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  1. Huskybill

    Huskybill Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I have a new hobby. I purchased my very first double edged axe. I have a leather sheath for it too.

    Any new hobbies for you?
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Nothing new.
    I like to watch sumo.
    Play with my kids.
    Ultimate Frisbee with my older boys and a bunch of other kids from our homeschool group.
    A bit of gardening.
    A bit of ‘farming.’ I have a half-empty lot in town. I planted some wheat there, threshed and winnowed it. Haven’t quite finished it to eat, though. I also planted 24 Christmas trees there.
    Bird feeders and hummingbird feeders.
    And, of course, making more kids. :cool:
     
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    Number one hobby is spending time with my 4year old boy and wife.... but besides that

    1st biggest hobby, I am SUPER into mechanical maintenance on my truck. Always doing something to it maintenance wise. Recently was Throttle body cleaning, My once a year power steering fluid change and then bleed the breaks ( every other year). Next in line for maintenance is Power washing all the mud off the underside and re-rust roofing ( spring touch up) the entire truck with Fluid Film. After that is spark plugs and a trans pan drop for fluid and filter change. I could keep going with the list


    2nd biggest hobby, firewood processing

    3rd is vegetable garden.






    Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
     
  4. Ted Jenkins

    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    I thought I was busy just cutting firewood and keeping or trying to keep up my houses. I have a garden every year and have a small green house. I have been trying to figure out how to grow wild huckleberries. I have not raced my dirt bikes in a while will have to race in the 70 year class. My grand daughter is already out of med school and she is quite busy too. Thanks
     
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    I like to make live steam engines and play with them . They are about 18inches tall and weigh 50 plus pounds 20181022_142545.jpg 20181022_142609.jpg
     
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    Just sold the last of my coin collection, so that's one less hobby. Thinking of letting the Lionel trains go. I have a 1948 WS4109 radio controlled set, complete, no boxes. Tobacco tins are gone. The saws and axes are part of my heritage, so they are harder to let go of. Got my eye on a couple more pre war Savage 99's, so that collection is growing.
     
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    Was into American Flyer Trains, but a lot of the shows closed up,,, got into building tube amplifiers...
     

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    Where's the pic?
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    WOW, that's cool. I hear the best sound still comes from tubed equipment.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    I got rid of most of my saws. Started collecting cast iron cookware. It is a cheap hobby and your food tastes better. I did recently start stripping and restoring rusty stuff so that is the first step into true addiction LOL

    And yes, there is some drama on the cast iron sites just like there are on the saw sites. LOL
     
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    Many years ago my father began rebuilding player pianos. He and I worked on one together. Had to replace the fabric on the pneumatics for the keys(88) as well as the vacuum motors. I then set up the action and learned to tune it. You see the motor on the left that drives the rolls. Those two valves have to be perfectly timed 180 deg apart so it turns smoothly. That was 1984 and it still plays nicely today. There are a couple repair dates on the harp - around 1927.


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  13. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Got any video??
     
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    buzz sawyer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Good idea, I'll shoot one soon.
     
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    Yes, gourds. I started anew thread before I found this one. :rolleyes:
     
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    Here you go - and one of my favorite piano rolls.

     
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    :numberone::bowdown::clap::cheers:
    That was fantastic!!

    I've never seen one played before... can you explain how it works, with the pedals and what were you operating with your hands?
     
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    My grand mother had one. i always loved to play and sing the song mame. Lol.
     
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    It takes a little time to get used to reading the words going up instead of down.
     
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    Darnet, had that song in my head all day.
    As a kid I never notice a difference. Last time I remember singing and playing I was round 15. Wish I could go back to them days.
     
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