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Old July 10, 2018, 14:57   #1
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Do you have another hobby besides firearms?

Since we're on a roll with our childhood heroes and such, here's another survey of sorts.
In addition to my gun hobby, I am seriously messed up on boating, boats, and old marine engines. I do side jobs, mostly interior carpentry on boats so it helps finance the hobby. Fortunately, Mrs. alphadog really likes spending time on the water with me. We can live aboard for about a week and there are numerous places to go in my AO to get away from it all.
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Old July 10, 2018, 15:09   #2
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The boats disease is a favorite of mine
Usually when it is too hot in the shop to bang on a rifle

Some days I get to slay a fish too
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Old July 10, 2018, 15:15   #3
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I build scale models; that is I build them whenever I'm not in a serious building "slump" like I am at present. I haven't touched one in earnest in almost two years.

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Old July 10, 2018, 15:26   #4
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Funny you asked..

I have too Many Hobbies...

Was going to the shop shortly to Cast some rubberset#400 for Give away to straight razor shavers, shaving brush handles out of aluminum The darn things are up to a $100 on ebay=Ridiculous so I will flood ebay with free handles, see how the greedy F@cks like that.

Also, some Brass Castings of paperweight Knucks in GGWG = good guys with guns and Gals with Guns, Could ACTUALLY Be used on Antifa's in a pinch, MwahhhHahahaha.,

Goal is 100 each. metal is free to me. FAL knucks may be next in line.

Also, My fave Hobby of late is Liberal Bashing, since FB kicked me out this morning for doing that well I have some free time to Think up a New course of Bashing, lol..
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Old July 10, 2018, 15:29   #5
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I used to like golf. Since getting married, not much time for it these days. The problem with golf is that if you don't play much it's damn frustrating trying to make consistent contact with the ball with the different clubs.

Another was riding a road bike about 60 miles a week. That too is something you have to stay with. It kept my weight down to about 165. Now I'm at 190. It would take months to get back to my old level. 100 degree heat may be another obstacle.
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I used to like golf. Since getting married, not much time for it these days. The problem with golf is that if you don't play much it's damn frustrating trying to make consistent contact with the ball with the different clubs.

Another was riding a road bike about 60 miles a week. That too is something you have to stay with. It kept my weight down to about 165. Now I'm at 190. It would take months to get back to my old level. 100 degree heat may be another obstacle.
Ride in the morning and get back with a Good sweat, it will hep ya lose the extra AMMO you are carrying and make you a Healthy target smashing Fal-er.
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Parachutes...

BASE jumping, in particular.

For those that don't know;
BASE jumping is the sport/hobby that involves parachuting from fixed objects, rather than airplanes.
"BASE" is an acronym originally coined by the late Carl Boenish, and derived from the 4 primary objects from which we jump:

Building
Antenna (i.e.TV tower, microwave tower)
Span (i.e. bridge)
Earth (i.e. cliff)

It's not for everyone, but I dig it.
My Files "name" is actually a sequentially issued number given to a jumper when he/she provides documentation of completion of the word "BASE" to an incredibly cool couple that keep track of, and issue the numbers.
Documentation of info, as in having jumped from at least one of each of the 4 objects.
Mine is 704...also happens to be my telephone area code. (Charlotte, NC)
Pretty cool coincidence if you ask me...
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Ride in the morning and get back with a Good sweat, it will hep ya lose the extra AMMO you are carrying and make you a Healthy target smashing Fal-er.
Need to do something for sure. Clothes are tight and huff and puff just doing yard work. When I was riding regularly, my wind wasn't a limiting factor. It was the legs. I would do 30, 20 and 10 mile rides weekly. The 10 was a sprint.

One time got out about 20 miles one way because of a tailwind that I didn't realize how much it was pushing me and was thinking easy peezy averaging about 18mph on the outbound without a lot of hard work. Turned back home in the wind and average was 12.5 or so for the trip.

