Weekend Hobby, Craft and Bodging Thread

Greetings, all. Time once again to head to the garage, basement, shop, studio, craft room or wherever else you go to make a mess and lose yourself in something creative.

Please note this is not an open thread, so please refrain from things political. Lord knows we have lots of opportunities for that. Okay, here we go.

I've featured Samy from Germany before and once again he makes a futuristic shadowbox diorama from just basic materials like card, styrofoam and Sculpey.

Continuing in the futuristic/dystopian theme, here's an amazingly creative transformation of a cheap action figure into a cool alien miner.

Danish woodworker Jesper makes a really nice table from reclaimed pallet wood. Pallets intrigue me as a source of raw material but it is a lot of work to break down and prepare. Still, I love the wax finish and want to try that out one day.

Jimmy DiResta is the doyen of the YouTube maker movement. He's skilled in virtually any material. Here, he shows off his talents on the sewing machine and walks you through making a heavy duty tool bag.

Peter Lloyd Lee is a model railroad custom builder, and he's also damned good at translating his customers' wishes into realize-able track plans. Here, he walks you through the process.

At the risk of stepping on KT's gardening toes, here's something different to try; aquaponics. Raising fish and plants both as food as well as decorative purposes. Nice beginner's overview.

Another great restoration, this time of an antique coffee mil by TRG.

Ben Uyeda is a talented designer and makes some unique pieces from materials like steel, plywood and concrete. Here's a space saving desk from steel and wood that folds out of the way when not in use.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 05:05 PM




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1 Good afternoon Hobbiests

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:11 PM (k8B25)

2 Can't be... First?

Posted by: tRusty Hudson at August 13, 2022 05:11 PM (iJCGt)

3 Is mountain biking a hobby? Just got back from a great ride with the son.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 13, 2022 05:13 PM (h1jJh)

4 Actually, wooden pallets easily fall apart. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 13, 2022 05:13 PM (CdZ4i)

5 That reminds me, I have to fix a display some random guy brought into the VFW of a 1/350 scale USS Enterprise. I keep forgetting to bring it home to get a new display case and fix everything that is broken on the ship.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 13, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

6 How do you like your new state, Sefton?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 05:16 PM (u73oe)

7 Hiya JJ !

Posted by: JT at August 13, 2022 05:16 PM (T4tVD)

8 Hiya Hobby Horde !

Posted by: JT at August 13, 2022 05:17 PM (T4tVD)

9 Welp, in addition to my Hudson Hornet hobby, I do full custom automotive gauges. Trying to wrap up a '56 Ford truck cluster. Just about there, but I'm slow and easily distracted.

Posted by: tRusty Hudson at August 13, 2022 05:17 PM (iJCGt)

10 Just found out that the friend of a friend has a sawmill. I want some mesquite 4x8's.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:18 PM (Ra/Kb)

11 You're in my neck of the woods we should talk model building.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 13, 2022 05:20 PM (U11/V)

12 the table from reclaimed pallet wood is a great idea.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 05:20 PM (5pTK/)

13 My first oxen wagon in 15mm for my Russian Napoleonic army
https://tinyurl.com/mwpn39ea

I scratch built the oxen yoke and tied to make a weathered wagon but not sure it turned out like the video I watched. Have another exactly the same but painting the outside the Greenpoint Russians used for their artillery and vehicles.
Other thing is needs a driver, preferably one with a cane as that's how the oxen are steered but don't have a figure yet.
Need to finish that next wagon and will put on parade of complete 1st Western Army of Borodino.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:21 PM (k8B25)

14 Does custom-crafting 9 mm ammo count as a hobby?
It's artisanal ammo.

Posted by: RI Red at August 13, 2022 05:21 PM (RILc4)

15 blake, have you ever used cedar?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:21 PM (Ra/Kb)

16 blake, have you ever used cedar?
Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:21 PM (Ra/Kb)
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Hi Ben!

No, I have not, unfortunately. I keep thinking I need to, though.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 05:22 PM (5pTK/)

17 Greenpont is supposed to be green paint

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:24 PM (k8B25)

18 Ahoy, landlubbers, mariners, and all aficionados of rum, sodomy and/or the lash. We don't judge here.

Spending a glorious afternoon here at Dana Pt, CA with a pile of projects awaiting my attention. Traffic in nubile young females on paddleboards is light to moderate today.

Electrical is now the focus. My deep dive into the vessel's 12V electrical system revealed a virtual house of horrors. I'm thinking I'll need to rip everything out and rewire the entire boat with well-marked, well organized cabling. I have the bits and pieces for the initial phase but somehow, old man alcohol and nubile ladies on paddleboards conspire to prevent me from mKing substantial progress toward my goal.

I'm meeting with the canvas guy this week to finalize an order for a replacement dodger and bimini. Preliminary estimate is $5600. The shelling out continues apace..l

Rear Admiral Cicero, out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 05:25 PM (+A+sw)

19 Let me see, train spotting is a hobby; plane spotting is a hobby; bird watching is a hobby ..... wait .... bird ... is boob watching a hobby (the over the shoulder boulder holder boobs)?

The appropriate song would be "Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by .."

Posted by: Ciampino - at my age it has to be "sitting on the corner park bench ..." at August 13, 2022 05:31 PM (qfLjt)

20 Does custom-crafting 9 mm ammo count as a hobby?
It's artisanal ammo.
Posted by: RI Red at August 13, 2022 05:21 PM (RILc4)

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Locally-sourced?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 05:32 PM (+A+sw)

21 blake, my dining table is 4x4 cedar frame with a tile inset. The tile is a picture of Indian jewelry and pottery figures from a store in ABQ. The legs are 2in copper pipe. My 6'x4' library table style desk is 2x8x6 cedar. I'll bet you would like working with it.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:32 PM (Ra/Kb)

22 Someone say rear admiral?

Posted by: Richard Levine at August 13, 2022 05:32 PM (u73oe)

23 The best way to remove all the nails from pallet wood. How to video: https://youtube.com/shorts/SE64icla5wY?feature=share

Posted by: Bob Bailey at August 13, 2022 05:33 PM (2rYse)

24 I have a complete cedar picnic table, 8 sided about 6 feet long and sadly been in garage covered in stuff for too many years

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:35 PM (k8B25)

25 My hobby is watching folks build things and living vicariously through their achievements.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 13, 2022 05:35 PM (Z7Jj3)

26 yes, I have been working with wood since 1960
and I have witnessed a bunch of crummy ass wooworkers
but I'll have to asy this Jesper character is one of the worst
he is exhibit #1 why not to watch wood working vids
never ever, ever never do you glue boards at 90 degrees
NEVER, EVER
wood shrinks at a diiferent rate from end to end and across the grain
if you do this, eventually you will have cracks b/c of the shrinkage differential

and side to side joints do not need any mechanical implement
and when glue boards side to side, you should have opposing annular rings

and, using shitty wood such as a pallet will dull the shit out of your knives b/c of the dirt embedded in the wood

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (us2H3)

27 23 The best way to remove all the nails from pallet wood. How to video: https://youtube.com/shorts/SE64icla5wY?feature=share

Posted by: Bob Bailey at August 13, 2022 05:33 PM (2rYse)
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Burn the wood off?

