rows. Pretty much everything is left to go to seed and I spread the topsoil around in the Fall. In the spring the main job is pulling out all the extra veggies that are too crowded, and the weeds. It works pretty well.

    Some things need more help. Melons I save seeds and plant, and sweetcorn. I let sweetcorn cross pollinate with colored 'indian' corn over several years and now I've got some pretty good but odd-looking sweetcorn. It wasn't very sweet the first year but with repeated crossing from bought sweetcorn seed it is excellent now. Even my wife has come around!

    My goal is to never buy seeds but just let as much self-seed as possible. Sometimes that ends in a dead-end. My squash all ended up looking like pie pumpkins, and were not very tasty so I ended that line and will have to start over next spring with bought seeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AR1 View Post
    I garden, but not in rows. Pretty much everything is left to go to seed and I spread the topsoil around in the Fall. In the spring the main job is pulling out all the extra veggies that are too crowded, and the weeds. It works pretty well.

    Some things need more help. Melons I save seeds and plant, and sweetcorn. I let sweetcorn cross pollinate with colored 'indian' corn over several years and now I've got some pretty good but odd-looking sweetcorn. It wasn't very sweet the first year but with repeated crossing from bought sweetcorn seed it is excellent now. Even my wife has come around!

    My goal is to never buy seeds but just let as much self-seed as possible. Sometimes that ends in a dead-end. My squash all ended up looking like pie pumpkins, and were not very tasty so I ended that line and will have to start over next spring with bought seeds.

    Same goal here. We have an outside woodfired canner that cans 18 quarts at a time. Dehydrate and freeze the rest, veggies, berries, herbs.

  9. #28
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    I couldn’t sleep last night.....does hand loading 40 rounds of .338 WM’s for my wife’s hunting rifle at 02:00 in the morning, count as a hobby? memtb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memtb View Post
    I couldn’t sleep last night.....does hand loading 40 rounds of .338 WM’s for my wife’s hunting rifle at 02:00 in the morning, count as a hobby? memtb
    Could be, assuming you had at least another 960 to go. Do you use a star type loader or do each one individually by hand like a competition shooter?
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memtb View Post
    I couldn’t sleep last night.....does hand loading 40 rounds of .338 WM’s for my wife’s hunting rifle at 02:00 in the morning, count as a hobby? memtb
    I wouldn't give any sass to a woman that shoots a .338 win mag! Yep handloading qualifies as a hobby
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    AGREE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Could be, assuming you had at least another 960 to go. Do you use a star type loader or do each one individually by hand like a competition shooter?

    I have Dillon Progressive press for handguns and .223ís. The rest of the stuff gets a more hands-on approach. Then thereís bullet casting.....but thatís a different story! memtb

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    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    I wouldn't give any sass to a woman that shoots a .338 win mag! Yep handloading qualifies as a hobby

    If you’d ever seen how she handles that .338 WM, you know “not” to sass! memtb

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    I'm into permaculture and reforestation on smaller scales. I mostly help with projects that are within 1.5 miles of one of my properties. I love to work in a bunch of plants for my bees...

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    When I was 9 years old, my dad was a member of the auxiliary police force in Ft. Lauderdale. We would go to the range when it was not being used and sift bullets from the backstop. Afterwards we would melt the lead and cast roundnose .38s, .38 wadcutters and .45 ACP, 1000s of them. My job was size and lube them in preparation for loading. They were good times back then.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memtb View Post
    I couldn’t sleep last night..... memtb
    I could not sleep last night.
    I just came up with a new hive (re)design, while just laying there at 2am.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcon672 View Post
    I know it's an old thread but new to me. I started out flying control line planes as a kid then went to rc. I had a duraplane too! Big and clunky but could really take a beating. I fly a dji phantom 4 pro drone now. It basically flies itself. I have taken up wood carving as I needed a hobby I could do inAttachment 51277side and sitting down because of my health the past few years. Made a bird house I was fairly happy with. Had a day when I felt a little better and tried my hand at chainsaw carving. A week later I still can't hardly move and definitely flared up but it was worth it. Did it for my friend. Hoping to feel well enough someday to try a bear on the stump next to the face. Made a honeybee pinata for my wife's family reunion.

    The plane you're working on is going to be huge! Is it done yet? Any pics?
    cool the carving looks great

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    JWPalmer, Many are getting “away from” lubing these days. The latest thing is “powder coating”. No messy lube, as good or better accuracy, higher velocities without leading, and the firearm stays much cleaner.....pretty much a Win all the way around! memtb

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    I could not sleep last night.
    I just came up with a new hive (re)design, while just laying there at 2am.

    ďRe-designing a hive.....thatís way above my pay grade! memtb

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