What I remember though is how after a good ride, you were on a sort of high for the next couple of days afterward while your muscles were repairing.
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10 miles at a time is enough for me on a bicycle. After dealing with bad roads, the crazy paper boy, dogs, coyotes and the police, 10 miles is enough until next time.
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BASE jumping, in particular.

For those that don't know;
BASE jumping is the sport/hobby that involves parachuting from fixed objects, rather than airplanes.
"BASE" is an acronym originally coined by the late Carl Boenish, and derived from the 4 primary objects from which we jump:

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Span (i.e. bridge)
Earth (i.e. cliff)

It's not for everyone, but I dig it.
Actually pretty awesome. I do notice you say the late Carl Boenish.

I watched a dude plow into the side of one of those canyons with one of those wing suits on you tube. Exciting as hell till it wasn't
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Old July 10, 2018, 16:40   #11
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I still do the muscle car thing. I finally sold my 69 Hemi Charger of 40 years a couple of months ago. Kinds miss the old girl but buisness called and if successful can buy it back.
Have a 74 big block charger that should be done this fall as my driver and a 71 Super Bee actively being worked on.
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10 miles at a time is enough for me on a bicycle. After dealing with bad roads, the crazy paper boy, dogs, coyotes and the police, 10 miles is enough until next time.
Cuz you ain't wearing spandex with the padded ass
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Old July 10, 2018, 16:58   #13
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Any thing creative (drawing, painting, fabricating, computer design, etc), but mainly music. Been playing bass guitar for over 30 years (mainly metal and hard rock) and did plenty bar bands, but now mostly writing/recording originals (for my own enjoyment. Don't want to be famous, don't want to tour, and the days of dreaming about rock stardom are long past ) Unfortunately most of my equipment is also old. One of my Rickenbackers, Nady wireless, and a Peavey 215 cab are from '82, well worn, used, and showing their age, but still work great (my other Rick is a '14 and the Hartke stuff ranges from '02-'12). Even my 8-track recorder uses zip-discs!, so after about five tracks it's outta space (basically just demos).
I love wrenching on vehicles too, but my back makes that a limited option (every 10 minutes of wrenching equals approximately 1 day of immobility later ).
But I play one of my bass guitars basically every day (way more then I go shooting, and cheaper ) so that's my main hobby.
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Old July 10, 2018, 17:02   #14
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Is drinking beer, considered a hobby?
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Old July 10, 2018, 17:03   #15
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Ugh..........don't mention hobbies. I have too many of them and am actively trying to pare them down as we speak. I started in the John Deere garden tractor arena and had collected each 110 series model (including the "patio" tractors) from 1963 (round fenders) on up till the end. Then, I got rid of those and moved up to big tractors, then to old cars/trucks. I recently sold my last John Deere (with the exception of my B model JD) to a friend and sold my last old truck (1953 Dodge Panel truck). Now, I am out of the tractor, car and truck business. I am trying to get out of the old outboard boat motor arena as well as I have about 50 or 60 of those lying in the basement taking up space on saw horses! I need to sell them all in one fail swoop or I'm afraid I won't sell any and have just bought another !

I am still into collecting guns but, have recently quit going to gun shows and have actually sold off a few to get the numbers down. But, my passion is actually not FAL's but, old motorcycles. Guns are good but, bikes are better.


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I still do the muscle car thing. I finally sold my 69 Hemi Charger of 40 years a couple of months ago. Kinds miss the old girl but buisness called and if successful can buy it back.
Have a 74 big block charger that should be done this fall as my driver and a 71 Super Bee actively being worked on.
I sold my banana yellow '70 Superbee back in '91 (after finishing a 3-year resto). It's the only vehicle I regret selling! I've had plenty of other cool rides, but that's the one I wish I would have kept.
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Fug yeah !. And it's therapeutic !.
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Old July 10, 2018, 18:09   #18
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Well, I dabble in a little bit of everything.

I shoot and hunt and I have since I was old enough to walk by myself. I also collect guns - although more years ago than now as I had slightly more disposable income and there were more mil-surps available.

