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The Weekend Hobby Thread (2/24/24)

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If you are going to spend over $3,000 for your hobby at one time, you better make sure you catch fish and get your significant other something of significance. Just sayin'.


Any way, welcome to The Weekend Hobby Thread. This is the place to discuss hobbies, projects and whatever keeps you busy within reason. There is only one rule here, please no politics/current events discussion.

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Seems I have fishing on my mind. I'm not sure where I would put this if I went this route. But then again I like our local sport shop owners. They need to make a buck or two.


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Friend and fellow Cob Weasel has the weekly Sunday Gun Thread. It is a fine thread. And since the following isn't a gun, I'm not cutting into Weasel's territory.


Now, I might be stepping on Weasel's toes with the following.

I know many of you have grandchildren. And I know you want to bring them up as Morons. Just don't carry the following through the Homeland Security check lines. They will not see any humor in your gift. Also if you are busted, don't blame it on The Weekend Hobby Thread.


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The In-Box didn't receive many Hobby Thread, hobbies, tips, stories, etc. But one Moron sent in a photo and quick description of his hobby.

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I do leatherwork, holsters mostly. Jasonj, moron in good standing

You might have been a Moron in Better Standing if you had sent an additional photo of the revolvers. Just kidding, beautiful work on those holsters.

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The photo of the Largemouth Bass was taken this past Thursday while I was out fishing for Bluegills on Lake Misanthrope. No wonder why they weren't there with this big guy on the prowl.
This is the Aqua-Vu AV722. It is a great little luxury I have for ice fishing. The bass was in about 14' of water. The photo of the screen was taken with my i-Phone.

Flasher units (sonar) are nice and I have one. But having the AV opens up a new world altogether. This is my 2nd AV. I still have my B&W unit from the early 2000s.


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The Weekend Hobby Thread came about after the tragic and untimely passing of OregonMuse. J.J. Sefton and I took it upon ourselves to author this thread since we weren't chess players.

One of my first Hobby Threads featured the hobby of bird feeding. The Fabulous and I enjoy the various animals and birds at our various feeders. One draw back about bird and/or deer feeders are squirrels. So you woodworkers, if you want a project and help out bird feeding hobbyists, feel free to build the following.


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The following may be the perfect project for you to stay out of your significant other's hair or way.


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Extreme Ironing? Heck, I'm lucky if I can get the Fabulous to do any nonchalant ironing.



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Feel free to discuss these or any other hobbies, crafts, projects. You are encouraged to send Jenkins Green paint, 20/0 fan brushes, blank canvas, photos, stories, tips, stories or any other type of hobby item to petmorons at gmail dot com. See you in 2 weeks, Mr. Sefton has recovered and we will be in the director's chair next Saturday March 2nd. Until then, Keep on Hobbying!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 05:30 PM




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1 How are they biting, Mis Hum?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 05:33 PM (SwYJN)

2 Mentioned Extreme Ironing to Mrs D.

She said I should enter.
(I did all my uniforms.)

Posted by: Diogenes at March 02, 2024 05:33 PM (W/lyH)

3 My hobby today is busting knuckles and cussing.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:34 PM (vFG9F)

4 1 How are they biting, Mis Hum?
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 05:33 PM (SwYJN)

Hello Ben Had.
Last time out they weren't.
Didn't make it out today, I've been writing threads, painting and trying to organize my shed.

It's darn near 60 here today.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (QXQ4l)

5 That fish cam is cool. I assume it can record. On motion?

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (vFG9F)

6 fd, taking out or putting in?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (SwYJN)

7 Welcome Hobbiests
Working on my last 1815 Artillery limber for my Hanoverians in 15mm, not much have new after this is done.

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (fwDg9)

8 That's interesting as I traveled through IL recently and since their magazine restriction laws, found my options were... a revolver. And another revolver. With a bunch of speed loaders.

Which brings me to, how hard is it to find a decent modern old-fashioned Cop Holster for a Smith and Wesson K-Frame M10 M&P?
The answer is, really, really hard. Nobody makes stock holsters for wheel guns anymore.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (9yXr+)

9 3 My hobby today is busting knuckles and cussing.
Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:34 PM (vFG9F)

FIAFD

Fix it again FD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 05:35 PM (QXQ4l)

10 One of my first Hobby Threads featured the hobby of bird feeding.'

The Kid is big into that. I'm big into hating squirrels but she won't let me shoot them.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:36 PM (9yXr+)

11 I went ice fishing once. Caught a thirty block. Had to throw it back, though, as I was over the limit.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 02, 2024 05:38 PM (F4bAW)

12 Today I went ahead and welded up my "tire floor jack adapter" that will turn my old craftsman 3-ton jack with a sketchy ram on it into something that will help me remove and mount my 155lbs tires on my truck. I started with a design in Onshape for the bracket that attaches to the floor jack itself. The pieces are keyed for 1/4" thick material so it actually held itself together once I put all the pieces together. Had the parts made at sendcutsend and when they arrived I TIG welded it up. Last weekend I had already spent the day at the drill press putting two 1.5" diameter holes in the end of 1/4" wall 2" box steel. That'll kill a lenox hole saw blade dead I tell ya. Today I welded the last of it up and the paint is drying on it in the garage right now.

Posted by: Defenestratus at March 02, 2024 05:38 PM (9V81o)

13 Those holsters are beautiful. My attempts at leatherworking were basic, successful, and had a good amount of humor involved.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 05:38 PM (zudum)

14 "fd, taking out or putting in?
Posted by: Ben Had"

Some of both. Rusty old exhaust system clamps.

I use this stuff called Osopho to clean up rusty hardware. Soak it overnight and then let it dry for a day and it gets all the rust off and leaves a nice black corrosion resistant coating. It'm mostly phosphoric acid and generally won't further destroy rusty parts.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:39 PM (vFG9F)

15 Welcome Hobbiests
Working on my last 1815 Artillery limber for my Hanoverians in 15mm, not much have new after this is done.
Posted by: Skip'

I need to get a few of my teenaged work uploaded, I did a lot of work, some of it was good. Wargaming too.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:40 PM (9yXr+)

16 Haven't done any leatherwork since my brief stint in the Scouts, and as it was a kit, it was more like sewing. Embossing my name on it was pretty cool, though.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 02, 2024 05:41 PM (F4bAW)

17 Great thread, MisHum.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 05:42 PM (V8he0)

18 Afternoon, folk,

Just don't seem to have the energy to think about old hobbies, let alone new ones. I still have that Pyro model kit from the late Fifties, the "Cowpuncher," re-marketed as "Gil Favor from Rawhide" on the box. It'd be fun to see what paints I'd need to do it right. But there's no way I can set up a painting/model table with two cats living with me. Maybe when I have a house with a garage, or a basement that I could turn into a hobby room . . .

