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Old 04-06-11, 10:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone like to work on otherthings besides bicycles?

I was wondering if anyone on here like to work on other things besides bicycles for a change like engines, cars, and other projects or like to build things like say put a little engine on a scooter or bike etc.

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Old 04-06-11, 10:53 PM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone on here like to work on other things besides bicycles for a change like engines, cars, and other projects or like to build things like say put a little engine on a scooter or bike etc.

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Old 04-07-11, 12:20 AM   #3
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I like to make custom action figures.* It makes a fun creative outlet. Currently working on an armored werewolf.**







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Old 04-07-11, 12:58 AM   #4
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^ OK, I've been seriously out-done here*...

* Because I'm not weird enough.
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I occasionally work on motorbikes and autos for fun:






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I work on putting together video games. Tap Party 2 just hit the Apple App store if you're curious.
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Old 04-07-11, 05:35 AM   #7
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After eight hours of working on inserters and mailing machines I don't feel like working on other stuff when I get home.
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I like to work on just about anything mechanical and I enjoy building small wooden boats.
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Old 04-07-11, 09:01 AM   #9
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I repair and maintain commercial espresso machines, grinders and brewers at my day job. I feel it fits well with bike wrenching. I have to maintain a fleet of 14 bicycles for my family, as well as a handful of friend bikes. I go through a lot of nitrile gloves and 3,4 & 5mm hex wrenches...
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I like to work on just about anything mechanical and I enjoy building small wooden boats.
Small wooden boat models or small wooden boats?

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Old 04-07-11, 10:44 AM   #11
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I like working on guitars. I like taking a POS and making it less of a POS.
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Old 04-07-11, 10:53 AM   #12
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bikes, cars, monster trucks, hvac, alarm systems, whatever, I will tear apart about anything if I have the right tools to do it.
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Old 04-07-11, 10:54 AM   #13
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Everything that moves and I can get my hands on. If it is broken I'll take it apart and fix it. If it isn't I'll take it apart anyways. Generally this results in breaking it, allowing me to take it apart and fix it.
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I am very much a hands on, fix it, make it, DIY kind of person. just ordered an icemaker to replace the one that leaks in our fridge. Leak is due to a timer going bad on the circuit board and complete maker is only a few bucks more than the board, so replace the whole thing. Would have just replaced the bad part, but it was not availabe seperately.

Here was a fun project the 6 year old and I just completed. Installed a latch at the bottom of the backyard gate that latches as the gate is shut. Put it on outside at bottom becuase the wife's dachsund was forcing the bottom of the gate open and squeezing out, or boys would not shut top latch after closing gate. Rigged a wire from old brake cable, some crimp on connectors that I modified a bit, a screw eye and a short section of wooden dowel. Now you can open the bottom latch from the top of the gate from the inside or outside of the fence.





Was fun to show the little guy how to use tools and objects already on hand to solve a problem.
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Old 04-07-11, 12:42 PM   #15
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I mostly work on my riding lawn mowers and cars and then i also like to ride my dirtbikes when ever i can.

My car (89 Plymouth Horizon) i just need to put new drive axles in and a paint job for it. My brother got some subs that we put in to it its pretty awesome.
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Another motorcycle mech here, though I've scaled that down now that the bicycle is taking more and more of my free time.





It's fun taking dirty things apart, then putting them back together again clean.
Also, it's kind of a miracle to touch the little bitty parts that spin, actuate, open, & close as much as a hundred times per second and make it possible to thrust us through our thick, gooey atmosphere hundreds of feet per second. Like shaking hands with a magic genie.
It's also hugely gratifying to ride down the road at 80mph or so, knowing that you have cleaned, applied the necessary lubricants/sealants/threadlock to every one of the hundreds of fasteners and parts--your life is very much in your own hands.

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I like to work on my wife's nerves. Some times I don't even know I'm doing it.
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It would take a bigger cooler than the one in the background to hold all the beer my friends would need to put all those parts back together.
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I love working with my hands. I sometimes even get the chance to work with the machinery here in my dept machine shop. I've done work on cars, general house repairs, etc. A couple of years ago I posted pictures of the shelves that I put up in one of the labs at work as well.
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Sort of obvious what you've been working on lately.
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Small wooden boat models or small wooden boats?

Small wooden boats. Ones that I can sail. In fact right now I'm sketching ideas for a junk rigged lumberyard skiff for the summer.
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Old 04-07-11, 05:03 PM   #22
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My father has owned a garage for over 50 years so I've spent some time working on cars. I like working on cars, except sometimes I don't want to work on my own.

Whenever needed I work on computers. I had an original IBM PC and upgraded it a few times. I built/modified lots of computers for my company. In the 1990's I built a lot of computers. For awhile I stopped messing with them, then about 3 years ago I got interested again. I built a new home computer for myself, and 4 new CAD workstations for my office.

I work on my house sometimes. Some of the work I like, some I don't like. I've done painting and carpentry, the painting I don't really like.
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I'm a carpenter, but not because I love wood.

It's because I hate trees. I like to take their carcasses and mutilate them, split them in two, drill holes in them, drive nails in them, grind, beat on and then if there's anything left, throw the remains into the fire.
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I like to work on my wife's nerves. Some times I don't even know I'm doing it.
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