Posted by: Ciampino - use a really powerful magnet - only in the movies though at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (qfLjt)

28 I have a 4x6 shed in my backyard that I'm thinking of converting to a chicken coop. That's kinda hobby-ish.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (u73oe)

29 Ben, that sounds amazing.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (5pTK/)

30 Does photography count as a hobby if you have and use these prime lenes primarily (couldn't stop myself)?

24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2, 100mm 2.8 Macro, 135mm 2.8 plus zooms and tilt-shift

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 05:40 PM (fluxs)

31 blake, my living space is not that large so the furniture was made out of necessity.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:41 PM (Ra/Kb)

32 28 I have a 4x6 shed in my backyard that I'm thinking of converting to a chicken coop. That's kinda hobby-ish.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (u73oe)

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Say, have you calculated the maximum capacity of the coop?

Posted by: A Physicist Eager To Retell An Old Physicist Joke at August 13, 2022 05:42 PM (+A+sw)

33 I have a 4x6 shed in my backyard that I'm thinking of converting to a chicken coop. That's kinda hobby-ish.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM


I have a buddy that has a similar sized shed in his yard that he wants to turn into a cold smokehouse for sausages and cheese. It's doable with some insulation and ventilation but we are in Texas and it would not be usable in the summertime. I figure we could cold smoke in that thing maybe 4-5 months out of the year.


We do turn out some butt kicking summer sausages and he has people lined up to buy his smoked cheese in the late fall.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 13, 2022 05:42 PM (bVYXr)

34 26 yes, I have been working with wood since 1960

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:37 PM (us2H3)
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So you have turned 29. Belated Happy Birthday.
Those are excellent tips.

Posted by: Ciampino - I keep glue away from my wood at August 13, 2022 05:42 PM (qfLjt)

35 I was told ny one of my mentors, long time worker for Manheim Galleries in NOLA and one of the most respected in the world, that nobody knows shit about woodorking anymore

and he was right

and that was 1968

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:43 PM (us2H3)

36 Photography is most certainly a hobby, was hard at it over 20 years but just stopped.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:43 PM (k8B25)

37 Years ago I made an artificial pond with a water feature (solar powered waterfall from a pump).
It had aquatic plants and koi fish, all colors.
Unfortunately it became very popular with the local wildlife. We had some very well fed raccoon about.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, onion soup time at August 13, 2022 05:44 PM (jTmQV)

38 Posted by: Ciampino - I keep glue away from my wood at August 13, 2022 05:42 PM (qfLjt)

72 Monday, my friend

Napoleon's B'Day

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:44 PM (us2H3)

39
That reminds me, I have to fix a display some random guy brought into the VFW of a 1/350 scale USS Enterprise. I keep forgetting to bring it home to get a new display case and fix everything that is broken on the ship.
Posted by: Mister Scott


Which one?

https://tinyurl.com/99cwxmnv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2022 05:46 PM (63Dwl)

40 Early Happy Birthday, REDACTED. Passed that mark in June of this year.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:47 PM (Ra/Kb)

41 Ben Had that table sounds lovely!

Posted by: jewells45 at August 13, 2022 05:48 PM (nxdel)

42 That reminds me, I have to fix a display some random guy brought into the VFW of a 1/350 scale USS Enterprise. I keep forgetting to bring it home to get a new display case and fix everything that is broken on the ship.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Which one?

https://tinyurl.com/99cwxmnv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2022 05:46 PM


CVN-65

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 13, 2022 05:48 PM (bVYXr)

43 for most projects, the cost of the wood is secondary to the labor involved

so cut yourself some slack and buy some decent lumber

unless you can find a pallet made from Gaboon Ebony or English brown oak

or maybe even satinwood

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:48 PM (us2H3)

44 My hobby is drumming. Moved from Chgo burbs to east Nashville area 15 months ago. Got 15 acres . A big music room, a 1/2 acre pond full of bass and a gun range . Any area morons want to come jam, fish and shoot someday we can maybe set something up .

Posted by: Big Alfredo at August 13, 2022 05:49 PM (IX6Ru)

45 You people aren't all really 29, are you?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 05:49 PM (u73oe)

46 Does photography count as a hobby if you have and use these prime lenes primarily (couldn't stop myself)?
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Do you mean because you would'nt compromise on lens quality and speed by using a zoom lens instead?.. You don't sound like a mere hobbyist, dear Lost in Space .

You are better.

Posted by: JM in Florida at August 13, 2022 05:49 PM (KTtDJ)

47 40 Early Happy Birthday, REDACTED. Passed that mark in June of this year.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:47 PM (Ra/Kb)

right back at you, pardner

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 05:49 PM (us2H3)

48 Photography is most certainly a hobby, was hard at it over 20 years but just stopped.
Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:43 PM (k8B25)

Over 20 years + over a of decade running a personal obsessions blog (pics and words). I will never stop, I would lose what is left of my mind. Canon L primes lenses are dope.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 05:50 PM (fluxs)

49 32
Say, have you calculated the maximum capacity of the coop?

Posted by: A Physicist Eager To Retell An Old Physicist Joke at August 13, 2022 05:42 PM (+A+sw)
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Do tell us the joke.

Posted by: Ciampino - is it a Hadron joke? at August 13, 2022 05:51 PM (qfLjt)

50 jewells, the tile is a copy of a card from Wrights Indian Jewelry in ABQ. Tile function in photoshop and decoupage gives one unlimited options.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:55 PM (Ra/Kb)

51 Alfredo, that sounds like my dream home.
Music studio, maybe 800 sq. feet or so, with control room, maybe another 200 sq. feet. Yamaha C3 piano with a drum set on a platform.
Storage for spare drum sets. Hang the guitars from the walls, temperature controlled, natch. Iso booth for vocals.
Then the main residence should be 25 yards away or so, with a pool in between.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, onion soup time at August 13, 2022 05:55 PM (jTmQV)

52 Why reclaim pallet wood? Pallets are worth money, and you can buy 1x4s anywhere.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 13, 2022 05:56 PM (WHt4f)

53 Do you mean because you would'nt compromise on lens quality and speed by using a zoom lens instead?.. You don't sound like a mere hobbyist, dear Lost in Space .

