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Offline hvontres

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 18:24:17 »
Definitely want to expand on my metal working hobby. I currently have a mill, lathe and a welder that is way older than I am.. Would love to add a small furnace for metal casting and a forge and Anvil for blacksmiting... but apparently old anvils are also collectable, so just like our vintage boards, used anvils have become ridiculously expensive. Not to mention that there don't seem to be too many in my local area and shipping on a 400+ lb chunck of iron gets pretty steep.

And someday, I would love to have a dedicated shop with three-phase and enough room for something the size of a Haas VF-3 or even better, a UMC-750..
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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 13:27:24 »
High sea piracy.

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 06:10:56 »
High sea piracy.
Achievable, all you need is a wealthy sponsor and a Kenyan crew of sailors.

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« Reply #53 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 07:51:47 »
High sea piracy.
Achievable, all you need is a wealthy sponsor and a Kenyan crew of sailors.

Can you imagine being a billionaire so bored you become a pirate overlord? Ahh man I'd for sure have an island hideout, probably hire some big architect to make sure it's shaped like a skull and volcano adjacent.

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 02:23:28 »
High sea piracy.
Achievable, all you need is a wealthy sponsor and a Kenyan crew of sailors.

Can you imagine being a billionaire so bored you become a pirate overlord? Ahh man I'd for sure have an island hideout, probably hire some big architect to make sure it's shaped like a skull and volcano adjacent.

**** yeah piracy.

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« Reply #55 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 03:07:34 »
High sea piracy.
Achievable, all you need is a wealthy sponsor and a Kenyan crew of sailors.
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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 09:56:16 »
High sea piracy.
You'd make an excellent Dread Pirate Roberts
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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 11:11:25 »
If I could PCB making would be pretty sick

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 13:43:46 »
Off the top of my head, cuckoo clocks.  The really good ones are $$$, and every time I browse a cuckoo clock web site I have ideas about how I'd really like to modify or build one. 

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 15:54:02 »
Cosplay. Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR, Power Rangers. I love that stuff.

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 17:00:21 »
Cosplay. Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR, Power Rangers. I love that stuff.
In my experience, the cost of costuming/cosplay is often more in time and effort than in money.

I did manage to do some Star Wars cosplay on a budget when I was back in college, although only soft costumes that I could make myself with a sewing machine.
When I had a steady income I got a Clone Trooper kit, with boots and helmet, but although it cost a bit, it also required quite a bit of work to trim and fit -- but I never finished it because I messed it up. Maybe some day I'll get back on it.
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« Reply #61 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 18:14:55 »
I keep having this dream.

I dream I'm at some desert cliff with a couple flatbeds full of vehicles. Each vehicle can be remotely operated and has a camera on the front. Then we proceed to drive them around in a remote destruction derby before launching each one full speed off the cliff.

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Re: Dream Hobbies You Would Get Into IF You Could Afford Them
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 18:54:50 »
Pay people to urban farm and give away the food.

Pay people to torpedo whalers and sealers.

Pay people to get STEM education.

Also I really like the pirate idea.

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« Reply #63 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 21:49:58 »
Cosplay. Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR, Power Rangers. I love that stuff.
In my experience, the cost of costuming/cosplay is often more in time and effort than in money.

I did manage to do some Star Wars cosplay on a budget when I was back in college, although only soft costumes that I could make myself with a sewing machine.
When I had a steady income I got a Clone Trooper kit, with boots and helmet, but although it cost a bit, it also required quite a bit of work to trim and fit -- but I never finished it because I messed it up. Maybe some day I'll get back on it.

Definitely a trade off between time and money, as with pretty much anything.