1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Tell us about your hobbies....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by woodmiser, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    That's my kind of 6 pack. Yessir. Friend of mine had a '71 440 R/t clone (Originally a 318 Auto w/Factory A/C). He rebuilt that 440 .060 over (long story) and swapped the 4bbl for a 6 pack setup. Sold it to buy a Bimmer, I slapped him.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    771
    Loc:
    Iowa
    I actually use cutting wood for a hobby, that and working around the house. It's hard for me to sit down and do a hobby, but I'm starting to do some writing.
  3. homebrewz

    homebrewz Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    898
    Loc:
    East Central, NY
    I have a '72 Pontiac LeMans which I restored about 20 years ago. Its to the point now where it needs a second restoration, a real one. I'll probably sell it, but I say that every year. I bought a '69 GMC 3/4 ton pickup last year for plowing. I'd like to restore that.

    I dabbled in pottery for a while. I was to the point where I could make the basic forms on the wheel. I have talented friends who would lend me some clay and a wheel when I was feeling creative. I brew beer from scratch. I also play the fiddle for my own amusement, the annoyance of others, and for contra dances.

    I am also a recovering amateur radio operator.
  4. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Some of my hobbies are hiking/mountaineering, camping, I have a bass boat and love to fish/tournaments, mountain biking, atv'n, drinkin', rock crawling in da jeep (theres only one), and spending quality time with my 10 year old son, who is into the same stuff minus the drinking ;-) He and I would like to finish section hiking the appalachian trail, about half to go, and finish peak bagging the rest of the 4000 + footers in new hampshire. We are about halfway done that as well. Trying not to live in fast forward.
  5. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,568
    Loc:
    Blue Ridge Mountains NC
    My brother has a '73 he's been working on forever. Convertible.
  6. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,434
    Loc:
    Delaware, Ohio
    I'm a computer geek, so I guess that is a hobby (and a living).

    I also like to ride my '97 Harley Sportster 883.

    I'm a ham radio operator.

    I like to go fishing, and hope to do more of that. Camping too.

    I'm play the Euphonium and the English baritone, and hope to jump back in with the Central Ohio Brass Band this summer after taking a couple seasons off due to work and our new baby.

    -SF
  7. Wingman

    Wingman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    131
    Loc:
    St. Louis
    Fairly avid disc golfer, resto-modding an 84 VW Rabbit and dabble in concrete tables and stuff.
  8. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,500
    Loc:
    Sound Beach, LINY
    So the hobbies I really enjoy are surfing, mountain biking, hiking, helping people in need, and laughing my head off. I'm pretty passionate about health and fitness.

    Right now my son is only 4, and we have another one coming so I haven't surfed in 4 years, mountain bike rarely, but I do occasionally find opportunities to help people, and we do go hiking (shorter hikes for now), and exercising has become increasingly difficult to find time to fully commit as I am accustomed to doing.

    So truthfully, with a young family hobbies just take a back seat for a while. I'm amazed at how many of you have such interesting hobbies. I feel like such a lamo.
  9. Adabiviak

    Adabiviak Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    293
    Loc:
    Sierra Nevadas, California
    My hobby is mountain biking. I like outdoor things - hiking, camping, snowboarding, swimming, x-country skiing, and whatever combination of these activities sounds fun, but mountain biking is where I spend most of my time.
    [​IMG]

    I have on more than one occasion trucked choice pieces of firewood out of the woods on my rack. This is a small black oak stump.
    [​IMG]

    Here, my wife and I biked our camping gear to a secluded lake for an overnight swim. Hammock tents rule, especially for bike camping, because they're a small, light package, and you don't need flat nor level ground to set up - just a couple of trees.
    [​IMG]

    The mountain trails where I ride funnel down to my house along some ditch trails that were cut during the gold mining era and have been maintained ever since. The entire ditch system includes maybe 60 miles of these trails, some of which go into these tall flumes. That stack of wood is one of my preferred lunch stops.
    [​IMG]

