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New hobbies while under lockdown

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Hey good people. Since a lot of us have had some of our pursuits come to a screeching halt, I was wondering if any of you all had taken up any new at home hobbies during the lockdown. Not increase something you have been doing, but something entirely different. A lot of people have had things they liked to do shut down. Music concerts was a big thing for me and Amy, and that ain't happening anymore.
For example I started playing on line chess once or twice everyday. Haven't played chess since high school,(that's a long time ago) and discovered I still enjoy it. The website Chess.com has different level bots you can play for free, and lessons if you wish. Gives the brain some exercise, and if I can improve my game, that's plenty good enough for me.
Lemme know what has been working for you.
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Always wanted to learn how to play guitar so after thinking about it for 30 years I bought an acoustic guitar a few months ago and am trying to learn....been slow progress but really enjoy it! :)
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Nope, Working to much OT to even think of a new hobby. (got too many already)
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Jigsaw puzzles.

I hadn't done one since I was 10. I used to do them with my mom.

It's great brain exercise and it gets me away from screens. I love it.
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CB Radio.
Some basic whittling.
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Not new, but started throwing axes again. Picked up a Flying Fox from Whiskey River. Great folks and ship super fast. If you sign up for the news letter, they let you know when axes go on sale. This $49 throwing axe, was $39 on sale. Council Tool has extreme quality for good prices. A lot of fun for just a few bucks.
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Paddywonka wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:45 am ... started throwing axes again.
:shock: 8-)
Sounds about the most dangerous new hobby we might hear about!
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Working at home has allowed me to get more into my new audiophile hobby. Upgrading my system and adding some new vinyl to the collection. Plus just a lot of time to listen to music.
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We never did any lockdown, so I just went to work as usual. 2A essential worker. I may have picked up the pace on my beer bottle cap collecting.
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joined this hobby and forum
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burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:04 pm joined this hobby and forum
Uh,,, You've been here 12 years?
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outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:09 pm
burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:04 pm joined this hobby and forum
Uh,,, You've been here 12 years?
How do ya figure...??!! The thing there says since the days of November...
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Jayhawksr wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:13 pm Working at home has allowed me to get more into my new audiophile hobby. Upgrading my system and adding some new vinyl to the collection. Plus just a lot of time to listen to music.
I discovered more than I thought possible about the humble compact cassette... I never saw a type IV before about a month ago, now I'm trying to decide what to record onto a half dozen I found.
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burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:12 pm
outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:09 pm
burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:04 pm joined this hobby and forum
Uh,,, You've been here 12 years?
How do ya figure...??!! The thing there says since the days of November...
Uhg, Cross eyed I read it as Nov 09... (2009)

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outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:08 pm
burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:12 pm
outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:09 pm
burnt bacon wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:04 pm joined this hobby and forum
Uh,,, You've been here 12 years?
How do ya figure...??!! The thing there says since the days of November...
Uhg, Cross eyed I read it as Nov 09... (2009)

(Cataract eye surgery can't get here soon enough... early May for the right and less than 2 weeks for a "preliminary" surgery on the left - Final Cat surgery on the left three months later...)
In the military it would be 09 NOV, to make it more confusing... ;)

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im going to order a telescope soon. Ive always been interested in astro stuff but never have had more than a pair 10x50 binos. time to go bigger.
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It's all about a GOOD tripod, and if possible, a tracking movement (Not sure what they actually call the gizmo) and filters, particularly for the moon...
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outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:58 pm It's all about a GOOD tripod, and if possible, a tracking movement (Not sure what they actually call the gizmo) and filters, particularly for the moon...
yeah ive spent many many hours trying to decide what to get. It makes my head spin sometimes. What i have learned is there is no one scope that can do it all perfect. leaning towards a reflector. Atleast a 5"
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CaptainFantastic wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:52 pm
Paddywonka wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:45 am ... started throwing axes again.
:shock: 8-)
Sounds about the most dangerous new hobby we might hear about!

Most dangerous hobby would be catching axes.
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mksmth wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:18 am
outlawmws wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:58 pm It's all about a GOOD tripod, and if possible, a tracking movement (Not sure what they actually call the gizmo) and filters, particularly for the moon...
yeah ive spent many many hours trying to decide what to get. It makes my head spin sometimes. What i have learned is there is no one scope that can do it all perfect. leaning towards a reflector. Atleast a 5"
A 4" Schmidt-Cassegrain can also make for a nice spotting scope. Anything larger gets unwieldy. I used to carry a 4" Meade as a field scope when doing bird work and it was bulky, but light. Mounted on a rifle stock, it was great, but a tripod would be better.

Equatorial mount is what you want for astro. Most are computerized now and are pretty slick. Set-up isn't what it used to be.
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I've been getting rid of hobbies over the last couple of years to focus on the ones I enjoy the most. So no new ones for me. And I was truly blessed that work picked up for me. Overtime was plentiful, didn't need approval. So I worked a ton of hours through the biggest part of the " lock down"
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Only really have two Hobbies the lanterns and stoves and then my weapons (guns) but I've kind of backed off on the guns a bit as I am starting to run low on powder and large rifle primer still have plenty but just slowing it it down a bit until powder and primers become a little bit more readily available than they are now.
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