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Forum topic by SnowyRiver posted 03-15-2010 05:40 PM 2104 views 1 time favorited 99 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SnowyRiver

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03-15-2010 05:40 PM

So by reading all the posts, it sometimes looks like we all spend 24X7 woodworking…not that that wouldnt be great, but how about other hobbies? Do any of you do other things for fun as well?

Here is my list:

Antique collecting
Gardening
Gun collecting
Amateur radio
Customizing my truck

I used to be very active in sports, playing hockey, tournament tennis…this took 6 days a week. Running and bicycle racing. I now just walk for excercise…too old and banged up for anything more serious :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 05:59 PM

1. Music (play piano and guitar, and write music)
2. Photography

I garden just enough to keep the house looking decent, but I don’t enjoy it all that much.

I also run a couple of miles every day to stay in good cardio shape, but I can hardly call it a hobby considering I HATE it. I do love the fact that it makes me feel great tho other 23.5 hours per day. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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WayneC

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 06:04 PM

I like hiking and general outdoors. I am currently training a dog in herding and agility.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Abbott

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 06:04 PM

I like to work with my dogs and my wife and I enjoy exploring the back roads and the forest.

Edit to add: That’s a nice looking pup you have there Wayne.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Chase

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 06:10 PM

photography
electronics
geocaching
weight lifting
cycling
ham radios
home improvement

We need to make longer days

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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BreakingBoardom

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 06:11 PM

I like to go camping, ride dirt bikes, and do outdoorsy type stuff. I also enjoy playing volleyball in whatever free time I have left.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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Don Newton

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 06:14 PM

Practical (combat) shooting
Revolutionary War re-enacting
Book collecting
Studying Early American Furniture

Currently I’m “off” woodworking.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 06:18 PM

Hunting, Volleyball, Softball, Excavating and puddle jumping back roads in our little red car.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Rustic

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 06:21 PM

Fishing, fishing, and hiking

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Russ

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 06:26 PM

chess
cycling
cooking

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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live4ever

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 06:28 PM

Photography was my first passion. I really screwed it up by turning it into a business and going pro. Now I have a sour taste in my mouth everytime I pick up a camera.

I don’t intend the same thing to happen to woodworking!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Josh

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 06:29 PM

Fly Fishing
Backpacking
Photography
Music (Guitar and Piano)
Gardening

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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dbhost

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 06:35 PM

My list is a little long, but in order they are…

Fishing
Hunting
Camping (By car, backpack, canoe, whatever…)
Cars / 4×4s (I desperately need to do some detail work to my truck!)
Art (Photography, Painting, Drawing)
Music (Bass Guitar, Percussion, Singing)
Electronics (Computers, Amateur Radio)
Cooking (I am on competition BBQ and Chili teams)
Home Brewing

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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buffalo689

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 06:37 PM

Hunting, fishing ,and growing food..

-- bill

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MedicKen

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 06:37 PM

My other hobby is camping. We have a travel trailer and spend a lot of time at the beach. We dont get to go as often as we would like due to the fact my wife just had knee surgery and is on disability. But, things are getting better quickly.

I havent built any wood project in months. Most of my “shop” time has been rebuilding and restoring old wood working tools. So far I have done a 1944 Walker Turner table saw, ‘68 Delta unisaw, ‘65 Delta 14” bandsaw and my current project is a Powermatic 15” drill press. I am really looking forward to completing this and then get the shop cleaned up and get back to making saw dust. I really miss the smell of walnut.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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hObOmOnk

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 06:58 PM

Hunting, fishing, wild food gathering, gardening.

-- 温故知新

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