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Yamaha Pat
03-15-2017, 12:21 AM
I ride motorcycles, Make cheese and and am starting to metal detect. I also love fishing. Maybe soon I will be able to share pictures, What are your hobbies? What do you do when your not on your computers?

Pat

RadDave
03-15-2017, 01:43 AM
Hi Pat - you've put your thread in the right forum - great! :)

I'm a retired academic radiologist about to turn 71 y/o (age & hobbies likely are related somewhat) - so, just a list randomly: 1) Computers (first one an Apple II+ in 1980 - I've always gone an extra-step to understand these technologies); 2) Wine - still drink a lot but my basement wine cellar has shrunk from 700+ bottles to about a 100; 3) Woodworking - have a fairly complete basement workshop (main exception is no lathe) - most recent projects a couple of picture frames for some professional Carolina-Georgia coastal landscapes (shown below); 4) Traveling - mainly local now in a car (use to do a LOT of more national & international trips) - Civil & Revolutionary war buff, so some trips related to those interests w/i the tolerance of my wife; and 5) Reading - now mostly on an iPad - could add a few more - Dave :)
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Yamaha Pat
03-15-2017, 02:25 AM
Those are gorgeous, My experience with wine are jug wine in the 70's on the lawn of Griffith park observatory.

Pat

cradom
03-15-2017, 05:33 AM
I (1)ride and restore bicycles, (2)computers, and do (3)leatherwork among other things.
An example: https://goo.gl/photos/DLu41pt1DYiuqjBf9
Always looking for new things to do and learn.

badshoehabit
03-15-2017, 08:57 AM
Passionate about photography and what I can do with it, cooking, travelling. I take photos most days - often my cats and dog doing cute or silly things - whether with my phone or recently purchased Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300 in US). I make a photo calendar for family and friends every year and photo book gifts from memorable trips.

Some of last year's books - Ireland, New York, English canal trip (with three kids!)
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4374968478
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4396802742
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4377935444

I also ghost a blog for my dog, a dumb English springer spaniel. https://dogwuff.wordpress.com

I worked in journalism then public relations for 30+ years so this all keeps my creativity alive.

RadDave
03-15-2017, 01:12 PM
Passionate about photography and what I can do with it, cooking, travelling. I take photos most days - often my cats and dog doing cute or silly things - whether with my phone or recently purchased Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300 in US). I make a photo calendar for family and friends every year and photo book gifts from memorable trips.

Some of last year's books - Ireland, New York, English canal trip (with three kids!)
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4374968478
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4396802742
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4377935444

I also ghost a blog for my dog, a dumb English springer spaniel. https://dogwuff.wordpress.com

I worked in journalism then public relations for 30+ years so this all keeps my creativity alive.

Hi Sue - thanks for sharing - beautiful pics! Wife & I have been to Ireland and the images brought back memories - she sings and plays a number of instruments - fell in love w/ the Irish harp, so on our return (probably 2+ decades ago) we ordered a Caswell harp made in California (bigger one in pic below). Also, we've been to NYC numerous times (she grew up in upper New Jersey) but has been a while, probably just after 9/11?

Back in the non-digital film days, I would have also listed photography - had a number of camera bodies and all sorts of lenses - now just have a couple DCs (point & shoot), but will take one on trips and take pics which I post as travelogues in another forum. Dave :)
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RadDave
03-15-2017, 01:22 PM
Those are gorgeous, My experience with wine are jug wine in the 70's on the lawn of Griffith park observatory.

Pat

Hi Pat - in my wine cellar 'hey days', I use to age vintage Ports, Sauternes, and other reds (bought Bordeaux futures back then w/ friends) - had wines from most of the major countries; BUT now I'm into value and probably average $15-$20/bottle, so still pretty good stuff - the wines I use to buy and store, such as CA cabernets have escalated in price so no longer a choice for me - plus, in North Carolina, food chains (Lowe's & Harris Teeter mainly) can sell wine, even on Sundays, so much of my current purchases come from those places + Costco which has the BEST prices but more limited selection of their better wines. I used to even give wine talks (old Kodak carousel back then) w/ a tasting to my radiology residents - they just had to chip in for the wines. Dave :)

Yamaha Pat
03-15-2017, 04:15 PM
I (1)ride and restore bicycles, (2)computers, and do (3)leatherwork among other things.
An example: https://goo.gl/photos/DLu41pt1DYiuqjBf9
Always looking for new things to do and learn.

