Weekend Hobby, Craft and Bodging Thread

Greetings, all. Hope you're all having a relaxing weekend so far. Below are a couple of works sent to my by commenter Polynikes. He's got a unique eye. I love the compositions and bold use of color. Great stuff, sir!

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Now, time to head to the basement, garage, studio, shop, craft room or wherever it is you can lose yourself for a while, make a mess and get creative!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 05:03 PM




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1 Welcome Hobbiests

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM (xhxe8)

2 A Sprite with a skull and a crocs means end of times.

666

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:06 PM (BRHaw)

3 Ah, Venice!

Nice Polynikes.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 05:06 PM (AiZBA)

4 Dead fish on string out front should have told you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:07 PM (BRHaw)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 05:08 PM (T4tVD)

6 Its way to clam this evening so I must go comfort the cabin boys!

Posted by: Capn Ned (Raging Queen) at December 03, 2022 05:08 PM (BRHaw)

7 I often wished I had the manual dexterity to built beautiful wooden ship models.

Alas, I have peasant hands and stubby fingers only suited for grubbing for potatoes in the cold earth.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (qoGsy)

8 Polynikes that's nice work,

Myself, made more charcoal this morning ( by product of lots of maple and pine trees) and working on repainting 40 year old figures hopefully a lot better. 2nd Russian guard light battery

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (xhxe8)

9 Books are:
Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought
by L. Ron Hubbard

The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:10 PM (BRHaw)

10 Beautiful paintings, Polynikes. Thanks so much for submitting them. I find the first painting particularly restful to look at Pray for Polynikes who is having some pain after surgery to deal with kidney stones and affects of anesthesia. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:10 PM (vH/6k)

11 I'm too clumsy to do these projects but I do love them.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 05:10 PM (z3WCn)

12 The top two paintings have been posted before. The second of course is the one I did for the TXMoMe and now in the possession of Hrothgar.

The third painting was the commission I did for the couple who wanted an impressionist type painting of a photo they took on their honeymoon.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:11 PM (8SCtT)

13 Its way to clam this evening so I must go comfort the cabin boys!
Posted by: Capn Ned

The only clams on the Raging Queen belonged to Ruth and Madeline Warrington. And then went unused.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (qoGsy)

14 Skull bong with sprite water will fuck you up!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (BRHaw)

15 I often wished I had the manual dexterity to built beautiful wooden ship models.

Alas, I have peasant hands and stubby fingers only suited for grubbing for potatoes in the cold earth.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (qoGsy)

Two words : bonsai potatoes

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (eoQWY)

16 The only clams on the Raging Queen belonged to Ruth and Madeline Warrington. And then went unused.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (qoGsy)

They did share a bunk!

and calm vs clam DAYUM

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:13 PM (BRHaw)

17
My hobby today was hanging drywall and corner bead, then using drywall compound to make everything nice and pretty. I have two oil paintings from last winter at 90% completion, but one of them has the ability to be life changing so I'll finish that one last. Or perhaps never.

I'm leaving the decision on that to the guy upstairs. I plan, he laughs.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 05:13 PM (enJYY)

18 Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:11 PM (8SCtT

How long have you been doing paintings? Self taught or you tool classes?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:13 PM (vH/6k)

19 Two words : bonsai potatoes
Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (eoQWY)

Are those the potatos that hurl themselves into the pan?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:13 PM (BRHaw)

20 I like your paintings, Polynikes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 03, 2022 05:14 PM (hgD8w)

21 I had 3 upsets in 5 games at 1k for 8 to 1.

I got 2!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:15 PM (BRHaw)

22 Bodgeers?

We don' need no steenking bodgers!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2022 05:16 PM (ykeLU)

23 "took" not "tool".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:16 PM (vH/6k)

24 in pic 3 I see a James Bond gondola with the airboat features!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:17 PM (BRHaw)

25 Beautiful work polynikes.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 03, 2022 05:18 PM (nxdel)

26 My latest hobbies have been shoveling snow and snow-blowing.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 03, 2022 05:18 PM (hgD8w)

27 Its way to clam this evening so I must go comfort the cabin boys!Posted by: Capn Ned

Yes; I can understand that going clamming can take a lot out a person. I think the cabin boys will just have to comfort themselves.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:19 PM (vH/6k)

28 7 I often wished I had the manual dexterity to built beautiful wooden ship models.

Alas, I have peasant hands and stubby fingers only suited for grubbing for potatoes in the cold earth.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (qoGsy)

I wish I had the patience. My train of thought grows shorter every year.

Posted by: Javems at December 03, 2022 05:19 PM (AmoqO)

29 I'm going to get about to adapting a poem I wrote (song lyrics, really) as a play. Been thinking about it for awhile.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 03, 2022 05:21 PM (KAi1n)

30 Are those the potatoes that hurl themselves into the pan?
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For the Red Emperor! May he reign a thousand years!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 03, 2022 05:23 PM (Vwz3I)

31 Hey Jewells.

Posted by: Javems at December 03, 2022 05:23 PM (AmoqO)

32 Who does that to a fish? That fucker would be skinless, boneless fillets before it was brought into the house.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 05:24 PM (geVLo)

33 Built a feedthrough panel last week for running coax through a window without having to leave a huge gap for bugs and weather to come through. Simple affair of some scrap plywood, a couple of handles, and a wall plate meant for home theater set ups. I think I may put some weatherstripping foam around the edges for a better seal.

