General Hobby Brag Thread (Image Heavy)

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General Hobby Brag Thread (Image Heavy)

Post by Barefoot Bree » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:58 pm

We've got a couple of ongoing threads for specific hobbies (wildlife photography and gardening), but I think we need a place to brag about our accomplishments in any of our hobbies. So here you go. Pics not required but strongly encouraged.
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Post by frazier » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:54 am

Ah hell why not. Charcoal or white pencil on white or black paper. Eight inch reflecting scope. I've got to get back into this - it was fun but obviously it's been a couple years!

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Post by LoneWolf » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:59 am

Now THAT is a cool combination of hobbies and is a new one to me.

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Post by Cath B » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:02 am

Yes, very cool frazier :) .

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Post by nygreenguy » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:59 pm

[quote=""frazier""]Ah hell why not. Charcoal or white pencil on white or black paper. Eight inch reflecting scope. I've got to get back into this - it was fun but obviously it's been a couple years!

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awesome.
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Post by Jobar » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:13 pm

Those might make you some money, frazier. Excellent work.

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Post by Pendaric » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:55 pm

Bit of parental bragging. My daughter did this in half an hour trying out her new pencil set:

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Post by Laton » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Cool.

A few years ago I used to build 3D models for a WW1 flight simulator:

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Good fun. I must fire 3DS Max up again and have another go.
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Post by Supernaut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:23 am

I am a suspension tech by trade so my job/hobby is to lift/lower/level/repair vehicle suspensions. Here is a photo of a 95 Ford Bronco with a 6" suspension lift (superlift brand) and 35" tires.

[img][IMG]http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af1 ... 54/007.jpg[/img][/IMG]
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Post by Supernaut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:24 am

Here is a 1997 Honda Civic that I lowered a slight 1" and upsized the wheels while maintaining the same o/d of stock:

[img][IMG]http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af1 ... _011-2.jpg[/img][/IMG]
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Post by Supernaut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:27 am

Here are some general suspension repairs I performed to a lifted truck:

Here is the problem (radius arm snapped at drop down frame bracket):

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Here is the repair (new radius arm):

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Post by Barefoot Bree » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:10 pm

I mentioned somewhere that I was going to post pics of the two projects I was working on over the Christmas holidays, then I forgot. Here they are:

First, I knocked together a folding table for my bed. It sits on the side rails for support, with small brackets to keep them in place, and the top was made from actual decking planks, so it's sturdy enough to sit on! It's a little high, though, for comfortable typing, so I may yet go back and shorten those legs. I want to keep it high enough to put my legs under comfortably, though.

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And the other project was sewing together a little cover for my new Kindle, since I couldn't see plunking down $35 or more for something I could make myself. Not sure these pics will come out well. (All these were taken with my cell phone.)

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Post by kennyc » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Wow, Nice work Bree!
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Post by Rome » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:17 am

Forest I drew in pen on an index card:

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Still life copy of a screenshot from a show I like:

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One of many poems I have written, this one in tribute to Muelmar Magallanes, called "The Handyman":

The wrath and perils of nature assault.

Wind and water flourish

As scores of people somersault,

Victims without a last wish.



A handyman goes for a swim

To aid the otherwise helpless.

They reach the hard earth with him.

He dives again into the raging mess.



A lawyer clings tightly to a pole,

Desperately resisting the attack.

The handyman rightly saves this soul,

And then he decides to go back.



On a rooftop screams a clerk

Sans a self-preserving knack.

The handyman goes to work,

And then he decides to go back.



A mother and baby in the abhorrent

Waters are about to meet their doom,

But the handyman braves the torrent

Saving both the fruit and the womb.



Aching and sore all throughout,

He plunges back in without slack,

Continually facing the dryness drought.

And he will never come back.



Tempered by the violent flood,

A wall of concrete tumbled.

Without a single drop of blood,

The handyman is humbled.



Unlike the dozens he saved,

His body drifts away solo.

Nature's reward is rather depraved

For a such a hero as Toto.



I've bragged enough for now.
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Post by Wizofoz » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:01 pm

Last November I went to Narromine in NSW to get back into Gliding.

I'm going back in March, hoping to get a couple of long goal-flights in the qualify for a particular Certificate.

I need to do a pre-delared, 300KM flight and a 500KM free distance. My best to date is 275.

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Post by Wizofoz » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Haven't looked at my Photo Bucket for a while.

I've got an Olympus SLR I usually get out for Airshows, and have gotten a few good shots with it-

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Post by Barefoot Bree » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:34 pm

Wiz, if you're getting those from Photobucket by clicking that box under the pic there, it gives you the IMG tags automatically. You don't need to click the image box here, just paste the link directly from the clipboard. That's why you're getting extra IMG tags that show up in the post like above.

Not a complaint, just FYI. Photobucket kept screwing me up like that till I suddenly got it.
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Post by Wizofoz » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:45 pm

Thanks BB.
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Post by Road Warrior » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:27 pm

I learned to weld a couple of years ago as a hobby/backup job/retirement job. (I don't plan on retiring another 9 years until age 65, but wanted to be a master welder by then).

Some of my projects:
This old trailer become this kayak trailer.

A rolling bicycle rack for the garage.

An armadillo made out of horseshoes was a venture into welding artwork. A 24" scorpion out of scrap.

I've built another trailer (reworked really) and am doing the same with another now but want to begin working more with TIG as opposed to MIG and stick welding.
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Post by kennyc » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:26 pm

[quote=""Road Warrior""]I learned to weld a couple of years ago as a hobby/backup job/retirement job. (I don't plan on retiring another 9 years until age 65, but wanted to be a master welder by then).

Some of my projects:
This old trailer become this kayak trailer.

A rolling bicycle rack for the garage.

An armadillo made out of horseshoes was a venture into welding artwork. A 24" scorpion out of scrap.

I've built another trailer (reworked really) and am doing the same with another now but want to begin working more with TIG as opposed to MIG and stick welding.[/quote]

WOW! The level of detail on that welded dog-cape is amazing! :D
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Post by Roo St. Gallus » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:52 pm

[quote=""Wizofoz""]Haven't looked at my Photo Bucket for a while.

I've got an Olympus SLR I usually get out for Airshows, and have gotten a few good shots with it-

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Nice pix, Wiz. You've taken up attending airshows as a hobby? I'm a revived fan of vintage aircraft and I'm thinking about taking up attending air museums and airshows for feeding my addiction.

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Post by Road Warrior » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:53 pm

She wasn't real happy about posing next to the Scorpion although the little fairy costume didn't bother her too much.
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Post by Lulu » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:42 am

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This is a dress I made today. It is the first one I have ever made. It is for my cousin who is almost 8 months old now.

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Post by DMB » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:30 am

When I was young I used to design and make most of my clothes: underslips, frocks,skirts, trousers, blouses, cardigans, coats and hats. I didn't make shoes, stockings, socks or bras. But it wasn't a hobby; it was a financial necessity. Once I didn't have to do it, I stopped most of it because I really hated sewing. I did continue knitting and crocheting for a while though.

I also used to do pottery and woodwork, but gave up both years ago. What I really loved doing was oil painting, mainly portraits and still lifes. I had to give up a year or two back because of arthritic degeneration in my right hand. That also meant giving up another enthusiasm: calligraphy. I suppose I could have continued painting if I had completely changed my style and technique and gone for very impressionistic stuff done with a knife or large brush, but I really like fine brushwork.

Here's a portrait I did:

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Post by kennyc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:51 am

Very nice lulu and dmb!
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