I might have to see you when I recover my motorcycle seat.

Pat

cradom
03-15-2017, 07:34 PM
I might can refer you to someone closer to where you live.

Rickman
03-15-2017, 08:20 PM
I play Hockey as much as possible. My other hobby is iTunes!

Music gives me Eargasms....

sgtjim57
03-15-2017, 09:27 PM
I like to ride my bike in the woods on trails, avoiding trees, over rocks, and with friends. I have some audio equipment that when I am not riding makes pleasant sounds to my ears. Otherwise I am either at work, putting up with teenagers or hiking/dog parking with my 11 1/2 year old Siberian Husky.

nickyr
03-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Stunning photos Dave :-)

My hobbies are seriously curtailed these days but I still enjoy photography and when fit enough being dragged around by my 3 year old border terrier, Dexter.

I used to be a fanatical cyclist - mainly road racing and time trialling.

Cradom - I recently acquired one of my old frames from the 1980's - a Peugeot Professional (531 Pro Tubes and forks) which I intend to renovate and build back up with period parts (if I can find them!).

cradom
03-16-2017, 09:55 AM
If you're not here already, join: http://www.bikeforums.net/
Lots of help there.

Yamaha Pat
03-17-2017, 12:38 AM
Passionate about photography and what I can do with it, cooking, travelling. I take photos most days - often my cats and dog doing cute or silly things - whether with my phone or recently purchased Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300 in US). I make a photo calendar for family and friends every year and photo book gifts from memorable trips.

Some of last year's books - Ireland, New York, English canal trip (with three kids!)
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4374968478
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4396802742
http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4377935444

I also ghost a blog for my dog, a dumb English springer spaniel. https://dogwuff.wordpress.com

I worked in journalism then public relations for 30+ years so this all keeps my creativity alive.


Really enjoyed Truffles hijinks my dog Kona would let us know if any of Mr. Wilsons cats would come in to the yard, Not do anything just bark and let us know.

Pat

Jonzjob
03-19-2017, 02:55 PM
My hobbies are photography and I am the unoficial photographer for our village walking group and the village Anciens combattants, the old soldiers of France. I'm the only English bloke that ever been invited to join and it is an honour for me! Wood working and turning are my biggest hobby and you can see what that's all about from my web site below. I love the challenge of something new, but I steer clear of joinery. That's a different discliplin altogether and one I don't shine at:Grimmace::Grimmace:

Wine? Well, as we live in the biggest vineyard in the world I have found that there is just tooooo much choice here. 50 years back the Languadoc was known for the quantity, but they have put a load of work in and now it's the quality that's important. We don't have a wine celler, it just doesn't last that long although we did buy a couple of cases of some lovely red about 5 years back and it has matured very nicely too! An Appelation Minervois Protege. I don't know wht the cepage is, but it's a lovely wine. Not cheap either, we paid over 7€ a bottle!:Mischievous:

My other hobby is radio controlled gliders. I have a stash of them, but I've been able to do very little here as the nearest place to fly is about 50km away. I love the building as well as the flying, the repairing is an essential I'm afraid. I have been asked why not fly the full size and my answer is always "because I have seen the way I land!"

I quite like gardening too, but SWMBO curtails my work. She says that I just like cutting things down, but that just isn't true. I like cutting things up too :Evil::Evil:

McBie
03-19-2017, 04:19 PM
I have a passion for angling and spend as much time as I can on the waterfront.

Cheers ... McBie

Yamaha Pat
03-19-2017, 04:33 PM
I would rather be fishing than most anything else.

RadDave
03-19-2017, 07:07 PM
I would rather be fishing than most anything else.

