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Maybe this was brought up before, before I joined but I thought it'd be interesting to see what we all do for fun or to relax.

I work full time but enjoy playing around on my 7 acre hobby farm with either older equipment or the atvs.

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If I know how to fix something I enjoy wrenching on stuff, re painting old equipment, or building something.

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even though I've been recovering from a traumatic work related accident and couldn't enjoy it the last few years I enjoy being out in nature hiking, and hunting.

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ever since I was little I really enjoyed building 1/64 scale model farms.

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I started getting into photography. In high school I took a video editing class where we made psa's for the local news station and learned about camera angles and lighting. I guess it just stuck with me.

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I enjoy helping my larger neighbors out. I might not be able to farm full time but it gives me a chance to play farmer.

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most important I enjoy spending time with the family. I'm guilty of not doing it as much as I should but I'm learning and trying.

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Outside of a full time job I stay busy maintaining stuff around the house/farm. In the fall and winter I hunt every chance I get. Otherwise I like to move hot metal with a hammer.  

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Too many hobbies for me over the years. Cartridge collecting, Stover gas engines, Tractors, Gardening, Firewood gathering and processing, Single shot rifles, Handloading and casting bullets! Over 70 years of all this stuff and shifting gears every so often! Now my latest interest is 7.25 scale railroads! Yikes!!!!!

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Farming and running equipment are my main hobbies.  It was nice to find a hobby that pays for itself, even if I stress like my livelihood depends on it. I still am into firearms but I just don't take the time to shoot like I should.  Also, with the family we like to go on drives and see new local places.

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7 hours ago, augercreek said:

Too many hobbies for me over the years. Cartridge collecting, Stover gas engines, Tractors, Gardening, Firewood gathering and processing, Single shot rifles, Handloading and casting bullets! Over 70 years of all this stuff and shifting gears every so often! Now my latest interest is 7.25 scale railroads! Yikes!!!!!

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I guess that Allis skidder is homebuilt?

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Just now, 766 Man said:

  I wish that I had the space to build models of farmsteads.  

Most of mine are 4x2 and built when I was living in an apartment with limited space. One display was 2x2. I like building smaller displays and adding eye catching details, like birds, cats, dogs, scrap piles ect stuff people over look when building a huge display. At shows I tell people that you don't need a huge display. Most displays are 8x8 but have a lot of wasted space. A lot I see is a 4x8 area of dirt with 15 tractors in it and then a 4x8 green rug. You can build a section of a farm, some bins, a shop and some bins instead of a whole farm. I even made a few desk top displays for my dad that were little 4inch x 4inch field scenes.

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I am a Automotive Engineer.  I enjoy, working on home improvements, have a street strip Mustang runs 11.10 in the quarter DOT naturally aspired SBF, built mostly by me.  From the years of tractor pulling building my own engines I have vast experience in engine building.  My 656 proves that with a 3rd place finish in the 9K farm class, there was no other gas in the top 10.  Have 3 CT70's from when I grew up, just recently bought a Honda 1972 SL100.  I enjoy fixing and dirt road riding these old Honda's.  Mountain biking here and there.  RC boat and truck recently repower with latest radio, ESC and Lipo batteries.  Designing my dream garage and sub contracting the build.

I just enjoy tinkering, fixing stuff up.  And many of these hobbies knowledge carries over to one other.

I also enjoy cutting wood in the winter, hunting and shooting when the time allows.

New to come hobby...In a month I will become a father, me and my wife are having a baby girl.

 

Rebuilt my moms deck in 2016 with composite material.

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My Mustang at the strip

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Snowmobiling in the UP of Michigan.  My sled is on the left, I am on the right.

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My newly acquired SL100, have about $800 in parts fixing it up.

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My other 3 CT70'S I have had since a teenager.

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RC stuff

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Mountain bike

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My garage plans drawn in AutoCAD

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3 hours ago, augercreek said:

The Skidder is built out of a WC Allis engine and transmission and two Farmall F12 rear ends. It is articulated and has a 8000# winch on the back. here are a few more pics.

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That looks like quite a project. Did you build/engineer that yourself? The finished project looks great. 