Was supposed to get an End Fed Halfwave antenna this week, but USPS decided it needed to do a few laps around Florida for some reason.

Working on getting a Linux computer to talk to a Kenwood TS-570D. I can send and receive data via bash, but python can only send, apparently.

Didn't do any painting, as I tend more towards stick figures. With squiggly lines and misshapen oval heads.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at December 03, 2022 05:24 PM (Bd6X8)

34 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:13 PM (vH/6k)

Self taught. I started again after MH posted the top painting on the hobby thread. It's one of my first I did in 1992 and quit painting in 1995. My first painting back was the TXMoMe painting. Now that I'm retired painting and tennis seems to be what I'll be doing.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:25 PM (8SCtT)

35 Trying simple traces for wagons and limbers makes me appreciate sailing ship rigging difficulty

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:25 PM (xhxe8)

36 I assumed it was VALURITE vodka, not Sprite.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 03, 2022 05:25 PM (3ImbR)

37 32 Who does that to a fish? That fucker would be skinless, boneless fillets before it was brought into the house.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 05:24 PM (geVLo)

catch n grease

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:29 PM (BRHaw)

38 Nice paintings polynikes.

>>Trying simple traces for wagons and limbers makes me appreciate sailing ship rigging difficulty

Years ago I was given a beautifully built and fully rigged wooden model of the J boat Shamrock. It's one of my favorite things. No chance I could ever build anything like that but it's nice to look at.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 05:30 PM (ZLI7S)

39 Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:25 PM (8SCtT

I think that's wonderful!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:30 PM (vH/6k)

40 36 I assumed it was VALURITE vodka, not Sprite.
Posted by: IrishEi at December 03, 2022 05:25 PM (3ImbR)

Irish are you a g d genius putting valurite in a sprite bottle?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:30 PM (BRHaw)

41 >>>catch n grease

Posted by: rhennigantx

>Yeah it's a painting and I'm just busting his chops.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 05:31 PM (geVLo)

42 Yes, ValuRite vodka.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 03, 2022 05:31 PM (Vwz3I)

43 Great work Polynikes, I would hang. Especially the still life with crocs and valu-rite. Garret would give his life's savings for that !

All kidding aside. Nice pictures

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 05:31 PM (WF/xn)

44 Sprite bottles here are green.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 03, 2022 05:32 PM (Vwz3I)

45 Spent the day removing an exhaust manifold that had a broken stud. It's off and I now have 2 broken studs. All of them were a bitch to get out.

Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 05:33 PM (sn5EN)

46 Today I am priming the new drywall in the kitchen, the paint for the cabinet install next week. This kitchen has been torn apart for 3 months. Oh yea, I saved a lot of money doing the demo and a lot of the work, but what a PITA. Oh well, happy we can afford to remodel the 40 YO kitchen. Life is good

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 05:34 PM (WF/xn)

47 >Yeah it's a painting and I'm just busting his chops.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 05:31 PM (geVLo)

As soon as I finish my website you can see my abstracts and really bust my chops😀. I love doing 'good' abstract but I know you need to do a number of realism paintings to get some cred.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:35 PM (8SCtT)

48 17 I plan, he laughs.

I always take that as a sign to change direction . . .

Posted by: Next2Nothing at December 03, 2022 05:38 PM (tA1/w)

49 The memes I put in the still life

Crooked shelf, fish puns, valu-rite, barrel, crocs, book thread , garden thread and sniper. And of course the skull for aos.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:38 PM (8SCtT)

50 Got a load of My Pillow pillows and Ghiza sheet sets, have to say, I'm impressed.

Hobby related, I put the finishing touches on my Jamma/RetroPi combo system.

Installed the custom 3d printed and LED lighted marquee.

Pretty sweet setup for all your arcade and retro console gaming needs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 03, 2022 05:41 PM (up/3i)

51 The rain is REALLY coming down now.

So much for the it finally stopped raining theory.....

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 05:43 PM (T4tVD)

52 I wonder who is in the barrel ?

Posted by: Next2Nothing at December 03, 2022 05:45 PM (tA1/w)

53 Need to wash the big Buick tomorrow. That's hardly a hobby activity, but the time is getting close (= cooler weather. Maybe) that I can do the wash-clay-wax routine that will protect the paint until I can repeat it in March. After that this foul climate is too hot for me to do more than a do-it-yourself wash and wax spray-as-you-dry every week.

I had fun with the car this morning. There's a ramp to the eastbound Interstate in the suburbs that, once you turn from the light, runs straight and smooth right up onto the highway. I thought, "Let's have a romp." So I thrust the gas pedal down hard. I wouldn't say I "floored" it -- but the revs mounted to 3500, the V-6 growled, and the big sedan flew in smooth silence up into the lane. We were doing 70 and had fitted neatly into the traffic before I knew it.

Startled, Miss Linda looked at me. "It growled."

