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Post #1 Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:25 am 
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Guys, besides games, are you fond of any other things? What about making different cool things with your own hands? I like working with wood and restoring old things. For this hobby, I bought enough devices, but I think the most important is the
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... on which you can also place tools so that they are quickly accessible.


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Post #2 Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:36 am 
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I just fixed a leaky tap, which is quite an achievement for me.


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Post #3 Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:01 am 
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This summer, I made a treehouse (more like a tree platform) for my kids. It's a little more finished now, but here's a picture from when I ran out of the first set of wood:

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I also put electrical wiring through the ceiling to make a new light fixture in one of the rooms we have, which didn't have a ceiling light. I used a toy light saber for visibility.
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I'm wasn't previously knowledgeable about this stuff, but you can learn a lot from youtube.

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:03 pm 
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Post #5 Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:29 am 
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This last year I started trying to improve my handwriting, which lead to fountain pens, which lead me to a lathe at a garage sale... anyway, started making fountain pens from ebonite, from scratch, which has been quite fun. Lots to learn about materials, and threading, and how to use a lathe, and tool sharpening, and... also, what makes a good pen? Why do they leak, how do you temper or heat-set a nib?

Why do pens look the way they do, and actually, do they have to?
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Post #6 Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:21 am 
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fireproof wrote:
This last year I started trying to improve my handwriting, which lead to fountain pens, which lead me to a lathe at a garage sale... anyway, started making fountain pens from ebonite, from scratch, which has been quite fun. Lots to learn about materials, and threading, and how to use a lathe, and tool sharpening, and... also, what makes a good pen? Why do they leak, how do you temper or heat-set a nib?

Why do pens look the way they do, and actually, do they have to?
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Interesting questions. We are used to things in their traditional form, but what if this form is not ideal and there may be other options? A very interesting topic for thought.


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Post #7 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:31 am 
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Why do pens look the way they do, and actually, do they have to?


Have you tried dip pens? Using them explains many things, old calligraphy included.

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Post #8 Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:43 pm 
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Have you tried dip pens? Using them explains many things, old calligraphy included.

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I have used them for drawing, but not for writing -- they were really difficult to control! Certainly, being able to avoid the constant dipping into ink was worth the constraints imposed by fountain pens, for starters.

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Post #9 Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:25 am 
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Cool. Each of you has such interesting and, I would say, somewhat unusual hobbies.

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