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    other hobbies

    besides collecting old medicine and bitters bottles i like early federal era artwork specifically eagles , one of my latest acquisitions is this old Inn sign Name:  eagle inn sign.jpg
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    I love that kind of stuff Del! Got any other pictures of your cool stuff?
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    how about pictures of the other stuff i do Name:  pen skull copper.jpg
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    That is some serious fanciness Dan. I had a lathe but sold it many years ago when I moved. I did enjoy working on it. I love watching videos of the lathe masters in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    That is some serious fanciness Dan. I had a lathe but sold it many years ago when I moved. I did enjoy working on it. I love watching videos of the lathe masters in action.
    Its a cheap table top lathe , i purchased it just to make the balsawood fishing bobbers but have gotten into other things . I enjoy turning and my wife does too which really surprised me .
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    Good for your wife! My lathe was a table top also. 1950's vintage. Probably weighed 200 lbs.
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    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
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    My other toy. 1968 Dodge Charger, 383 4BBL, 727 Trans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    My other toy. 1968 Dodge Charger, 383 4BBL, 727 Trans.
    Nice ride Roger !
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    My other toy. 1968 Dodge Charger, 383 4BBL, 727 Trans.
    Sweet ride Rebel got to love all that ole iron!
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    I have an affinity for looking down the barrel of cannons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camp Breathedsville View Post
    I have an infinity for looking down the barrel of cannons.
    Cool Camp, I wonder how they cut the lands back in them days? As a kid my dad's friend had a cannon setting on his lawn, when my dad went to visit him I would sit on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman-ny View Post
    Cool Camp, I wonder how they cut the lands back in them days? As a kid my dad's friend had a cannon setting on his lawn, when my dad went to visit him I would sit on it.
    I have often wondered about that myself . Here is another look down a smooth bore:
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    The pens look cool Del, never tried tuning them, I been turning wood since I was about 14 or 15, started on my dad's ole Craftsman bench top lathe, here's a few pics of my turnings, grunt call, mason jar lid. I also turn bowls, candle holders, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman-ny View Post
    The pens look cool Del, never tried tuning them, I been turning wood since I was about 14 or 15, started on my dad's ole Craftsman bench top lathe, here's a few pics of my turnings, grunt call, mason jar lid. I also turn bowls, candle holders, etc.
    Nice , I like the grunt call . I've been thinking about trying to make a few

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    Those are cool hobbies guys. I like the down the barrel shots.

    I've had a ton of different hobbies in my life. One of my favorites was being a Confederate CW Re-Enactor for 12 years before kids. I'd say this pic was taken about 1996. I'm the 1st one kneeling on the left by our flag. This was taken at Hammonasset State Park on a Sears & Robuck tripod camera circa 1890's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Those are cool hobbies guys. I like the down the barrel shots.

    I've had a ton of different hobbies in my life. One of my favorites was being a Confederate CW Re-Enactor for 12 years before kids. I'd say this pic was taken about 1996. I'm the 1st one kneeling on the left by our flag. This was taken at Hammonasset State Park on a Sears & Robuck tripod camera circa 1890's.

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    Very cool! I never did any reenacting myself, but have been to numerous reenactments. By the way.. Your Charger is awesome. I had a 1968 Dodge R/T with a souped up 440 in it. Like a fool, I sold it.

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    Well here's my ride, 1934 Plymouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Those are cool hobbies guys. I like the down the barrel shots.

    I've had a ton of different hobbies in my life. One of my favorites was being a Confederate CW Re-Enactor for 12 years before kids. I'd say this pic was taken about 1996. I'm the 1st one kneeling on the left by our flag. This was taken at Hammonasset State Park on a Sears & Robuck tripod camera circa 1890's.

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    Wow that's cool Rebel, never seen any reenactment, they do have them up here in the north, Rev war ones.
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    Yep. As I live in CT hardly any Rev ones here but lots in MA. I traveled to MA, RI, NY, NJ, PA & VA. I usually was gone 2x a month from April till Oct.
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    Sorry, this was a double post. I couldn't delete it.
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