So what other hobbies besides rocketry do folks here do?

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    Pyrotechnics brought me back to rocketry, although this hobby has been on hiatus after my son was born. It is hard to justify spending a day or weekend when I'm off work, away from him to make a few dollars setting up public displays. It is also much more difficult to build in a safe and legal place. I'll return some day.

    With my son, I can still enjoy outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing. So far he has enjoyed doing all these with me and I love being able to show him hobbies I have enjoyed most of my life.
     
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    Plastic model cars and plastic model WW2 aircraft, 1/24th scale slot car racing, Hand launch gliders, towline gliders, RC airplanes, RC Hydroplanes, Caving, Rock Climbing, SCCA Formula Ford Road Racing, collector cars, (I have owned a 1970 AMC Javlein since 1972) , BEER, uh, i guess that's about it....
     
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    RC helicopters, fishing, working on my ML320 Mercedes, Rail Road Signals, Plastic WW2 airplanes and tanks.
    Collecting radiosondes (Weather Balloons ) Looking up reference data for the 4 fin Black Brant 2
     
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    rc cars, quad rotors, hiking, shaping surfboards and surfing.
     
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    Lessee...
    Miniature War Gaming,
    Target Shooting
    Mando Mercs
    video gaming
    Movies
    Paracording
    occasional woodworking
    reading
    comic books
    paying for children's activities
     
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    Pyrotechnics, metalworking (lathe and foundry), gardening, reading (old-style SciFi, not today's fantasy), astronomy, going through the honey-do list.
     
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    Dave,

    I want to see you transporting your L3 on your Harley . . . LOL !

    Dave F.
     
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    Amateur Radio, Electronics (difficult to separate, and overlap with other things)
    Geology
    Astronomy
    Shooting (IDPA, CMP matches)
    Mountain biking
    Tatting (self-taught - interesting topological side to this)
     
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    Fishing is one of my other hobbies. Right now the catfishing is pretty good.
     

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    I also collect comic books and hang out with my Dad as he shows off his 1960 Corvette at local car shows.
     
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    Bicycling and antique pocket watches
     
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    Photography, car mechanics, skiing (qualified instructor), SCUBA occasionally, horse riding, 4WD driving, camping, traveling, home renovations, shooting and cycling.

    In the "ex" hobbies category there are collecting carnivorous plants, playing cornet/trumpet and flute. I should get back into music again, in my spare time.
     
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    Fishing is't a hobby, it's a necessity! Now I wan't some catfish, maybe some Gatortail, Hog jowels, grits....
     
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    Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, kayaking, woodworking, electronics tinkering, pyrotechnics (finishing pasting my shells for the year right now), computers (building a micro high performance compute cluster in a spare bedroom) and poking Steve Shannon when he isn't expecting it.
     
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    Working out, guitars, disc golf, walk/jog, gardening, watching football, computer stuff, great recipes, reading history. Of them all, rockets is my oldest hobby.
     
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    you mean besides necro-posting ...

    woodworking and guitar, and then THIS happened...

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    Wow Glen, that is stunning! What woods? What electronics?
     
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    Thanks! Body is Mahogany and maple, heavy but has a good natural acoustic sustain, Seymour Duncan vintage Broadcaster pickups, cause it don’t mean a Thang if it ain’t got that Twang. Neck has a little jangle, bridge has some BITE.

    Made that in my college days at the university craft center woodshop, where I learned all the safety rules and how to properly use fences, jigs, and push sticks so that I retained all my fingers while building the guitar so that I can still play it. More of an acoustic guitar church choir player these days though.
     
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    Interesting to see a thread I started back in 2013 revived and still going! I should add computer gaming to my original list now that I've gotten sucked back in to that time sink. I'm also a musician/guitar player and I write. I don't know why I didn't think of those as hobbies but I guess they are.
     
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    Shrinking steel. Not nearly as much fun as it sounds.
     
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    Disc Golf-

    This isn't me:

    Amazing Drive
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    A full 200' feet farther than I can throw on a good day.
     
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    I dabble in rock climbing.
    This climb is called "Wheat Thin". It is on the cookie cliff in Yosemite valley.
    JT WheatThin.jpg
     
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    Sweet! I followed that climb on New Years Day 1989. Memorable experience- the climb and the major poison oak rash I came down with several days later. Who knew that Poison Oak can drop its leaves for the winter at the upper elevations of its range? My partner loved crack climbing, I loved face climbing. He loved the Valley. I loved Tuolumne.
     
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    Does this count as a hobby?

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    Eating or cooking? I would say cooking could be a hobby.
     
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    Well, first one then the other. I do enjoy making my own rubs and sauces before smoking food. I enjoy other forms of cooking as well, but grilling and barbecue is my favorite.
     
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    I would need to sample it to be sure it’s a legitimate hobby. :D
     

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