My tobacco pipes come about the closest to a hobby right now. And I do have the proper garnet red paint to touch up some tiny nicks on the car's paint. Just waiting for a warn but *dry* day to do it. Though here, I might be waiting for a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 05:42 PM (omVj0)

19 Posted by: Defenestratus at March 02, 2024 05:38 PM (9V81o)

Wow, that is a project.

You and fd could open up a Moron Repair Shop

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 05:42 PM (QXQ4l)

20 I wasn't working on the Fiat today. It's gone on the back burner while I finish a more pressing project. I'm not going to tell you what the damn thing is until it's running again though. If it doesn't work after all the time and $$s I put in to it I will be fit to be tied.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:43 PM (vFG9F)

21 Those holsters are beautiful.

Yes, they are indeed. Nice work, Jasonj.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 05:45 PM (V8he0)

22 I have to remodel the bathroom, but that's almost a hobby as of itself. The plumbing is fine, it's just really a matter of taste. Of which I have nothing.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:46 PM (9yXr+)

23 We have a fishing boat with bells and whistles yet fish never seem to be caught. Weird.

Posted by: Piper at March 02, 2024 05:46 PM (ZdaMQ)

24 17 Great thread, MisHum.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 05:42 PM (V8he0)

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 05:47 PM (QXQ4l)

25 Got a pad of black art paper suitable for any dry media. I was just curious. It's surprising how much of a difference it makes compared to white paper. Colors can seem deeper or more vibrant. Just using white or light grey Conte crayons, colored pencils or pastels can appear dramatic. Another aspect of drawing to explore.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 05:47 PM (zudum)

26 Re: top pic

My wife was into scrapbooking, stamping, diecutting, and a host of other related hobby obsessions.
My first point when it came to purchases: WILL you get your money's worth out of it? It's so easy to say, "Oooh! This looks neat!", but some tool or device, and then, not use it...
My second point: Can we afford it?

She's left me with more than a rooms-full of her hobby stuff...including crafting machines (multiple Cricket™ + others), sewing machines, an embroidery machine (somewhere)...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

27 Have you ever tried archery blindfolded?

You don’t know what you’re missing.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (Cp1vk)

28 My uncle used to keep an elevated worm bed for fishing. He had a sun lamp over it that stayed on all the time. He said that the light kept the worms in the bed. One time the light burned out and sure enough, most of the worms vacated the bed.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (vFG9F)

29 I use this stuff called Osopho to clean up rusty hardware. Soak it overnight and then let it dry for a day and it gets all the rust off and leaves a nice black corrosion resistant coating. It'm mostly phosphoric acid and generally won't further destroy rusty parts.
Posted by: fd'

I just boil it. Paint, grease, anything floats off. I've done it with East Block 'Cosmoline' which is vile stuff. Arrange a pot and boil it. I will check out this Osopho brand.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (9yXr+)

30 My ey-wife and daughter used to both like fishing. Unfortunately only good places to fish that i knew of were down in ga where I grew up

Posted by: vic at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (A5THL)

31 Certainly leather work like that is outstanding, bet it would go over as well on the Gun thread.

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (fwDg9)

32 My wife was into scrapbooking, stamping, diecutting, and a host of other related hobby obsessions.
My first point when it came to purchases: WILL you get your money's worth out of it? It's so easy to say, "Oooh! This looks neat!", but some tool or device, and then, not use it...
My second point: Can we afford it?

She's left me with more than a rooms-full of her hobby stuff...including crafting machines (multiple Cricket™ + others), sewing machines, an embroidery machine (somewhere)...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)'

Well that's both a heartfelt statement and a downer.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:49 PM (9yXr+)

33 26 Re: top pic

My wife was into scrapbooking, stamping, diecutting, and a host of other related hobby obsessions.
My first point when it came to purchases: WILL you get your money's worth out of it? It's so easy to say, "Oooh! This looks neat!", but some tool or device, and then, not use it...
My second point: Can we afford it?

She's left me with more than a rooms-full of her hobby stuff...including crafting machines (multiple Cricket™ + others), sewing machines, an embroidery machine (somewhere)...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

Not sure if your children would like the crafting machines.
But there is a used market out there for those machines.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 05:50 PM (QXQ4l)

34 Holster making isn't hard. Harness leather cut to shape. Thoroughly soak the leather and let dry around the gun
Wrap the gun in plastic wrap to keep moisture out. A simple saddle tree, two needles, awl and waxed thread and your good to go.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 05:50 PM (SwYJN)

35 "I will check out this Osopho brand.
Posted by: LenNeal"

Oops did I say Osopho? It's Ospho. Another thing you can do with it is brush it on things too big to soak.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:51 PM (vFG9F)

36 If you are going to spend over $3,000 for your hobby at one time, you better make sure you catch fish and get your significant other something of significance. Just sayin'."

If you're going to spend over $3000 for your hobby at one time, at least have the sense to buy some nice fresh whole fish on your way home!

and i've known a whole lot of "fishin' is about layin' out on the boat and drinkin' all day" fisherman.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 02, 2024 05:52 PM (q3gwH)

37 For Jim in Kalifornia, does anybody have a suggestion what to do with his wife's fabric stuff? Seems he's looked at it and is having a meltdown.
I live in the Upper Midwest and have no idea at all what he has gotten, and would not care about it if I did.

Someone here reach out, and either take it all, or at least make an offer.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:52 PM (9yXr+)

38 I miss the Chess thread. RIP OregonMuse.

I keep wanting to get an expensive chess set but can't justify yet.

On the bright side, the missus finally talked me into getting a pair of 22 rifles and a shotgun for the kiddoes and me. I figured starting off with a 22 would be better.

Actually, we got a BB gun as well to start off with at level zero with the kids. I'd rather not tempt fate with kids who have zero experience shooting.

