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Old 10-16-2011, 08:46 AM   #41
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Home shop machining and all things mechanical. I seem to always have projects since I retired from farming.Newest is 24 T.Also gun smithing and shooting.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #42
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Well, since you asked ... Here was my first passion. That's me in the cowboy hat, of course.



Eventually, they got bigger.



Need something to while waiting for the evening hatch.



and something to do in the winter.



and something else to do in the winter.



and something else that isn't nearly as much as it was for quite a while.


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Old 10-16-2011, 09:27 AM   #43
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Antique radios, candlestick telephones, antique clocks. I used to live in Cincinnati so I understood the comment about Herschede clocks. Back in the day I used to go to the Herschede store and drool over the long clocks! Also, I have a collection of antique typewriters, and a collection of Marklin Trains.

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:20 AM   #44
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I collect motorcycle memorabelia, Ford "stuff" ("A" & V8), WWII memorbelia, advertising signs, guns, photography, etc.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #45
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Inline skating with my dog
Riding my bikes
1982 Soloflex and Precor step machine
Watching NY Jets and Giants
Going to Brooklyn Aviators pro hockey games
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:40 AM   #46
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Aside from the Model A, other hobbies are woodworking which came in handy restoring the Briggs Body and fly fishing. Make my own fly rods, and flies. Think the most fun is finally catching a trout on a fly that you have tied on a rod that you have made.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:43 AM   #47
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The Model A is not my only hobby, but it almost has been for this last summer. I also have two MGBs which have been feeling neglected lately. Besides cars, I am also into wood working, sailing, and amateur radio (N9WHH). My garage is so cramped for space I have to go outside just to change my mind!
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #48
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I'll get interested with everything from "A" to Z, but a lifelong hobby next to old cars, are these--
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #49
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Collecting cans with my name on them.

Used to ride motorcycles a lot but not so much now. Surfing the net can be fun because you never know what you will turn up. It is amazing how much information is posted. Like everyone else here I have to say I enjoy anything mechanical. Doing what they say can't be done. I am sure we all have done that.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:07 AM   #50
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Anything old an interesting. I have great grandpas civil war reunion ribbons and grand ma's civil war pension letters, 20's-30's vintage toy fire trucks, old Stanley planes and old gas pumps. I really like stuff that has a story behind it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:17 PM   #51
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I am very heavy in Toy trains
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:24 PM   #52
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HO model trains, Varmint hunting with ultra accurate rifles, my family and my A's that are really family.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #53
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I am amazed, astounded, jealous, and glad I asked this question and started this thread... what an varied group of people! I found myself thinking, "Yep, me, too!" to many of the hobbies and collections mentioned and I am in total harmony with all these obsessions. Wouldn't it be great to do one huge national garage tour?
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:42 PM   #54
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I read somewhere that Trabant bodies were constructed of something not dissimilar to toothpaste????
Actually made out of discard fabric and some sort of resin but yes, they were flimsy and throwaway. When they get wet the bodies get soft and you can actually push your finger into the panels creating a little divot which slowly swells back into shape...

This particular Trabant was one of about 15 bought and used by the Irish rock band U2 back in 1992 on their world tour as part of a stage prop.

Pictures are of the Trabbi in my garage with my '31 and the other is in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where four other U2 Trabants hang in the front atrium.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:03 PM   #55
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I enjoy studying the American Civil War and am an active member of the California University Civil War Roundtable. I live in a pre 1800 log cabin, and have restored my grandfather's 1930's gas station. The building that my business is located in was once an Auburn/ Cord agency and sold Atlantic gas. I have collected all kinds of Auto and petrol advertising since I was a kid, but especially porcelain and neon signs...back when people used to give this junk to you just for hauling it away ! Thank American Pickers for the end of that !
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #56
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Here's a few of my BB Guns. Interestingly enough, the producers of A Christmas Story will not allow Daisy to use the name/logo. The original story was "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" written my Gene Shepard, a sometime contributor to CAR & DRIVER. Gene confused the model 25 slide action BB gun with the Red Ryder Carbine as to the "compass in the stock" feature. Daisy made a very limited number of RR's with a "compass in the stock" for the movie. I have one.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #57
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Sailing and the YouTube link is my latest passion;

Someone thought it would be a good idea to go up in an airplane with no engine........


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Old 10-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #58
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From this to Model A's, a wise choice for an old man.

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #59
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In prison, an uncle learned to make fake bark from a mixture of water, newspapers, casein glue, and applied it to shot glasses, hooch bottles, etc. The texture was created by use of a dull table knife, and then brushed with shellac.
DO ANY OF YOU KNOW HOW THIS IS DONE? I'm studying up on doing woodgraining, and would like to accent it with fake bark. P.M. me if you wish.
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Antique tractors,leathercraft,hotrods.
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