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RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT => Recreation and Entertainment => Topic started by: pegleg jack on March 18, 2008, 04:38:15 PM

Title: hobbies
Post by: pegleg jack on March 18, 2008, 04:38:15 PM
i know that we all have them and here is a  picture on one of my model ships that i make
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Post by: Steve C on March 18, 2008, 09:25:38 PM
thats really good! Must have taken ages to make.
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Post by: pin-hi on March 19, 2008, 12:12:17 AM
Great looking ship, Jack!. Thanks for sharing it with us. My pastime is more of a sporting obsession... golf!
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Post by: jmoore on March 19, 2008, 12:14:02 AM
jack that is great man i would not have the patience to do some thing that tedious that ship is great take care and have a great day
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Post by: Oneblueleg on March 19, 2008, 04:32:05 AM
 ;D

(http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/11/73/22207311.jpg)
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Post by: ann on March 19, 2008, 07:38:44 AM

What a ship.......must have taken a long time.  Me?? I quilt...I am definately not a pro, but love doing it.

 ;)
ann
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Post by: Sparky on March 19, 2008, 08:10:03 AM
That is one fine looking ship. Me, I just work 10 - 12 hrs a day not much time for anything else at the moment.

What a ship.......must have taken a long time. 
Me?? I quilt...I am definately not a pro, but love doing it.

 ;)
ann

The mind boggles :)
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Post by: Marilyn on March 19, 2008, 09:00:14 AM
PL, that is awesome!  It takes a great deal of patience and attention to detail to do something so intricate and cool!

when I started my health regime (no smoking, little eating) I took up counted cross stitch.  It takes some thinking to get the stitches placed correctly and you have to pick out all the stitches that you miscount.  It really has helped me not smoke and eat right!

I think I've done 6 projects since Jan 1!!
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Post by: pegleg jack on March 19, 2008, 09:30:00 AM
Thanks for all the kind words, the first one took me over a year to make and the two that i am working on now i have been at it for over seven months. I only work on them for about 3 hours a day. But here lately have been doing 5-6 a day just to get them finished so that i can go on to another one that i have planed and it is a Mississippi river boat.

As soon as i can get them reduce to fit here will post some of the NAVY DESTORYERS that i have done.

ONEBLUELEG, sorry to say your picture didn't come through for me, could you try again.

PIN-HI, hope your are not talking about COWPASTURE POOL, (HAHAHA), have played some but just couldn't get the hang of it, preferred BOWLING, and before i lost my legs carried 175 average with either arm, cost me a fortune for getting the balls drilled for both hand. wound up with 6 differant balls.
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Post by: Oneblueleg on March 19, 2008, 11:02:02 AM

ONEBLUELEG, sorry to say your picture didn't come through for me, could you try again.


Sorted, bit of an anti-climax I guess... love the ships though  ;)
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Post by: Mitchee on March 19, 2008, 11:55:31 AM
Hi PLJ.  What an interesting hobby!   I love the ship.    :)

I make stained glass (copper foil) and I also do counted cross stitch. 

I also volunteer a lot of my time at an area animal shelter.  I am currently serving a term on the board of directors.  I do whatever I can to help the shelter  (attend meetings, fundraising, assist the general public, clean kennels and cages, socialize animals, walk the dogs, take animals to adoption events, etc.) 

Marilyn, congrats on starting to cross stitch.  ...6 projects since January... wow!  I've been lazy and have only completed 2.

Oneblueleg... I also enjoy your hobby.   ;)
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Post by: ann on March 19, 2008, 01:00:43 PM


'oneblueleg' there wasn't a cold brew the 1st. time I was on here.....looks good my hubby said!!  He has the same hobby.   ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: metdrs on March 19, 2008, 07:30:11 PM
PLJ
The ship is beautiful with all the detail we can see. You must have a great deal of patience to complete this kind of project Glad that you are sharing with us.
 How long and how tall is the model?
Do you use a plan or are you also the designer?