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3 hours ago, 460 said:

I am a Automotive Engineer.  I enjoy, working on home improvements, have a street strip Mustang runs 11.10 in the quarter DOT naturally aspired SBF, built mostly by me.  From the years of tractor pulling building my own engines I have vast experience in engine building.  My 656 proves that with a 3rd place finish in the 9K farm class, there was no other gas in the top 10.  Have 3 CT70's from when I grew up, just recently bought a Honda 1972 SL100.  I enjoy fixing and dirt road riding these old Honda's.  Mountain biking here and there.  RC boat and truck recently repower with latest radio, ESC and Lipo batteries.  Designing my dream garage and sub contracting the build.

I just enjoy tinkering, fixing stuff up.  And many of these hobbies knowledge carries over to one other.

I also enjoy cutting wood in the winter, hunting and shooting when the time allows.

New to come hobby...In a month I will become a father, me and my wife are having a baby girl.

 

Rebuilt my moms deck in 2016 with composite material.

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My Mustang at the strip

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Snowmobiling in the UP of Michigan.  My sled is on the left, I am on the right.

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My newly acquired SL100, have about $800 in parts fixing it up.

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My other 3 CT70'S I have had since a teenager.

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RC stuff

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Mountain bike

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My garage plans drawn in AutoCAD

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Enjoy it all now, life changes once the kids start coming

Not sure if it's a hobby or lifestyle but been enjoying motorcycles for the last 44 years started in the dirt, now mostly the street but still have 2 IT250's and one 465

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I work full time, so the farm would be considered a hobby by most but as much work as I seem to put into it, it's more like a second job. I enjoy hunting large and small game, especially quail and squirrel. Been reloading most of my own ammo for a while now and collecting old Winchester rifles and shotguns among other fine firearms also. Have an ongoing bamboo fly rod project that I work on about 10 hours a year and still haven't finished, and also thinking about getting into fly tying. Have accumulated quite a bit of old "antique" farm junk as well and like restoring and using it when I can, especially my ax collection and my several different wheel hoes and hand seeders. Can't forget a touch of blacksmithing when things are slow in the winter, but nowhere near the level of @Sledgehammer abilities. Oh, and two meetings of the Masonic lodge each month where I serve as Secretary. Obviously I don't lack for something to do!

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36 minutes ago, Cool1566 said:

My hobby would be reading and occasionally posting on this forum. 
I have been called “simple” more than once in my life….

Nothing wrong with that. I think most of the “regular offenders” here are top shelf people. 😊

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14 hours ago, 460 said:

I am a Automotive Engineer.  I enjoy, working on home improvements, have a street strip Mustang runs 11.10 in the quarter DOT naturally aspired SBF, built mostly by me.  From the years of tractor pulling building my own engines I have vast experience in engine building.  My 656 proves that with a 3rd place finish in the 9K farm class, there was no other gas in the top 10.  Have 3 CT70's from when I grew up, just recently bought a Honda 1972 SL100.  I enjoy fixing and dirt road riding these old Honda's.  Mountain biking here and there.  RC boat and truck recently repower with latest radio, ESC and Lipo batteries.  Designing my dream garage and sub contracting the build.

I just enjoy tinkering, fixing stuff up.  And many of these hobbies knowledge carries over to one other.

I also enjoy cutting wood in the winter, hunting and shooting when the time allows.

New to come hobby...In a month I will become a father, me and my wife are having a baby girl.

 

 

 

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Is that a Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin repainted? I have a Clod Buster my parents gave me as a Christmas present back in about 88. Been converted to lipo and 2.4 electonics. Still fun to run. I've moved on to Arrma and Traxxas models more recently for thr bigger thrill. Have a Granite and an X Maxx. 

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2 hours ago, Cool1566 said:

My hobby would be reading and occasionally posting on this forum. 
I have been called “simple” more than once in my life….

...right with you on the top line....

....and for the second line.....my few remaining friends above the grass , regard   me as some sort of ''nut case''..  because   I still like operating things with tracks.....sigh

....so......to sum up......""simple ''   and ''nut case''    have a lot in common  .....:rolleyes:

Mike

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I collect build scale implements for garden tractors,  collect Cub Cadets,  IH toys and guns and help dad farm.

