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lumberjoe

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08-01-2012 02:11 PM

Instead of the usual political/religious banter, let’s have a productive OT topic. I’m sure a lot of us have other interests besides woodworking. It might be good to share them and bounce some ideas back and forth. There are a lot of really talented and smart people here. Some of mine are:

- Making beer (although I am not a big drinker at all)
- Automotive work – especially turbo 4 bangers. I have been out of this game for a while now. Too expensive and time consuming when you have a family
- Reading (non-fiction, woodworking periodicals)
- Fly fishing and tying my own flies (fresh water)
- I am a bit of an audiophile. Not in the 100 speaker home theatre sense, higher end stereo equipment (tube amps, stereo speakers)

What about the rest of you?

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts


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JAGWAH

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 02:17 PM

I personnelly zip my flies. And yes there are many such great off-topics to discuss. Good luck on yours not going south especially from the beer makers, they’re always hopped up.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 02:19 PM

I like to write Software for my Macintosh – it’s what I used to do for money, now I just do it for fun.
I also like to listen to & watch classical music and opera.
And to travel – Aleppo is much in the news at the moment – I have fond memories of supping tea and smoking nargile (shisha, argila, hookah) there before …, well, that would be political, let’s just say before the current troubles.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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richgreer

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 02:23 PM

After my family and my faith/church there are 5 components to my life in order of priority – Woodworking, old tractors, baseball, reading and motorcycles. I’m somewhat seasonal in my activities. Old tractors, baseball and motorcycles are spring and summer activities. Woodworking is more for fall and winter. I read year round and I read primarily non-fiction about religion, politics, philosophy and history.

Note – I love to engage in a constructive and intelligent discussion about politics with other people who are well read on the subject – but NOT on LumberJacks.

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

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racerglen

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 02:24 PM

Summer’s Drag Race season, running my big block ‘69 Pontiac Beaumont at the tracks in
“reasonable” distance, towing my travel trailer, a ‘74 Trillium, behind.
Best this year at Mission raceway, 11:97, just under 110 mph, covering the 1st 60 feet in 1.62 seconds..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 02:30 PM

My other interests are the christian religion and the middle east politics.
I used to be very interested in cars and in motorcycle, no more.
Except living in SLC, I go to Speed Week every year:

http://www.scta-bni.org/events.html

If I had all the money in the world I would race a 10×10 Tatra truck ( the very best truck in the world);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoG2Inl5PEg

I had many motorcycles in the past and I had many accidents with them (at one time I spent several months in the hospital).
I have no more bike but I think that it would be fun to have an UraL:
http://www.ural.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rWJJq0HpU
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/06/19/ural-m70-anniversary-edition/

-- Bert

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Bertha

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 02:31 PM

Guns and exercise. In that order, lol.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-01-2012 02:51 PM

Electronics, Websites, photography, electrical controls and PLC’s, metalworking (machinist, black smithing, welding), reading (economics, politics, history, religion), and of course woodworking.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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VinnieP

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#8 posted 08-01-2012 02:57 PM

Flying, cycling, baseball, basketball, football, drinking delicious beer… Basically anything you can do outside.

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crank49

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#9 posted 08-01-2012 03:07 PM

Well, I’m an engineer by profession, and I guess that’s about 24/7 what I do.
Can’t help it, I go to a horse show or a basketball game or any event in a large building and I’m looking at the structure, figuring the load, wondering why the lateral bracing was located where it is, why they used 6 ft perlin spacing, stuff like that.
I also own, with a partner, a jewelry store and do custom jewelty designs, custom casting, and repairs.
I woodwork to fulfill my need to build and create something for me and my family. Jewelry is always for someone else. the jewelry started out to be that outlet, but it became a full time business about 14 years ago. I don’t plan to let that happen to my woodworking.
As far as recreation, I never have any time to do what I like, but if I could, I’d be bicycling, camping, hiking, or kyaking.
Just too much to do and too little time.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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David Kirtley

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#10 posted 08-01-2012 03:07 PM

Learning machining and cnc control. Just stepping out of prebuilt controllers and playing with bare chips. Trying to keep the smoke in.

Sailing (well, more boatbuilding than sailing to be honest.) Learning to push sail size objects through my sewing machine.

Bicycling (not racing, just transportation)

Inline skating.

The more physical stuff has been on the back burner as I get over an injury. Sucks to get old but it sure beats the alternative.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Ryan Haasen

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#11 posted 08-01-2012 03:18 PM

I like woodworking more than anything, but here are some other thing I like to do:
- Flying
- Driving ATV’s
- Camping
- Jump-stilting

Pretty much anything outside.

-- Ryan

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 08-01-2012 03:22 PM

As of today, semi-retired from sales…
Guitar playing, golf, great beer, and of course building guitars and other things out of wood.
Oh, and buying tools I don’t need.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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DKV

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#13 posted 08-01-2012 05:29 PM

Other than woodworking I particularly enjoy participating in the nonshop talk forum with all you good fella’s. You guys make my day most of the time. However, some of you can get pretty nasty.
May Allah bless and keep you.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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AKSteve

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#14 posted 08-01-2012 05:43 PM

I tie my own flies for fishing, and go hunting, I restore motorcycles and love to ride my Harley. and Chase my Little Red headed Girlfriend around the house! woo hoo!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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tirebob

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#15 posted 08-01-2012 05:54 PM

Outside of woodworking and working, I play a lot of poker, ride my Ducati, and are at the beck and call of my lovely wife and children for whatever they need of me…

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