"Yes. It's not happy with the Bruce Springsteen cut you have on the stereo. Change the song."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:46 PM (KAKDL)

54 I've been working on repairing the top cover panel of our Samsung washer. It's in great shape EXCEPT for where the bleach cup rests. The depression where the cup sits has rusted over the years and sends it's rust flakes into the wash. She Who Must Be Obeyed was not happy. So, pulled it out, removed the rust as best as can be, primed and put the finish porcelain topcoat on this morning.

I love doing stuff like this. The neighbors think I'm nuts.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:46 PM (qoGsy)

55 Sub Guy Knows His Stuff!

Very Cool!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 03, 2022 05:46 PM (R/m4+)

56 Georgia is crushing LSU.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 05:47 PM (ZLI7S)

57 Years ago I was given a beautifully built and fully rigged wooden model of the J boat Shamrock. It's one of my favorite things. No chance I could ever build anything like that but it's nice to look at.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 05:30 PM (ZLI7S)


Thomas Lipton smiles. J-Boats are beautiful and big.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 05:47 PM (AiZBA)

58 Polynikes, I like the first and third paintings -- and after reading a few comments, I looked back at the middle one and got the in-jokes. Sometimes I'm slow. Good work!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:48 PM (KAKDL)

59 .
This kitchen has been torn apart for 3 months. Oh yea, I saved a lot of money doing the demo and a lot of the work, but what a PITA. Oh well, happy we can afford to remodel the 40 YO kitchen. Life is good

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 05:34 PM


Anytime you can remodel a kitchen is good. Average 'need' to remodel is about 20 years so you skipped an iteration and it probably shows. My first kitchen remodel involved replacing load bearing studs that had been consumed by termites. Besides that it was pretty easy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 05:48 PM (enJYY)

60 One of my favorite shows is Flea Market Flip. There are some fantastic transformations like the vid posted above.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:48 PM (l4ZPt)

61 Wife just said she heard a downpour, I said impossible it was clearing up.

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:48 PM (xhxe8)

62 She Who Must Be Obeyed was not happy. So, pulled it out, removed the rust as best as can be, primed and put the finish porcelain topcoat on this morning.

I love doing stuff like this. The neighbors think I'm nuts.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 05:46 PM (qoGsy)

Rumpole fan?

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 05:49 PM (Zzbjj)

63 It's raining

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:51 PM (xhxe8)

64 Rumpole fan?
Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 05:49 PM (Zzbjj)

Great stories and wonderful acting by Leo McKern.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:52 PM (vH/6k)

65 and "She who must be obeyed".

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 05:53 PM (Zzbjj)

66

My hobby is making money for my women to spend at the mall. Where I am currently being tortured. My daughters swiped the credit card and disappeared, and my wife tried to chemical warfare me in bath & body works...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (JfHYO)

67 64. You don't hear much about the Haggard novel

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (Zzbjj)

68 Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (Zzbjj)

I don't know about that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 05:56 PM (vH/6k)

69 As usual, I cannot find the sniper.

And I thought that shelf was crooked, but was going to politely pretend it's not.

The painting would make a good captcha for gaining entrance to a MoMe.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2022 05:56 PM (JOtiF)

70 >>Thomas Lipton smiles. J-Boats are beautiful and big.

A number of years ago both Shamrock and Endeavour were berthed in Newport. They would race each other, often for charity with celebrity skippers. It was an amazing sight when the two of them were running downwind under massive spinnakers.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 05:56 PM (ZLI7S)

71 I would love to be artistic. The drawing videos make it look so easy, mine just end up looking like potatoes.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 05:58 PM (ZdaMQ)

72 Evening, All. Happy Sopapilla Saturday.

What does “bodging” mean, anyway?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 05:59 PM (atmen)

73 Spent the day removing an exhaust manifold that had a broken stud. It's off and I now have 2 broken studs. All of them were a bitch to get out.
Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 05:33 PM (sn5EN)

Two words: MIG welder

Use the MIG stinger to build a little mound of metal on the end of the broken stud. This does two things, gives you a handle to turn the stud with, and soaks heat into the bound-up stud, making it expand, which acts to crush the rust crystals binding it in the hole.

It may take you numerous attempts to get a "handle" built that won't break off, but each attempt adds another heat cycle to the effort to free the stud. Be persistent, and eventually, you will win. This even works if the stud is broken off below the surface of the parent casting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:00 PM (tkR6S)

74 I have so many oind memories of watching PBS shows with my mom and then hurricane Sandy hit and I haven't had a working TV since then.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2022 06:00 PM (vH/6k)

75 Budging is an Irish thing. Involves drinking too much and passing out in a bog.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 03, 2022 06:01 PM (6Aopz)

76 My hobby is making money for my women to spend at the mall. Where I am currently being tortured. My daughters swiped the credit card and disappeared, and my wife tried to chemical warfare me in bath & body works...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (JfHYO)

You need to call for an extraction.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 03, 2022 06:01 PM (hgD8w)

77 I would love to be artistic. The drawing videos make it look so easy, mine just end up looking like potatoes.
Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 05:58 PM (ZdaMQ)

"Still Life: Potatoes" by Piper soon in a museum near you

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 06:01 PM (eoQWY)

78 had been consumed by termites. Besides that it was pretty easy.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 05:48 PM (enJYY)

Yikes, I have had some termites in the beams. I drilled and injected some bug stuff. No more termite turds, they probably just moved to another board.

