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Forum topic by Paul posted 06-17-2010 10:09 PM 1642 views 0 times favorited 52 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2010 10:09 PM

Wood is relatively new to me. Before this it was remote control planes and then on to full scale planes.
I still enjoy the other two but now that I have a new house which always requires a fix here and there and the house has a garage for tools, wood has been brought to the front of the line.

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 10:14 PM

Talking about woodworking…:-))

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 10:24 PM

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 10:52 PM

Same here Paul

I built small wood scale R/C Airplanes kits, and some foam.

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 10:55 PM

Before age and arthritis got their hooks in me…hand sewing leather cases…never cared much for “tooling” leather but I did enjoy making custom handbags, briefcases, and other cases goods. Last week I sold my leather stamping and modeling tools to a guy from Cincinnati who wanted them for his grandchildren. I did keep my awls, needles etc for repairs.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 11:03 PM

woodworking. commenting onLJs . woodworking, teaching , woodworking, reading about woodworking, talking to friends about woodworking, learning from my mentor, you guessed it about woodworking.
Besides that I work when there is some and sleep.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 11:24 PM

Hunting, camping, fishing, actually pretty much anything outdoors… Cars, specifically 4×4s, and classic cars / pickups etc…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 11:48 PM

Movies, games (video and board), gardening, camping, disc golf, bowling

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 11:54 PM

Anything about woodworking, wood(anything) but I also work on full size cars as well as scale model cars which I do complete customs and also nascar (which I custom make my own decals) I enjoy this but right now I`m hooked on wooden rings. I hope to make some Rings close to Frank at Stout woodrings. once you start making these you`ll be hooked and will never go back in the house. Hope the garage is comfy :)

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 11:56 PM

I don’t have much time for the old hobbies like fishing and camping…..I still have time for my chocalate lab and reading though.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#10 posted 06-18-2010 12:04 AM

Motorcycle touring.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#11 posted 06-18-2010 01:31 AM

Nice collection Timberwerks. I love that amp. I have a Marshall JCM 25/50 Model 2554, but I’m sure you can make more sound than I can. Oh yeah, back to the topic, music (drums, guitar, etc), fishing, gardening and photography (but the photography is too much like work for me) ........ all of this as my back allows.

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#12 posted 06-18-2010 01:50 AM

I’ve become something of a tool hoarder :)) It started when I was looking to buy woodworking tools at garage/estate sales. Now, I can’t pass a plane, egg beater, breast drill or brace without bringing it home with me. I also play golf when I get time.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#13 posted 06-18-2010 01:52 AM

Pretty basic stuff, reading, gardening, photography, bicycling, model railroading, spoiling the dog, old movies (prior to 1960), and believe it or not math (trig, geometry, calculus).

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#14 posted 06-18-2010 01:55 AM

Thanks juniorjock. A hobby I’d like to start soon is building acoustic guitars. It’s in the 2yr plan.


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#15 posted 06-18-2010 01:59 AM

H.O. Scale Model Railroading. Before I converted my woodworking hobby into a business, I had a 17 by 22 foot room in the old house that had around the wall benchwork with 300ft. of track and a big island in the middle. I have a 8-1/2 by 16ft space in the new basement that I hope to build another train room in. I still have about 50 engines and 500 freight cars in Xerox boxes.

-- Uncle Fester

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