Do you have a "backup" hobby" in the Winter?

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  1. Lburou

    Lburou Member

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    Living a quiet life...in paradise :)

    Been retired 15 years last October. Rail certainly does look like a good neighbor! We live in a gated community with two runways, so stop and see us when you get airborne. I enjoy tending our four acres on the Brazos river in Texas. Lots of tree trimming and wood piles (to heat the house in Winter) :)
    Remodeled our house over the last four years. The last project was a wood fired, Italian style, brick oven.
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    Made a pie to bake in the oven with residual heat from pizza two days before....Triple berry...with lumps of real butter in the crust.
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    There you see the butter!
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    It was good!
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    Can you say Pizza in two minutes? :thumbsup:
    Pizza Napolitano is our specialty, neighbors flock to our pizza parties.
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    Wish I had buttoned that shirt, didn't think the pics would get that much exposure ;)
     
  2. Omie

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    Oooh I'm envious of that brick oven...nice!!
     

  3. Lburou

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    Thanks Omie. You can actually cook pizza all day with a small fire on the side after saturating the bricks with heat and an oven temp to 800-900F. A race horse of an oven :)
     
  4. tecumseh

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    very nice outdoor brick oven Lee.... cut limestone rock and brick? like Omie I am a bit envious.

    and something just reminded me that I have an 'almost new' (definitely underused) Miller Syrcowave 250 in my storage box with two torches (one water cooled and one not) and a bunch of accessory items. I need to dig that out and either use it or sell it to someone who would put it to good use.
     
  5. PerryBee

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    Note to self, when in Texas there are a few people I know I have to pay a visit to!
    Nice oven. :thumbsup:
     
  6. LunacyMountain

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    This is what I do for most of my income...glass art Jewelry, mostly pendents....but I have tons of different jewelry lines, multiple styles of pendents, key chains, hair sticks, garden/house plant stakes, rings, vases, jars, etc etc etc... I'll try and dig up some pictures of a fumed honey comb for you guys and gals (honeycomb is a dot implosion technique that looks like a honeycomb when done) hmmmm cant find a pic of one...here check this out, it's not mine but it's a great example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdc6kkZc2Q
     

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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there are some amazing talents on this forum! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    One of my next projects is an outdoor oven, I've looked at plans but was hoping either for something smaller, or something that can dual purpose as a kiln.... Very nice oven Lee!
     
  9. Lburou

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    Gypsi, go to fornobravo.com for oven plans and a supportive forum. You can build a small oven. I doubt you will find a good dual purpose oven. :)
     
  10. reidi_tim

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    What distracts me from bee's ..... Salt water and a lot of it we have a 210 and 115 gallon tanks, beer not just for drinking but for making :wink:, and some where in the mix wood working. Our living room is wall to wall wood.... The boss lady has cerebral palsy so our joint hobby is her watching me work the bee's and cooking. Our favorite holiday is the July 4, for the last ten years we have done a fireworks show for the neighborhood combined with a block party and pitch in bbq ( cooking and pyrotechnics have a lot in common, cooking you mess up your sick: pyrotechnics you mess up your a few fingers short ):lol:
    desk2.jpg desk.jpg 115.jpg fire.jpg have a home brew.jpg sh.jpg stand.jpg
     
  11. BoilerJim

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    Model Railroading & Woodworking. But now I got to try and build one of those outdoor ovens. Oh...and go visit Tim in Evansville for his home brew ! :smile:
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Hey Tim, love the aquariums. :thumbsup:
    Hey, I just noticed that I have the exact same baseboards as you do in pic #2. :lol:
     
  13. CharlieB

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    Drinking allot mead in the winter helps me to still feel connected to the girls.
     
  14. brooksbeefarm

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    If you drink enough of it, the girls get prettier too.:lol: Jack
     
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    :lol::lol::thumbsup::lol::lol:
     
  16. riverbee

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    jack says:
    "If you drink enough of it, the girls get prettier too.:lol: Jack"

    :lol:
    uhmmm, .......so do the guys! okay HANDSOMER and more CHARMING......:rotfl:
     
  17. Minz

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    OK well if we are posting pics I can say I am right with just about every hobby except for Omie (zero musical talent on my end).
    My 100 gallon saltwater tank (built stand) now back to fresh:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/fishtank.jpg
    My chicken tractor and extension working one of the gardens:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/coopextend-1.jpg
    Gardening (orchards and highway not shown)
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/gardensplanted.jpg
    raising puppies:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/oldWdrive023.jpg
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/oldWdrive026.jpg
    I also do wood working by room at a time:
    Boss with my dining set and chairs
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/tableandchairs.jpg
    bed and nightstands
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/nightstd8.jpg
    double dresser, mirror and reflection of one of the 5 drawers
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/Doubledresser.jpg
    Several other sets not shown
    Fishing: me at my heavier weight +250
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/Zanewking.jpg
    Hunting birds, archery, rifle: me about 2 yrs ago at one of my lower weights -210 lb
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/buckandgrandpa.jpg
    Can you tell dieting is in the mix?
    I best quit for now! Also turn bowls, reload ammo, built a model rail road all around the sun room ceiling and have been making cider by the 5 gallon bucket with the press I made last month. Yeah I am ADD.
    Somebody let me know if these links work. Thanks.
     
  18. G3farms

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    Yep the links worked...................just wondering what you do with all of your free time though?!?!:lol:
     
  19. Minz

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    Working on my masters degree (I am an electrical engineer [EE] and you know you cannot spell geek without the EE)
     
  20. Daniel Y

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    I have so many hobbies I am not sure that beekeeping even makes the list. My wife is pretty certain it does. at least this past year. I paint, draw, do leather work at times, make writing pens and other things on my lathe. do scroll saw work. Help my kids make pendants on my the different lathes. have a fairly well equipped wood shop that I will take up any one of several projects that drift along. tried my hand at custom fishing rod making, am in the process of making recurve bows with my kids right now. If I am in a really good mood I play guitar and sing. I grow my own tobacco as well as other gardening, I like keeping tropical fish, candle making, soap making, home remodeling. yep as a hobby my family benefits greatly. Pretty much if it catches my interest I will do it. right now there is an bandit in Skyrim in desperate need of being killed.