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NO ChoP!
06-13-2011, 09:12 PM
I just scooped up a new car and ditched the big SUV, so I haven't been lurking much lately. Maybe after I get a Stillen intake and catback, I'll get a hankering for a knife again! LOL

Can anyone else here afford another hobby besides knives???

RRLOVER
06-13-2011, 09:17 PM
My new HD has become a very large money pit. It did pull 100lbs. of torque on the dyno after a few goodies,worth every penny.

stereo.pete
06-13-2011, 09:20 PM
I limit myself to one hobby at a time. Did you get a Nissan and if so which one?

NO ChoP!
06-13-2011, 09:34 PM
Yah, I got a Maxima SV-Sport... I'll tell you, after driving a big bumbly Expedition for years, this thing is a real treat!

SpikeC
06-13-2011, 09:37 PM
My hobbies are all about making things. I still keep hearing "you don't need another hobby"! Unless it makes something that she wants!

JBroida
06-13-2011, 09:44 PM
knives, food, and cameras kill my bank account... knives are actually the least expensive of my hobbies :(

ajhuff
06-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Motorcycles, Land Cruiser, music, movies. Knives are relatively new on the list.

-AJ

apicius9
06-13-2011, 10:49 PM
I just read

My hobby will only allow one wife at a time, and......

I need to go home, didn't get enough sleep last night, dang grants... :dazed::sleeping:

Stefan

Potato42
06-13-2011, 10:50 PM
I develop new hobbies every couple of years or so, my family is used to it. My wallet never really recovers.

NO ChoP!
06-13-2011, 11:20 PM
Yah, I used to be hugely into paintball. I had half a dozen high end markers, and all the fixin's to go with it.... then I had a second kid....and a third. Needless to say, my gear sat for several seasons, almost untouched. Eventually, I sold it all off on ebay, except for my one favorite woods-ball marker (Tippman A-5, fully customized).

But, I think, being a chef and restaurateur, I will always have a passion for knives...they may just have to take a back seat from time to time.

WildBoar
06-13-2011, 11:45 PM
Track driving. Just ordered new pads for front and rear, and scheduled a windshield replacement in preparation for an event in NY at the end of the month. Need to rebuild a caliper as well, and install new harnesses (they are only good for 5 years in our club, so figure $500 every 5 years for two). After that weekend it will be time for a new set of track tires in preparation for events in July and August. I also still play a bit of soccer, which thankfully only drains time and not too much $.

Eamon Burke
06-13-2011, 11:47 PM
That is a great marker! Wooded games are my favorite.

I have only interest in the most practical things, I like things that perform well, no bells and whistles. I'm all about smart design, so my hobbies don't cost me as much as my peers. But for me, the hobbies are more about learning than anything else.

David Broadwell
06-13-2011, 11:49 PM
My new HD has become a very large money pit. It did pull 100lbs. of torque on the dyno after a few goodies,worth every penny.

For those who don't know, HD stands for Hundred Dollars. Every time you go into the dealership you spend at least another hundred dollars! What model is your new Harley?

I used to belong to a pistol league and shot NRA Bullseye weekly. It could have gotten pretty expensive in a hurry. I fly fish and it's not a poor man's recreation. I also have a HD, a Sportster. With a kid going to college I won't have much time for hobbies.

JohnnyChance
06-14-2011, 12:04 AM
Sneakers.

Used to be big into customizing cars/trucks. Major fabrication, not just bolt ons.

I like one of my hobbies being knives because they are tools I use every day at work and help me with my craft.

Amon-Rukh
06-14-2011, 12:07 AM
My main hobby is cooking, and things related to that definitely make the money disappear the fastest. Why oh why must the money go so fast when it comes to food and wine? After that come the blade-related things: kitchen knives, folding knives and the latest addition, straight razors. I like some art stuff too--miniatures, drawing, pastels--but there's only so much time and money to go around, and these have taken a definite back seat of late.

Josh
06-14-2011, 12:28 AM
In the summer, it's my Gen 1 FZ1. just got new rims and new rubber (for those that ride naked, Road 3's are sweet). AKA motorcycle guy - been riding for 21 years now. My last bike was a Roadstar and chrome was expensive - sold that bike when I had to pay $2K/month for daycare. At least now the biking hobby is just minor tweaks + my time to wrench what I can.... 160+HP, 85+fpt is enough to get me to work in 30KM/H traffic. I've got 2 boys, so camping and soccer coaching keeps me busy when I'm not working or riding.

Winter... eh. I download a lot of movies, cook a lot of great food, entertain a lot, and scour the internet and bug my friends for new recipes.

