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Old 12-21-19, 10:30 AM
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Building acoustic guitars, should have picked a hobby that wasnt so costly.
collecting old metallic hand planes, up to 70 or so in the collection, always looking for something unique.

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Old 12-21-19, 10:31 AM
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A Taiwanese Supermax mill. After five years working in bike shops I got more and more interested in machining. Started watching a lot of machinist youtube channels especially Ox Tools and Keith Rucker. The local community college has a one year precision machining program so I bit the bullet last year and went. Now I'm working in a machine shop and also slowly setting up a rented shop space with some friends who are welders nd fabricators. Hopefully in the next three months or so I can buy a used lathe of decent size, and maybe next year I can figure out how to use these tools to make money.
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Hookers and blow.
Ha, you make me feel cheap. 😁😉 I was gonna say weed & women. 🙄😎
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What is this money stuff of which you speak?

Seriously, tho', besides bike stuff, mostly medical expenses and nutrition supplements. And my cats.

I finally splurged on some decent cycling kit this year. Lost so much weight the past year my old kit was flappy. Nothing fancy, mostly shorts, bibs, jerseys, etc., from those Amazon vendors with goofy names like Bbbpppttti. But it fits and works well.

I don't even spend much on electronics. I'm such a cheapskate I waited 7 years to finally upgrade my 2012 desktop PC from the barely competent motherboard graphics chipset to a proper video card. And I still got the next-to-cheapest Nvidia low profile card that would fit my mini tower. I'm not a gamer, but it's nice to finally stream HD movies without st-st-stuttering.

And I'm still spending less than I did on beer. Love beer but it doesn't love me back. After my thyroid failed a couple of years ago I couldn't metabolize alcohol anymore. One or two drinks and I'd have hangover symptoms within an hour. Kinda sucked all the joy out of local craft beer. But that stuff was pricey. And potent. My favorite craft beers were all 6%-12% ABV. So almost-quitting (I still might have one light beer a month with pizza) saved a lot of money and I lost 10 lbs or more just from cutting out the excess carbs.
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Old 12-21-19, 11:24 AM
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Old 12-21-19, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Yes a '77.
Had a 77 conversion -not a true factory Westy but close enough, took me all over the country in 1992


The van back in about 93 with the guy I sold it on to
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Old 12-21-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by riva View Post
rent
Same here. Our property taxes have risen 10% per year in recent years. Can you imagine that?! Plus the building department has been adding new requirements which makes living here more expensive.

Oh, but the question was about discretionary money. I don't spend much on anything, as I'm unemployed, but I guess my second interest is in music. I sing in several concerts per year.
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay View Post
as a Ron Cooper, Miata 912, and Sunbeam Alpine owner--what British sports cars do you have?
A '71 MGBGT that my dad bought in 1972

A '65 Austin Healey Sprite. This was my second car...I bought it from the original owner (I still know her) in 1973. This one is partly disassembled but is starting to go back together. I've been threatening to take the original owner for a ride in it next year.

How long have you had your Alpine?

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Originally Posted by davester View Post
A '71 MGBGT that my dad bought in 1972

A '65 Austin Healey Sprite. This was my second car...I bought it from the original owner (I still know her) in 1973. This one is partly disassembled but is starting to go back together. I've been threatening to take the original owner for a ride in it next year.

How long have you had your Alpine?
I've had it about two years, it used to run pretty well but now it suffers from britishness. I've had several interesting cars over the years and after the TR3 I swore I'd never own a brit car again...
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Old 12-21-19, 12:26 PM
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I'd love to pick up a clean Trail 70. I can't tell you how many hours were spent on a gold one like that in my youth. I just missed one at the dump a couple years ago, but they put it in the dumpster before I could get over and buy it from them.
That's exactly why I got this one, I had been looking for one for quite a while and this one finally popped up, original owner, original sales receipt( $350) and manual, 2,000 miles and all the warranty cards, wasn't running but that's never a problem with these, a little fuel system cleaning and it was good to go!
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Old 12-21-19, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
More specifically fly fishing stuff
Same here. We are taking three trips in the next six months.

Algoma, Ontario area for giant brookies and salmon.

Nye, Montana for various species of trout on the Stillwater and Galatin rivers.

Coeur d'Alene area in northern Idaho. For whatever bites.

and every chance we get we'll be chasing steelhead up on our North Shore of Lake Superior and the Brule in northern Wisconsin.

Fly fishing rods and reels make bike parts seem dirt cheap in comparison.

btw Our very own Rootboy makes some of the nicest flies I've yet to toss.

Absolute works of art. Deadly as well. imho
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I Love to Fly Fish. But Float Fishing is much more effective.
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I Love to Fly Fish. But Float Fishing is much more effective.
Nope.

Do you mean bobber and bait?

Yuck.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Nope.

Do you mean bobber and bait?

Yuck.


A Float not a "Bobber" mostly for Steelhead. Not allways bait, flies work well too. Gets it down where they feed.

Believe me I have done both but if you want to put food on the table Floatfishing is much more effective.
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I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.






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Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post

Believe me I have done both but if you want to put food on the table Floatfishing is much more effective.
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table.

You should try it.

Go to the grocery store if you want to take for the table.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table.

You should try it.

Go to the grocery store if you want to take for the table.
If you are anywhere near the Great Lakes Steelhead are abundant. They are fine table fare and they fight like Terriers.

Nothing wrong with keeping a few for the table. Helps me avoid the dreaded trips to the Grocery store.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.






my brother makes pens, they beautiful. JEBs pens or something like that
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Flintlock rifles and some other pistols, shotguns and rifles. The Henry 45 'lever gun' is fun to shoot! '57 VW Bug which has a Judson supercharger with a Judson boost gauge and a Judson 'magneto'. Those are rare items. It is in the assembly stage. '58 MGA which is almost finished. '59 VW Bug with a 'hot rod' engine and tranny. It is a 'driver'. I do most of the work myself. Planing blocks or other machine work has to be outsourced. Scratch building RC scale power and vintage sailplane models from my own plans without the use of computers. I make all of my own parts and draw my own plans for accuracy.

does the 57 have those cool semaphore turn signals in the door pillars?
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table..
Plenty of them here. Spring & fall runs right through the city with plenty of public access and bike trails right up to them.
https://www.orvis.com/fishing_report...ocationid=7427

https://www.hankaaronstatetrail.org/.../steelhead-run


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Those grips are very cool.
Thank You. They are called Sweetheart grips. It is my understanding that during WWII guys would scrounge a piece of plexiglass and fashion them into grips and put a pic of their girlfriend under them.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
my brother makes pens, they beautiful. JEBs pens or something like that
Very cool BG...I think I found it:

https://www.jebspens.com

Richard Sachs has a pretty cool pen available right now, but I wish hed picked steel over aluminum.
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