Pat - did you catch that fish w/ a bamboo pole? My FIL had a house (still owned by family w/ my BIL there now) in Montauk, LI and had Hatteras boats (about 40 ft or so) - but we used to go fishing in Long Island Sound and at Montauk point - bluefish, fluke (a.k.a. flounder), sea bass and others - also clammed in Lake Montauk - goes back over 20 years ago, but was a lot of fun! AND, the fish was indeed fresh and outstanding! Dave :)

Yamaha Pat
03-19-2017, 08:28 PM
Pat - did you catch that fish w/ a bamboo pole? My FIL had a house (still owned by family w/ my BIL there now) in Montauk, LI and had Hatteras boats (about 40 ft or so) - but we used to go fishing in Long Island Sound and at Montauk point - bluefish, fluke (a.k.a. flounder), sea bass and others - also clammed in Lake Montauk - goes back over 20 years ago, but was a lot of fun! AND, the fish was indeed fresh and outstanding! Dave :)
No, this was the Channel Islands off of So.Cal. with an Ugly Stick.

Pat

McBie
03-20-2017, 04:44 AM
Nice catch Pat and the Ugly Stick range are great rods.
Fishing is all about getting your head around the secret code for that day, and tomorrow it will be a different code.
It can be mentally exhausting :-)
Tight lines.

Cheers ... McBie

Backlighting
03-20-2017, 07:48 PM
Together with a friend, I do weekly hikes in the desert surrounding Las Vegas...we do some target shooting & drone flying.
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Slydude
03-20-2017, 09:43 PM
Nice catch Pat and the Ugly Stick range are great rods.
Fishing is all about getting your head around the secret code for that day, and tomorrow it will be a different code.
It can be mentally exhausting :-)
Tight lines.

Cheers ... McBie
Didn't take me too many casts to figurer out exactly what that meant. This is why I haven't been fishing in years.

imoedddy
03-27-2017, 12:18 AM
Finishing and Soccer

RadDave
03-31-2017, 01:08 PM
Finishing and Soccer

Hello Imoeddy - just for clarification, do you mean 'finishing' as in woodworking or 'fishing'? Thanks - Dave :)

RoseyDreamy
04-04-2017, 07:02 AM
Running a small community website and playing video games. Oh and of course, using my Mac ;)

Jonzjob
05-26-2017, 11:53 AM
I've been busy at my hobby again and I saw the light again. Well, for the forth time really. I love turning lamps. Angle poise to be precise and this is the biggest one yet.

Beech stem and arm peices, oak base and leylandii shade. I was given a not very nice looking lump of oak on a visit to a wood supplier in Carcassonne a couple of years back when I bought a couple of beech planks, 2" x 8" x 10' for some other job. I have some of the beech left over, so I decided to make this lamp.

The base is about 12" diameter and took 1/2 of the oak. This is a before/after photo

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Lamps/Tall%20aggle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%201_zpszfiomawc. jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Lamps/Tall%20aggle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%201_zpszfiomawc. jpg.html)

It turned out better than I had expected. I wanted to hide the cable in this one, apart from the elbows of course. I had to do the upright in 3 sections as my lathe bad is about 3" long, so I cheated with the join by putting a contrasting ring between the bits. It would be very difficult to get the 2 to align perfectly and it looks awful if they don't.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2010_zpschaluhof .jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2010_zpschaluhof .jpg.html)

The shaft top knucle was fun too, but it was a good finish

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%209_zpsn3qnmfoi. jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%209_zpsn3qnmfoi. jpg.html)

The shade is that stuff that every gardener this side of the pond adores, especially if it's the neighbours ajoining hedge, leylandii! It is lovely to turn though and takes a lovely finish too.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2011_zps35pm7u34 .jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2011_zps35pm7u34 .jpg.html)

And the completed lamp is now in use each evening in our lounge. But the photo was taken outside before anyone comments

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2012_zpsavngskl5 .jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Lamps/Tall%20angle%20poise%20lamp%20mk2%2012_zpsavngskl5 .jpg.html)

Next? I have a 12" long by about 8" diameter leylandii log on the lathe and I hope to make about 6 small dishes from it. It's good fun as it's all shapes and lumps, but I know there's are lovely dishes hiding in there. All I have to do is dig them out ;D;D

RadDave
05-26-2017, 12:13 PM
I've been busy at my hobby again and I saw the light again. Well, for the forth time really. I love turning lamps. Angle poise to be precise and this is the biggest one yet.

