Discussion in 'The Off Topic Room' started by JBroida, Feb 11, 2015.
Making sharp things from steel
Damn, how did I miss that in the pic! Do tell us about the system!
Hmmmm, what could that be...?
Yeah right, knitting!
ATM kitchen knives. But I'm always finding ways to spend the money I don't have
That would probably be a toss-up between homebrewing and container gardening.
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. :/.
Racing with cars and bikes
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.
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.
I thought the same thing and yes, yes it is lol.
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.
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.
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?
Got it, only the purps from now on.
I often end the day with a glass of absinthe. Current bottles in my collection:
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
Brevans A.O. Spare
Brevans H.R. Giger
Clandestine Alcool du Vin
Duplais (US Release)
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
La Fée XS Française
La Fée XS Suisse
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)
Marteau Absinthe de la Belle Epoque
Marteau Verte Classique
Meadow of Love (Batch 09-1)
Montmartre (2nd Edition)
Nouvelle-Orléans (Aug. 2008 & Mar. 2008)
Père François (Elixir du Pays des Fées)
PF 1901 (Sep. 2009 & Sep. 2007)
Recette Marianne (FrancoSuisse)
Roquette - 1797
Sirene (Batch #12)
Suisse Verte Clandestine (Edition #2, Angelique with no A.A. used for coloration)
Verte Suisse (Sep. 2009 & Sep. 2007)
Verte de Fougerolles
Walton Waters (Batch 08-1)
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...
Sharpening knives lol. To many stones.
My most expensive hobby is sharpening. I have many many stones.
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.
The "To many" part. Did you mean to say "Not enough"?
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.
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.
Something in me thinks @M1k3 is being intentionally obtuse.
Oh crap. Starting to look at Porsche Turbos again. It’s a disease.
As long as they are 911 turbos and not turbo 924s or 044s you should be okay.
Yeah, thinking of trading up AGAIN
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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