Posted by: SimoHayha at March 02, 2024 05:53 PM (HBnxr)

39 Ospho won't really take off grease or paint. Parts that are painted or greasy don't usually rust though.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 05:53 PM (vFG9F)

40 Squirrels have destroyed a couple of bird feeders I made, putting burs on the aircraft cable that hung the feeder helped so they would get stabbed in paws sliding down.
Generally I have a live let live with my Squirrel neighbors.
But a trebuchet would be cool to see.

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:53 PM (fwDg9)

41 Holster making isn't hard. Harness leather cut to shape. Thoroughly soak the leather and let dry around the gun
Wrap the gun in plastic wrap to keep moisture out. A simple saddle tree, two needles, awl and waxed thread and your good to go.
Posted by: Ben Had'

I will totally do all that.

Posted by: LenNeal sticking his gun in his pants at March 02, 2024 05:53 PM (9yXr+)

42 At one point my fishing buddy and I had 4 fishing boats between the 2 of us. We had every possible condition covered. It helped that he owned a boat service company.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2024 05:55 PM (LkLld)

43 The dude made a nice wooden zip gun. Reminds me of that German fellow with the YouTube channel who specializes in home made kinetic weapons. I forget his name but his laugh sounds like "ah ah ah".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 05:55 PM (MeG8a)

44 Ospho won't really take off grease or paint. Parts that are painted or greasy don't usually rust though.
Posted by: fd''

Hence, boiling which will take off both.

Posted by: LenNeal shopping for enamel pots at Goodwill at March 02, 2024 05:55 PM (9yXr+)

45 I do some day want to make a cartridge pouch for my Brown Bess, historical would be nice. Just need to get better temperatures

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:56 PM (fwDg9)

46 LenNeal, they make a tool to mark your stitches. I can't recall the name but it will come to me.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 05:57 PM (SwYJN)

47 In line with drawing on black paper I got some Sakura gel pens with white ink in various nib sizes. When trying to draw eyes I have trouble maintaining that white spot so often used to show reflected light. These white gel pens allow me to place the dots where I want. They are also handy for putting in highlights as needed. They work better than the white colored pencils I've tried.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 05:58 PM (zudum)

48 The dude made a nice wooden zip gun. Reminds me of that German fellow with the YouTube channel who specializes in home made kinetic weapons. I forget his name but his laugh sounds like "ah ah ah".
Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 05:55 PM (MeG8a)

AH AH AH!

Posted by: The Count at March 02, 2024 05:59 PM (R4t5M)

49 $3,000 on a hobby? Ffft ain't nothing I think

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:00 PM (fwDg9)

50 My first point when it came to purchases: WILL you get your money's worth out of it? It's so easy to say, "Oooh! This looks neat!", but some tool or device, and then, not use it...
My second point: Can we afford it?'

Wow, that is even more of a downer that now you see all these things that she liked and you argued about them because they cost too much and there was no monetary return.

I'm not really judging you as I did the same thing, buying stuff that made no financial sense due to spouse anger and fear of Not Getting Any, but at least my wife divorced me and we hate each other, and it's not like your situation.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 06:00 PM (9yXr+)

51 Mini cannons... are the bomb.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 02, 2024 06:00 PM (Q4IgG)

52 Spacer set.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:01 PM (SwYJN)

53 I remember watching when Bear Grylls or whatever the fuck his name is went all French Foreign Legion. Talk about extreme ironing.

They spent more time on ironing their dress shirts than anything else. Gave the homo in the group, who was a fashion fag from london, a chance to shine.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 02, 2024 06:01 PM (R/m4+)

54 47 In line with drawing on black paper I got some Sakura gel pens with white ink in various nib sizes. When trying to draw eyes I have trouble maintaining that white spot so often used to show reflected light. These white gel pens allow me to place the dots where I want. They are also handy for putting in highlights as needed. They work better than the white colored pencils I've tried.
Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 05:58 PM (zudum)

JTB please send in some photos of your work.

Speaking of black paper/canvas, etc. I have attempted a couple of paintings on black canvas. Interesting to say the least.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 06:02 PM (QXQ4l)

55 3000 on a hobby? The Paolo, how you say, does not charge that much.

Except for Mrs. Goldberg. She tip nice.

Posted by: THE PAOLO at March 02, 2024 06:02 PM (HBnxr)

56 Generally I have a live let live with my Squirrel neighbors.

I must admit that I DON'T. My AO is infested with them. They chew through utility wire, among their other destructive behaviors. Probably worst of all is that they jump from a tree in my front yard onto my roof. At the crack of dawn it sounds like the Kentucky Derby up there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 06:03 PM (V8he0)

57 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:04 PM (T4tVD)

58 At least my wife breaks out her Crikut once every two or so months.

Posted by: SimoHayha at March 02, 2024 06:04 PM (HBnxr)

59
My late MIL had 3 embroidery machines and never sold an item. She did it because she enjoyed embroidery

She gave away a lot of gifts.

My wife now has all 3 set up in her craft cottage. Another term would be She-Shed.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 06:04 PM (QXQ4l)

60 Well, work tonight. So off to take a nap while running YouTube videos of people hurting themselves.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 06:05 PM (9yXr+)

61 Holy smokes that alligator!

I imagine God had at least that much fun!

Posted by: Derak at March 02, 2024 06:08 PM (RuGae)

62 Zip gun looks sweet

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:10 PM (fwDg9)

63 Look.

I *NEED* that new Garmin Xero C1 Radar Chronograph. Only $600+tax. Free shipping!

This device will change. my. life.

Posted by: Dan at March 02, 2024 06:11 PM (3Zhyn)

64 37 For Jim in Kalifornia, does anybody have a suggestion what to do with his wife's fabric stuff? Seems he's looked at it and is having a meltdown.
I live in the Upper Midwest and have no idea at all what he has gotten, and would not care about it if I did.

Someone here reach out, and either take it all, or at least make an offer.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:52 PM (9yXr+)

Oh no, not having a meltdown. I actually have a plan.
1) Clean out the garage (in progress)
2) Place and sort Wife's hobby stuff in said Garage.
3) Keep some stuff (sewing machine--son sometimes uses it)
4) Donate some to church if they want it
5) Have sister sell rest on Ebay (give her commission)

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 02, 2024 06:12 PM (ynpvh)

65 Cleaned up dear mother’s KitchenAid mixer. One of the good ‘uns. It did have a fantabulous solid state controller board, and an ingenious speed control for RPM. I noticed it was getting wonky on the speed.