My wife saved up for the last 7 years so we don't have to borrow anything will be top notch.

3/4 hardwood plywood skinned with walnut cabinets, all custom. Mid century look, no frames showing with recessed pull tabs. White sparkly quartz, made in USA countertops. Z line stainless appliances. Orange glass backsplash. Small island with drawer microwave and drink cooler. Under cabinet lighting, LED. LED can lights, warm tone.

Shoukd finish at 100k. Ouch







Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 06:02 PM (WF/xn)

79 One of my hobbies is making Christmas mittens (think small, 7 in) using felt. I cut out different figures, stitch them on the felt and embroider around them for the grandkids. This year it's a snowman holding a heart, a hedgehog dressed in a cap and scarf watching snow fall, and a bird in a wreath of leaves.
I am also starting a quilt for the youngest grandchild. Hoping to get each of the kids a quilt made for their birthdays this year

Posted by: TecumsehTea-not a resident troll at December 03, 2022 06:02 PM (BjGT6)

80 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2022 05:56 PM (JOtiF)

Sniper right in the middle, You would be looking at his scope.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (l4ZPt)

81 I would love to be artistic. The drawing videos make it look so easy, mine just end up looking like potatoes.
Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022


***
That's okay . . . if the subjects happen to be potatoes. . . .

My skill is in writing, not drawing. I have always wished I had that talent, even an ability to draw cartoons or caricatures at parties.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (KAKDL)

82
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (JfHYO)

Dude ! I feel for you, I hate that stinky ass place !

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (WF/xn)

83 Finished the wool tweed cowl and am going to start sweaters for the grandsons. They picked out different shades of light blue. There was no way they wanted the same color. Basic crew neck raglans with no stripes or additional colors. Last year it was Star Wars sweaters with masks and light sabers in contrast colors.

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (Zzbjj)

84 I finally pit together the third bookcase. If you can't build it yourself, Winsome brand furniture is nice stuff. This bookcase will go in the bedroom. If I could find a large bookcase for the converted garage, I'd have room for the rest of the books.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (uz3Px)

85 What does “bodging” mean, anyway?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 05:59 PM (atmen)

Incompetently-done repairs, mostly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (tkR6S)

86 My hobby is making money for my women to spend at the mall. Where I am currently being tortured. My daughters swiped the credit card and disappeared, and my wife tried to chemical warfare me in bath & body works...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (JfHYO)

You need to call for an extraction.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 03, 2022 06:01 PM (hgD8w)

This exchange made my day. Haha

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 06:04 PM (WF/xn)

87 Off to primer, kilz#2 . Have fun kids

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 06:04 PM (WF/xn)

88 Polynikes,

Love the paintings, especially the first one. (Reminds me of home a bit.) The humor in the second one is great. But the longer I look at the third one, the more I see that I like. You handle water wonderfully. And the blocks of color in the awnings and buildings is so effective. The folks you did that for must be really pleased.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:05 PM (7EjX1)

89

'Mericans got fat butts. Even the cute hotties got fat butts.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 06:06 PM (JfHYO)

90
I looked up some very esoteric item today on YouTube about 'butt' joints in drywall. Sure enough, some half hour video on how to make them disappear. Oh yeah, I can do that.

The 'kids' (who identify as male) today have no excuse for not being DIY house flippers making a quarter million dollars a year. Without a degree in Wymens Studies and two hundred grand in debt.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 06:07 PM (enJYY)

91 Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:05 PM (7Ej

Thanks JTB. They wanted a more colorful and impressionist painting then the reference photo. I wish I could post that but I hope people who have been on the Rialto bridge recognize the view.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:08 PM (l4ZPt)

92 Drilling to use an easy out on broken VW exhaust manifold. - You know, that magnesium block doesn't offer the resistance cast iron does. Not the same feel at all.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 03, 2022 06:10 PM (h7ejD)

93 Sniper right in the middle, You would be looking at his scope.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:03 PM (l4ZPt)


Now that you've pointed it out... check.

I'm not very good at finding Waldo either.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2022 06:10 PM (JOtiF)

94 polynikes
You are really good at water. I love the refection of the sky and the boats in the top picture. Really nice.

Posted by: TecumsehTea-not a resident troll at December 03, 2022 06:10 PM (BjGT6)

95 Drywall has factory and butt joints, factory to factory, butt to butt is way if possible to hang Drywall. Factory to factory is easily, butt joints need wider coating

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 06:11 PM (xhxe8)

96 "Two words: MIG welder"

It's on the rack at my Dad's house 70 miles away. He doesn't have a MIG, but I can take one down there. I'm planning on welding a nut on the one stud that has 1/2" or so sticking out, but the other is broken off down in the hole for the stud and is going to have to be drilled and tapped. I had to get the manifold off to get to this point, so now we can soak them daily with some penetrating oil too. Maybe the other will come out with an extractor or backwards bit if I'm lucky.

Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:13 PM (sn5EN)

97 They found termites in this house but killed them off. Am hoping to do some repairs on it next year.

I got an email from my realtor, in response to my initial inquiry on this house. It said something along the lines of "are you looking to buy a new home." I replied "I bought the house". She wrote back and explained that her virtual assistant had made a mistake sending it to me. She was the only realtor that called me when the house went back on the market.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 03, 2022 06:14 PM (uz3Px)

98 Ain't gonna watch a 20-something minute video. What am I being lied to about?

Posted by: Oddbob at December 03, 2022 06:15 PM (nfrXX)

99 85 So, AOP, is “bodging” etymologically related to “botching?”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 06:16 PM (atmen)

100 but the other is broken off down in the hole for the stud and is going to have to be drilled and tapped. I had to get the manifold off to get to this point, so now we can soak them daily with some penetrating oil too. Maybe the other will come out with an extractor or backwards bit if I'm lucky.
Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:13 PM (sn5EN)

Broken off in the hole is OK for the MIG trick. If you can see the end of the stud, you can hit it with the wire. And a stray hit or two on the parent casting won't hurt. the MIG wire won't readily weld to cold cast iron.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:18 PM (tkR6S)

101 Termites, I've battled them. It's worth the $50/100 to put those bait sticks around the house. Those bastards come back.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 03, 2022 06:18 PM (h7ejD)

102 Nice model ship!
I used to make models of sailing ships with all the rigging, etc. One thing I learned, put them in a glass case because they collect dust like mad.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 06:18 PM (jTmQV)

103
Shoukd finish at 100k. Ouch
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 06:02 PM


From your description sounds nice. When my wife's parents died and left her 25k I decided that every penny should go into my wife's kitchen, and I don't regret the decision.

The 'bones' of her kitchen (the hardwood cabinetry, and I damn well know excellent hardwood) were so good the rest was a shitload of granite and lighting.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 06:19 PM (enJYY)

104 Terrific artwork, polynikes. You have a great eye & sense of humor. You nailed the AoSHQ still life; Ace & the COBs have to be delighted.

Thanks for sharing.



Posted by: Lola at December 03, 2022 06:20 PM (NIYa7)

105 I used to make models of sailing ships with all the rigging, etc. One thing I learned, put them in a glass case because they collect dust like mad.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 06:18 PM (jTmQV)

The best part of building a boat in a bottle is emptying the bottle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:20 PM (tkR6S)

106 Welcome Hobbiests
Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM

Tricksy hobbiests!

Posted by: Smeagol at December 03, 2022 06:21 PM (Wnv9h)

107

Just spotted a shop entitled Aimpoint... Imagine my disappointment...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 06:21 PM (JfHYO)

108 Ain't gonna watch a 20-something minute video. What am I being lied to about?
Posted by: Oddbob at December 03, 2022 06:15 PM (nfrXX)

Ummmmmm...Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 03, 2022 06:21 PM (R/m4+)

109 I envy polynikes' ability with color. My few furtive attempts to play with color (colored pencils and soft pastels) convinced me that it is another world to learn about. But I created some 'interesting' color swatches. There is a good reason I'm staying with graphite and charcoal pencils for now.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:22 PM (7EjX1)

110 Watching ship building, on phone as stopping and getting back can be pain.
One thing is that book he has is worth gold for the details.

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 03, 2022 06:22 PM (xhxe8)

111 The best part of building a boat in a bottle is emptying the bottle.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:20 PM

So...that's why the rum is always gone.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 03, 2022 06:23 PM (Wnv9h)

112 Just spotted a shop entitled Aimpoint... Imagine my disappointment...

There's an ATN shop in the Houston Galleria. Yeah, that ATN.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 03, 2022 06:23 PM (nfrXX)

113 Ain't gonna watch a 20-something minute video. What am I being lied to about?
Posted by: Oddbob at December 03, 2022 06:15 PM

At a guess? Everything.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 03, 2022 06:24 PM (Wnv9h)

114 Spent the day removing an exhaust manifold that had a broken stud. It's off and I now have 2 broken studs. All of them were a bitch to get out.
Posted by: fd
----------

Ah, yes. That moment when what should have been a simple task of a minute, at most, becomes hours, or even days of engagement.

The sick moment when you are proceeding with thoughtful caution, and yet, *tink*.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at December 03, 2022 06:25 PM (XnsY+)

115 I intend to put out bait sticks. If I have the funds to do it, I'll have them check the foundation and rework the electrical stuff that needs it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 03, 2022 06:26 PM (uz3Px)

116 "Broken off in the hole is OK for the MIG trick"

It will be at least a week before I am able to get back on that manifold. As usual when I go down there, there is always some tool I need back home. He has a nice big rack though (shut up you guys) so I took the beast down there.

Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)

117 I have 2 antique lamps that need to be rewired. Very fragile with a porcelain lattice of ivy that hides a series of lights in the neck of the lamp.

New Orleans. Circa 1900.

I'm afraid.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 06:27 PM (Q4IgG)

118
Factory to factory is easily, butt joints need wider coating

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 06:11 PM


Yeah, I have a 16" trowel. The video was suggesting a 12" trowel on both sides of the seam - a couple of times. Seems easily doable. I just didn't think that buyers are bringing a search light to inspections. New reality? IDFN.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 06:27 PM (enJYY)

119 As the weather gets colder I'm reviewing the literature about cast bullet reloading for bolt action military surplus rifles. Haven't done that for a few years. But working up a target load for those old warhorses is a lot of fun.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:28 PM (7EjX1)

120 "Ah, yes. That moment when what should have been a simple task of a minute, at most, becomes hours, or even days of engagement."

