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Old 06-15-2014, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hear good things about... hobbies...

Aside from ecomodding and discussing ecomodding, what do you guys do in your free time?

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now I ride a bike and read......yeah, a little dull.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gold prospecting , I am heading out next month when the rivers and creeks are dry and go pick up some gold from cracks crevices and above and below the waterfalls.
I often get much more exercise then gold..

I renovate my houses when living in them..am 49 semi retired, kicking back with a small pension.

I also love Landscaping , and do it as a past time side income designing and constructing beautiful yards , concrete steps and garden retaining walls / tiered banks.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Gold prospecting , I am heading out next month when the rivers and creeks are dry and go pick up some gold from cracks crevices and above and below the waterfalls.
I often get much more exercise then gold..
How much would you say that exercise is worth?

My family was discussing the place with the highest incidence of autism, which was an old mining area, and my aunt said that when it rained, mercury from tailings flowed into water sources. I remembered a documentary of some third-world country where they scooped gravel into a pan, added mercury, worked out the gravel, and the mercury bonded to the gold.

They torched the mixture and only the gold was left.

Please tell me that you do not torch mercury!
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I play pinball.
I've got 3 pinball machines at home: The Addams Family, The Getaway and Revenge From Mars. My 6 year old son (mild Asperger) is totally crazy with the machines and at times shows uncanny skill. My 4 year old daughter is quite enthousiastic, talent may show later.

Some friends of mine were crazy with pinball, went out on a weekly basis to play just piunball. I joined them at times, and when I found out that you can just buy them I did.

Before I met my wife and moved I used to get the highest scores in all the west of Holland. As I lived on the 18th floor of a highrise. They weren't the best scores, I'm not that talented. But the highest, sure by several tens of meters
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You will be happy to hear I do not use use mercury , I use 2 propane torches and a crucible, much like this guy below although my crucible is made from high temperature ceramic materiel.

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to play a decent round of golf, 5.6 handicap on a 6800 yard course. Still play occasionally but no where near where I was 20 years ago.

Used to shoot fairly well, got to 99 out of 100 on the skeet range, but 200 shotgun shells a week can get expensive, even reloading.

Rebuilt a couple hundred salvage cars, first one was 1973, last one (not done by me) is my Fiesta.

Built two houses, drew up my own plans, did a significant part of the work myself, no house payments for the last 18 years.

The patent was a lot of work and the trike is coming along, maybe not as fast as I would like, but it will get there.

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Computers for me. I build them/play games. If I had my own lift or even a garage I would definitely be under my car more then on the computer but, not how life turned out.
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Computers for me. I build them/play games. If I had my own lift or even a garage I would definitely be under my car more then on the computer but, not how life turned out.
Who posted a picture of his car on a "lift" that was just 2x4s leaning on a stump?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Who posted a picture of his car on a "lift" that was just 2x4s leaning on a stump?
i remember that pic but not by who

As for my hobbies,
overclocking/upgrading my custom built computer
cycling
offroading (currently with bro but plan on buying a Cherokee within the next month)

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