It’s an easy fix, at least. The internet is really great. I was able to find the service documents for the mixer, and now it runs as-new, with all the attachment blades and paddles. For dough mixing alone it is really a time saver, or elbow saver.

The first few times I thought if a little dough mixing was good, a lot would be better, right? Let that sucker spin about 20 minutes or half an hour. Oops, like bowling balls. The older mixers were almost commercial grade.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 02, 2024 06:15 PM (uQhSY)

66 A minor point of interest for the fountain pen folks. Got an email from Goulet Pens about a clearance sale for Conklin Crescent filler Mark Twain pens. This was a limited run by Conklin replicating the pens circa 1900 that Mark Twain used and endorsed. They were apparently down to their last few and the sale price went from $230 to $99. Couldn't resist the appeal of history and I was curious about using a bladder style fountain pen so I ordered one with a fine nib. It should get here this week. I already have an ink picked out to try in it: Diamine Ancient Copper.

I don't know how many were left in their inventory but one model sold out in fifteen minutes. The other offer, and the version I ordered, sold out in a couple of hours. Yeah, it was a good sale but other folks must have been interested in the style and quality. I'll submit a report on the writing quality next week. This will be the first fountain pen I've in several years so I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:15 PM (zudum)

67 I do some day want to make a cartridge pouch for my Brown Bess, historical would be nice. Just need to get better temperatures
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:56 PM (fwDg9)


I made a possibles bag for black powder from the "suede" bottom cut i got from a leather manufacturer. I figured out the size, the overhang for the flap, and the depth on paper. I cut out manila folders to make a pattern with some "seam allowance" and then spent some time with a round hole punch and a hammer making holes to run the leather thong I was using to sew it together.
I used a pair of straight hemostats to thread the leather thong through, and because the leather was stiff, I sewed a big iron ring on the flap to keep it closed.
It was a lot of fun to make, not the sort of thing you do every day.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 06:16 PM (D7oie)

68 23 We have a fishing boat with bells and whistles yet fish never seem to be caught. Weird.

Posted by: Piper at March 02, 2024 05:46 PM (ZdaMQ)
----
Remove the bells and whistles, they are scaring away the fish.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm a funny man sometimes at March 02, 2024 06:16 PM (qfLjt)

69 The only money I spend on a hobby is on the biblical word search books, which is not very much. FenSpouse spends it on paper and paints and rarely brushes (because he has so many) for his acrylic artwork, but it is not very much, and he enjoys painting so much that it's worth it. That's his "man cave" where he sits by himself like a modern version of a scribe-but doing painting- at a desk in some tiny monastic cell. We are looking forward to his small showing at the local library in April.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:17 PM (Ki//m)

70 My shako had to drill the keather to sew it , but recently got a leather punch when my aunt and uncle downsized.
A block of wood is inside drilled to hold cartridges, the leather bag does get a few compartments to hold accouterments

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:19 PM (fwDg9)

71 54 ... "JTB please send in some photos of your work."

Mis. Hum.

Let me do a couple I have in mind that show any progress and I'll email them to you. Keep in mind, I don't consider what I do as art. I think of it as learning a skill.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:19 PM (zudum)

72 All I did today was change strings on a bunch of guitars. If I'm going to be sitting around healing I might as well do it frigging loud.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:22 PM (VwHCD)

73 Thanks for the Thread, MisHum !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:23 PM (T4tVD)

74 Today I went ahead and welded up my "tire floor jack adapter" that will turn my old craftsman 3-ton jack with a sketchy ram on it into something that will help me remove and mount my 155lbs tires on my truck. I started with a design in Onshape for the bracket that attaches to the floor jack itself. The pieces are keyed for 1/4" thick material so it actually held itself together once I put all the pieces together. Had the parts made at sendcutsend and when they arrived I TIG welded it up. Last weekend I had already spent the day at the drill press putting two 1.5" diameter holes in the end of 1/4" wall 2" box steel. That'll kill a lenox hole saw blade dead I tell ya. Today I welded the last of it up and the paint is drying on it in the garage right now.
Posted by: Defenestratus at March 02, 2024 05:38 PM (9V81o)

Nice work! The Canuck Redneck solution is to raise the vehicle so the hub is just a tech above its normal rolling height, and then place the wheel and tire on the blade of a shovel, and use the shovel handle to lever it into place. Works pretty good, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:25 PM (tkR6S)

75 29 I use this stuff called Osopho to clean up rusty hardware. Soak it overnight and then let it dry for a day and it gets all the rust off and leaves a nice black corrosion resistant coating. It'm mostly phosphoric acid and generally won't further destroy rusty parts.
Posted by: fd'

I just boil it. Paint, grease, anything floats off. I've done it with East Block 'Cosmoline' which is vile stuff. Arrange a pot and boil it. I will check out this Osopho brand.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 02, 2024 05:48 PM (9yXr+)
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Has anyone used flat coca cola? It has phosphoric acid and should remove rust from items not too badly corroded. It also removes hard water deposits - the calcium carbonate one and not hail.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm a funny man always at March 02, 2024 06:26 PM (qfLjt)

76 I don't know how many were left in their inventory but one model sold out in fifteen minutes. The other offer, and the version I ordered, sold out in a couple of hours. Yeah, it was a good sale but other folks must have been interested in the style and quality. I'll submit a report on the writing quality next week. This will be the first fountain pen I've in several years so I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:15 PM (zudum)

I was thinking about a fountain pen lately. I visited a friend not long ago who also repairs guitars. His entire ledger, all the repairs, the guitars, the serial numbers, work that was done, etc, is all written in a fancy leather bound book with a fountain pen with seriously stylized writting. It looks like a frigging medieval manuscript. It had me interested.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:26 PM (VwHCD)

77 Yes, they are indeed. Nice work, Jasonj.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 05:45 PM (V8he0)

Seconded!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:27 PM (tkR6S)

78 Ciampino, I tried the coke method on a rusted joint in my wash rack. No luck.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (SwYJN)

79 Yes, they are indeed. Nice work, Jasonj.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 02, 2024 05:45 PM (V8he0)

Seconded!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:27 PM (tkR6S)

Thirded !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (T4tVD)

80 65 ... "The older mixers were almost commercial grade."