You are better.
Posted by: JM

It is my insanity and I couldn't be happier. I have a small exhibition coming up in September. It will be fun. Some of my best work is the last hood I lived at in Seattle. I saw that all the the one story buildings were going to be leveled so saved them as portraits. Lots of them are gone and I have the only HQ images of thr place. They are super valuable. I got lucky.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 05:56 PM (fluxs)

54 I think my main hobby is procrastination, it's been a longtime favorite, and I'm very skilled.

Making coffee, and napping are on the schedule right now.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 05:57 PM (C+ya3)

55 The folding desk sounds neat but I don't think would be very practical. Also kinda heavy for a 2x4 wall. I did see he built it for a shipping container house/hotel?

Posted by: lowandslow at August 13, 2022 05:58 PM (qH6FZ)

56 I think my main hobby is procrastination, it's been a longtime favorite, and I'm very skilled.

Making coffee, and napping are on the schedule right now.
Posted by: Common Tater

And we have a thread winner.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 05:58 PM (fluxs)

57 My hobby is learning how to back up a utility trailer. This would be easier if I didn’t have to back up and around into the space

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 05:58 PM (9WSy4)

58 51 Alfredo, that sounds like my dream home.
Music studio, ........
...... Then the main residence should be 25 yards away or so, with a pool in between.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, onion soup time at August 13, 2022 05:55 PM (jTmQV)
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But where are all the bikini-clad beauties?

Posted by: Ciampino - where is the massage room? at August 13, 2022 05:59 PM (qfLjt)

59 54 I think my main hobby is procrastination, it's been a longtime favorite, and I'm very skilled.

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The fact that you didn't post this on last week's hobby thread makes it clear that you're just dabbling in procrastination.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 05:59 PM (+A+sw)

60 54 I think my main hobby is procrastination, it's been a longtime favorite, and I'm very skilled.

Making coffee, and napping are on the schedule right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 05:57 PM (C+ya3)

I worked my ass off from 1960 to 2010

and this guy knows what it took me 50 years to figure out

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:00 PM (us2H3)

61

My hobbies include masturbation, golf and strangling animals.

Posted by: Harry Baggot at August 13, 2022 06:00 PM (hvvP5)

62 Bit of a DIY disaster today. Am replacing the surface in front of the living room fireplace. Last weekend, got the tile and mortar bed demolished to half depth or so. Today Was for new mortar to bring the bed up to just under subfloor height (avg of about 1 1/2" needed). I thought I'd be clever and use self leveling floor prep, instead of mostly mortar and then a half inch or so of leveler, thus saving a step and material cost.

I didn't seal the mortar where it meets the floor and chimney framing. A bunch of leveling compound dripped into the basement. A mess and I stopped pouring, so threw out prolly 80% of the leveling compound. (1 of 2)

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 13, 2022 06:00 PM (8C7+r)

63 My hobby is learning how to back up a utility trailer. This would be easier if I didn’t have to back up and around into the space
Posted by: Notsothoreau

The judges have reconsidered the thread winner. Procrastination and backing up a trailer are tied.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:01 PM (fluxs)

64 Rear Admiral Cicero, out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 05:25 PM (+A+sw)
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I'm glad you made it out of the office and to your yacht. I hope the weather is as glorious there as it is here.

Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:01 PM (aeePL)

65 Cicero, fair winds and calm seas, Captain.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:01 PM (Ra/Kb)

66 57 My hobby is learning how to back up a utility trailer. This would be easier if I didn’t have to back up and around into the space
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 05:58 PM (9WSy4)


put your hand on middle of the bottom of the steering wheel

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:02 PM (us2H3)

67 "But where are all the bikini-clad beauties?"

Bring 'em over! Can they sing? No?
Still OK...

Posted by: gourmand du jour, onion soup time at August 13, 2022 06:02 PM (jTmQV)

68 I am leaving behind a folding desk. It has two wings that fold to meet in the middle. When you fold them out, there's a flat desk piece that folds down. It's clever but I decided I would rather take the rolltop.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:02 PM (9WSy4)

69 As said from my Air Force days on, growing actually in cameras and equipment, until maybe even less than 20 years ago had a camera withing hand always. Had a traffic accident in company truck and fully documented everything.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:02 PM (k8B25)

70 So, back to the box store. I'll get a tube of mortar sealant and run a bead around the perimeter, prime what remains of the first pour (quite a bit, actually), then mix up another bucket of leveler and pour with crossed fingers. (2 of 2)

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 13, 2022 06:03 PM (8C7+r)

71 Cats are a hobby, aren't they??

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/
1558365472978075649

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (yikp0)

72 I was considering growing tobacco. I live in SC. Growing would be easy, but I know nothing about the after-harvesting processing.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (JVCkA)

73 Photography is most certainly a hobby, was hard at it over 20 years but just stopped.
Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 05:43 PM (k8B25)

Over 20 years + over a of decade running a personal obsessions blog (pics and words). I will never stop, I would lose what is left of my mind. Canon L primes lenses are dope.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 05:50 PM (fluxs)

I wish you were here last week to critique my amateur B&W submissions.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (27hQX)

74 Locally sourced gluten-free conflict-free Non-GMO artisanal 9 mm ammo

Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (C+ya3)

75 Out on deck, cooling off but it's mosquitoes that might drive me back to basement to work on wagon

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (k8B25)

76 Raining like crazy in Laramie right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (c3QXw)

77 My hobby is drumming. Moved from Chgo burbs to east Nashville area 15 months ago. Got 15 acres . A big music room, a 1/2 acre pond full of bass and a gun range . Any area morons want to come jam, fish and shoot someday we can maybe set something up .
Posted by: Big Alfredo at August 13, 2022 05:49 PM (IX6Ru)
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My son lives in Nashville and plays music on the side. He said drummers are always in demand because most people come there to play guitar (like him). How awesome that you have a music room! Your place sounds awesome. I didn't realize there were 15 acre spreads in East Nash. Good for you.

Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (aeePL)

78 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 13, 2022 06:00 PM (8C7+r)

I commend you telling what most people wouldn't admit to

like bedding a babe and not being able to get it up

which, mind you, has never happened to me

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (us2H3)

79 My hobby is learning how to back up a utility trailer. This would be easier if I didn’t have to back up and around into the space

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 05:58 PM (9WSy4)

Heh...I learned how to do that a long time ago with semi trailers. I hated not knowing how to do something my employees did. It's actually fun!

And "Redacted" is correct. Put your hand on the bottom of the wheel. Where your hand goes is where the tail of the trailer goes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (XIJ/X)

80 . A mess and I stopped pouring, so threw out prolly 80% of the leveling compound. (1 of 2)
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

My grandfather always said a true Craftsman can hide his mistakes. I suggest you throw a blue tarp over the mess in the basement and declare yourself to Craftsman.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:06 PM (fluxs)

81 I know. I do that but I still have to figure how to make a gentle curve rather than a jacknife. And then there's traffic. And I've taken this out about three times now. What I do is drive down to the school and practice a bit, then drive past the place and practice in the next street over. If I get frustrated, I practice some more and try again. I just need more practice.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:06 PM (9WSy4)

82 Growing would be easy, but I know nothing about the after-harvesting processing.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (JVCkA)

Wow! That sounds interesting! Eromero grew up in SC. I wonder whether he remembers the processing...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 13, 2022 06:07 PM (XIJ/X)

83 Say Cicero are you going to relate your physicist joke?
/LOL

Posted by: Ciampino - I think it's a quantum chicken crossing the road joke at August 13, 2022 06:07 PM (qfLjt)

84 Lots of talent out there....very nice!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 13, 2022 06:07 PM (R/m4+)

85 JJ, I hope you have an art studio and a train room in your new Wisconsin digs. I hope you and the missus are setting in well.

Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:07 PM (aeePL)

86 Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:08 PM (27hQX)

87 71 Cats are a hobby, aren't they??

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/
1558365472978075649
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (yikp0)

Yes!

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:08 PM (QOU0Y)

88 80 . A mess and I stopped pouring, so threw out prolly 80% of the leveling compound. (1 of 2)
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

My grandfather always said a true Craftsman can hide his mistakes. I suggest you throw a blue tarp over the mess in the basement and declare yourself to Craftsman.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:06 PM (fluxs)


In the basement, three black trash bags lie in stately repose.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 13, 2022 06:08 PM (8C7+r)

89 81 I know. I do that but I still have to figure how to make a gentle curve rather than a jacknife. And then there's traffic. And I've taken this out about three times now. What I do is drive down to the school and practice a bit, then drive past the place and practice in the next street over. If I get frustrated, I practice some more and try again. I just need more practice.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:06 PM (9WSy4)

well, it's purty obvious you aint' holdin your mouth right

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:09 PM (us2H3)

90 I think David the Good has a video on curing tobacco. I know he has a book on growing it.

And my new favorite home improvement channel is called Stud Pack. Really knowlegable and entertaining.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:09 PM (9WSy4)

91 Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around.
Posted by: Kilroy

My solution is to only go forward.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:10 PM (fluxs)

92 Why reclaim pallet wood? Pallets are worth money, and you can buy 1x4s anywhere.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 13, 2022 05:56 PM (WHt4f)

Different pallets for different materials. Back in the day the majority were hardwood, so woodworking guys liked to get a hold of them for projects. We got enough Amish around our neck of the woods that we can get cheap roughcut hardwood so I never messed around with pallets.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 13, 2022 06:10 PM (qH6FZ)

93 Notsothoreau, stick your head out the window and watch the back left of the trailer and the edge of the space you are backing into until you get the hang of it.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:11 PM (Ra/Kb)

94 And for those in the market for trailer tires, three tires and a rim to make a spare set me back a bit over $500.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:11 PM (9WSy4)

95 Out on deck, cooling off but it's mosquitoes that might drive me back to basement to work on wagon
Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:05 PM (k8B25)

Have you tried one of those electric bug zappers?

I empty mine about once a week and just a ton of dead bugs fall out of the thing. Goes bzzzzt every few minutes which means another bug off to Bug Heaven.

Seems to keep the mosquitoes in check and checks their breeding cycle.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 13, 2022 06:11 PM (R/m4+)

96 I have 9 foot tall hemlock trees I have been shearing each late summer to keep them full and short, but boy do they want to grow up. Today I went up on a ladder with pruning shears and whacked the top growth, cutting a lot of stuff as big as my thumb.

I can use hedge shears on the rest from there on down.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at August 13, 2022 06:11 PM (zugGI)

97 I'm currently engaging in my most time consuming hobby: sitting in the heat waiting for my kids to do something fun for them.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 13, 2022 06:12 PM (IlEFb)

98 Been to Laramie Wyoming for a afternoon

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:12 PM (k8B25)

99 Say Cicero are you going to relate your physicist joke?

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Okay. Here's a decent rendition...

A farmer, an engineer, and a physicist were all asked to build a chicken coop. The farmer says, “Well, last time I had so many chickens and my coop was so and so big and this time I have this many chickens so I’ll make it this much bigger and that oughtta work just fine.” The engineer tackles the problem by surveying, costing materials, reading up on chickens and their needs, writing down a bunch of equations to minimize the cost per chicken, taking into account the lay of the land and writing a computer program to solve the problem. The physicist looks at the problem and says, “Let’s start by assuming a spherical chicken in a vacuum...”.

See? Physics humor is the best humor!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 06:13 PM (+A+sw)

100 My hobbies include: woodworking, computers, shooting, procrastinating and napping.

I've pretty much mastered the last so as to avoid mastering the others.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 06:13 PM (5pTK/)

101 Never did have a bug zapper, remember FiL had one

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:13 PM (k8B25)

102 It's sort of like I haveto switch my brain off and just watch where the trailer goes and not where I expect it to go. I'll go out in a bit and try to get it a bit closer to the fence. Then I can unhitch it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:14 PM (9WSy4)

103 That coffee grinder restoration was extraordinary. But what in blazes was that rig that took all the rust and paint off like it was nothing?

Posted by: Splunge at August 13, 2022 06:14 PM (cm/80)

104 32 Say, have you calculated the maximum capacity of the coop?

forty-two!

Posted by: deep thought at August 13, 2022 06:14 PM (edU/H)

105 Cats are a hobby, aren't they??

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/
1558365472978075649
Posted by: andycanuck

You have this backwards. You are the cat's hobby. How cat's use their front paws is endlessly fascinating to me.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:15 PM (fluxs)

106 Guitarists, even good ones, are a dime a dozen in a place like Nashville. There's never been a shortage of guitar players. Sad but true.