It started with one stud breaking when we were on a trip. The exhaust gasket started leaking and I though the bolt had fallen out. When we got home I found out there was something already in the hole.

It's a combination of studs and bolts and they were all pretty damn stuck. I really did try not to break anymore.

Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:30 PM (sn5EN)

121 Polynikes, excellent first and third paintings.

The second painting, with the skull, though well-executed, does not enthuse me with the subject matter.

I still want to see your boob stuff.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 06:31 PM (atmen)

122

Well, I've cropped dusted nearly the entire second level. Tacos for lunch has paid off...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 06:31 PM (JfHYO)

123 Double 12 usually is what I do for butt joints

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 03, 2022 06:32 PM (xhxe8)

124 Watching the "drawring figoors" video

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 06:33 PM (Kd4bG)

125 JJ,

Thanks for including that video on model ship building. I find the process fascinating and the results, especially for sailing ships, wonderful. Alas, I suspect I lack the dexterity and patience to succeed.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:34 PM (7EjX1)

126 My buddy asked me if I could fabricate up a huge fireplace screen to keep his 1 year old daughter from immolating herself in their gas fireplace. I said "Sure!"

I haven't broken out the TIG torch in a while so I figured it'd be an easy win. Sheesh was I wrong. This thing is taking forever. He asked me how much it would cost and I told him that I'd let him know - but I was planning on giving it to them for Christmas. But... holy hell have you guys seen the price of aluminum these days? 1x1x.325 square tube is ridiculously priced right now. The perforated mesh screen that I'm using was $125 for a 36x40" sheet. And I need two of them!.

Worst part is that the screen frame is too large for my portable welding table so I've been having to get creative with my clamping.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 03, 2022 06:35 PM (55laJ)

127 Lovely paintings, polinikes.
The bottle is valu-rite, right?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 06:35 PM (Kd4bG)

128 Just getting here, Polynikes, those are really nice paintings, likey, likey.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 03, 2022 06:36 PM (a4EWo)

129 Double 12 usually is what I do for butt joints
Posted by: Skip
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As distinguished from a side-by-side.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at December 03, 2022 06:36 PM (gUQwJ)

130 Had to take a quick nap since I'm going to a movie tonight. I knew I'd never make it without having a quick nap first. I miss the energy I had.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 03, 2022 06:38 PM (nxdel)

131 Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:34 PM (7EjX1)

Patience is a virtue I wish I had more of. That's why I do a lot of wet on wet oil painting. Waiting for oil to dry enough for applying layers and other techniques annoys me. A lot if not most professional oil painters today use acrylic for their under paintings which allows them to complete paintings in weeks instead of months.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:39 PM (l4ZPt)

132 The bottle is valu-rite, right?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 06:35 PM (Kd4bG)

Rite

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:40 PM (l4ZPt)

133
Double 12 usually is what I do for butt joints

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 03, 2022 06:32 PM


Well, I'm watching this half hour long YT video, and suddenly I realize my wife is behind me watching over my shoulder because some hot guy is describing butt joints.

But damn, if you fan them out to that extreme they *will* disappear. Just have to water down the compound. Extremely.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 03, 2022 06:41 PM (enJYY)

134 "But... holy hell have you guys seen the price of aluminum these day"

All raw materials. That's why I horde scrap. You never know when you'll need a 3" x 40" aluminum tube.

Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:41 PM (sn5EN)

135 A number of years ago both Shamrock and Endeavour were berthed in Newport. They would race each other, often for charity with celebrity skippers. It was an amazing sight when the two of them were running downwind under massive spinnakers.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 05:56 PM (ZLI7S)


WOW. That must have been a terrific sight.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 06:42 PM (AiZBA)

136 Fine sanding edges also, that will show up in painting

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 03, 2022 06:43 PM (xhxe8)

137 130 Jewells, what movie are you seeing?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 06:43 PM (atmen)

138

The his and her matching nasal slaverings are quite fetching on this alt couple...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 03, 2022 06:43 PM (JfHYO)

139 Peon's idea for drywalll joints: make polymer joint compound that goes on as a foam, about the consistency of thick shaving cream. It is catalyzed into setting up by a primer that you have previously painted on the joints. You apply it with special trowels that have aerosol cans to dispense the foam as required.

One pass. No tooling. Next to no sanding.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:44 PM (tkR6S)

140 130 you are doing so amazing, your strength and courage are awe inspiring. I hope you see how it touches plain people like me.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 06:44 PM (ZdaMQ)

141 Baby blanket #3 is 12" out of 48" done. This one's thankfully going fast, since I didn't know about the baby shower until a week before it happened last week. The expectant mother (Pooky's cousin) was fine with getting a bag of yarn and handing it back to me.