We have two KitchenAid mixers. One was a wedding gift so 40 years old. Then we inherited my mother-in-law's version from the 1960s that got a lot of use. They both run like brand new even with plenty of use. They are worth their weight in gold when making dough or fresh whipped cream.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (zudum)

81 On the bright side, the missus finally talked me into getting a pair of 22 rifles and a shotgun for the kiddoes and me. I figured starting off with a 22 would be better. . . .

Posted by: SimoHayha at March 02, 2024


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There are a couple of ranges in my area. I need to visit and talk to some people, rent a few pistols and see how they suit me on the range, before I go buying anything. Once I had a .22 Ruger Single Six, which fired .22LR in one cylinder and .22 Magnum in the other, and I liked that gun. A Single Action Army clone in a semi-affordable caliber (if there is such a thing) would be fun to shoot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (omVj0)

82 Hey, Fen, can you recommend a good bible study guide?

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 02, 2024 06:31 PM (hbjSA)

83 I have seen people use coke on battery terminals to clean them.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:31 PM (SwYJN)

84 Has anyone used flat coca cola? It has phosphoric acid and should remove rust from items not too badly corroded. It also removes hard water deposits - the calcium carbonate one and not hail.
Posted by: Ciampino - I'm a funny man always at March 02, 2024 06:26 PM (qfLjt)


I have used salt and boraxo water and a battery trickle charger to get the worst of the rust off of rusty parts, I used an empty steel can full of water for the anode. It did work after a manner

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (D7oie)

85 78 Ciampino, I tried the coke method on a rusted joint in my wash rack. No luck.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (SwYJN)
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Good to know as I've never tried it either.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm a funny man always! at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (qfLjt)

86 What's a livescope ?

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (T4tVD)

87 83 I have seen people use coke on battery terminals to clean them.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:31 PM (SwYJN)

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What's this, now?

Posted by: H. Biden at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (F4bAW)

88 What's a livescope ?
Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (T4tVD)

It's a tiny camera they put into a slit in your vein, to view the inside of your liver, to check for Valu-Rite nodules.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:34 PM (tkR6S)

89
I hiked several miles today scouting locations on state trails for Parks on the Air operation; hopefully (weather permitting, lol) in the next few weeks I will get a couple of activations in the log.

in&out, got to finish up outside chores before dark. I'll read the whole thread later.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 02, 2024 06:35 PM (YSpZf)

90 ... "The older mixers were almost commercial grade."

We have two KitchenAid mixers. One was a wedding gift so 40 years old. Then we inherited my mother-in-law's version from the 1960s that got a lot of use. They both run like brand new even with plenty of use. They are worth their weight in gold when making dough or fresh whipped cream.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:29 PM (zudum)

If I remember right the older kitchenAid stuff was made by Hobart, which was commercial grade stuff. You would see a lot of hobart equipment where food prep was done( sandwich shops,deli, etc). It was some good shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:35 PM (VwHCD)

91 What's a livescope ?
Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (T4tVD)

It's a tiny camera they put into a slit in your vein, to view the inside of your liver, to check for Valu-Rite nodules.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:34 PM (tkR6S)

That doesn't sound like fun !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:35 PM (T4tVD)

92 I wonder how much the material cost to make that gator?

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 06:37 PM (MNhXM)

93 coca cola is only good on light surface rust; I've seen machinists use it on fine tools

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 02, 2024 06:37 PM (YSpZf)

94 Beserker, for a starter pen that is very classy, I suggest a Chinese pen

On amazon they have the "czxwyst 601 Steel Cap Vacumatic Fountain Pen" that come in a burgundy, a blue, an olive drab, and a grey color, very classy and good writers.

It is a hidden nib, that is the nib is covered mostly like a cat's claw, and is harder to knock around, and the 601 has its own pump system so you don't have to worry about the bladder inside going brittle.
It costs around $20 bucks, and it is a very good deal for that price. I have several

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 06:37 PM (D7oie)

95 What's a livescope ?
Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:32 PM (T4tVD)

It's a tiny camera they put into a slit in your vein, to view the inside of your liver, to check for Valu-Rite nodules.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:34 PM (tkR6S)

That doesn't sound like fun !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 06:35 PM (T4tVD)

They stuck one in my arm to view the inside of my heart and arteries .My arm is still black and blue and a few other colors that haven't been invented yet.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:38 PM (VwHCD)

96 76 ... "I was thinking about a fountain pen lately. I visited a friend not long ago who also repairs guitars. His entire ledger, all the repairs, the guitars, the serial numbers, work that was done, etc, is all written in a fancy leather bound book with a fountain pen with seriously stylized writing. It looks like a frigging medieval manuscript. It had me interested."

Berserker,
If you want to try one using bottle ink without spending much, try a Lamy Safari and get the converter for it. Should cost about $30 or $35 bucks for both. I like the fine nib for writing but they come with a stub nib which can give you that 'medieval' look with a little practice. I like Parker Quink ink as a good ink to start with.

Warning! If you get interested in fountain pens you will certainly start paying attention to the quality of paper. Regular 20 pound printer paper is doable but will have problems. A good fountain pen, which doesn't have to be expensive, will glide smoothly across the proper paper. It's pleasant to write with.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:40 PM (zudum)

97 The German with the tactical crossbow:
https://youtu.be/drQnaLXkifo?si=UzjuBl-tK0QlADc0

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 06:42 PM (yeEu9)

98 I got some Cara Cara oranges today, and just ate one. Kinda meh. Very hard to peel. Tasty enough, but not radically different from a navel orange. Nowhere near as good as the real blood oranges.

But I also got some Arizona-grown tangerines. They are yummy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 06:42 PM (tkR6S)

99 I have a kitchen aid stand mixer I got as a house warming gift 15 years ago, and I use it for dough twice a week at the least. I also have a grain mill for it that I use a lot, and of course the whisk.
I had an old Sunbeam but it wasn't really for anything other than making cakes and whipping up soufles.

Bosch makes a mixer that pretty much only is for making dough, and ever time I see one I am consumed with envy, partially for the mixer and partially for people who have that much extra counter and cupboard space to store it.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 06:44 PM (D7oie)

100 In grocery stores they would have a Hobart mixer bigger than you standing

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:44 PM (fwDg9)

101 95
Interesting BD, normally they use the femoral artery. I've had that done 3 times.