I've read more than a few storied accounts of bands that became famous, and they'll say things like "Yeah, the only reason Jason was ever in the band, his parents had a garage where we could keep all our stuff" or "Bill had a drum kit, and a bunch of amps and nobody else did, so he was in."

Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 06:16 PM (C+ya3)

107 103 That coffee grinder restoration was extraordinary. But what in blazes was that rig that took all the rust and paint off like it was nothing?
Posted by: Splunge at August 13, 2022 06:14 PM (cm/80)

sand blasting booth

probably using glass shot

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:16 PM (us2H3)

108 speaking of rain, the monsoon here in AZ has been nothing short of spectacular this year. My wife and I were out and about yesterday and could see, in the distance, a wall of water coming out of the sky on the Hualapai mountains.

Coming from Bakersfield like we do, where ones knows they're breathing, because they can see the air, we're still surprised at how far we can see because the air is so clear.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 06:17 PM (5pTK/)

109 I don't really have a hobby but I have a project I'd like to do. One is use all the broken pieces of pottery I've found on the ranch and make a mosaic in a bird bath. I haven't watched a video yet on how it's done.

My other project I want to do is make an espalier apple tree fence like I saw at mount vernon. I have watched videos and I'll probably need a little help.

I also wanted to make these light pots called hypertuff or something similar. You use bags of cement and perlite. The pots look like cement planters but they're light so I would be able to move them. I think I need molds too.
I will need help because I can't pick up the 50 pound bag of cement.
So I guess my hobby is making plans and never following through.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:18 PM (PIXOC)

110 I'm teaching myself some radio skills using a USB SDR (software defined radio.) It's a thing that looks like a thumb drive, but has a thin coax cable that runs to a basic dipole antenna mounted on the gutter of the house. It's a radio... receive only, but the range of things it can pick up with this basic antenna is amazeballs.

Been listening to a couple dudes wax poetic on the 2 meter HAM (CB) band, air traffic and various EMS calls. Still working on decoding trunked systems that share bandwidth.

This isn't illegal either. You just can't broadcast unless you have the proper license.

But some of the shit I hear.... OMG. Stupid people are everywhere.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 13, 2022 06:19 PM (BFigT)

111 10 Just found out that the friend of a friend has a sawmill. I want some mesquite 4x8's.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 05:18 PM (Ra/Kb)

good luck with that.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 13, 2022 06:19 PM (eJn7u)

112 Did some playing around with the Neova ring. It's pretty impressive.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 13, 2022 06:19 PM (m0zqP)

113 Yeah, the only reason Jason was ever in the band, his parents had a garage where we could keep all our stuff" or "Bill had a drum kit, and a bunch of amps and nobody else did, so he was in."
Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 06:16 PM (C+ya3)

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The only reason Ozzy got into Black Sabbath was that he had his own mic and amplifier.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 06:20 PM (u73oe)

114 Guitarists, even good ones, are a dime a dozen in a place like Nashville. There's never been a shortage of guitar players. Sad but true.

I've read more than a few storied accounts of bands that became famous, and they'll say things like "Yeah, the only reason Jason was ever in the band, his parents had a garage where we could keep all our stuff" or "Bill had a drum kit, and a bunch of amps and nobody else did, so he was in."
Posted by: Common Tater

Be a bass player. You own the chords, thus the universe. Plus you are always in demand. Do not repeat this.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:20 PM (fluxs)

115 Still no hobbies. Shucks.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:21 PM (eGTCV)

116 BTW I build rifles and do amateur machinist work

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 13, 2022 06:21 PM (eJn7u)

117 my hobby is commenting on the AOS

it qualifies as a hobby cuz I'm shitty at it and it dont make no cash

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:21 PM (us2H3)

118 Locally sourced gluten-free conflict-free Non-GMO artisanal 9 mm ammo
Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (C+ya3)

"Currently" conflict-free.

Posted by: RI Red at August 13, 2022 06:22 PM (RILc4)

119 CaliGirl, wouldn't one of the guys on the ranch tote the cement for you? Molds aren't that hard to make just start simple.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:23 PM (Ra/Kb)

120 So I guess my hobby is making plans and never following through.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:18 PM (PIXOC)
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My soul sister!

Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:23 PM (aeePL)

121 I've looked into taking some saxophone lessons so I can up my level from barely tolerable to somewhat enjoyable.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:24 PM (27hQX)

122 it qualifies as a hobby cuz I'm shitty at it and it dont make no cash
Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:21 PM (us2H3)
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I would like to introduce you to Sarah.

Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:24 PM (aeePL)

123
Here is a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado.
Black with Red interior.
All. Original.

https://youtu.be/_O2TyPigiCI?t=639

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 13, 2022 06:25 PM (I3E/A)

124 bluebell, did you make happy hour?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:26 PM (Ra/Kb)

125
And when I say red interior, I mean Grandma Red Lipstick red.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (I3E/A)

126 I still have some scraps of English brown oak laying around for repairs

it is the coolest wood to work with

It's white oak that's been attacked by some mushroom or sumptin

it's very soft and takes to a finish like butter

a favorite of Grinling Gibbons

you know, the GOAT of wood carving

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (us2H3)

127 I saw a reality show where Tommy Lee joined a college marching band as a drummer. I can't believe he let it air because he had absolutely no basic drumming skills. How is that possible?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (27hQX)

128 BTW I build rifles and do amateur machinist work
Posted by: Xipe Totec

No. I am an amateur machinist. My dad was a master machinist who could build jigs to do anything and then produce parts that are only recently rivaled by modern CNC machines. His skill went way, way, way beyond master. As for my amateur status, he fired me because I was rather challenged drilling straight holes with a jig and drill press. It's because of this I think I was adopted.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (fluxs)

129 My hobbies are cosplay, poutine, genealogy, and fascism.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (EZebt)

130 99
See? Physics humor is the best humor!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 13, 2022 06:13 PM (+A+sw)
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Thank you. Now have a good sail.
Another one befitting our current universities:

Once many professors were called and asked to sit in an airplane. After they sat they were informed that the plane was made by their students. All of them ran and got out of the plane except one.
When asked for his reason to stay, he said, "If it's made by my students it will not even start."

Posted by: Ciampino - have confidence in your students at August 13, 2022 06:28 PM (qfLjt)

131 I would like to introduce you to Sarah.
Posted by: bluebell at August 13, 2022 06:24 PM (aeePL)

I know her and I know wutz shes warin

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:28 PM (us2H3)

132 @notsothoreau,

It's much easier to back with the driver's side on the inside of the curve. That way you see a lot better.

