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Old 01-15-2014, 07:43 PM   #121
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Cross-stitch; oil painting and pen & ink art; crossword puzzles; reading; collecting old kerosene lamps; collecting cardinal figurines; studying the Bible; serving on numerous boards of a variety of service and community organizations.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:44 PM   #122
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My first answer here was glib, but I do have other hobbies and interests: old houses (restored a couple); philately (pre-War II US); painting and drawing; collect pocket knives and old compasses; but my obsession is Model A's.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:13 PM   #123
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I like history about the civil war,ww2,old houses,old buildings, old cars and old clocks. I love to look at the elegant lines and craftsmanship that went into these creations. Hobbies are playing the drums,hammer dulcimer, flying remote control helicopters, building motorized bicycles,building computers, building my t-bucket and my newest obsession my model A. At least my wife likes the model A as well. She wont ride in the t-bucket she says it is too noisy. Like to shoot as well. Bought my first .45 1911 and would love to own one that was produced and carried during ww2 era ,but cant afford that right now so still dreaming.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:22 PM   #124
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Antique cars, metal crafting and vintage racers take up all my waking hours. After seeing all you guys' hobbies, I resolve to get a life. Actually, I enjoy any chance to take in the wonderful scenery in Missouri, especially in a Model A, reading history, studying and dreaming about flying, family and grandkids. I love talking with (listening to) older people and wise and interesting people (there lots of this kind of people on fordbarn). I think it would be interesting to interview and document a cross section of the disappearing generation. I hope this subject comes up again next year, so I can tell about my hobby.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:05 AM   #125
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Well it would appear that most of the folks here collect old. From the Civil War on up things made back in these eras and up to the Model A period were made of quality with the long term in mind. When you own and drive a Model A you realize you are driving a piece of machinery many men and minds built and built well. I collect old! Old cars, old gas station and auto repair equipment. Alignment racks, drive on brake testers, tire mounting and repairing equipment, old engine rebuilding equipment, Motor Service, Auto Trade Journal, Automobile Digest, and Motor magazines since the twenties. Also any companies that produced and distributed tool catalogs and tools
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:29 AM   #126
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Old Cushman scooters, early Honda motorcycles, old Volkswagens, old signs, and penny peanut and gum machines.

Any thing that runs on gasoline.

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:02 AM   #127
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I have too many hobbies that are impeeding the progress on the Model-A.
I bought a '52 Farmall tractor just after starting the model-A and rebuilt it.
Took my youngest son to a few car shows, and he was instantly drawn to Mustangs. It doesn't matter the year, but he loves Mustangs, so when I came across a deal that I couldn't pass up, I bought a '66. We work on it together, and have turned it into a nice driver.
I do a bit of home remodeling, built a mahogany boat, restored an old boat (a couple times), and built a decent little HO train layout for my son.
I enjoy yardwork and I coach a little league team in the summer.
In the winter I like to hibernate, get fat and watch Patriots football games.

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Old 01-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #128
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I do some Sport biking.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:40 PM   #129
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Pvt Pilot and enjoy flying open cockpit planes. Also like building & flying RC planes. Needless to say, I also enjoy driving and working on my Model A Pickup.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:01 PM   #130
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I've got one of these on my desk at home.

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Old 01-16-2014, 04:33 PM   #131
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Anything old that catches my eye, anything gas powered, antique motorcycle memorabilia heavily ensconced with Indian Motocycle. My wife says I should have a reality show, 'As the Hoard Grows'.....Ifin I didn't want cremated Id be buried in an A, but I did tell the wife to blend my ashes in paint and spray me on something old.....
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:56 PM   #132
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I also have the full collection of Texaco Truck Banks (30 so far) issued one per year since 1984

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #133
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I spend my free time surfing, fishing, building bicycles and longboard skateboards and growing stuff (vegetables) - agriculture. Professionaly, my areas are industrial heritage, etnography and anthropology.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:16 PM   #134
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I collect licenses plates and antique auto accessories and small nos model a parts for my dealer room display case .
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #135
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I used to be a beekeeper, I used to play golf, I used to fish and hunt but I gave it all up to work on the A and be a grandfather.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:11 PM   #136
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I collect memories and stories - not done yet!
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:51 PM   #137
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My current work. 1966 Econoline Pickup
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:15 PM   #138
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Duck calls and Decoys, shooting sports and hunting. I am a MAFFI Trustee.

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:51 AM   #139
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Antique cash registers and antique scales. Candy machines. Classic Chevy's and Model A's. WWII gun sights and bomb sights. Waterford crystal. Railroad things, including a BN caboose, which is our weekend get-away. And, whatever else strikes our fancy.
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Wood working(Complete cabinet shop in garage), Fly fishing, Fly tying and fly rod making along with traveling.
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