Posted by: Ciampino - catheterization in a very cold room at March 02, 2024 06:45 PM (qfLjt)

102 Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 02, 2024 06:31 PM (hbjSA

Hi, Blutarski

There are a variety of study guides for different books, but as a general resource with great introductory material, footnotes and notes about the history and setting as well as practical applications , I recommend the "Life Application Bible" which comes in various translations, if you are Roman Catholic people here might have some other suggestions.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:45 PM (Ki//m)

103 TWIBI also makes good inexpensive pens. I like Noodlers ink. Start with their black, which is fast drying. I have so many notebooks. I use Travelers Lightweight paper for journaling. Clairfontaine is always good too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 06:46 PM (yeEu9)

104 I just saw a fountain pen that was $21,000. I mean wtf, did they suck the blood out of the holy grail with that thing?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:46 PM (VwHCD)

105 Some may saythat launching squirrels is animal cruelty.

It's not. There terminal velocity is so low there is little chance that they'll be injure - provided they enough altitude to freefall long enough that they slow to terminal velocity.

Another option is to just launch them into a sturdy trashcan a few feet away with a quick death.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 02, 2024 06:47 PM (cOq4q)

106 Interesting BD, normally they use the femoral artery. I've had that done 3 times.

Posted by: Ciampino - catheterization in a very cold room at March 02, 2024 06:45 PM (qfLjt)

Is that the one in the groin? I had that 13 years ago, but now they go into your wrist.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:47 PM (VwHCD)

107 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:26 PM (VwHCD)

There is a guy on American Pickers called Jersey Jon. I know he’s not you but it seems like you could be the same guy.

He fixes / restores old bikes or anything mechanical, , collects old furniture, loves the same quality stuff built by the older expert craftsman, etc
Nicest guy too.

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 06:49 PM (MNhXM)

108 I have a modern Kitchen aid mixer I bought refurbed. Was very wonky. It was through Ebay and had insurance on it so I filed a claim. They had me send it back, and rebuilt it. Worked about a month and is unuseable again. I bought and older one that I want to work on. Mr Mixer on You Tube does repair videos and sells parts.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 06:50 PM (yeEu9)

109 I was thinking about my hobbies and why they appeal to me. A phrase came to mind that seemed to cover the matter.

From mind to hand and from hand to heart.

My hobbies may involve strict attention for safety (reloading) or for detail but they leave me calm and enlivened. So much better than living at a constant boil from watching the news and politics.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:50 PM (zudum)

110 >>Is that the one in the groin? I had that 13 years ago, but now they go into your wrist.

I had one when they put the stent in my artery above my heart. Got to watch the playback, freaky deaky. My wrist hurt for a couple weeks.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2024 06:50 PM (LkLld)

111 Hi, Blutarski
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Thank you. And not RC. Prot.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 02, 2024 06:51 PM (hbjSA)

112 Actually, Blutarski, the official name is the "Life Application Study Bible"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:51 PM (Ki//m)

113 I don't hobby anymore. Have a hard time just walking.
Used to refurbish/restore 2 cyl. JD tractors. Once bought a late model B for $50. Replaced everything forward of the crank case, using junk yard parts. Had $1500 in it. Still have it. It's one of my favorites.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 06:51 PM (a0G++)

114 Japanese fountain pens. They are into them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 06:52 PM (yeEu9)

115 Is that the one in the groin? I had that 13 years ago, but now they go into your wrist.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 06:47 PM (VwHCD)


They will do both, but they like the wrist better since it is easier for healing.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 06:55 PM (D7oie)

116 Kindltot, did you ever find the type of quills you wanted?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:55 PM (SwYJN)

117 Ronster, sure wish you could find an apprentice to pass your skill on to.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:57 PM (SwYJN)

118 I've been taking a watercolor class the last few weeks, and it's going pretty well. If I'm brave, I'll post our final painting when the class is finished. This week, however, I also took a one evening "Bob Ross" class and it was a lot of fun. Considering the fact that in all my 29 years I've never tried painting a picture before, I'm happy with my first attempt, and confident that they'll get better as I keep at it. I'm finding a lot of joy in painting, no pun intended.

https://tinyurl.com/ptuckyross

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 06:58 PM (2AUjo)

119 Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 02, 2024 06:51 PM (hbjSA

You're most welcome . I have found it very helpful, both scholarly , accessible and encouraging and everybody I know who has used it has liked it. I am always glad to hear of people wanting to develop their study of scripture, FenSpouse and I read notes from it every morning and this time in prayer and scripture has helped us in our spiritual growth , I believe , and growth as a couple. God bless you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:58 PM (Ki//m)

120 Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 06:58 PM (2AUjo)

That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:59 PM (Ki//m)

121 118 ... Pennsyltucky,

Congratulations on your first attempt at the Bob Ross style. I am impressed. I especially like the way you could blend colors.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 07:02 PM (zudum)

122 66 A minor point of interest for the fountain pen folks. Got an email from Goulet Pens about a clearance sale for Conklin Crescent filler Mark Twain pens.
Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 06:15 PM (zudum)
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Conklin makes nice pens. My "everyday" pen for the last couple weeks has been a Conklin Duragraph with an Omniflex nib, inked with Diamine Matador. It's a great combination.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 07:03 PM (2AUjo)

123 Ben Had, there are many people still doing it. Now it is mostly later tractors, the ones they grew up with. More complicated too.
The hobby is not dead.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:03 PM (a0G++)

124 I just saw a fountain pen that was $21,000. I mean wtf, did they suck the blood out of the holy grail with that thing?

I guess like that espresso maker in the Coffee Thread this morning, anything that is not a simple necessity has a high end on the luxury/prestige scale. If you have that kind of scratch and want to spend it on a pen or espresso machine, more power to ya'. Personally, I wouldn't but then I would probably spend it on a bunch of other stuff that would make no sense to most people.

Posted by: Oddbob at March 02, 2024 07:05 PM (sNc8Y)

125
There is a guy on American Pickers called Jersey Jon. I know he’s not you but it seems like you could be the same guy.

He fixes / restores old bikes or anything mechanical, , collects old furniture, loves the same quality stuff built by the older expert craftsman, etc
Nicest guy too.