Sometimes of course the situation won't allow it, but if you can, always do it that way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 13, 2022 06:29 PM (XIJ/X)

133 I'm working on a paracord project that I hope turns out. It's neat but frustrating....

Posted by: Mishdog at August 13, 2022 06:29 PM (uwW33)

134 Watched the train layout, you need a degree in engineering to do that.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:30 PM (k8B25)

135 Every other metal drummer >>Lars Ulrich>>Tommy Lee >>Peter Criss

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 13, 2022 06:31 PM (c3QXw)

136 he fired me because I was rather challenged drilling straight holes with a jig and drill press. It's because of this I think I was adopted.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (fluxs)

If your bit was good you were overfeeding the drill.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 13, 2022 06:31 PM (eJn7u)

137 We had a 69 Caddy to tow the Airstream. Really nice car.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:31 PM (9WSy4)

138 saw a reality show where Tommy Lee joined a college marching band as a drummer. I can't believe he let it air because he had absolutely no basic drumming skills. How is that possible?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (27hQX

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I remember that! Band director is watching Lee out on the field and says "this guy was a fucking rock star?"

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 06:32 PM (u73oe)

139 137 We had a 69 Caddy to tow the Airstream. Really nice car.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 06:31 PM (9WSy4)

I'm starting to see the problem here

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:33 PM (us2H3)

140 If your bit was good you were overfeeding the drill.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

Thanks for the advice. Sadly you're 52 years late.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:33 PM (fluxs)

141 I watched a video (James May, Our Man in Italy) where he went to Cremona, home of fine violins.
Talk about some fancy carpentry and carving, wow.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, onion soup time at August 13, 2022 06:33 PM (jTmQV)

142 136 he fired me because I was rather challenged drilling straight holes with a jig and drill press. It's because of this I think I was adopted.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:27 PM (fluxs)

If you can't drill straight holes ?

I don't see a problem with this

Posted by: Pothole Pete at August 13, 2022 06:36 PM (us2H3)

143 One of the 'must haves' for our property search is a big shop/barn/garage building. Should have water, heat, power (220, 221 - whatever it takes).

My wife asked me the other day - okay say we find a property with a beautiful such shop. What are you going to do with it?



*Blink, blink. . . . . . Blink, blink*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 13, 2022 06:36 PM (LsEU/)

144 I'm hugely envious of those who have the time/resources to indulge their interests. Now, back to working on the lawn tractor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2022 06:37 PM (HDkjT)

145 Perfect.
Now all I need are a planar, biscuit joiner, bee hives, assorted clamps, as well as assorted sanding belts and the plug making tool.

I'm sure if I let SWMBO know that J.J. introduced me to pallet tables she'll go for the idea!
Thanks J.J.!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 13, 2022 06:38 PM (mvb50)

146 A 69 Caddy with a trailer hitch is like a Acuna street walker in RL alligator flats

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:38 PM (us2H3)

147 Heh. Supposedly, Keith Moon had a bit of trouble keeping time, but, no problem, because John Entwhistle was playing the bass.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 06:38 PM (5pTK/)

148 Of to the box store to get more supplies for the next chapter for Fireplace Follies.

Is Absent Landlord a hobby? Son is trying to get us to go halvesies with him on a rental property down the street from him.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 13, 2022 06:39 PM (8C7+r)

149
What are you going to do with it?



*Blink, blink. . . . . . Blink, blink*
Posted by: Tonypete


They'll never understand.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 13, 2022 06:39 PM (I3E/A)

150 Kind of half-assed, but I just put retractable casters on the legs of my 8' workbench. They work like a dream, and make it easy to move the workbench (in my case, to put pegboard up behind it, or for cleaning behind it).

A good buy at $60, and easy to install. Should've done this a long time ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 13, 2022 06:39 PM (3bNB6)

151
Those 429's had tremendous torque. They could pull.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 13, 2022 06:40 PM (I3E/A)

152 My wife asked me the other day - okay say we find a property with a beautiful such shop. What are you going to do with it?

*Blink, blink. . . . . . Blink, blink*
Posted by: Tonypete

Suggestion: honey, we're going to use it to store all your Hobby Lobby craft supplies, Jo-Ann Fabric fabrics, appliances that you only at christmas, and all your old dresses that you don't fit into anymore.

I take no responsibility for my suggestions.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:42 PM (fluxs)

153 126 ... redacted,

Any idea how butternut or Honduran mahogany compares to English brown oak for carving with hand tools? Never had a chance to use the brown oak.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 06:42 PM (7EjX1)

154 119 CaliGirl, wouldn't one of the guys on the ranch tote the cement for you? Molds aren't that hard to make just start simple.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:23 PM (Ra/Kb)

Yes, I showed one of the guys what I wanted to do and he said he'd help me. I have the bags of cement but not the perlite. I think they think my ideas are silly. I guess I kind of forgot about it until reading this thread.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:42 PM (Yuudf)

155 Shadowbox was neat, wanted to see the miniature buildings being made better

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:43 PM (k8B25)

156 My wife asked me the other day - okay say we find a property with a beautiful such shop. What are you going to do with it?

*Blink, blink. . . . . . Blink, blink*
Posted by: Tonypete at August 13, 2022 06:36 PM (LsEU/)

LOL

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 13, 2022 06:43 PM (OX9vb)

157 I will need help because I can't pick up the 50 pound bag of cement.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:18 PM (PIXOC)
______________

Get a hand cart, slip the bottom underneath the bag of cement, and wheel it wherever you want.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 13, 2022 06:44 PM (3bNB6)

158 I suppose public speaking is a hobby. I'm preaching in chapel services at two elderly persons housing complexes tomorrow.
So there's that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:44 PM (eGTCV)

159 118 Locally sourced gluten-free conflict-free Non-GMO artisanal 9 mm ammo
Posted by: Common Tater at August 13, 2022 06:04 PM (C+ya3)

"Currently" conflict-free.

Posted by: RI Red at August 13, 2022 06:22 PM (RILc4)
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But is it blight-free?

Posted by: Ciampino - is it oxide-free at August 13, 2022 06:45 PM (qfLjt)

160 The thing I learned from working with a handyman on deferred household maintenance: never lift anything you can drag, and never drag anything you can roll.

Saves energy, which is critical when you're working all day.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 13, 2022 06:46 PM (3bNB6)

161 I suppose public speaking is a hobby. I'm preaching in chapel services at two elderly persons housing complexes tomorrow.
So there's that.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens

I hope you can preach LOUDLY ......

