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Thread: Help Don Find a New Hobby

  1. #1
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    Dec 2006

    Help Don Find a New Hobby

    In the spirit of helping a fellow woodworker and keep him from sitting in the garage, smoking cigars while browsing the web all day, I propose we offer Don some other possibilities to spend his creative time.

    I will start first. At first I thought that belly lint or belly fluff collecting would be an easy way for Don to ease into another hobby.

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    But on further consideration, I discounted it, as it was probably too fast of a hobby for Don and was potentially too much of a fire hazard. Next, I tried to think of the resources that were abundant in his area, so that his new hobby would not be a drain on his retirement income. Then it hit me, dirt! They have plenty of it down there in Arizona. So naturally the hobby of Hikaru Dorodango would be a perfect fit. What you say? Well, for those of you who don't understand Japanese, it is basically polished mud balls.

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    Above is the finished product and the following is the start.

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    The following link is for a galley of Dorodango and this link is how to make them

    I am sure that others in this forum can help with some other suggestions.
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    well this will be interesting to see where this thread goes...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    model airplanes, just as long as it doesn't involve spandex (can't quite picture don in spandex).
    benedictione omnes bene

  4. #4
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well we know he has a great supply of rocks as well and i know that rock collecting can be profitable if he finds some of the good ones,, like diamonds and such,, but he also has access to wood that some of us dont and he could be a gatherer and supply those of us that want some of his supplies and he could supplement his retirement as well..

    well if vaughn was awake at this time he could get don dressed right up i have seen his skills in that in the past
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  5. #5
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    This is simple, here s a website for inspiration AND it is still working with wood

  6. #6
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Here's a couple of things he could do to help pass the time.
    • Buy a parrot. Teach the parrot to say "Help, I've been turned into a parrot!"
    • Follow joggers around in a car blasting "Eye of the Tiger".
    • Change his name to Simon. Speak in the third person.
    • Make vanilla pudding. Put it in a Mayo jar. Eat it in public.
    • Wear a shirt that says "Life". Hand out lemons on the street corner.
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    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
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  7. #7
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    lets see, something don can do living out in the hot desert.....hmmmm...

    snake charming
    nude sun bathing
    watch nude sun bathers
    dune buggys
    cactus breeding
    cattle rancher
    rain making
    Human Test Dummy

  8. #8
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    take up cat herding....
    benedictione omnes bene

  9. #9
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    How about shooting skeet or trap
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan

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