JohnnyChance
06-14-2011, 12:32 AM
Oh, bicycles too. But I have a good stable already so I don't buy much stuff for them, just tubes and some new shorts now and then.

Donny Dont
06-14-2011, 01:42 AM
Dogs. Wine. Skiing. Traveling. Do kids count as a hobby? I guess they can be fun . . .

Joe

Chef Niloc
06-14-2011, 01:47 AM
I got too many hobbys, My Boss/ love of my life hates it! But with the long hours I do it's the only think that helps me unwind, I say to my self " better then going out drinking"

Kyle
06-14-2011, 02:09 AM
Knives are my hobby but record collecting is my passion. For the last two years I've even started putting out my own records (yes, they still make records!). It's a total money pit that will never, ever show a profit but it's fun. I won't be buying knives for a while, we're releasing our first LP this month with another immediately following!

mmingio2
06-14-2011, 06:29 AM
As my six-year old says "Golf, wine, meat, repeat." Picked up adventure/crossfit racing couple a years ago...knives are the new kid...the cellar is full so I needed something to toy with while I drink it down. Immediately bought four new knives, the edge pro (with choseras of course), stropping stuff...and I slice anything not living in the house. Hobby OCD sucks.......

RRLOVER
06-14-2011, 06:59 AM
For those who don't know, HD stands for Hundred Dollars. Every time you go into the dealership you spend at least another hundred dollars! What model is your new Harley?

I used to belong to a pistol league and shot NRA Bullseye weekly. It could have gotten pretty expensive in a hurry. I fly fish and it's not a poor man's recreation. I also have a HD, a Sportster. With a kid going to college I won't have much time for hobbies.

I picked up a street glide with the 103" power package. And about the the wife,I never ask permission......only forgiveness!

NO ChoP!
06-14-2011, 11:37 AM
And about the the wife,I never ask permission......only forgiveness!
LOL, classic! This turned out to be a great thread! Its good to get a story behind the avatar... I would say my kids are probably my number one hobby, too; especially if you factor time spent into the equation...

mhlee
06-14-2011, 12:11 PM
I just scooped up a new car and ditched the big SUV, so I haven't been lurking much lately. Maybe after I get a Stillen intake and catback, I'll get a hankering for a knife again! LOL

Can anyone else here afford another hobby besides knives???

I had a 2002 Maxima SE with a Stillen Hi Flow Intake. My MPG was 3 - 5 MPG better than without it, and had very noticeable improvement in power without any exhaust modifications.

NO ChoP!
06-15-2011, 09:35 AM
Better MPG? Awesome, I can use the old "it'll pay for itself" speech, when I tell the wifey of my new purchase! LOL, (I don't have it like Mario yet as the wife still makes a pretty darn good living and feels she has some right to know where her money goes????)...

Tristan
06-15-2011, 10:58 AM
Yep, everything pays for itself. If you buy 100 LED lights, and claim you'll use them for 20 years around the house, you can pretty much get whatever custom knife you want right now!

Hmm, eating, coffee, cooking, knives, cycling, gaming (cheapest hobby of all time, less than 10% of the price of a movie if you get the right games), fancy coloured diamond collecting.

That last one is new. Haven't started yet. But getting there. Ahem. Eventually.

AUSSIE BURLS
06-17-2011, 11:18 AM
I have many hobbies myself. As stated by a member earlier- I like making things. Im getting interested in making rings. I am reading a few books on the subject and watched a few videos. I have atleast 2-3 hobbies cooking at once. Sometimes I feel I need to focus on one at a time, when I do and after a few weeks of doing one thing, i need to shift gears and do something else for a little while. As far as expenditures- well me wife - thats another story.lol-Mark

Adamm
06-18-2011, 09:27 PM
Iv had many hobbies, now days its just knives, mainly pocket knives, my kitchen knife colection is pretty good and not lacking. Im sure it will evolve into somthing else like my other hobbies have.

Salty dog
06-19-2011, 07:13 AM
Guitars, (I've sold most) Guns, (They come and go. The cops still have 3, long story.) Motorcycles, (Two working, one not) Photography, (I'm trying to kold down the expenses) PC Gaming, (I'm semi retired. FNG for life) Tae Kwon Do and Hap ki do (I've been practicing for 30 years, stopped the belt process 25 years ago at high red. Still regret not getting the black)

Bout it. Used to be a boater. 34 ft cruiser. Want to talk about expensive?

rockbox
06-19-2011, 12:41 PM
One of my neighbors bought this 26-27 foot powerboat. We never went far in it because it cost 800 dollars to fill up the tank. Boats are money pits. I haven't used my Chris Craft in 5 years.

JohnnyChance
06-19-2011, 11:48 PM
I haven't used my Chris Craft in 5 years.

