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Poll ended at Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:22 pm

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** WINNER  **    Favorite HOBBY**

Postby Michael » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:30 am

Ok we did this "other hobby" last year and it was one of the best and most interesting contests we had

post as many photos as you want about your hobby and tell us a little about you other hobby ......
one entry per member
entry deadline Oct 7th
we will vote the winner as always

MUST BE A HOBBY YOU HAVENT PREVIOUSLY ENTERED

Best hobby wins a Vintage Mercury Quicksilver Cocktail Glass to sip your Bourbon

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Postby Special K » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:54 am

I collect and build small cannons. They actual fire and detail is key. The .50 calibers are my favorite but I made a .22 cal up to a 1 inch bore. They are black powder cannons and are blast to shoot.
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Postby SteveC » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:30 am

I am a tuba player.......Hard to guess that one eh?    My wife complains that I don't collect anything small.... [violin.gif]   8 of my 9 tuba's.  I did sell one before this photo!


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Postby ctpdsr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:42 pm

Fishing salt water in the Middle Keys. 100lb Tarpon released in May.

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Postby AU52N » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:00 am

My other hobby is Sports Car racing.  We started racing cars a few years after starting stock out board racing.  We started drag racing with a 51 Caddy Coupe in H stock Automatic but it did not take long to get into modified sports car racing with a 1960 Austin Healy Sprite with an aluminum 215 CI Buick that had Hilborn injection, Isky 505 cam, Vertex mag, Thomas magnesium rockers, Mickey Thompson Alum rods, 13:1 Forge True pistons and more. This has led me to be the crew chief on my sons 2012 Corvette where we visit tracks all over the country, Daytona, Road Atlanta, VIR, Watkins Glen, Road America, Mid Ohio, Barber Motor Sports Park, Pitt and National Corvette museum track.
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Postby dave bernard » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:04 pm

I enjoy also !!!!!!!
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Postby JW in Dixie » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:53 pm

I may have posted this before,,,  One of my other hobbies is railroading. For the last 35 years I have been on a board that operates an abandoned freight terminal railroad as a non-profit in Huntsville, AL - HMCRR. Have run in the black since 1984 on shoestrings. Have five locomotives, three leased, all vintage. My favorite is 8527 - love the colors. My maternal grandfather was a clerk/telegrapher for the Ill-Central in Kankakee, Ill (Willie Nelson "The trains pulls out of Kankakee" - the City of New Orleans), so railroading runs in my blood. Grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL, 50 yards from L&N and GM&O tracks. Cooled off in the summer in the water tank, between frequent trains. Probly can't do that anymore. :(     (Not sure about the pics ???)
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Postby Gdcarpenter » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:40 pm

I bought a beat up 1957 Century Palomino wooden boat intending to restore it. Decided not too, but didn't want to waste all that beautiful Mahogany. Since woodworking is my other hobby I decided to repurpose bits and pieces. This wine rack is the first piece to come out of the boat.

Dimmable undercabinet lights to illuminate the interior and dimmable floor lamp coming up through deck, and even kept bow light operational with transformer and hidden switch. Holds15 9" tall wine glasses and 16 wine bottles. Shelf supports were original transom supports from boat. On smooth rolling caster with all original boat hardware.

It's also for sale if anyone is interested.

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Postby pugsmanias » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:08 am

I started collecting fountain pens, like outboards, before internet. One reason was that I printed everything and wanted go back and relearn the Palmer Method I was taught in school. Of course it turned into another obsession. They all work and I rotate using them. Now I'm using a 1964 Parker 75 in Sterling Silver along with a MontBlanc Writer Series ballpoint. Can't use a fountain pen on some paper these days. I have about 80 pens all together. In the Shaeffer's tray, the larger black pen on the right with the inlaid nib is a 1959 Shaeffer's PFM, marketed as a "Pen For Men". Each manufacture tried to come up with a different filling system to compete with the others. Most are repairable, and I can refurbish those. Shaeffer's made the few that were most difficult or next to impossible to repair. Parker had special tools needed which I have, kind of like Mercury.
Another obsession I recently acquired is collection and restoring vintage Dinky and Corgi dicast toys.
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Postby Peter » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:36 am

Skiing is a big thing for me. I’ve been coaching high school for over 20 years. My Dad and I built a ski area since we didn’t have a place to train. The club’s  ski collection  gets about 150 kids on the snow with gear. This eliminates the barriers to get started. I even manage to do the Canadian ski marathon every year, 100 miles in two days. Last year my 13 year old completed the 100 with me for the first time. It’s a great sport. I had trouble uploading pictures as they all seem to be too big but I found a few that uploaded
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