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    Found a stress reliever!

    Hi folks!

    I hope you are all well and had a great holiday season. I tried to enjoy mine but it was pretty tough. I haven't been around here much lately. Although I've got a lot of time on my hands at this point, I just haven't been online a heck of a lot. Since getting home from the hospital I've been under a lot of stress worrying about the length of time I'm going to be off and such. I'm doing much better physically, but mentally I'm still struggling a bit. Although lately it's getting a little better. Keeping my fingers crossed that trend continues.

    I've found that keeping your mind and hands busy when you're stressed can really help a lot. About a week before Christmas, I bought this kit at a local hobby shop. I figured it may help keep my hands busy and my mind off of some of the stress I've been going through lately. I didn't start it until yesterday afternoon. Geez, I wish I'd started it a long time ago. It really does help!



    Gotta go, the glue is dry.

    John
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    Fun things, those airplanes!

    Looks like a nice laser cut kit you have there?

    They sure are fun to build and fun to fly

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    Hey that should be in the flat works section or since it's round may the spinney section.
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    Oh ya, another expensive hobby. A neighbor got my son into the RC airplanes when he was about 12. Ended up I built them he flew them. Great fun. I later got into the RC Sailplanes and really enjoyed them more then the gas ones. But I was never a good flier, get too nervous. My son went on to flying F-18 Superhornets in the Navy. Still doing it.
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    They are fun I used to make a few of those from time to time along with some ship models. I did fine until it came to paint time. I hate painting and it shows
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    I can't remember if I ever posted these pics here or not, but here's a boat I completed a couple years ago. It was very time consuming but fun to build. The hull is two layers. First layer is plywood strips glued to the frames, the second is mahogany strip. The decking is the same way but those white stripes are actually inlaid strips of plastic between the mahogany strips. Talk about time consuming! It was a challenge but I think it came out pretty nice.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Fun things, those airplanes!

    Looks like a nice laser cut kit you have there?

    They sure are fun to build and fun to fly
    That it is!

    They are more expensive than the die cut kits, but they're SOOO much more accurate and easy to deal with.

    John
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    Those kits and planes or boats are also another way of woodworking, and as much challenging as any furniture project or maybe more.

    I did build a couple of gliders when I was a teenager and the only dissapointment I got was that one flew so well that I lost it, it just soared up and up and dissapeared and it was on its first inaugural flight.

    The other one crashed into a thousand splinters after weeks of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Those kits and planes or boats are also another way of woodworking, and as much challenging as any furniture project or maybe more.

    I did build a couple of gliders when I was a teenager and the only dissapointment I got was that one flew so well that I lost it, it just soared up and up and dissapeared and it was on its first inaugural flight.

    The other one crashed into a thousand splinters after weeks of fun.
    I've lost a glider the first way Toni. Not sure what way I like losing them better, Having them fly away never to be seen again, or crashing in a thousand splinters!

    No matter what though, it's an act of faith each time you launch a plane. You never know if it will be it's last flight....

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    I've never had much luck flying them, but I too built a couple of those two-meter class gliders. They are a ball to build! I just wish I was better at flying them.

    I don't know, I think if I had a choice of it going up, up, and away never to be seen again, or crashing to the ground in a million pieces, I'd take the up up and away. It's much more comforting to imagine that something I spent so many hours constructing just flew away to glider heaven and is soaring effortlessly for all eternity. Much more palatable than pile of splinters.

    John
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