Sell it. Spend the money on tools and steel.

jackslimpson
06-20-2011, 02:09 PM
One of my neighbors bought this 26-27 foot powerboat. We never went far in it because it cost 800 dollars to fill up the tank. Boats are money pits. I haven't used my Chris Craft in 5 years.

Gentlemen: if it flies, floats, or f***s, rent it -- don't buy it.

Cheers,

Jack

NO ChoP!
06-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Sure, now someone tells me...fifteen years later.

lancep
06-20-2011, 02:40 PM
There is a lot of truth to the saying:

The two happiest days in a boat-owner's life:
1. the day he buys the boat, and
2. the day he sells the boat.

rockbox
06-20-2011, 02:47 PM
My sister wants to give me her wave runner, but that would mean that I would lose half of my garage. I hate choices.

Zwiefel
07-31-2012, 12:43 AM
knives, food, and cameras kill my bank account... knives are actually the least expensive of my hobbies :(

+1
Im always amazed at how much i spend on food each year.

VoodooMajik
07-31-2012, 01:29 AM
Just knives right now. My guitar is in ontario, I get separation anxiety,, (its also signed by zakk wylde), My xbox just sits there, fancy dvd player.. Fishing, got a new rod for my birthday. not that expensive cause I usually live ruraly. I do miss my little tinner with the 9.9 i had growing up.

keithsaltydog
07-31-2012, 01:38 AM
I've always had a motorcycle,there is no helmet law in Hawaii,but I always wear one to save whatever is left in my noggen:D

Mucho Bocho
07-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Gentlemen: if it flies, floats, or f***s, rent it -- don't buy it.

Cheers,

Jack

that made me LOL! Might have to change my signature now

SameGuy
07-31-2012, 09:52 PM
My car has its own niche user group; I go through phases of hobbying with my car. I'm also quite involved with the car-care hobby, usually on AutoGeek (http://www.autogeekonline.net/). Cycling doesn't occupy as much of my time or money as it once did, nor do home electronics or home automation or personal computers. No, mostly just cars and knives and cooking/baking/kitchen.

SameGuy
07-31-2012, 09:56 PM
Oh, yeah. Travel. Yeah, that can get expensive. But I've been across the Pacific -- just for gits and shiggles -- eight times in three years.

Tristan
07-31-2012, 10:23 PM
Knives, stones, food, coffee, herb gardens, endless cooking appliances, gym, fancy coloured diamonds... That's about it.

Marko Tsourkan
07-31-2012, 10:32 PM
I like watches, but shop overhead and tools are the priority at the moment.

Namaxy
07-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Once it was analog audio and vintage cars....that ended with kids. Still collect wine, but that slowed down whe we realized we'd never consume what we have. Last few years it been mostly sports....skiing and golf...although I blew up my shoulder ski racing, so I'm guessing that will be scaled back (by wife or Doc) as well.

Crothcipt
08-01-2012, 03:34 AM
I want to build a second computer. This time I want to go over a grand with all the parts. don't own a car so nothing there.

Birnando
08-01-2012, 03:46 AM
Oh my, a wife who would even dare trying to limit my hobbies would very soon become my ex-wife.
I 'm the one paying for my hobbies, why in the world would she even want to?

I enjoy a number of hobbies, some I even share with her.
Like playing golf, running and travelling.

Straight razors, bikes and home cinema is not her cup of tea, so that is stuff I do without her.

Salty dog
08-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Yoga. It's cheap and good for you. Also helps an old man do what I prviously mentioned.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/yoga2.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/yoga.jpg

NO ChoP!
08-01-2012, 08:54 AM
Now that we've moved, we have found ourselves buying mid-century solid wood furniture/ as apposed to OOTB veneered crap, and I've been refurbishing it...kind of fun. Stuff was made so much better back in the day....

A little glue, fine grit, paint,varnish or wax; good for another fifty years!

Mucho Bocho
08-01-2012, 09:22 AM
Chop didn't you say you were moving to North Carolina?

Salty dog
08-01-2012, 01:59 PM
He's there.

Lucretia
08-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Yoga. It's cheap and good for you. Also helps an old man do what I prviously mentioned.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/yoga2.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/yoga.jpg

Hubba hubba!

Sara@JKI
08-01-2012, 03:06 PM
shoes, clothing, purse, san glasses, travel, dance, books, movies, museums, potteries, kimono - Jon is very unhappy the first four which I enjoy immensely :(

a.lber.to
08-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Actually, compared to watches and wine, knives are cheap! ;-)

stevenStefano
08-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Brazilian Ju Jitsu. Hard to train regularly and keep in good enough shape to do it working Chef hours but I love it