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Offline The Old Ruminator

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Hobbies Other Than Caving
« on: April 14, 2020, 01:15:11 pm »
Pebble Balancing.

This enforced caving lay off has given me time to engage in other hobbies. With great patience and fortitude I have now got to 21 balanced pebbles which is two short of the World record. I shall persevere.


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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 01:47:13 pm »
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 02:28:42 pm »
Is that a treaded bar I see down the middle, you've got far too much time on your hands if that's the case  ;)

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 04:24:43 pm »
You almost managed to hide the threaded bar! I remember a trick you can do with spits and climbers' expansion bolts. If you place the bolts in a boulder, and place spits in smaller stones, you can screw the spit in the smaller stone onto the bolt sticking out of the boulder, and make a seemingly impossible structure.
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 05:31:10 pm »
Is that a treaded bar I see down the middle, you've got far too much time on your hands if that's the case  ;)
Looks like part of a camera tripod to me...
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 06:09:15 pm »
Is that a treaded bar I see down the middle, you've got far too much time on your hands if that's the case  ;)
Looks like part of a camera tripod to me...

It is a camera tripod. There is no threaded bar. I have not drilled holes.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 06:23:01 pm »
It needs to have 2 wheels and make noise. Preferably lots. And go decently fast. and be made in the 90's.




And there is another, but it doesn't make much noise and doesn't go fast and was made in 2014, and has no soul or character. So it's getting sold.
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 06:45:50 pm »
Time to blow the dust off the old Meccano set.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 06:54:47 pm »
This guy started doing stuff on the beach at Lyme Regis. Couldn't believe what I was seeing the first time!

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2020, 07:06:28 pm »
Building amplifiers, hi-fi & stuff (my little system) -



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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2020, 07:10:04 pm »
A turntable!! I thought they went out with Noah!

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2020, 07:12:27 pm »
A turntable!! I thought they went out with Noah!

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There's a digital streamer too, but...vinyl sounds better. Inconvenient, but true.
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2020, 07:37:11 pm »
It needs to have 2 wheels and make noise. Preferably lots. And go decently fast. and be made in the 90's.

And there is another, but it doesn't make much noise and doesn't go fast and was made in 2014, and has no soul or character. So it's getting sold.

I prefer 4 wheels, definitely needs to make noise. Preferably lots of V8 noise. And go anywhere. And be made in the 90's.



Unfortunately the green one is dead now, but I did strip all the fun bits off before scrapping it, and slowly building various things across onto the Camel. Currently gearbox is half way out converting auto to manual. Bumpers and rock-sliders and suspension arms off the green one have been shot-blasted and galvanised ready to move over, then we should be pretty much there, for now...
Just hoping the price of petrol stays down once this is over as it only does about 12mpg  :o
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2020, 08:59:55 pm »
It needs to have strings (4,6,8,10 or 12) and make lots of noise. Annoyingly, just before lockdown kicked in I'd arranged to go over to Nottingham and collect an Ebay bargain (Trace Elliot Speed Twin), now having to wait to get new toy. Oh well, I'll just have to fill the time in by troubleshooting the home-built twin valve overdrive pedal to see why it's not doing anything.
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2020, 02:25:07 pm »
I like papercrafts including card making and scrapbooking. I also like painting.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2020, 07:55:45 pm »
I'm currently enjoying spending my days laying face down in a flowerbed with the camera.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2020, 08:51:59 pm »
Been putting my government allotted daily outside time to use on two non-powered wheels.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2020, 09:28:11 pm »
Was looking forward to more Munro-bagging this summer but have postponed to 2021.  I'm spending more time indoors with my piano right now than I bargained for.  Still, music is a bigger subject than hills.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2020, 09:44:23 pm »
You've really grown since I saw you at CaveFest last year - it won't take long to bag those. That paddling pool looks great ;)

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2020, 10:07:43 am »
That's a very fine photograph Stuart - where is it?

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2020, 11:22:55 am »
I love my camera and my Land Rovers with a little bit of woodwork to keep me active. (When they let me out of hospital!)
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2020, 09:38:32 pm »
Not a proper hobby, but in the evening, I really like going out to my log store and watching all the spiders when they are active. I particularly like the tube web spiders which look very menacing in their holes, but look quite ridiculous when they come right out.

Here is one I managed to tease out to the entrance of its hole last summer:
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2020, 08:36:54 am »
My other hobby is photographing low level military flying in the mountains. Not this Airshow stuff.

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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2020, 10:58:59 am »
Had many a fright from these guys when they used to fly low level through Llanberis pass back in the late 70s and 80s.
Thankfully they no longer go through the pass.
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Re: Hobbies Other Than Caving
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2020, 11:17:15 am »
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