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Other Hobbies than board games
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:43:32 AM »
One of my other hobbies is crochet.

Here comes an example - almost finished - a violet cat with yellow eyes - a crochet potholder

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2521.0

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 05:45:34 AM »
Have you played the game Patchwork? It combines two of your hobbies :)

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 05:58:01 AM »
Hi jungleboy,
no - I haven't played that game - I saw it at "Spiel" in Essen.

And Patchwork is not crochet.

This topic is for other hobbies than board games.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2016, 06:23:23 AM »
I am really into geocaching.  In case you don't know, it is using a GPS or a phone app to find hidden boxes "caches" all over the world.  Some are just tiny containers with a log book and others are bigger and contain miscellaneous items for trading (usually little cheap toys).  It gets me and my son outside and it gives me something else to do when I go hiking.

One year before I started geocaching, I took a trip to Berlin.  I went to Sony Plaza and saw the big Lego Giraffe there.  Somewhere near that giraffe is one of the most found geocaches in the world.  I kick myself that I didn't start the hobby just a bit earlier. 

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 06:43:07 AM »
another hobby of mine is to build something with wood.

one of my newest projects was for my bedroom.

There was a small hole between the bed corner and the wall.

I decided to fill the hole with a small shelf.

the 3 plates have the size 25 cm wide and 20 cm deep. The shelf is around 125 cm high.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 06:55:31 AM »
Instead of painting it white to match the walls, that shelf would look better IMHO if you stain it.   I like stained wood, but my wife wants to paint everything white for some reason.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 07:24:03 AM »
The next project in my bedroom was to update my bedside table.

It was without a back side wall and without a bottom plate.

Now it has the back side, a bottom plate, some rolls unter the bottom plate and a new place to store something - with sliding doors
« Last Edit: March 10, 2016, 07:32:35 AM by kettlefish »

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 07:32:33 AM »
Interesting to see what everyone else does..

I have two other 'main' hobbies..
First, games - but in a more commercial style. This image is of the games I'm working on - there are three more that are finished and fully operational behind where I'm standing to take the picture:


And then, in my not-so-free-time, I'm a signal maintainer and locomoitive engineer for a railroad (railway, for those across the pond..). This is a shot of a new grade crossing (level crossing for you guys, again, across the pond..) being installed that I had to manage:


Because of these, I don't play Carcassonne nearly as much as I should - mainly because we have SO MANY TILES now that.. well, a game can last 4+ hours.. and I don't have a sit of 4+ hours at a time. :D

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 07:37:51 AM »
+1 to kettlefish - What a great Crochet Cat & a great idea for a thread!

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 07:38:29 AM »
Twilight Zone is one of the best pinball machines of all time!

We had an old electro-mechanical pin years ago, but it took up too much room and it was a pain to maintain .  I miss it some days though. 

I luckily live near a dive bar that has a room full of pinball machines and early video games.  I get my fix there.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2016, 07:41:12 AM by dirk2112 »

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 10:35:19 AM »
one more of my hobbies: painting

here are some examples with oil colours

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 10:41:41 AM »
Wow!  I thought the cat was a photo for a second!  I like the snails too!

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2016, 11:11:50 AM »
Thanks Decar,
here is the photo from my tom cat "Mr.Ernie"

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 03:31:46 PM »
Mr Ernie  :D :D

Your picture definitely caught the expression on his face.  He looks like he carefully is weighing up his options!

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 04:12:03 PM »
I have so many different hobbies.   Here are few pics
Just lay the damn tile!


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