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What else do you do? #15795
10/30/02 12:12 AM
10/30/02 12:12 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,888
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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Re: What else do you do? #15796
10/30/02 12:44 AM
10/30/02 12:44 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
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.
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Re: What else do you do? #15797
10/30/02 05:47 AM
10/30/02 05:47 AM
Trainwire  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 360
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. [Linked Image]

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

Re: What else do you do? #15798
10/30/02 06:24 AM
10/30/02 06:24 AM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,342
i raise pigs, chickens...and i'm a 'horse-dad'*

* shovel & fence post digger included....

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Re: What else do you do? #15799
10/30/02 10:36 AM
10/30/02 10:36 AM
ElectricAL  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 597
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. . .

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Al Hildenbrand
Re: What else do you do? #15800
10/30/02 12:02 PM
10/30/02 12:02 PM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
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... [Linked Image]

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

Mike (mamills)

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

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,916
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.

Re: What else do you do? #15802
10/30/02 04:05 PM
10/30/02 04:05 PM
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
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).

Re: What else do you do? #15803
10/30/02 04:46 PM
10/30/02 04:46 PM
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
My number one hobby is competitive bullseye pistol shooting, followed by BS shooting [Linked Image] 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.
Re: What else do you do? #15804
10/30/02 05:22 PM
10/30/02 05:22 PM
electric-ed  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 175
What else do we do?

I’ve been a member of the Road Aces –

And a short track racer –

Built a portable sawmill and a bunch of
implements for my tractor –

Now it’s woodworking, gardening and maintaining my website –


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