Posted by: JT at August 13, 2022 06:46 PM (T4tVD)

162 Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:44 PM (eGTCV)

If you're not getting paid for it, yes, it's a hobby. Good for you!. What are you preaching on?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2022 06:47 PM (wvo9L)

163 Suggestion: honey, we're going to use it to store all your Hobby Lobby craft supplies, Jo-Ann Fabric fabrics, appliances that you only at christmas, and all your old dresses that you don't fit into anymore.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:42 PM (fluxs)

So, you need to find a property with TWO shops. Separate, and preferably on opposite ends of the property. This is the best way.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 13, 2022 06:47 PM (OX9vb)

164
Get a hand cart, slip the bottom underneath the bag of cement, and wheel it wherever you want.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 13, 2022 06:44 PM (3bNB6)

I can do that, I even know where the dolly is. And the wheelbarrow to make it.

Here is a video on what I want to make.
https://youtu.be/mgcpeTeiztw

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:47 PM (Yuudf)

165 If you're not getting paid for it, yes, it's a hobby. Good for you!. What are you preaching on?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2022 06:47 PM (wvo9L

I'llworkonittomorrowmorning. I'm thinking Psalm 25.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:49 PM (eGTCV)

166 I will need help because I can't pick up the 50 pound bag of cement. Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:18 PM (PIXOC)
______________

Get a hand cart, slip the bottom underneath the bag of cement, and wheel it wherever you want.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Or a cute HS QB.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 06:50 PM (fluxs)

167 Any idea how butternut or Honduran mahogany compares to English brown oak for carving with hand tools? Never had a chance to use the brown oak.
Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 06:42 PM (7EjX1)

butternut is like walnut, maybe a little softer
and Honduran Mahogany is kinda brittle
either can be carve but not that easily for the inexperienced

English brown oak is almost like basswood
however, in any desirable thickness, unporcuable

learn how to sharpen and you can carve almost anything
sharpening is the trick

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 06:50 PM (us2H3)

168 JTB, I have some small pieces of mesquite if you would like to try using it .

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 06:51 PM (Ra/Kb)

169 I'm thinking Psalm 25.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:49 PM (eGTCV

Let us know how it goes and God bless you and the Seniors!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2022 06:53 PM (wvo9L)

170 someone looking for an old piece of Mesquite

Posted by: Jerry Hall at August 13, 2022 06:53 PM (us2H3)

171 120 So I guess my hobby is making plans and never following through.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 06:18 PM (PIXOC)
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I tend to call that personal relationship

Posted by: Jerry Hall at August 13, 2022 06:56 PM (us2H3)

172 Did he say blessed are the cheese makers?

Posted by: Old guy listening to NL Lurker at August 13, 2022 06:57 PM (u73oe)

173 Caligirl her using that vermiculite in her mix lightens up the finish product. But even using full concrete moving it by small amounts will be easier.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 06:58 PM (k8B25)

174 The thing I learned from working with a handyman on deferred household maintenance: never lift anything you can drag, and never drag anything you can roll.

Saves energy, which is critical when you're working all day.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 13, 2022 06:46 PM (3bNB6)

I had the Home Depot guy help me load two big solid concrete planters into the back of my Jeep. I got home believing my neighbor would help me unload but he was no where to be found. I had other places I had to go and wanted them out so I got three 8 ft 2x4s I had in my garage and made a ramp and slid them down. After they were down , I rolled them to my flower bed on the same 2x4s. Where there's a will there's a way.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:58 PM (27hQX)

175 Did he say blessed are the cheese makers?
Posted by: Old guy liste

Lol

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 06:59 PM (eGTCV)

176 Did he say blessed are the cheese makers?
Posted by: Old guy listening to NL Lurker

I distinctly heard messed up are the mead drinkers.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 07:00 PM (fluxs)

177 ... "I have some small pieces of mesquite if you would like to try using it."

Ben Had,
You are a sweetie. Thanks. I would like to try some small pieces of mesquite.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:00 PM (7EjX1)

178 Oh, it's the meek! I'm glad they're getting something because they have a hell of a time!

Posted by: Old guy listening to NL Lurker at August 13, 2022 07:02 PM (u73oe)

179 JTB, I'll fix you up a selection.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 07:03 PM (Ra/Kb)

180 Pulled the Airstream doing 70. We had airshocks on it and a good hitch. Those cars were used as tow vehicles.

And I managed to tap the fence a bit trying to straighten the trailer so I get minor fence repair as my new hobby.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 13, 2022 07:03 PM (9WSy4)

181 Did he say blessed are the cheese makers?
Posted by: Old guy listening to NL Lurker

I distinctly heard messed up are the mead drinkers.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 13, 2022 07:00 PM (fluxs)

Why Jesus be bored?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 07:03 PM (eGTCV)

182
So, you need to find a property with TWO shops. Separate, and preferably on opposite ends of the property. This is the best way.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 13, 2022 06:47 PM (OX9vb)
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This is wisdom.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 13, 2022 07:04 PM (5pTK/)

183 167 ... REDACTED,

Thanks for the info. I've used mahogany for carving small, smooth figures. Same with butternut. Looked at some pictures of the brown oak. Interesting figure. I can see why Gibbons likes it so much.

BTW, I've read a couple of Gibbons' books. The man is half artist and half magician. What a fantastic talent.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:05 PM (7EjX1)

184 Speak up sonny

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 13, 2022 07:05 PM (eGTCV)

185 179 ... Ben Had,
Thank you so much.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:06 PM (7EjX1)

186
I had the Home Depot guy help me load two big solid concrete planters into the back of my Jeep. I got home believing my neighbor would help me unload but he was no where to be found. I had other places I had to go and wanted them out so I got three 8 ft 2x4s I had in my garage and made a ramp and slid them down. After they were down , I rolled them to my flower bed on the same 2x4s. Where there's a will there's a way.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 06:58 PM (27hQX)

Just reading this my shoulders went up to my ears. I have a hurt back/neck and watching people move heavy things makes my shoulders go up immediately.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 13, 2022 07:08 PM (Yuudf)

187 I pulled the old Firebird out of the garage for a good washing... need to do some work on the brakes and run another negative ground in the engine compartment. Not today on that... just a rub down.

Posted by: Inogame at August 13, 2022 07:09 PM (ftVvF)

188 Growing would be easy, but I know nothing about the after-harvesting processing.
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Just north of here in Rock County, Wi grew more tobacco than anywhere in the country at one time. Drying shacks as far as you could see with spaces between the boards to let air circulate. Filled with tobacco hanging inside. Tobacco became a bad word and they got forced out, iirc even growing it yourself was illegal.