Dave
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Post by: herb on March 19, 2008, 09:12:20 PM
Hi Jack - Your ship is very impressive. How did you get started? Were you a sailor in the past? I have my horses for a hobby. I also do woodworking from lumber from trees that I cut and saw into lumber. I am always making something. I am a toolaholic. I am always buying more. I have 5 radial arm saws.  Herb
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Post by: Dave 08 on March 20, 2008, 10:06:37 AM
Very cool ship Jack. I'm working on my first one now. Its a Sharpie Schooner, not as intricate as yours
but wanted to start out simple and work up. Grew up building car and plane models and never tried a ship.

Now I know why.....lol  Lots of time and patients needed. Gotta work on the patients part for sure. I would really like to see your other ships you have built and even a pic of the one you have not started. Do you have many modeling tools (Dremel etc.??)

Before I start another one, I'm getting all the tools I need to make it a little easier on myself.

How ya going to get that ship in the bottle now?????
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Post by: pegleg jack on March 23, 2008, 09:09:07 AM
Herb, will answer you first, here is what i have in my shop as far as tools go:

5 dremel heads with flex extension
too may tools for them to count
1 ROYI 16  throat scrolls saw
1 10" table saw
1 4"   table saw
1 turncraft table top lath on stand
must have about 5 or 6 set of exto knife sets
then a lot of home made tools that i make for a specific job and use it once or twice and then thats it.
must have around 100 differant types of clamps that i use.

need a small band saw and table top drill press, the drill press i am going to buy another dremel head and attachment and make it into a drill press

now that i have found it down here am going back in to cedar inlay, i use the multicolored cedar and make differant patterns on coffee and end tables and also Jewell boxes, for a while i could only get it from a friend up in WYOMING, now have a source of it down here in TEXAS.

Dave 08, it does take a lot of patients to make one of the USS CONSTITUTION, have some others that are still in the box that i haven't even really looked at. i use plastic models to scale my models from and usually make them bigger so that it shows the details better and as for my NAVY models i use picture from this web site   NAVSOURCE.ORG, you can spend three to four days in there and not look at all of the picture that they have on navy ships and the links.

I do believe i have answered all of you questions.

P.S. looks like i may be able to set the masts this week on the two that i am working on and start doing the rigging lines.
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Post by: herb on March 23, 2008, 11:33:40 AM
Hi jack - sounds like you have a great shop. You didn't tell Dave how you get your ships into the bottles. I go to a bar sometimes that has several model ships on display. You have a lot more patience than I do. I usually make larger things. My eyesight is no longer good for fine work. my daughter live in Austin. When I visit I see quite a few eastern red cedars growing wild. You should be able to get cedar from local sawmills. I use it in some of my projects. I have property in Ohio where it grows to pretty good size. It comes up in the pastures on hills and is common in cemeteries. Herb
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Post by: pegleg jack on March 23, 2008, 01:23:31 PM
Herb and Dave 08, dont do much bottle work havent figured out how to glue the bottle halfs backto geather and not have the seam show. Most of my models are to big to get into a bottle i am like you Herb my eye sight is starting to go on me.

Also i spent 9 years plus in the US NAVY, was on the USS RICHARD S. EDWARDS DD-950, Although i spent most of my time on shore duty or prefered sea duty being a RADIOMAN, We had a lot of prefered sea duty billits the had to be filled.



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Post by: Steve C on March 23, 2008, 08:47:12 PM
"Dave 08, it does take a lot of patients to make one of the USS CONSTITUTION..."

Now Jack, was that a mispelling or a Freudian slip and you use slave labour from the hospital?
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Post by: Dick Stevens on March 24, 2008, 12:47:47 AM
PLJ:

What a fine ship you have.  I have a 4-foot model schooner that I bought already made - just had to assemble it.  It is the Bluenose II, Nova Scotia's provincial vessel.  We also have photos of the actual Bluenose that I took whiler in N.S.  We have relatives and ancestors who are sailmakers.  One had the honor of making a new mainsail for the schooner.

I used to sail small sailboats - but haven't done so since becoming a DBKA.  Failing vision as well as a shortage of sea-legs.

My present hobbies are digital photography and occasional woodworking.  My wife calls me a toolaholic, but some of you guys have me beat.  Space limitations in our present home, so my son inherited the radial arm saw for his house renovations.  I have alot of electronic tools, one little Dremel, locksmithing tools and parts, and assorted other stuff.