Posted by: pookysgirl, knitting away at December 03, 2022 06:44 PM (XKZwp)

142 WOW. That must have been a terrific sight.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 06:42 PM (AiZBA)

Running foredeck on a J-class is a life-threatening job.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 03, 2022 06:45 PM (55laJ)

143 Posted by: pookysgirl, knitting away at December 03, 2022 06:44 PM (XKZwp)

How long did 12" take you to do?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:46 PM (l4ZPt)

144 Jewells, what movie are you seeing?

The Fabelmans.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 03, 2022 06:47 PM (nxdel)

145 drawring teacher is good

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 06:47 PM (Kd4bG)

146 All raw materials. That's why I horde scrap. You never know when you'll need a 3" x 40" aluminum tube.
Posted by: fd at December 03, 2022 06:41 PM (sn5EN)

I just had a pane of glass cut for a window. Plain single-diamond window glass, 22 by 34 inches. 65 dollars!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 06:47 PM (tkR6S)

147 polynikes @ 131
Art is so costly
it's messy and smells funny
I stick with haikus.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 06:47 PM (/knpl)

148 That one was for you, polynikes. I wish I was as talented as you are. Beautiful paintings!

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 06:49 PM (/knpl)

149 A foot, same as in town.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 06:51 PM (/knpl)

150 131 ... "A lot if not most professional oil painters today use acrylic for their under paintings"

I didn't know you could use oils and acrylics on the same painting. (Guess it doesn't matter once the acrylic dries.) Are the color qualities between them close enough to be compatible or is it a matter of contrast?

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:52 PM (7EjX1)

151 Tecumseh Tea, your embroidered mittens sound beautiful.

Posted by: skywch at December 03, 2022 06:52 PM (uqhmb)

152 Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 06:49 PM (/knpl)

appreciated
Your armory is better
Talent lays elsewhere

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:52 PM (l4ZPt)

153 Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 06:52 PM (7EjX1)

Yes for the purposes of the under painting which is just blocking in the basic colors and shapes of your painting.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:54 PM (l4ZPt)

154 Running foredeck on a J-class is a life-threatening job.
Posted by: Defenestratus at December 03, 2022 06:45 PM (55laJ)


The foredeck is the size of a football field.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 06:55 PM (AiZBA)

155 Can't say know much about oil paints but thought house paint acrylic over oil never oil over acrylic

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 06:56 PM (xhxe8)

156 Running foredeck on a J-class is a life-threatening job.
Posted by: Defenestratus at December 03, 2022 06:45 PM (55laJ)

The foredeck is the size of a football field.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 06:55 PM (AiZBA)

What's the difference in straightaway speed between these 30's J Class and today's America Cup yachts?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:57 PM (l4ZPt)

157 I'm watching Money Train Bullet Train.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 03, 2022 06:57 PM (ybIRR)

158 144 I hope you enjoy it.

Sending best wishes to you for your full recovery,

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 06:58 PM (atmen)

159 How long did 12" take you to do?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:46 PM (l4ZPt)

About a week, so I'm well on track for the April 15 due date. I'm on the third season of NCIS, and I have up to season 8 on DVD, so my knitting entertainment is set.

Posted by: pookysgirl can quote lots of Mcgee at December 03, 2022 07:00 PM (XKZwp)

160 Posted by: pookysgirl can quote lots of Mcgee at December 03, 2022 07:00 PM (XKZwp)

Plenty of time to spare. Don't procrastinate
though !!

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 07:02 PM (l4ZPt)

161 How long did 12" take you to do?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 06:46 PM (l4ZPt)

About 15 minutes, but I am sore.

Posted by: Alyssa Cookie Milano at December 03, 2022 07:04 PM (WF/xn)

162 It’s never too late to procrastinate!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:04 PM (atmen)

163 It’s never too late to procrastinate!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:04 PM (atmen)

If it wasn't for the last minute, I would never get anything done.

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 07:07 PM (WF/xn)

164 163 LOL. I know exactly what you mean, Hatari.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:08 PM (atmen)

165 Whoa ! My hash changed after a long time.

WF/xn ??

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 07:08 PM (WF/xn)

166 157 I'm watching Bullet Train.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Fun movie

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 07:08 PM (Kd4bG)

167 I'm losing it. Went to make myself a bloody mary and grabbed the gin instead of vodka. Not a good mix.

Posted by: Ronster at December 03, 2022 07:09 PM (voVpW)

168 Mostly play videos while painting, scroll down selections and pick one, music, history or anything else. Get a lot of suggestions for toy restoration and only watched the ones from this thread. Get lots of cute animals I suspect from Cafe picks.

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:10 PM (xhxe8)

169 >>What's the difference in straightaway speed between these 30's J Class and today's America Cup yachts?

Night and day. They are racing foiling monstrosities now that are hitting speeds in the high 50 mph.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 07:11 PM (ZLI7S)

170 Better WF/xn than my pronoun

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:11 PM (xhxe8)

171 167 Sounds like the Dutch version.

I hear that it goes well with liver, however.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:12 PM (atmen)

172 Better WF/xn than my pronoun
Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:11 PM (xhxe

Haha Skip !

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 07:13 PM (WF/xn)

173 It just occurred to me that "gramps" (for grandfather) may have come about after the invention of the modern typewriter keyboard layout.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 03, 2022 07:14 PM (KAi1n)

174 Night and day. They are racing foiling monstrosities now that are hitting speeds in the high 50 mph.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 07:11 PM (ZLI7S)

I just looked up the J class top speed. Yes night and day . I had no idea .