Beech stem and arm peices, oak base and leylandii shade. I was given a not very nice looking lump of oak on a visit to a wood supplier in Carcassonne a couple of years back when I bought a couple of beech planks, 2" x 8" x 10' for some other job. I have some of the beech left over, so I decided to make this lamp.

The base is about 12" diameter and took 1/2 of the oak. This is a before/after photo

It turned out better than I had expected. I wanted to hide the cable in this one, apart from the elbows of course. I had to do the upright in 3 sections as my lathe bad is about 3" long, so I cheated with the join by putting a contrasting ring between the bits. It would be very difficult to get the 2 to align perfectly and it looks awful if they don't.

The shade is that stuff that every gardener this side of the pond adores, especially if it's the neighbours ajoining hedge, leylandii! It is lovely to turn though and takes a lovely finish too.

And the completed lamp is now in use each evening in our lounge. But the photo was taken outside before anyone comments

Next? I have a 12" long by about 8" diameter leylandii log on the lathe and I hope to make about 6 small dishes from it. It's good fun as it's all shapes and lumps, but I know there's are lovely dishes hiding in there. All I have to do is dig them out ;D;D

Hello John - imaginative ideas and beautiful completion and finish - congrats! Dave :)

RadDave
05-26-2017, 12:47 PM
Well, on the first page of this thread, I listed a number of activities, including traveling which we start in the early spring (typically Florida or the Carolina/Georgia coast), then continuing monthly and ending w/ mountain trips in the summer - although in early July we will be returning to Canada (this time a lake north of Toronto and then the city).

In early April, a trip to South Beach in Miami - stayed at the Ritz; ate well (all seafood), including a wonderful Sunday brunch at the hotel which included great oysters and sushi among many other choices; had not been to Miami in a dozen or more years, so did a city tour that included visiting a number of unique neighborhoods (such as Little Havana & Wynwood, famous for outdoor wall murals on the various buildings), a boat ride, and a return to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (http://vizcaya.org) - just a few pics below (for those interested, I write 'travelogues' of our trips on the iPad Forums - go HERE (http://www.ipadforums.net/forums/travel-stories.180/) to their 'Travel Forum').

Earlier this month, a return trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - we always stay in the northern part of the long town - as usual ate well - all seafood for me w/ daily oysters - a repeat experience for us is to visit Brookgreen Gardens (http://www.brookgreen.org) (last 4 pics in next post - many, many more in a travelogue if you want to plan a trip) and then have an early dinner in Murrells Inlet (http://www.10best.com/destinations/south-carolina/myrtle-beach/restaurants/murrells-inlets-best-restaurants/).

Next week, a 'bucket list' trip for me - likely our last visit to the North Carolina Outer Banks (https://www.outerbanks.org/?gclid=CjwKEAjwpJ_JBRC3tYai4Ky09zQSJAC5r7rungxk3t8 qNW9m_rmkKlDeo8EQ4aFlK9MwYQk1pnwX9RoC1CPw_wcB) - this will take us a week - starting in the north (Roanoke Island, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Duck etc.) - then heading south to Buxon, mainly to see the 'moved' Hatteras Lighthouse; onto Ocracoke Island for a few nights; then the Cedar Island ferry back to the mainland w/ a final night in New Bern - just hope that the weather is nice. Dave :)
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P.S. cannot seem to upload 8 images to a single post - the Brookgreen Garden pics are in the next post w/o comment.
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RadDave
05-26-2017, 12:49 PM
Brookgreen Gardens pics from my previous post - assume a limitation on the number of pics and/or their size allowed per post? Again, many more images in my travelogue given previously, if interested. Dave :)
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Jonzjob
06-12-2017, 06:50 PM
She Who Has Everything? What do I make for her? Well I thought that I would start with this and it is the first time I have made one. Not very pretty at this stage is it

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Candle%20mould%20round%201_zpsabql205p.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Candle%20mould%20round%201_zpsabql205p.jpg.html)

It's in 2 bits comme ça

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Candle%20mould%20round%202_zpsawmrmepo.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Candle%20mould%20round%202_zpsawmrmepo.jpg.html)

I also had some of this

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Candle%20wax_zpsorq3szfx.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Candle%20wax_zpsorq3szfx.jpg.html)