Posted by: dartist at August 13, 2022 07:10 PM (+ya+t)

189 BTW, I've read a couple of Gibbons' books. The man is half artist and half magician. What a fantastic talent.
Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:05 PM (7EjX1)

his work is all over old English estates and homes

to see it in person is mindbending

of course, the black forest carvers of switzerland weren't shabby either

and yes, I know the black forest aint in switzerland

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 07:10 PM (us2H3)

190 JTB

most of the outstanding carving in Mahogany is in Santo Domingo Mahogany

another highly desireable yet almost unavailable wood

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2022 07:14 PM (us2H3)

191 New 8 Volt regulators are in. I may have the ARF 2001 working soon. Depends on when the grandkid gives me a few minutes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at August 13, 2022 07:14 PM (Bd6X8)

192 Just north of here in Rock County, Wi grew more tobacco than anywhere in the country at one time. Drying shacks as far as you could see with spaces between the boards to let air circulate. Filled with tobacco hanging inside. Tobacco became a bad word and they got forced out, iirc even growing it yourself was illegal.

Posted by: dartist at August 13, 2022 07:10 PM (+ya+t)

When a teenager I worked summers for a local framer. Being in KY tobacco was a major cash crop. I've done everything you could do to it; planted, hoed, suckered, topped, cut, hung in barn, tied into hands. Even worked part time at college in a tobacco warehouse. Smoked it for 40 years as well, sadly.

Posted by: Javems at August 13, 2022 07:23 PM (AmoqO)

193 I can do good things with mesquite, but it usually involves a smoker.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 07:24 PM (u73oe)

194 Since came down to basement
Primed 4 wagon wheels and painted 1 ox

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2022 07:29 PM (k8B25)

195 Will there be a movie thread tonight and will it finally address the greatness that is Lone Wolf McQuade?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 07:29 PM (u73oe)

196 CaliGirl, I watched that video, those look like cool little planters.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 13, 2022 07:30 PM (a4EWo)

197 Duke, mesquite is indeed good for that.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 07:30 PM (Ra/Kb)

198 We went to the Main St Arts Festival in Ft. Worth one year and there was a guy with mesqjite wood rockers. They were beautiful. And expensive.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 13, 2022 07:30 PM (8llgm)

199 When a teenager I worked summers for a local framer. Being in KY tobacco was a major cash crop. I've done everything you could do to it; planted, hoed, suckered, topped, cut, hung in barn, tied into hands. Even worked part time at college in a tobacco warehouse. Smoked it for 40 years as well, sadly.
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I think the hard part was that it had to be harvested by hand. They hired school kids in WI too. You busted your ass friend.

Posted by: dartist at August 13, 2022 07:31 PM (+ya+t)

200
of course, the black forest carvers of switzerland weren't shabby either

and yes, I know the black forest aint in switzerland
Posted by: REDACTED


Oberammergau (the place with the passion play every 10 years) is a wood carving mecca. I only had weekends off when my boss sent me over to Germany for a month and all the shops were closed on the Saturday I was able to make it there; so all I could do is look through the glass windows and take pictures. Just looking saved me a bunch of money.


Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 13, 2022 07:32 PM (mvb50)

201 193 ... Duke,

If my plans (and hopes) for carving the mesquite don't go well, the scraps may end up for the grill.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:34 PM (7EjX1)

202 If my plans (and hopes) for carving the mesquite don't go well, the scraps may end up for the grill.
Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:34 PM (7EjX1)

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Yes, our people are famous for using all of the tree.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 07:35 PM (u73oe)

203 If my plans (and hopes) for carving the mesquite don't go well, the scraps may end up for the grill.
Posted by: JTB

Did I miss you telling how large of pieces you require?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 13, 2022 07:35 PM (mvb50)

204 Dystopian bedroom with a view.

Very much inspired by the live action ScarJo Ghost in the Shell movie

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 13, 2022 07:36 PM (vN8uH)

205 Just ordered a Jack and Seven at Capital Grill.

$17.

This is why I'm not a big drinker .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 13, 2022 07:36 PM (27hQX)

206 Movie nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 13, 2022 07:37 PM (u73oe)

207 195 ... Don't you love the soundtrack for Lone Wolf McQuade? Especially the pipe organ before the fight scene. And L. Q. Jones is always a hoot,

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:38 PM (7EjX1)

208 Beside good to cook with mesquite is a very good hardwood. It has lovely color, grain and shape. The junk furniture you see with all the pale color showing is just shoddy , kitzshy crap.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 13, 2022 07:39 PM (Ra/Kb)

209 my hobby of late is sorting photos and putting them in books. I haven't done any for 20 years, so I have a big box of photos that are now sorted by year. Kind of fun, actually, as I remember all the things we did as a family, and then seeing the girlfriends enter the pictures, then weddings, etc. The only hard time was the year my mom passed away, and it was her last Christmas, birthday etc. Which we didn't know, of course.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at August 13, 2022 07:43 PM (BjGT6)

210 203 ... AZ,

It just depends on the pieces Ben Had sends. Could be anything from kitchen utensils for cast iron pans or small, smooth figures like comfort birds. Nothing large or too ornate. I only use knives, spoke shaves and palm gouges and chisels.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:45 PM (7EjX1)

211 209 ... Treasure those photos. One of my gripes about digital photography is the technology might not support the images for long. We have a picture of my aunt in her highchair. The calendar on the wall, still clearly visible, says 1917.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:49 PM (7EjX1)

212 Posted by: JTB

Will you be any place special in October?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 13, 2022 07:50 PM (mvb50)

213 Comfort bird?

Posted by: Ronster at August 13, 2022 07:52 PM (EoddF)

214 212 ... AZ,

Have to stay put. Medical stuff limits my travel for quite a while.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 07:57 PM (7EjX1)

215 Sorry to hear that, prayers up.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 13, 2022 07:58 PM (mvb50)

216 213 ... "Comfort bird?"

Ronster,

A comfort bird is a small, very smooth bird carving that can fit in the hand. It was first done years ago by a carver who wanted something 'comforting' for folks in hospice or nursing homes to handle. No sharp edges. They seemed to soothe the folks. Sorta like some people handle rosary beads. They have since become a favorite project for carvers. I believe Beavercraft makes a kit (wood and tools) to make them.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 08:04 PM (7EjX1)

217 215 ... AZ, Thanks.

Posted by: JTB at August 13, 2022 08:06 PM (7EjX1)

218 JTB, thanks

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