    One of the aspen forests behind the ski resort.
    [​IMG]

    This is my current ride: 2011 Stumpjumper FSR 29er. Soooo fun!
    [​IMG]
  10. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Adabiviak- awesome pictures man. I hope you are walking that bridge. :bug:
  11. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,777
    Loc:
    mid-ohio
    this is the other hobby

    Attached Files:

  12. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,689
    Loc:
    WNY
    +1 on that...plus a day job too

    Aside from that, anything gearhead related (good thing the biz centers on that-well part of it anyway), vintage (cameras, automobilia-also figures into the biz, and anything interesting which is why the Cottage is eclectic, such as a 1950's enamel table, 1920's china cabinet and 1940's grape crate shelves), photography, gardening, the Cottage (it needs enough work to qualify as something and "hobby" sounds a lot better than "money pit" lol)

    I miss our boat, but doubt we'd have time for it. I would be a hobby farmer if we had more space, I do still want some chickens. I want a reindeer...but we don't have the space. I'd totally drive a one reindeer open sleigh into town if I had one...
  13. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,689
    Loc:
    WNY
    Ever been to Woodward?

    Plowing? EEk...salt... Did you at least oil it?
  14. homebrewz

    homebrewz Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    898
    Loc:
    East Central, NY
    Its not on the road and I only use it on the driveway. Believe me, we need it.. well, maybe not this year.
  15. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,689
    Loc:
    WNY
    Oh, whew...gotcha. I imagine you do...either the lake will getcha or the mountains.
  16. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    930
    Loc:
    Lake Odessa,MI
    Hobby? I guess it would be trying to stay out of the way of the Dragon Lady! :lol: Wait, that is a full time job!

    Gary
  17. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,390
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    Also took a short intro blacksmithing class last night that was really fun- highly recommend, and can't go wrong at $60.

    Attached Files:

  18. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,970
    Loc:
    PA.

    Money well spent. Very nice. I bet you will be good at it AP.
    That hook can come in handy if you dress up like Captain Hook for halloween. That was the first thought that came to my mind. I know, I know, I have issues. :lol:
  19. fredarm

    fredarm Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    573
    Loc:
    Eastern Mass
    I have been doing community theater off and on for about 25 years now, after I came to my senses and realized that being a professional actor just wasn't going to happen. Last month, I appeared as Scrooge in a production of "A Christmas Carol, the Musical" with a local theater group, and my daughter, a sophomore in high school, was also in the production. I will attempt to upload pictorial proof, since the motto of Hearth.com is "pix or it didn't happen".

    Attached Files:

  20. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    46,003
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Excellent fredarm! Bah Humbug!
  21. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,500
    Loc:
    Sound Beach, LINY
    Fredarm, that's awesome. Pantalones nice work, man. That's cool. Blacksmithing.
  22. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,821
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Hang in there, D ! My truck, trailer, and Dixie came after Erin graduated from college. It took awhile >:-(
  23. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    937
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    Growing up in ME that thing you call fishing through the ice was refered to as "ice drinking"
    I've been tied up in so many DIY projects over the past 5yrs I guess that's my mainstay hobby - resided 2 story cape down to bare studs with Hardie board, Finished kitchen gut/remodel last spring with custom hickory cabinets, Den, dining rm, master bedroom complete. 2 Upstairs bedroom and 2-1/2 baths left to go.
    Of course their is a lot of hydration in my routine.
    I hunt atleast 3-4 days a week depending on my shifts and OT needs at work Nov-Jan. Emphasis on the "hunt" part - missed a doe and a buck of a lifetime within minutes of each other last week.
    Do the whole garden thing in a 30-20 raised bed, I have no flat land on 12acres. Trying to grow a "big" pumpkin had one reach ~70lbs last yr.
  24. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,052
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA

    Sorry for the de-rail here. All I can think of is the Bob Marley ice fishing skits.
  25. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    this when time permits.

    Attached Files:

Share This Page