Misc. Weird hobbies.

AlpineAccess

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I get pulled into different projects/hobbies from time to time.

Had a chainsaw that stopped working, so tore it all the way down to the piston, made a video, followed the forums for a while. Got the saw running again but in the meantime acquired two other saws.

Saw the Coleman thread on MUD, got interested in my parents' old Coleman stuff from when I was a kid, learned that Coleman made a bunch of other models of that stuff, now I have too many stoves and lanterns.

My father in law traded some firewood for a Honda Trail 90 that didn't run, so I got it running and have been working to fix up a few little other issues with it.

Have some old model rockets too @AxleIke . Shot some a few years ago but need to get them out again and have another round of blast offs. That's cool you have a Saturn V.

Weird for Colorado, because we don't have any water, but I love to sail catamarans and would like to do more of that along with windsurfing.

That and working on the house and my Cruisers always seems to keep me entertained.

Some fantastic sailing up in Granby and Dillon!
 

shellb

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R/C Cralwers here too! Lots of fun for all ages and agree with easy recoveries.

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Hulk

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Want to sell a set of your cards? 🙂

Ha, you're not the first person who has asked. Maybe I should sell a couple of sets and see what you all think of the game now that some time has passed.
 

kurtnkegger

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I dabble in metal sculptures too. I used to make my wife Halloween spiders every year, but haven’t done it for a few years. Here’s a few that I made for her...

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DouglasVB

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I do some stuff with model trains. N scale, HO scale, O scale, G scale, some Lego trains, and some other not-to-scale trains. What I *REALLY* want is a 7.5" riding train to build at my parents property in the mountains. Someday maybe... I could probably fit in 1-2 miles pretty easily and it would be useful as well. Perfect way to go around checking on the property, move wood around, and whatnot :-D

Someday maybe when I own a house I'll actually be able to have the trains out in their own space permanently. For now, I bring them out during the holidays to put around the tree. I've got some ideas on building a Nn3 (N scale narrow gauge) layout that's more vertical than horizontal so I could put it in a couple IKEA display cases that are easy to move. I think I enjoy HO scale the most though because it's big enough to have some nice detail and is easy to work on, but not so big as to take up tons of room for not much action.

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J1000

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One of my hobbies I haven't done in a long time is paintball. I used to play it every weekend year around just with friends on a private lot and before that every birthday party when I was a kid. My group of PB buddies moved on and it's not as much fun playing with a bunch of strangers and kids that cheat etc at the public fields. I try to make the yearly big game 200 player scenario games but haven't for a couple years.

I have a little bit of everything, pumps, pistols, electro, mechanical, and even some magfed (which are my favorite). Anyone else PB? I have been thinking about getting my gear in order and starting up again this year. I still have my Tippmann A-5 I bought when I was 15 years old and I have an FN303 ex-riot control weapon that I modified to shoot under 300fps.

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Squishy!

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Also i am a grown ass man and i play with toy trucks. 1/10 electric rc crawlers specifically. Lots of fun around campsites and easy recoveries😉
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Me too man! I just modded my Mojave body onto my trx4. It's a sweet hobby! I've got a TF2 with a 1st gen body and I've owned almost every Traxxas model lol
 

allen.wrench

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I got an Origin Maine leather kettlebell to add to the arsenal. They call it the burden. It's nicely made. With 50$ of pennies it weighs about 30#.

Relative to my 12# shackle the burden is a good complement for light farmer walks and single leg Romanian deadlifts

I also sorted through the 50$ of pennies for all 1982 and older pennies. Found a few wheat pennies, even one from 1919. Coins, especially old coins, are very fascinating to me.

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Jack Bo

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One of my hobbies I haven't done in a long time is paintball. I used to play it every weekend year around just with friends on a private lot and before that every birthday party when I was a kid. My group of PB buddies moved on and it's not as much fun playing with a bunch of strangers and kids that cheat etc at the public fields. I try to make the yearly big game 200 player scenario games but haven't for a couple years.

I have a little bit of everything, pumps, pistols, electro, mechanical, and even some magfed (which are my favorite). Anyone else PB? I have been thinking about getting my gear in order and starting up again this year. I still have my Tippmann A-5 I bought when I was 15 years old and I have an FN303 ex-riot control weapon that I modified to shoot under 300fps.


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Now I am the fan of Apex Legends and prefer to take some shooting there. Using https://despize.com it gets me completely new experience.
Once or twice I have tried to take up paintball but I didn't like that the shots were too painful. At least for me :(
 

3rdGen4R

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I made a card game and had prototypes manufactured. Then I got some feedback that the name might make it seem like I was making fun of people who legitimately have been sick and died. The focus of the game is totally on life during quarantine, not the actual pandemic, so changing the name would probably be better anyway. But I haven't lifted a finger in a few months...

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I don’t think the name is bad or offensive.
 
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