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Michael Bird 104/12/2018 12:03:07
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1. Photography (birds,butterflies, dragonflies)

2. Bird watching

3. Genealogy

4. Astronomy

Bodger Brian04/12/2018 13:24:45
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Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 03/12/2018 22:05:12:

Other hobbies are bell ringing - I've just got in from one of the tower practices that I go to - modified cars, and cycling.

That makes at least 3 bellringers on this forum. I'm in Oxfordshire (there is another ringing Brian Curtis in the New Forest area), although I'm somewhat lapsed at the moment) and I believe Julian Atkins is also a ringer. Where's your home tower?

Brian (Curtis)

HOWARDT04/12/2018 13:35:35
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1. Photography (landscape, travel)

2. DIY, yes love a bit of decorating etc.

3. Walking, although not so much these days.

Been photographing for 40 odd years, from wet darkroom to digital. Only ever employed people for gas and electric jobs in the house, oh and plastering. Done extensions, bathrooms and kitchens, still enjoy it.

martin perman04/12/2018 17:45:06
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Posted by martin perman on 03/12/2018 21:00:15:

Restoring and showing Lister Stationary Engines.

Collecting Old Camping Stoves, Petrol, Meths and Paraffin.

Preserved Steam Railways.

Repairing stuff for folk.

Photography.

Bird watching.

Forgot to add Aviation and real ale.

Martin P

Neil Wyatt04/12/2018 18:00:18
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Seems not many people have 'counting' among their top 3 choices

Neil

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 04/12/2018 18:01:37

martin perman04/12/2018 18:04:30
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Counting what!

Roger Williams 204/12/2018 18:31:24
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I'm interested in just about anything but religion or politics.

Michael Gilligan04/12/2018 18:50:23
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Posted by martin perman on 04/12/2018 18:04:30:

Counting what!

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to three

[quote] What 3 main interests do you have other than model engineering. [/quote]

MichaelG.

Mick B104/12/2018 20:55:58
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I forgot about:-

Antique telescopes

Amateur Dramatics (lapsed).

Nicholas Wheeler 104/12/2018 22:13:37
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Posted by Bodger Brian on 04/12/2018 13:24:45:
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 03/12/2018 22:05:12:

Other hobbies are bell ringing - I've just got in from one of the tower practices that I go to - modified cars, and cycling.

That makes at least 3 bellringers on this forum. I'm in Oxfordshire (there is another ringing Brian Curtis in the New Forest area), although I'm somewhat lapsed at the moment) and I believe Julian Atkins is also a ringer. Where's your home tower?

Rochester Cathedral, where I learnt over thirty years ago and returned to 3 years back after a long break.

NJH05/12/2018 16:43:01
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BELL RINGERS!!!!!!!!

We live next door to the church and, whilst we don’t mind the bells for Sunday service and weekly practice, we certainly don’t appreciate the competitions! Most recently was a bout from 3pm to 8pm on a Saturday. I doubt most folk would appreciate the same tune played at maximum volume for 5 hours

It is a bit better since we renewed the double glazing but after a while the poor dog just sits and howls.

Other interest is photography. 

Norman

 

Edited By NJH on 05/12/2018 16:48:23

Stephen Follows06/12/2018 21:24:49
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Golf, Brass Band, (BB flat bass), photography.

Stuart Bridger06/12/2018 21:35:59
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The reasurring thing about this post is that I am not the only one with multiple hobbies and not enough time to do all of them justice .

Colin Heseltine06/12/2018 21:42:27
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Diving

Competing in and touring in Caterham 7

Reading

and various others, and as others have said not enough time to do them all justice, certainly not whilst still working.

Colin

V8Eng06/12/2018 22:04:02
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Learning Jewellery and Silversmithing on a weekly course.

Photography (badly).

Making Ceramics, currently on hold due to circumstances.

Yes I can count as well (or does that now count as four hobbies?)

Edited By V8Eng on 06/12/2018 22:07:19

XD 35106/12/2018 22:20:52
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Seems i forgot how to count as well !

Anyhow i might as well add another one to the list - irritating the hell out of people , something ( probably the only thing) i have truly mastered devil.

Mark Rand07/12/2018 02:59:22
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Hope to get to model engineering one day, spent the last 15 years building a workshop and rebuilding machine tools.

In between:-

  1. Cooking and the shopping that goes with it.. Her indoors does the washing up, plus I get decent food, so it's a fair trade.
  2. Gardening, when limited to sunny weather and/or the greenhouse.
  3. Beer, wine, vintage port. See 1).
  4. Not sure if I enjoy, but have been doing it for the last 30 years and old habits die hard even after redundancy/retirement:- Administering, using and programming on computers.
Danny M2Z07/12/2018 03:14:57
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Fishing, model aircraft and target shooting.

My workshop activities are a means to furthering these ends. I hand made the rod btw, it's my favourite, Loomis high modulus graphite blank, turned cork handle and gold plated titanium guides (they don't rust) face 1

* Danny M *

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XD 35107/12/2018 05:36:04
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Fuji guides i trust ? Nice trout by the way ! Its been 25 yrs since i built a rod - a snyderglass mag bream for an alvey reel with fuji running gear and double diamond foregrip trim with gold inlay .

Danny M2Z07/12/2018 06:43:24
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XD 351, the guides were Fuij, I like the ceramic inlays. I decided to treat myself so went top shelf on all the components,the guides were not cheap but no regrets btw,

The only thing that gave me more satisfaction was tying a fly that actually a fooled a dumb trout and my little X3 mini-lathe and X2 mill made it possible to manufacture a decent fly tying vice.

Here is another trout from the lake.

* Danny M *

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