Whats your most expensive hobby?

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  1. Aug 28, 2019 #691

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    Making sharp things from steel
     
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    Damn, how did I miss that in the pic! Do tell us about the system!
     
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    Hmmmm, what could that be...?
    Yeah right, knitting!
     
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    ATM kitchen knives. But I'm always finding ways to spend the money I don't have
     
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    That would probably be a toss-up between homebrewing and container gardening.
     
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    On a CDC salary it’s hard to have expensive hobbies... but apparently I didn’t get that memo... between cars, guns, and kitchen knives I find myself patching the same jeans for years. :/.
     
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    Racing with cars and bikes :)

    Regards

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  8. Oct 23, 2019 #698

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    Cigars... they can get pricey. Limited editions, boxes from Cuba, good deals that you just can't pass up... there are always a reason to buy more! I only smoke a few a week, but I probably have over 1000 cigars.

    Before that (actually overlapping I would say) was surf fishing. And I didn't fish with those Walmart specials. All custom rods (which I built) Van Staal reals, $40 plugs (I built those too), waders, surf tops, custom plug bags, etc. It got expensive. This was back before I had kids when I had money though!

    I have also spent too much (which even my wife makes fun of me for) on raw selvedge denim. I never thought I would spend more than whatever a pair of Levis cost on a pair of jeans, but once I learned that there is a whole world of craftsmanship, mostly stemming from Japan, in denim, I was hooked. The hobby of Selvedge denim (and goodyear welted boots, and jackets, etc.) is actually similar to knives. The craftsmanship is amazing, the details are incredible, its all about making the best version of whatever it is. I appreciate good craftsmanship in pretty much anything.
     
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    I've done a lot of reading about selvedge - it's something that interests me, but I've resisted thus far. I have a feeling that dipping my toes in might be a bad idea. :D
     
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    I thought the same thing and yes, yes it is lol.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2019 #701

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    Sorry mate, just seen your post.

    As mentioned Hi-Fi and record collecting is another one of my hobbies.

    Speakers are Tannoy Westminster Royal. I have owned them for about 15 years and they are still being made today.

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  12. Oct 24, 2019 #702

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    Growing up, my best mate had Tannoy speakers as well as a piano in his living room. Whenever I would walk down the hall and hear music playing through the open door, I wouldn't be able to tell if it was the actual piano I was listening to, or the speakers.
    They were really nice. :D
     
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    Dont do green stuff...

    I mean during day I do gyokuro tea and and during night time I do absinthe. Both can get pretty expensive if you do it regularly... :)

    Does anyone know Žufánek huh?
     
  14. Oct 26, 2019 #704

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    Got it, only the purps from now on.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2019 #705
    I often end the day with a glass of absinthe. Current bottles in my collection:

    Belle Amie

    Belle Amie 2nd Edition

    Blanche Traditionelle "Brut d'alambic" 'Essai 4'

    Blanche Traditionelle "Brut d'alambic" 'Essai 5'

    Blanche de Fougerolles

    Blanche de Fougerolles Heure Verte

    Blanchette

    Brevans A.O. Spare

    Brevans H.R. Giger

    Capricieuse

    Clandestine

    Clandestine Alcool du Vin

    Doubs Mystique

    Duplais

    Duplais 'Balance'

    Duplais (US Release)

    Duplais Blanche

    Duplais Blanche France

    Edouard (Sep. 2009 & Mar. 2008)

    Eichelberger 58 Blanche

    Eichelberger 60 verte

    Eichelberger 68 Verte

    Eichelberger 70 Verte

    Eichelberger 70 Verte Classic

    Eichelberger 78 Verte

    Eichelberger Brut 80

    François Guy

    Helfrich Blanche

    Helfrich Verte

    Kübler 53

    L'Artisanale

    L'Enjôleuse

    L'Italienne

    La Coquette

    La Fée XS Française

    La Fée XS Suisse

    La Ptite

    La Ptite douce

    La Valote (US Release)

    La Valote Francis Martin

    La Valote Lucien Fornoni

    La Valote Martin L´Originale 72

    La Valote Tradition 65

    La Valote Willy Bovet

    Lemercier Amer 72

    Leopold Bros (Batch #14)

    Lucid

    Maitresse Rouge

    Mansinthe

    Marteau Absinthe de la Belle Epoque

    Marteau Verte Classique

    Meadow of Love (Batch 09-1)

    Montmartre (2nd Edition)

    Nouvelle-Orléans (Aug. 2008 & Mar. 2008)

    Obsello

    Opaline

    Père François (Elixir du Pays des Fées)

    PF 1901 (Sep. 2009 & Sep. 2007)

    Pacifique

    Prométhée

    Recette Marianne (FrancoSuisse)

    Roquette - 1797

    Serpis 65

    Sirene (Batch #12)

    Soixante-Cinq

    St. George

    Suisse Verte Clandestine (Edition #2, Angelique with no A.A. used for coloration)

    Twin Tec

    Verte Suisse (Sep. 2009 & Sep. 2007)

    Verte de Fougerolles

    Vieux Carre

    Vieux Pontarlier

    Walton Waters (Batch 08-1)

    Wormwood Blanche
     
  16. Oct 27, 2019 #706

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    Ohh man thats nice collection!

    I drink only Zufanek. Still have his This is not dubied (couple of bottles) never drunk anything like that....
    Wish to meet u and share some stuff I see u different level :)
    Not many people like that taste...
     
  17. Oct 29, 2019 #707

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    Sharpening knives lol. To many stones.
     
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    What?
     
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    My most expensive hobby is sharpening. I have many many stones.
     
  20. Oct 30, 2019 #710

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    Does not.....compute...
     
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    How does it not compute, lol?

    You need stones to sharpen.
    Sharpening is a hobby of mine I do for friends, cooks, etc.
    and I’ve spent a lot of money on stones.
     
  22. Oct 30, 2019 #712

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    The "To many" part. Did you mean to say "Not enough"?
     
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    You’re losing me. And maybe losing it a bit yourself.

    Stones are expensive, I have many stones. Sharpening on stones is my hobby. It’s an expensive hobby.
     
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    The expensive hobby I have is trying to find the correct speakers at the correct price and fixing them to sound better. After that is collecting wonderful knives to help make me delicious food.
     
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    Something in me thinks @M1k3 is being intentionally obtuse. ;)
     
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    Oh crap. Starting to look at Porsche Turbos again. It’s a disease.
     
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    As long as they are 911 turbos and not turbo 924s or 044s you should be okay.
     
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    Yeah, thinking of trading up AGAIN
     
  29. Nov 1, 2019 #719

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    i think mine is my modular synth. and maybe by bikes (pedal bikes) but be honest i dont know if the bikes are a hobby since this is my only form of transportation.
     

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