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Forum topic by JustplaneJeff posted 25 days ago 920 views 0 times favorited 40 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JustplaneJeff

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25 days ago

Just wondering what you do when your not making sawdust. I have an old car I’ve been working on for a few years that I take to cruise ins. Don’t win any trophies, but I have a lot of fun and meet a lot of interesting people. Just wondered what some of your hobbies might me a

side from woodworking

-- JustplaneJeff


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 25 days ago

Working….
Sleeping….
Drinking….
Procrastinating….
NOT necessarily in that order!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JustplaneJeff

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#2 posted 25 days ago

I hear ya

-- JustplaneJeff

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Don W

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#3 posted 25 days ago

Just what Randy said although it seems like there may be multiple”working” lines in mine.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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NinjaAssassin

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#4 posted 25 days ago

What little “free” time I have I split between my shop, shooting my long bow and playing with the kids. Over the last year my oldest has taken to shooting with me, which I really love. My other two (twins) are 2 and love exploring, so we’ve been doing more things outside (walks through wooded areas, playing in creeks, etc.). So, archery and my kids.

-- - Billy

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lateralus819

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#5 posted 25 days ago

Aside from working, playing guitar and enjoying my time with my 5 year old boy.

I usually spend about 5-6 hours a night in the shop depending on what I’m building. I try and split it up with an hour here and there of guitar, and reading woodworking related material.

My boy occupies my weekends and I try and get him into the shop as much as he likes.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Dano46

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#6 posted 25 days ago

I really enjoy trap shooting, and about a year ago I got into pistol shooting on a indoor range. Very enjoyable hobby.

-- You can't trust a dog to guard your food.

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bigblockyeti

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#7 posted 25 days ago

In the summer, I try to ride these as much as I can:

In the winter I spend my time figuring where I can move to no longer deal with this:

In between, I restore woodworking machinery like this:

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JustplaneJeff

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#8 posted 24 days ago

I too had my thoughts about a warmer climate after this last winter. The bikes look like lots of fun, and I love that hunk of Iron.

-- JustplaneJeff

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Picklehead

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#9 posted 24 days ago

Drink while I fish in the summer, drink while I ski in the winter, don’t drink while I work all the damn time.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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JustplaneJeff

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#10 posted 24 days ago

Been known to have a cold one myself, but only for the purpose of having the material for a project LOL

-- JustplaneJeff

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#11 posted 24 days ago

I have a garden that gets a little bigger each year. It’s up to 100 square feet. I also like to run.

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Woodbum

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#12 posted 23 days ago

Hell, lately all of the other stuff around the house that needed to be done has kept me out of the shop. Two weekend days are not enough for an old guy. 2 more years til I can retire. But like everybody else I:

Run and do functional training so I don’t have to drink light beer
DYI
Eat
Sleep
Work…still
float in the pool and drink beer and smoke cigars in the summer
drink a cold beer when I can in the winter, except at work but especially in the shop at the end of a good session after the implements of destruction are put aside for the day and/or when the grill gets lit
Read
Sit around and dream of the sh*t I could do when I was a younger man. No regrets though.

-- Improvidus, Apto quod Victum-- Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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JustplaneJeff

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#13 posted 20 days ago

Drinking seems to be somewhat of a theme among some of us. I quit once and it was the worst 20 minutes of my life LOL…

-- JustplaneJeff

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 20 days ago

A little Scotch and a nap.
Sometimes two naps.

Nice Riviera, BTW.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DrDirt

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#15 posted 19 days ago

Orchestra for my 12 year old Violinist

Scouting with the boys

Now this year a new (to me 1995) boat, since I somehow needed another ‘hobby’ to throw a continuous stream of money at!

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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