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Morphy
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Apr 29th, 2020 at 10:16am
 
What are some hobbies you have always been meaning to get into but have not yet?

A couple that Iím looking at are:

Beekeeping
Kayaking
Metal Detecting

What say you?
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Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 10:04pm
 
Knapping, fly fishing, being a lottery winner.  I knew how to canoe almost before I could walk but I started kayaking just a few years ago.  You'll love it, Morphy.
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Reply #2 - May 6th, 2020 at 1:42am
 
Toki Pona
Magnet Fishing (weíll just pretend the last attempt never happened)
Build a homebrew series-elastic actuator.
Phone app development
Wireless microcontrollers
Archery/home made longbow
Long range (1000+ yard) marksmanship
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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2020 at 3:49am
 
welding (main problem money )
archery (need to become a member somewhere, paperwork and human interaction stuff Tongue )
other than that not much, there are a lot of stuff that I should get over with
a recent idea was to learn blender to make 3d animations, looked a little into it and it's daunting, haven't brushed it off yet.
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Reply #4 - May 6th, 2020 at 2:56pm
 
@Sarosh... welding is another one I forgot to put down... and blacksmithing

Sometimes my list of things to learn feels a lot like this:

https://youtu.be/4VbI5zcB8Ac
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Reply #5 - May 6th, 2020 at 9:20pm
 
I'm almost ready to start my wood turning.† Just this week I received a 6 piece turning tool set that I ordered.† I have to move one more shelf in the basement, and then I'll be able to get my lathe set up.

I've also started getting interested in sword customization.† I've done a couple very small things.† I have a couple swords which I replaced the crossguard and pommel on.† They were just new parts I ordered, and the hilts are held together with a hex nut.† So again, very simple stuff.† I've recently been working on a new pommel for another sword.† This again is something I bought, but I had to drill it out and file the inside down to get it to fit.† It's still not quite ready yet (had to order a larger drill bit), but should be by the end of the week.† I think my next step is going to be making a new handle from start to finish.† Making a wooden core and wrapping it in leather is something I think I could do.
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Reply #6 - May 7th, 2020 at 5:01am
 
TOOLS tools are the problem. what would be awesome is to make a company like a gym/library/internet cafe that would have a membership and would be full of tools for welding, hammering, machining, woodworking, 3d printing , hydraulic presses, saws, sanding stuff etc
"if we can't have a lathe in every home let's have a lathe in every neighborhood " would be the slogan.
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Reply #7 - May 7th, 2020 at 5:13am
 
Sarosh wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 5:01am:
what would be awesome is to make a company like a gym/library/internet cafe that would have a membership and would be full of tools


Look for makerspace or fablab.
More commercial would be a "coworking-space" with workshop.
Or contact an existing workshop for a course or similar. There is one woodworker in my vicinity who offers "make your own project" courses. Come with your idea, he will show you how to turn it on a lathe. For a charge, of course. I have seen the same with goldsmiths where you can sub-rent some space.
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Reply #8 - May 7th, 2020 at 5:31am
 
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thanks! didn't know this stuff existed. I'm checking it out.
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Reply #9 - May 8th, 2020 at 5:00am
 
Well, slowly I am getting more into primitive selfbows.

My other goal, (not a hobby), but one I am fully focusing on and in the future, is
acquiring a homestead before my 30th birthday (I am 22 now).
It's become one of the main goals of my life and I am planning it all out. It's good to be sure of what one wants and work their way to it.
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Reply #10 - May 11th, 2020 at 5:26pm
 
Jauke wrote on May 8th, 2020 at 5:00am:
Well, slowly I am getting more into primitive selfbows.

My other goal, (not a hobby), but one I am fully focusing on and in the future, is
acquiring a homestead before my 30th birthday (I am 22 now).
It's become one of the main goals of my life and I am planning it all out. It's good to be sure of what one wants and work their way to it.

Thats currently what i am doing. Building up my own homestead
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Reply #11 - May 11th, 2020 at 6:54pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Apr 29th, 2020 at 10:04pm:
Knapping, fly fishing, being a lottery winner.† I knew how to canoe almost before I could walk but I started kayaking just a few years ago.† You'll love it, Morphy.†


What kind of kayak would you suggest RM? Ideally Iíve been looking at the kind you pedal with your feet because I would be able to fish while Iím moving. I think those are much more expensive than the more traditional kind though. Not sure if the trade off is worth it.
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Reply #12 - May 11th, 2020 at 7:54pm
 
Most of my future hobbies i just needd time to actually do it. I am looking at learning how to tan hides, build a dugout canoe. Flintknapping.
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Reply #13 - May 12th, 2020 at 10:36am
 
Teg wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 5:13am:
Look for makerspace or fablab


I haven't visited one yet and although there are many coworking spaces , there's only 1 workshop that  might have welding equipment. Most of them are oriented towards programming and 3d printing, they are interesting but what I need now is welding and a place to make noise all day!
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Reply #14 - May 12th, 2020 at 1:24pm
 
Coworking spaces are more oriented towards IT guys, freelancers, startups and so on. It's unlikely that you will find a fit there.
Makerspaces and Fablabs vary a lot in what they offer. They are oriented towards rapid prototyping / digital manufacturing technologies (3D printing, CNC, ...), but open for the general public.
For basic woodworking / metal working I would look for a community center workshop / neighborhood workshop. At least some in my vicinity offer welding.
Depending on your age, a youth center might offer something as well.
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