So I heated it up a bit on the camping cooker, put the bits back together and very carefully poured the red stull into the hole on the top, with a bit-a-string down the middle of course and finished up with

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Candle%20mould%20round%203_zpsnnqmgsvo.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Candle%20mould%20round%203_zpsnnqmgsvo.jpg.html)

Which goes in here

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Candle%20round%20red%201_zpsmujloall.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Candle%20round%20red%201_zpsmujloall.jpg.html)

There was a blue jobbie in there originally and neither SWMBO or I really liked it and try as I might I couldn't find a replacement, not even in blue! I think it looks much better. I have posted the candle holder before with the blue jobbie in it.

The wooden bit is turned using what is called insid out turning. Sounds more difficult than what it is really. It's called inside out because the inside is turned first, then the outside. You are with me on this???

Randy B. Singer
06-13-2017, 02:45 AM
I ride motorcycles...

I also ride motorcycles. In fact, I was a motorcycle training instructor for the state for 15 years. I have an old Honda CB400F and a Suzuki SV1000.

I also live in Sacramento. Maybe we can go for a ride together sometime.

I got a really neat thing called a "cooling vest" for riding during the hot Sacramento summers. You soak it in water before using it. It turns the water into a gel in the vest and you wear it under your riding jacket. The water trapped in it slowly evaporates and keeps you cool. It's almost like air conditioning!

Jonzjob
06-13-2017, 06:54 AM
You moto riders this may be of interest?? I wonder what the owners other hobbies/passtimes are?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ptiml_le-mystere-de-la-moto-qui-roule-toute-seule-sur-l-a4_auto

This was the reason

https://www.thelocal.fr/20170612/france-solves-mystery-of-riderless-ghost-motorway-motorbike

Randy B. Singer
06-13-2017, 07:27 AM
You moto riders this may be of interest??

That was interesting! Thanks!

The bike must of had cruise control. Most motorcycles have a spring-loaded throttle that will shut itself off if not physically held open.

Yamaha Pat
06-17-2017, 03:11 PM
I also ride motorcycles. In fact, I was a motorcycle training instructor for the state for 15 years. I have an old Honda CB400F and a Suzuki SV1000.

I also live in Sacramento. Maybe we can go for a ride together sometime.

I got a really neat thing called a "cooling vest" for riding during the hot Sacramento summers. You soak it in water before using it. It turns the water into a gel in the vest and you wear it under your riding jacket. The water trapped in it slowly evaporates and keeps you cool. It's almost like air conditioning!

When the weather is more conducive to pleasure riding lets get together for lunch in the Delta. It's 108 degrees right now.

pm-r
06-17-2017, 03:55 PM
The water trapped in it slowly evaporates and keeps you cool. It's almost like air conditioning!

Maybe someone should reinvent a jacket made like the old canvas water bags to cool the wearer??? ;-)




- Patrick
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pm-r
06-17-2017, 04:06 PM
The bike must of had cruise control. Most motorcycles have a spring-loaded throttle that will shut itself off if not physically held open.


Two of the English made motorcycles I had (1940's rigid frame Norton 500 single, late 1950's 650 BSA twin) had a small thumbscrew to adjust the tension, or lock it in a set position.

But that's almost unbelievable as to how long that bike kept going and on the same side of the road.





- Patrick
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mnkytrk
06-28-2017, 11:42 AM
being married with young kids means hobbies are harder work to find time for, but i always refused to give up my band which is my thing. playing guitar badly and screaming in a hardcore punk band.

pm-r
06-28-2017, 01:25 PM
playing guitar badly and screaming in a hardcore punk band.



Lol!!! That sounds like the average group to me these days, but glad you enjoy it.

And welcome to the Mac group.

PS: Interesting looking place you live and certainly lots of brick and stone buildings according to the photos on google maps.





- Patrick
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ProTruckDriver
06-28-2017, 02:17 PM
I love traveling. I've been coast to coast many times and seen many things. Now that I'm into my senior years I've cut my travel time down quite a bit. Now it's mostly relaxing, collecting and spending those earned retirement checks and watching the world go crazy. :)

mnkytrk
06-29-2017, 08:46 AM
Lol!!! That sounds like the average group to me these days, but glad you enjoy it.