I rode a motorcycle before I moved to the Metroplex. Now I'm slowly trying to convince myself to get it running and sell it.

I've been a homebrewer for seven years. This was one of the few hobbies that carried over from 1200sqft house to 800sqft 3rd floor apartment.

Since I'm in the big city now, I try to get around and visit all the breweries and distilleries and try new foods. I haven't been disappointed yet.

Although I haven't been in a week, I recently began working out again. And eating healthier too. (Which really cut down on my homebrew consumption.)

Lastly, I seem to travel a lot. I don't know why but it seems like we're always gone on the weekends. Not a bad thing though.
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If it is mechanical, has moving parts, powered by an internal combustion engine I am all over it.
I was deep into road racing motorcycles for the last sixteen years but I have not ridden in the last two. I still have four Ducatis in pristine condition. Refurbished a 1984 Ford F-250 and all it could use now is a new engine, one of these days. Then there is the boat. I have been reworking this small monster for the past year replacing all the decking and carpet. There has been nothing done that did not require modifications and re-engineering. It is better than new at this point. Splash day was last Sunday but unfortunately the gear shift cable decided to fail so I could not use the big engine. My nephew talked me into using the trolling motor to putt around with so that is what we did. Nephew even caught a nice eating sized walleye which was delicious.
I love mechanical things, just wish I was smarter so things would not be as difficult. My work is sound and thought out well even though some mistakes were made as are all things in 20/20 hind sight.
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I’ve been very into cooking for the past year or so and considerably more fishing as well. Used to play golf but on the occasion I have that kind of time these days I’d rather spend it doing other things.

Planning on getting back into hunting (waterfowl) again this winter.
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I build scale models; that is I build them whenever I'm not in a serious building "slump" like I am at present. I haven't touched one in earnest in almost two years.

An example:

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ht=scale+model
I like that 101 Voodoo! I have that same F104 in my collection.

Old muscle cars and 4x4s, old toys, HO scale trains, dirt bikes, tractors, pretty much just real versions of all the stuff I played with as a kid.
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How you doing on the horns? Looking for a Leslie 5 here. I remember the L-5's on the Milwaukee SD-40s almost steam whistle sound.
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How you doing on the horns? Looking for a Leslie 5 here. I remember the L-5's on the Milwaukee SD-40s almost steam whistle sound.
Got a Nathan P-3 on one of my trucks. Raucus but has no soul.
Never heard of S-5Ts on the Milwaukee Road. Should have been mostly S-3L-R's on their SD40's, and most of their other power except F Units and Little Joes, which would have had A200s or E2's. I imagine a BN unit (ex Frisco) could have drifted over the MILW sometimes, but the Milwaukee was cheap. Ive got a couple of RS5T 's that I might sell in the months ahead. Moving 50 plus horns from Montana to TN was a pain in the ass.....won't ever do that again. Shoot me a pm and I'll tell ya what I've got on the chopping block.
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Never heard of S-5Ts on the Milwaukee Road. Should have been mostly S-3L-R's on their SD40's, and most of their other power except F Units and Little Joes, which would have had A200s or E2's. I imagine a BN unit (ex Frisco) could have drifted over the MILW sometimes, but the Milwaukee was cheap. Ive got a couple of RS5T 's that I might sell in the months ahead. Moving 50 plus horns from Montana to TN was a pain in the ass.....won't ever do that again. Shoot me a pm and I'll tell ya what I've got on the chopping block.
I could be wrong about L-5s on the Milwaukee, but I do remember very mellow 5 chimes In the late 70's here between Othello and Tacoma before the end of operations. I even remember Boxcabs before they ended electric operations. Those days under the wire were something to see.
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Used to build a lot more scale airplanes and tanks but seldom have time and motivation for craft hobbies these days, especially since prototyping and model making is part of what I do professionally. Gotten back into a little archery with my son lately, now hes pestering me for a compound bow like daddys. Also really gotten the salt water fishing bug lately, though fishing from the beach and pier makes me miss my granddad, who was a WWII Navy vet and an old salt if there ever was one. An incredible wise and thoughtful man, he literally was a combination of Gandalf from LOR and Quint from "Jaws".
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I am trying to get out of the old outboard boat motor arena as well as I have about 50 or 60 of those lying in the basement taking up space on saw horses! I need to sell them all in one fail swoop or I'm afraid I won't sell any and have just bought another !
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I feel your pain. I was only up to 30 or so when I unloaded. It's tough to say no when you're offered one for free or almost free. I'm down to a '59 Evinrude Fisherman on my dinghy, '58 Evinrude Starflite 50, '60 Merc 800 DR, '61 Merc 700. The big motors will get to take turns on the '59 Cutter Jet Deville, if I ever finish it... Ever do anything with the Evinrude Storm Boat motor you posted about?
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Wife has a Jeep, I have an F-250 FX4, both modified so we can go places others can't. Those places often include the other real hobby, collecting rocks and minerals. I analyze rock to pay the bills, but love collecting it from interesting places, especially around Texas. I have the oldest known, the youngest accessible, fossils from all over, interesting minerals, etc. It's nice when you can use the hobby to decorate the office, and actually have it belong there.
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Actually pretty awesome. I do notice you say the late Carl Boenish.