Engineering Supervisor at natural gas utility by trade specializing in pressure reduction,  measurement and control systems.

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12 hours ago, hardtail said:

Enjoy it all now, life changes once the kids start coming

Not sure if it's a hobby or lifestyle but been enjoying motorcycles for the last 44 years started in the dirt, now mostly the street but still have 2 IT250's and one 465

Wow, I have had first hand experience with a 465, had one for ever, mean power band they have.  Grab the throttle, pucker your cheeks as it will buck you off if you're not hanging on 😂. Good for you to still have one 

Mark 

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58 minutes ago, mike newman said:

...right with you on the top line....

....and for the second line.....my few remaining friends above the grass , regard   me as some sort of ''nut case''..  because   I still like operating things with tracks.....sigh

....so......to sum up......""simple ''   and ''nut case''    have a lot in common  .....:rolleyes:

Mike

Well now Mike, one of my hobbies includes tracks too, care to join me 😁

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50 minutes ago, td9inidaho said:

Well now Mike, one of my hobbies includes tracks too, care to join me 😁

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Well   Mark.......I should have been far more specific in respect  of the word ''tracks ''......could have been riding  a camel .....or a penny farthing...but , in reality I meant   TD type tracks....and unless that piece of machinery...what ever it may be...had a heated cab...thanks but no thanks...!!!

After our unusually  small littering  of a few snowflakes this year...that outfit just looks to bloody cold for me......

Mike

...anyway, I am not vaccinated...and by the look of that contraption.  .you would most emphatically  need some sort of injection....I am certain.....like an ''anti nut case ''    vaccination , perhaps  ??.....:rolleyes:

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19 hours ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

That looks like quite a project. Did you build/engineer that yourself? The finished project looks great. 

Yes I built it myself. Over two years I collected parts I figured I'd needed and then in six weeks evenings and Saturdays I got it together. Two things I found out years later is that a belt drive is not good in the brush! It was a belt like a timing belt but much heavier duty. So I changed to a #100 chain. Secondly I didn't know that F12 rearends came in six different gear combinations! Needless to say I have two that are only compatible in second gear  which is okay for me because I only use it in four wheel drive when I need it. At the time I built it 1996 it cost only $4000. Engine rebuilt new hyds. new tires and winch. I finally came up with a name for it FARMALLIS. Up until last year we skidded 10-15 cord of wood out with it. Now I've gotten too unsteady on my feet in the woods to be safe so we'll be selling it.

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8 hours ago, Ihcubguy said:

Is that a Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin repainted? I have a Clod Buster my parents gave me as a Christmas present back in about 88. Been converted to lipo and 2.4 electonics. Still fun to run. I've moved on to Arrma and Traxxas models more recently for thr bigger thrill. Have a Granite and an X Maxx. 

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Nice!!  Yes Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin.  Just upgraded the shock, rear end bracket/shock mount and new AMPro front control arms.  All the weak points I had in the 90's have been corrected.  The boat is nuts with the brushless motor, it now needs trim tabs to keep it from coming out of the water.  Can't believe how small the electrics are today compared to the 90's.

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12 hours ago, 460 said:

Nice!!  Yes Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin.  Just upgraded the shock, rear end bracket/shock mount and new AMPro front control arms.  All the weak points I had in the 90's have been corrected.  The boat is nuts with the brushless motor, it now needs trim tabs to keep it from coming out of the water.  Can't believe how small the electrics are today compared to the 90's.

Cool. It looks nice. I wanted a Tamiya Lunchbox but I stead got the Clod Buster. So glad I did as it's such an icon of the hobby. And yes the electronics today are so much more compact and nicer. Lipo makes the run time more enjoyable as well. Found a pic of my clod with the other 2. The original body broke within a month or 2 of bashing when it was new and its wore that Bigfoot body since then. So basically the whole time I've owned it. Crazy how big the X Maxx is in comparison when the Clod was big in that time.  If I had the funds I'd go bigger yet and buy a Primal Raminator

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