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#15795 - 10/29/02 09:12 PM What else do you do?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
It has become quite apparrent that many members here have a proficiency and deep interest in things other than Electrical work. I think it would be interesting to hear about such things. Care to share?

Some time ago I was very interested in Photography, mostly preferring B&W, and considered a career in it but it never happened. I had a Darkroom at Home and processed 35mm to 4x5 B&W film. I studied things like Black Body temperatures, Refractive Indexes & Optics but never really had a chance to apply any of it. I also enjoy Building and Upgrading Computers.

How about you?


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#15796 - 10/29/02 09:44 PM Re: What else do you do?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hi, Bill,
I love to play and teach Electric Bass.
But at this time of the year(summer) the Fire Service takes up a great deal of my time putting out herbage fires and attending car crashes, to relax I normally like to have a BBQ out the back, with a few friends,
beers aplenty.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#15797 - 10/30/02 02:47 AM Re: What else do you do?
Trainwire Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Hi Bill,
I'm with you on the computers as a hobby, (see my new thread in the computer section), I also enjoy using my selection of wood working tools, and I work with a friend of mine building toy trains, I say toy, but these are big enough to ride on. The rails are 12 inches apart. The electricity stuff just pays the bills.

[This message has been edited by Trainwire (edited 10-30-2002).]

#15798 - 10/30/02 03:24 AM Re: What else do you do?
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
i raise pigs, chickens...and i'm a 'horse-dad'*

* shovel & fence post digger included....

#15799 - 10/30/02 07:36 AM Re: What else do you do?
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
So many possibilities and so little time!

Built a 3-pole Sioux tipi from scratch, and lived in it.

Hauled water & heated and cooked with wood in a 1921 log cabin in the Sangre de Cristos mountains of NM.

Have built my last two computers.

For pure joy, I sing in the choir, and for relaxation I note the noises the round oak wood burner makes, and I remember. . .

Al Hildenbrand

#15800 - 10/30/02 09:02 AM Re: What else do you do?
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Aside from my regular job as an audio-visual director at the local community college, I serve as the organist/choir director at my church. I am also involved in the emergency services as a firefighter/chauffer and as a paramedic. I operate a small commercial sound business on the side (providing sound systems for stage productions, special events of various kinds, and occasional emergency repairs, i.e. when the sound system at the football stadium konks out...) as well as do lighting and sound work for our community theater.

Sometimes, at the end of a long day, I just like to sit on the front porch at dusk and watch the traffic passing by on the highway and the streetlights going on and work on my vintage electrical boxes...

Wife says "when do you have time for me and the kids...blah, blah, blah... " . AAARRRGH!! Maybe she's right...

Mike (mamills)

#15801 - 10/30/02 11:39 AM Re: What else do you do?
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Besides contracting, & two days as an inspector, the electrical trade pays the bills. Relaxation consists of a 60 mile trek "down the shore". Bought a house 18 months ago on a lagoon, in a great neighborhood. Have the boat docked at the back yard, & come 'n go as we please. Neighbors are great & party all weekend. It's tough to get anything done on the weekends "in season" (April to Oct). During off season, I fool around refinishing old furniture & house projects (honey-do list) and play around on the computer.

#15802 - 10/30/02 01:05 PM Re: What else do you do?
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Enjoy hiking/camping/backpacking, as well as ham radio and repairing/restoring vintage electronics. Also a collector of vacuum tubes (thermionic valves for those outside the US).

#15803 - 10/30/02 01:46 PM Re: What else do you do?
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
My number one hobby is competitive bullseye pistol shooting, followed by BS shooting then comes pool (one-pocket & 9 ball). Also into woodworking & I've built quite a few stained glass lamps & windows.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#15804 - 10/30/02 02:22 PM Re: What else do you do?
electric-ed Offline

Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 184
Loc: Canada
What else do we do?

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