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 06:49 PM (MNhXM)

Yeah I saw him on the show. You would think I would have run into him at some harley swap meet thing, but no.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 02, 2024 07:06 PM (VwHCD)

126 If it's acceptable I'll send some of my wife's art. She does oil pastels, still life stuff. She belongs to a Facebook group where her stuff is popular. Learned it all from a park and rec class. She's pretty good.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:06 PM (MeG8a)

127 Pennseltucky,

I recommend you go to the Dollar store, buy a picture frame and frame one of your paintings. I did that with one of mine. It's not even a really good one, just one I did of my dog at the lake. I have it on my table so I look at it every morning. I think it validates your work somehow. And just keep doing it!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:07 PM (yeEu9)

128
126 If it's acceptable I'll send some of my wife's art. She does oil pastels, still life stuff. She belongs to a Facebook group where her stuff is popular. Learned it all from a park and rec class. She's pretty good.


Of course it is acceptable. We look forward to your submission.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:08 PM (QXQ4l)

129 The Japanese pens are works of art. Most are done with traditional lacquer techniques and lots of gold. It's a status thong.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:09 PM (yeEu9)

130 Pennseltucky, Vice nice . I will offer one suggestion. Nature is more random. The tree lines are too straight as are the trees in the foreground. You have plenty of skill.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:11 PM (SwYJN)

131
118 I've been taking a watercolor class the last few weeks, and it's going pretty well. If I'm brave, I'll post our final painting when the class is finished. This week, however, I also took a one evening "Bob Ross" class and it was a lot of fun. Considering the fact that in all my 29 years I've never tried painting a picture before, I'm happy with my first attempt, and confident that they'll get better as I keep at it. I'm finding a lot of joy in painting, no pun intended.

https://tinyurl.com/ptuckyross
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 06:58 PM (2AUjo)

Isn't wet on wet painting fun? I think it is.
I just wish I could handle the odors of oils and the assorted mediums.

However I have found that Golden makes an "Open" acrylic with "open" mediums and you can be like Bob but with acrylics.

Please submit photos of your work. We look forward to viewing your new hobby.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:11 PM (QXQ4l)

132 122 ... "My "everyday" pen for the last couple weeks has been a Conklin Duragraph with an Omniflex nib, inked with Diamine Matador. It's a great combination."

Pennsyltucky,

I've never used a flex nib. Do you think it would be useful for sketching since the line width can be varied easily? That forest green Duragraph is eye catching.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 07:12 PM (zudum)

133 If you aint scopin', you hopin'!!!

Mine has put a lot of crappie and large mouth in my freezer.

Posted by: GoofusMaximus at March 02, 2024 07:14 PM (Xqlct)

134 You can definitely drop some coin on fountain pens.
I have several, the best one is an Esterbrook. I don't think they are made anymore. Also have some Lamy and Pelikan pens.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:14 PM (MeG8a)

135 Working on yet another TRC-449 this week. Went to put the other one on the shelf and found this one. I must have bought it, thrown it up there, and forgot about it.

Anyways, this one's got a set of problems. No receive or PA audio, No transmit at all. I'm trying to fix the audio problem first, because the receive and PA audio have some points in common. But every stinking part I pull out to test in my cheap Chinese parts tester says its good. So, a little bit of frustration with this one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 02, 2024 07:15 PM (dZVON)

136 It's not a hobby and I'm not a collector but I picked up five more old bail top canning jars. These are from 1910-20s. I like the clear ones and I've been using them for tea cannisters. I just love old canning jars.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:17 PM (yeEu9)

137 No, they are making Esterbrooks again. It's like with Conklin. Someone bought the name and designs. I haven't tried the new ones yet but do like my old ones.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:18 PM (yeEu9)

138 I know that abstract crap has taken over the inside art world and many think that’s all there is today but the reality is that there are so many quality realism artists today that they are ubiquitous.

How they separate themselves from the crowd is all luck and persistence. Only a few though that have that esoteric trait that just draws people to their work.

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 07:19 PM (MNhXM)

139 Pennsyltucky keep at it, that's pretty good

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:20 PM (fwDg9)

140 131

Please submit photos of your work. We look forward to viewing your new hobby.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:11 PM (QXQ4l)
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Thanks MisHum and everybody for the encouragement. I was really terrified to start painting because it always looked way out of my league, but I have been having so very much fun. Even as a rank beginner, sharing things with the good folks here is a big part of that joy.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 07:20 PM (2AUjo)

141 Mis Hum, one of the things I like best about your paintings is nature is a part of you and you understand it.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:20 PM (SwYJN)

142 133 If you aint scopin', you hopin'!!!

Mine has put a lot of crappie and large mouth in my freezer.
Posted by: GoofusMaximus at March 02, 2024 07:14 PM (Xqlct)

They are nice pieces of equipment. I have a couple of fishing buds that have the Hummin Bird brand. They are nice. I can't Justify the expense however.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:21 PM (QXQ4l)

143 Len

https://www.simplyrugged.com/

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 02, 2024 07:21 PM (WF/xn)

144 The last ink pen I used had a barrel type ink container. Put the container in, screw something down, and you are ready to go.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:21 PM (a0G++)

145 I am someone who made a good living with fountain pens back in the day. I mean full time, I was very busy. I worked as much as I wanted.
Hint: How did music get printed before computers?
That's right. Drafting table, India ink, fountain pens.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:22 PM (MeG8a)

146 136 ... "I picked up five more old bail top canning jars. These are from 1910-20s. I like the clear ones and I've been using them for tea cannisters. I just love old canning jars."

Notsotoreau,

We have a few bail top jars but they are blue, not clear glass. Inherited from Mrs. JTB's grandmother who would have used them in the 1920s and later. Thanks for mentioning keeping tea in them. We've never used them but it would be convenient, and very cool looking, to use them for storing tea.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 07:23 PM (zudum)

147 My school introduced cartridge fountain pens to us in the 6th grade . What the hell were they thinking?

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 07:23 PM (MNhXM)

148 137 No, they are making Esterbrooks again. It's like with Conklin. Someone bought the name and designs. I haven't tried the new ones yet but do like my old ones.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:18 PM (yeEu9)
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The 'new' Esterbrooks are great pens, just like the vintage ones. I would put my Estie Raven up against any comparably-priced Pilot or Sailor. I've never had the opportunity to try a vintage Conklin, but the 'new' one I have is a real gem.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 07:23 PM (2AUjo)

149 gourmand, how fascinating.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:24 PM (SwYJN)

150 ------

Thanks MisHum and everybody for the encouragement. I was really terrified to start painting because it always looked way out of my league, but I have been having so very much fun. Even as a rank beginner, sharing things with the good folks here is a big part of that joy.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at March 02, 2024 07:20 PM (2AUjo)

I started painting later in life. At times I wish I wasn't so rural so I could take some lessons. However, YT is helping. I find it so relaxing even if things are not going so well.