I am active in an amputee support group and do peer visiting in the Philadelphia - Lehigh Valley area.

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Post by: pegleg jack on March 24, 2008, 09:08:39 AM
Steve, you got me there on that one,  need to read my post a little closer and make sure that  i type what i mean.  After about 7 months on the two i am making now it looks like i just might get the mast set on them  and start running the rigging if it comes in. Didnt have enough to do them and had to order some more.
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Post by: pyourke on March 27, 2008, 03:39:43 PM
Cool ship Pegleg! I'm sure that I wouldn't have the patience to build one from scratch. When I was in my teens I used to build plastic and wood model kits, but that was many years ago.

My hobbies now are digital photography and collecting depression glass and Mickey Mouse paraphernalia. Actually I've been able to combine the two by creating a catalogue of my glass collection and I plan to start a Mickey catalogue as well in the next week or so. My wife and I also make day trips to scour antique flea markets for glass and at the same time watch for subject to photograph. I carry a small camera with me, attached to my wheelchair when I go out so that I don't miss shots because I left the big camera at home.
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Post by: pegleg jack on March 28, 2008, 08:27:29 AM
This is an update on the two that i am making now, finally got the mast set in on both of them and am starting to run the rigging.
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Post by: snowbear on July 12, 2008, 10:07:26 AM
I enjoy scrapbooking and card making..I also collect vintage teddy bears or teddy bears in general..I even have a snowbear! a teddy bear that looks like a snow man!
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Post by: Dick Stevens on July 12, 2008, 12:25:21 PM
Snowbear:

Speaking of teddy bears, I have a few, along with a variety of other stuffed critters.  Being an amputee, I have two rather special ones:  An AmpuTeddy, made by a couple of women in WA state.  They make them with detachable limbs to match the amputee.  Since I am a bilateral BK, so is my AmpuTeddy. 

I've known Sarah Reinertsen, member of ACA and a great athlere (and great person, too).  This year at ACA in Atlanta, she was selling SarahBears, a cute teddy with a molded running prosthesis.  Of course, I just had to have one.

I use the stuffed animals in my children's sermons.
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Post by: pegleg jack on July 12, 2008, 03:30:11 PM
just to let you all know i have finished them and now working on the ROBERT E. LEE river boat and LST-380. to add to my collection of models.
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Post by: snowbear on July 12, 2008, 05:04:35 PM
Snowbear:

Speaking of teddy bears, I have a few, along with a variety of other stuffed critters.  Being an amputee, I have two rather special ones:  An Imputed, made by a couple of women in WA state.  They make them with detachable limbs to match the amputee.  Since I am a bilateral BK, so is my Imputed. 

I've known Sarah Reinertsen, member of ACA and a great athlere (and great person, too).  This year at ACA in Atlanta, she was selling SarahBears, a cute teddy with a molded running prosthesis.  Of course, I just had to have one.

I use the stuffed animals in my children's sermons.




ME TOO!!!!!!!! My wonderful husband bought me one when I had my amputation!! I also has a book called Ampu teddy goes to school! I read it and take my ampu teddy to work it helps explain to my kids I work with!! they love it..They call my prosthtic my  "helper Leg"  It has a LBK just like me!
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Post by: Dick Stevens on September 02, 2008, 01:37:43 AM
Yeah, Snowbear.  I have a couple of those little books that the AmpuTeddy women sell.  They are great for young kids.

Meanwhile, I've been working on a pair of wood-clad tool chests - making sturdy old shop chests suitable for use in the house.  They will match last year's project, a rolling chest that holds hardware, called my "Little Coffin on Wheels".  They are about 3/4 constructed - then comes the finishing which my wife helps with - so these do become joint projects.

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Post by: snowbear on September 02, 2008, 07:29:02 AM
Now that sounds intresting Dick! I will be getting ready for a whole new group  of kids..and ampu teddy will be coming with me for the talk and lesson on people with differences. They are always so attentive when I bring in ampute teddy and the reaction when I take his leg off is to priceless. I then explain how my leg comes off to! The questions as you know are a riot! children you have to love them!