I watched a dude plow into the side of one of those canyons with one of those wing suits on you tube. Exciting as hell till it wasn't
I fly wing suits as well...mostly from airplanes.
I have flown a wing suit from a cliff in Italy on Mount Brento.
But you won't see me "proximity flying", flying close to the walls. I'm not that skilled.
I flew away from the wall.

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Check out the movie Sunshine Superman...
A great the story of his his life, his passion for parachutes, the birth of BASE jumping, and his unfortunate death.
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I'm currently fixing up an old truck (still fixing up old guns, too).

Wifey named it Mr. Green Jeans.

1984 Dodge Ram D150 - 225 ci slant six and 4 speed manual - 2wd

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Kiting out a B17, 96 inch wingspan from really old plans.
Hope we get some photos of that!


For me, currently, ham radio, metalworking, gardening and anything else that I find interesting. So busy working on building the business that I don't have time or space for much else. In the past, beer brewing, beekeeping, military vehicles, marine aquariums, RC airplanes, flying real airplanes and used to volunteer to work on a collection of WWII airplanes....I'm sure I could think up a few more.
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Clint has had some great movie trucks!





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Not in any particular order...Sailing, RC airplanes, wood working, motorcycles, scuba, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, drinking, fukin'. You know, the usual.
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I still do the muscle car thing. I finally sold my 69 Hemi Charger of 40 years a couple of months ago. Kinds miss the old girl but buisness called and if successful can buy it back.
Have a 74 big block charger that should be done this fall as my driver and a 71 Super Bee actively being worked on.
I remember the 1967 canary yellow Belvedere GTX hemi the fellow had. Use to cruise the dairy bar back in 68. Bad to the bone. Hottest ride in town. Suck a 440 right up.

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I have a 68 Hemi 4 speed roadrunner. Body is finished, now the engine. Forest green car with radio delete. Haven't worked on it in a couple of years. Too busy and want drivers.
I also have looked at models again. Just picked up a Russian T-14 tank and object 199 BMPT with ATGM in 1/35. Figure, these can be winter projects on Friday nights.
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Lets see...

Jeeps (own 3 wranglers and offroad them

Scuba diving

Remote control, lately into 1/16th tanks that you combat with the IR system

Travel and camping

Miniature wargaming

Reading

Biking

Ultimate frisbee and martial arts

Strategy computer games

Chasing women....

And still have time for a job...
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Is that done with circular saw blades?

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My hobby is collecting ww2 memorabilia. I had always wanted to and with the move to AZ I have the time, space and a budget for it. A surprisingly large amount of this stiff comes through the pawnshop I work at. Here are a few pics of some of the collection.

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now it's PT and Dr visits.

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