141 Mis Hum, one of the things I like best about your paintings is nature is a part of you and you understand it.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:20 PM (SwYJN)

Thanks Ben Had. As my late FIL would say, Mr. Woods & Water.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:24 PM (QXQ4l)

151 Getting some idiot to pay $125 for a $5 print in a $15 frame is the name of the game.

Follow me for more artistic hacks and rip offs.

Posted by: Art Store Hack at March 02, 2024 07:25 PM (Q4IgG)

152 Extreme…ironing?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 02, 2024 07:29 PM (8sMut)

153 Fountain pens are evil.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 02, 2024 07:31 PM (8sMut)

154 My Brother did the ultimate Moron watercolor long before this place ever existed. I have decided to get it copied an T- shirts will be made.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:32 PM (SwYJN)

155 Extreme…ironing?


Like extreme sex, but not as much fun.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:32 PM (a0G++)

156 155 Extreme…ironing?


Like extreme sex, but not as much fun.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:32 PM (a0G++)

Well, put an iron on it, but extremely so.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 02, 2024 07:36 PM (ynpvh)

157 Extreme sammich making >>> Extreme Ironing

Posted by: Alizarin Crimson at March 02, 2024 07:37 PM (MNhXM)

158 154 My Brother did the ultimate Moron watercolor long before this place ever existed. I have decided to get it copied an T- shirts will be made.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:32 PM (SwYJN)

Sounds cool.
Count me in for one.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:41 PM (QXQ4l)

159 In military you had to iron sometimes, did a bit after but doubt touched a iron in over 10 years, maybe more.

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:42 PM (fwDg9)

160 I have a AoSHq project planned, have enough material just have to do it

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:42 PM (fwDg9)

161 Mis Hum, picture a naked lady, all boobs and elbows sitting on an end of the trail horse donning a Mounty's hat. In water color

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:45 PM (SwYJN)

162 My Brother did the ultimate Moron watercolor long before this place ever existed. I have decided to get it copied an T- shirts will be made.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:32 PM

Noice.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 02, 2024 07:46 PM (Wnv9h)

163 Mis Hum, picture a naked lady, all boobs and elbows sitting on an end of the trail horse donning a Mounty's hat. In water color
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:45 PM

Oh, my....

Posted by: Mirror Universe George Takei at March 02, 2024 07:47 PM (Wnv9h)

164 161 Mis Hum, picture a naked lady, all boobs and elbows sitting on an end of the trail horse donning a Mounty's hat. In water color
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:45 PM (SwYJN)

A true Moron T-shirt!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 02, 2024 07:47 PM (QXQ4l)

165 G'nite everyone. I'm otta here.

Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:49 PM (a0G++)

166 I like the blue bail tops but they are more expensive. They were $25 each. I got 5 clear ones for $50. I wish I could find new rubber rings but they seem fine for tea. Probably would work for coffee too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:50 PM (yeEu9)

167 G'nite everyone. I'm otta here.
Posted by: Ronster at March 02, 2024 07:49 PM (a0G++)

Night, Ronster.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2024 07:50 PM (tkR6S)

168 The guys get shirts!

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 07:50 PM (SwYJN)

169 Well I have a Conklin I'm not pleased with. I think it's the nib. I got a used Demo from Goulet with the Duraflex nib and it has no problems. I should try and put one on the problem pen. It's a handsome pen. I like the TWISBI vacuum fill pens. It's an interesting mechanism.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2024 07:53 PM (yeEu9)

170 I made some "vine charcoal" for charcoal drawing, it is just carbonized grape vine or hazelnut suckers (my people call it filbert you know) that I trimmed back anyways.

I carbonized it by sticking it in two corn cans that press-fitted together and leaving it in the coals of the woodstove over night. It worked, I will give it to a friend who draws

It is the same process for making charcoal in a retort, but on a tiny scale.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 07:56 PM (D7oie)

171 My wife has been wanting pad thai a lot lately. It's not a hard dish to make; any idiot can make it well. But, with the peppers, onion, shallots, basil, peanuts, and chicken, it comes out to shitload of chopping. Plus beating eggs, draining and heating the sprouts, and so on. It's pretty laborious. I'm going to try steering her away from it.

Posted by: YD, Therapist at March 02, 2024 07:59 PM (0FoWg)

172 Notsothoreau, they make silicon replacement rubber seals for the old jars.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 08:00 PM (D7oie)

173 166 ... Notsothoreau,

Amazon lists a bunch of rubber and silicone gaskets for canning jars. Not expensive either. At first I thought of storing teabags in the jars but they are rather small and I have gorilla paws. They would be suitable for loose tea where I can use a spoon to get the tea.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 08:00 PM (zudum)

174 Kindltot, you are a true Renaissance man

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 08:01 PM (SwYJN)

175 171 My wife has been wanting pad thai a lot lately. It's not a hard dish to make; any idiot can make it well. But, with the peppers, onion, shallots, basil, peanuts, and chicken, it comes out to shitload of chopping. Plus beating eggs, draining and heating the sprouts, and so on. It's pretty laborious. I'm going to try steering her away from it.

Posted by: YD, Therapist at March 02, 2024 07:59 PM (0FoWg)

Yeah, the prep takes time. I sometimes (rarely) make Chicken Grapow. Very tasty, but time-consuming prep.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 02, 2024 08:01 PM (ynpvh)

176 170 ...
That sounds like the same basic method to make charcloth when using a flint and steel to start a fire.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 08:03 PM (zudum)

177 Mis. Hum.,

Hope it's not too late but thanks for another delightful hobby thread.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2024 08:04 PM (zudum)

178 Kindltot, you are a true Renaissance man
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 08:01 PM (SwYJN)


I am bored, and I fidget continually. And I am curious about stuff. In this case I was interested in making bio-char.

. . . And renaissance men are good at what they do, everything I do turns out looking "Gilligan's Isle" and is only acceptable because I have low standards.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 08:06 PM (D7oie)

179 Kindltot, did you ever find the type of quills you wanted?
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:55 PM (SwYJN)


Not yet, but I have the larger feathers to try and cut. I want to ruin cheap feathers before I get into the good stuff.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2024 08:07 PM (D7oie)

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