13 knots or 15mph .

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 07:15 PM (l4ZPt)

175 Of course, the Dutch version is known as the Bloody DeWitt.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:15 PM (atmen)

176 A lot if not most professional oil painters today use acrylic for their under paintings which allows them to complete paintings in weeks instead of months.
Posted by: polynikes

Dumb q: so why not just paint in acrylic?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 07:15 PM (Kd4bG)

177 Well, I am going to crawl right back into bed. Bed rest is good for a cold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 07:16 PM (tkR6S)

178 https://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/uniformes

https://tinyurl.com/3m87ucve
My next repaint, figures are in paint stripper now
Brunswick Uhlans.

Websites like this are a big help

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:18 PM (xhxe8)

179 >>I just looked up the J class top speed. Yes night and day . I had no idea .

>>13 knots or 15mph .

I still prefer them. They were spectacular yachts that still inspire awe. The new things are engineering marvels and obviously super fast but seem soulless to me and a sailboat needs a soul.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 07:19 PM (ZLI7S)

180 Hi, JJ. Forgot you ran this thread.

How’s your Wisconsin microcheesery doing?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:19 PM (atmen)

181 Dumb q: so why not just paint in acrylic?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 07:15 PM (Kd4bG)

You can work oil in many more ways than acrylic for different effects. Lot of professional artist do though just specialize in acrylic. The drying time is an advantage but having to work really fast and not being able to correct /adjust your work is a disadvantage.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 07:20 PM (l4ZPt)

182 I still prefer them. They were spectacular yachts that still inspire awe. The new things are engineering marvels and obviously super fast but seem soulless to me and a sailboat needs a soul.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 07:19 PM (ZLI7S)


So true.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 03, 2022 07:21 PM (AiZBA)

183 AOP, when I was younger, I used to crawl into a bar when I had a cold.

Always perked me right up, it did.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:21 PM (atmen)

184 If it wasn't for the last minute, I would never get anything done.
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 03, 2022 07:07 PM

If you leave it until the last minute, it only takes a minute.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 03, 2022 07:21 PM (Wnv9h)

185 Thanks skywch. I don't know if beautiful is the word, but they do turn out pretty cute. The kids really like them. Maybe I'll figure out how to link a photo next week.

Posted by: TecumsehTea-not a resident troll at December 03, 2022 07:21 PM (BjGT6)

186 All three paintings by the same guy!? I was thinking "a couple of 'em are pretty good, but whoever painted that second one oughtta be locked up". (Kidding!)

Posted by: Common Tater at December 03, 2022 07:23 PM (34mN2)

187 I started using oil modeling paints until ran out, then use acrylics. Oil probably blends better. Figures stripping are oils

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:24 PM (xhxe8)

188 179 ... "They [J boats] were spectacular yachts that still inspire awe. The new things are engineering marvels and obviously super fast but seem soulless to me and a sailboat needs a soul."

This! Too damn many things are faster or more efficient or more something but discard, and disdain, beauty and soul.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 07:25 PM (7EjX1)

189 184 LOL. Agreed.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:25 PM (atmen)

190 LOL. Agreed.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:25 PM

Words of wisdom from my cadet days. Still true.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 03, 2022 07:27 PM (Wnv9h)

191 This! Too damn many things are faster or more efficient or more something but discard, and disdain, beauty and soul.
Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 07:25 PM (7EjX1)

The 20's 30's was my favorite design time. Art Deco .

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 07:27 PM (l4ZPt)

192 I love Art Deco.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 03, 2022 07:29 PM (atmen)

193 A lot of woodcarvers, especially when trying for a 'worn' look, use thinned acrylic paints. They are generally nontoxic, and won't raise the grain of the carving. Flat plane Scandi-style carvers often use them on their peasant figures. And, as polynikes said, they dry quickly.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 07:31 PM (7EjX1)

194 Now, time to head to the basement, garage, studio, shop, craft room or wherever it is you can lose yourself...

If you've seen my garage getting lost is a given.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2022 07:31 PM (anj39)

195 Music Nood

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 07:33 PM (xhxe8)

196 I still prefer them. They were spectacular yachts that still inspire awe. The new things are engineering marvels and obviously super fast but seem soulless to me and a sailboat needs a soul.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2022 07:19 PM (ZLI7S)

Have sailed an AC45 foiling catamaran, believe me, there's puhlenty of soul there. It's like a finding a blonde that maxes out the crazy/hot graph. It's crazy amounts of fun and crazy amounts of scary at the same time. You cannot reproduce the feeling you get from a foiling catamaran on any other vessel - power or sail.

The feeling of "this should be impossible to go this fast without an engine" isn't something you can real get over. At least not with the few hours I had on board.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 03, 2022 07:34 PM (JM0by)

197 191 ... "The 20's 30's was my favorite design time. Art Deco ."

Yep! A style that emphasized graceful shapes and rich, attractive colors. I'm amazed it ever caught on.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 07:39 PM (7EjX1)

198 Sprite or Valu-Rite?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 03, 2022 09:49 PM (9ZGPj)

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