And welcome to the Mac group.

PS: Interesting looking place you live and certainly lots of brick and stone buildings according to the photos on google maps.





- Patrick
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cheers! and yes, i love my band. 4 blokes in their 40's who really shud know better, having a giggle making a racket...

and we've been in earls barton for about 14 years now. started off in a victorian end terrace from about 1890, but had to move to a new (1970's) house when we ran out of room. tis a good place to live tho

pm-r
06-29-2017, 12:51 PM
cheers! and yes, i love my band. 4 blokes in their 40's who really shud know better, having a giggle making a racket...


And also enjoying a few pints of some good English beer can't help but improve things I'm sure.

Cheers!!





- Patrick
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albireo13
07-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Am 61 yo now.
Hobbies ...
* surviving raising 5 kids
* astronomy/star gazing/telescopes
* kayaking
* hiking
* getting into biking now

Am looking forward to not working full time, and actually having some free time to devote to enjoyable pursuits!

ckristoff
09-26-2017, 08:48 AM
Hello friends,

my hobbies are Christianity, photography, music, reading, and witnessing my son, running his Spar convenience store; oh yes, and 2 grandchildren, with a third grandchild on the way!


Frank.

Reinyrooster
09-26-2017, 02:12 PM
Road motorcycles until I sold my last one this summer. Bow hunt, golf a little and now play with the grandkids.

macstery
10-25-2017, 07:42 AM
Me and my friends gather during weekends and play with the guitar.

Derek McNelly
10-30-2017, 09:56 AM
Ooh boy, I've got several guitars, basses, and drum kits (no keyboards anymore though, unfortunately). I like to be a one man band, it's a lot easier to collaborate with yourself.

I've got a bunch of camera gear that I don't use as much as I'd like. Used to make decent side money from photography, but the job wears on ya.

I've put a lot of time and energy (and money) into building a pretty nice home network, although pulling cable through plaster and lath walls is a great way to find out how many curse words you have in your vocabulary. So it goes.

I also repair VCRs when I have no other projects on the table and I need something to do.

pm-r
10-30-2017, 01:53 PM
I also repair VCRs … …


Wow!!! Those sound like some pretty intensive hobbies, and it's nice to know that repair parts still seem to be available for, I presume, most common VCRs and people are still getting them repaired — if possible.




- Patrick
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Derek McNelly
10-30-2017, 04:06 PM
Wow!!! Those sound like some pretty intensive hobbies, and it's nice to know that repair parts still seem to be available for, I presume, most common VCRs and people are still getting them repaired — if possible.




- Patrick
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VCRs, especially the older ones, are mostly complex machines made up of simple parts. The newer ones are simple machines made up of complex parts. So most of my wheelhouse is in the older (pre-90s) models. I picked most of it up from lots of practice, pouring over service manuals, and quick zaps to the forearms.

I just wanted to learn as many things as I could, so I picked up hobbies, found the easiest/cheapest entry point, and saw if it was the right fit for me. Some things stuck, like music, other things didn't, like screen printing. I went to school for photography, got a little burnt out on it after doing it for a couple years professionally, so I "retired" from that. Now I work in IT, which has managed to stay both a hobby I love deeply, and a career.

Groovetube
11-10-2017, 06:28 PM
Ooh boy, I've got several guitars, basses, and drum kits (no keyboards anymore though, unfortunately). I like to be a one man band, it's a lot easier to collaborate with yourself.

I've got a bunch of camera gear that I don't use as much as I'd like. Used to make decent side money from photography, but the job wears on ya.

I've put a lot of time and energy (and money) into building a pretty nice home network, although pulling cable through plaster and lath walls is a great way to find out how many curse words you have in your vocabulary. So it goes.

I also repair VCRs when I have no other projects on the table and I need something to do.

that can be a fun hobby, do you record? Though it's not a hobby for me really (what I actually do for money) I built a recording studio in my basement which was quite the project, and have about 4 drum kits (soon to be maybe 5?) down there. Also have guitars and midi keyboards (no stand alone ones)

rosario1990
11-16-2017, 10:16 AM
I love to read and write on any topics.

pm-r
11-16-2017, 01:56 PM
I love to read and write on any topics.


