Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Inside Hobbies?


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

Ryan313

    PK Fanatic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7087
  • 3,239 Thanks
  • 5,159 posts
  • Location: Wallkill, NY

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:08 AM

The other night Chris m and I where talking, and we could not come up with any good inside hobbies for when the weather outside is bad. So, what do you guys do when you are not able to go outside?


  • Dieselcubmike and JRJ have said thanks

#2 hamman OFFLINE  

hamman

    Homelite Owner Extraordinaire

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1733
  • 5,629 Thanks
  • 2,583 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:13 AM

Woodworking, learning Banjo.


  • Team_Green said thank you

#3 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

jd.rasentrac

    Admirer of DEERE enjoyneering and design!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10327
  • 4,443 Thanks
  • 3,991 posts
  • Location: Niedervorschütz, Hessen, Deutschland

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:13 AM

sleeping :sleep_sign: , alone!


  • hamman said thank you

#4 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Model railroading. Or napping. Lol

Of course you could just work on the tractors in the shop lol.
  • hamman and Sawdust have said thanks

#5 Guest_gravely-power_*

Guest_gravely-power_*
  • Guests
  • Member No: 0
  • 0 Thanks

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Selling and buying on Gov deals, Craigslist, Ebay, etc. Extra tractor and mad money. I collect and restore antique tools.


  • hamman, Team_Green and Dieselcubmike have said thanks

#6 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,684 Thanks
  • 17,204 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:40 AM

Organizing stuff in the garage or engine rebuilding is always something good to do when the weather is bad outside.

Or trying to organize my massive collection of Manuals :D


  • hamman said thank you

#7 TerryD OFFLINE  

TerryD

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5916
  • 132 Thanks
  • 254 posts
  • Location: Missouri

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Cleaning and organizing the garage. I have to go in the house to take a whizz, but otherwise I like it out there.
  • hamman said thank you

#8 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

JD DANNELS

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2011
  • 3,786 Thanks
  • 3,907 posts
  • Location: Newton.Ia

Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Ryan: do you fish?  I Tie flies and make fishing lures, which can be done at a small desk or work table.

I reload ammunition for all my Centerfire rifles.  That can be simple or as technical and precise as you want.

I can get so anal as to study and memorize Ballistic tables?

 

And I did woodworking untill I lost my shop. Have not set it up again since I moved 3 yrs ago.

 

Read, either for entertainment or study Tech manuals to put more arrows in your quiver.

 

That reminds me if your into archery you can make your own arrows and save a ton of money.

 

I would like to learn Cad Design, so I can design amnd draw plans for implements for my GT's and Tractor. (yes I think Old Men can learn that yet :wave: )  I would like to design a 1 row potato planter and digger.

 

I have a nephew who started building and racing Radio Controlled electric buggies in his bedroom(at about your age). That evolved into fuel powered buggies . Then to building a Rock Crawler from scratch. He is very active in the MOBI(Make it or break it) offroad club here in Iowa. He recently won best of show at a Jeep Show(home built) with his buggy.

 

Let your imangination go wild, the options are unlimited!!


Edited by JD DANNELS, June 13, 2013 - 10:20 AM.

  • hamman said thank you

#9 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

JDGuy445
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10419
  • 356 Thanks
  • 428 posts
  • Location: Holtwood, PA

Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:07 AM

This....... but typically it's randomly roaming different sites and catching a few ZZZZZZs.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 001.JPG
  • 004.JPG
  • 011.JPG
  • 21.JPG

  • daytime dave and hamman have said thanks

#10 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:29 AM

I surf the net more.  I scan ebay and craigslist for some of the things I collect. After that, I look at some of my collection items.

 

I don't take naps like a lot of the responses say here, I just don't.  

 

I also go out and clean the garage or whatever else needs to be cleaned and/or reorganized.  


  • hamman said thank you

#11 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Woodworking, chores inside the house, working on some small parts for GT restoration and sometimes taking a nap after lunch!


  • hamman said thank you

#12 powerking56 OFFLINE  

powerking56

    Collector of stuff

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 359
  • 907 Thanks
  • 1,805 posts
  • Location: New Hampshire

Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:57 AM

If it is not house projects/repairs, I do a lot of reading, some fly tying, mostly wet flies and streamers, and a bit of model building for a someday train layout.  I usually have an early Briggs in process on one corner of the bench too.



#13 Sawdust OFFLINE  

Sawdust
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36549
  • 4,523 Thanks
  • 2,831 posts
  • Location: Butler, Kentucky

Posted June 13, 2013 - 12:04 PM

I enjoy woodworking & model trains HO scale. Since I'm a carpenter by trade I use my scrap wood like cedar & poplar to cut scaled lumber for all my structures I build. Here is a couple of pics of my coal mining & my saw mill projects.

 

Mine 1.jpg

 

Mine 4.jpg

 

DSCF3220.jpg

 

DSCF3222.jpg

 

 


  • daytime dave, wvbuzzmaster, LilysDad and 1 other said thanks

#14 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

Dieselcubmike
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 11127
  • 1,327 Thanks
  • 1,511 posts
  • Location: Southwestern,Pa

Posted June 13, 2013 - 12:21 PM

I enjoy woodworking & model trains HO scale. Since I'm a carpenter by trade I use my scrap wood like cedar & poplar to cut scaled lumber for all my structures I build. Here is a couple of pics of my coal mining & my saw mill projects.

 

attachicon.gifMine 1.jpg

 

attachicon.gifMine 4.jpg

 

attachicon.gifDSCF3220.jpg

 

attachicon.gifDSCF3222.jpg

Very nice! Do you model a certain railroad or line?



#15 truck21 OFFLINE  

truck21

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 2813
  • 431 Thanks
  • 254 posts
  • Location: Manheim Pa

Posted June 13, 2013 - 12:42 PM

I have a group of guys that come over and race slot cars. Also have a jr racers club for the little ones.

Don






Top