LOL!!! :D

You might want to pass on writing anything to do with the iPhone X then, at least for a while and skip any sort of technical advice associated with them, considering your recent post: :Smirk:


11-14-2017, 05:41 AM

Actually I didn't know about iPhone X yet. But glad to know this one here. lol
http://www.mac-forums.com/iphone-hardware-and-accessories/343018-iphones-3.html?highlight=#post1777249




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Derek McNelly
11-16-2017, 03:15 PM
that can be a fun hobby, do you record? Though it's not a hobby for me really (what I actually do for money) I built a recording studio in my basement which was quite the project, and have about 4 drum kits (soon to be maybe 5?) down there. Also have guitars and midi keyboards (no stand alone ones)

I do record! It's quite a bit of fun. I was in several bands throughout college and fairly recently "retired" from the live music scene.

pm-r
11-16-2017, 04:20 PM
@Groovetube

I built a recording studio in my basement which was quite the project, and have about 4 drum kits (soon to be maybe 5?) down there. Also have guitars and midi keyboards (no stand alone ones)


Do you play all of them or have a preference???, and BTW: what's a "no stand alone" if I may appear so dumb???

Groovetube
11-19-2017, 11:20 PM
I do record! It's quite a bit of fun. I was in several bands throughout college and fairly recently "retired" from the live music scene.

Recording is somewhat new to me though I spent near 35 years in many studios, I just was just never really allowed near the knobs :) Things have changed a lot and decided to go for broke and set up a full setup to play on records, I've gotten to that point now, I get sent the tracks, I do the drums, and we all dropbox it. Seems thats how records are getting made now :) run a universal audio apollo8, with an API 3124 rack, a behringer 8200 through the Apollo to add mic pres for the drums. Took me a long time to learn but its running!I added a quick pic of a typical setup for tracking drums, I have the MBP by the drums, and swing the mic pres closer so I can tweak while I play, but to the right of the rack, is a listening desk with a mirrored monitor, and a pair of Genelec monitors and a sub. It's a bare bones setup, but firepower where I need it. I haven't retired yet, still out playing a lot.
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@Groovetube



Do you play all of them or have a preference???, and BTW: what's a "no stand alone" if I may appear so dumb???
I do play them all, they're all different, and I use them for different purposes, different setups, sounds etc. the stand alone I meant a keyboard that has all it's own sounds etc internally rather just being a keyboard controller that needs to be connected to a computer or a soundbox source to make noises. I just have a couple midi keyboards.

pm-r
11-20-2017, 02:02 PM
the stand alone I meant a keyboard that has all it's own sounds etc internally rather just being a keyboard controller that needs to be connected to a computer or a soundbox source to make noises. I just have a couple midi keyboards.

Not to get too OT, but what ever happened to the various Roland sounds Apple used to include with their older PPC Systems?

I seem to recall making all kings of "music" and having fun with just some software keyboard or something. Fun times. ;D




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Groovetube
11-20-2017, 05:37 PM
I forgot about all that, wasn't there some sort of midi keyboard, or I think you could just use your keyboard to play it. I don't think it's in OS X anymore.

I still have my G4 digital audio tower, it has a 1.2GHz cpu upgrade and 1.5gigs of ram in it, I think it has tiger on it with pro tools but I do have OS 9 on it still, I should boot that thing up and see. I miss the fun of OS 9.

pm-r
11-20-2017, 08:24 PM
I forgot about all that, wasn't there some sort of midi keyboard, or I think you could just use your keyboard to play it. I don't think it's in OS X anymore.


Both worked, and no, no fun stuff included any more. :\

You could even create your own keyboards using HyperCard.




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Groovetube
11-22-2017, 10:02 AM
well there is GarageBand, which has a ton of fun stuff even more fun. I always tell my non musician type friends or hobbyists open it up and lose yourself in the fun. Who cares if you write a hit or not ;)

pm-r
11-22-2017, 02:11 PM
Who cares if you write a hit or not

Is this similar to 1,000s of monkeys typing away on typewriters that may eventually produce something worthwhile??? :Blushing:

Just joking…



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