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Girls can't be ghostbusters :P
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So, besides making or shooting slingshots, what other creative hobbies do you guys have?

mine are:
-Dungeons and Dragons
-making monsters and terrain for D&D
-Electronics (novice)
-Ethnobotany & Ethnomycology (cultivating plants and mushrooms with cultural significance) ...(besides cannabis)

here's some pics from some of my D&D projects:

http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DFsRnhiX3eS+ddtsreUwAw==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DFsRnhiX3eRA3zQaAPMupQ==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=UGM35OUoUEMumvvwdIF+Bg==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=T1XETJ/it/Bj302MA/yn+A==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=QnrDhDRffRLtojKNY6JpGYh4l5k2TGxc
 

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Im from Holland, isnt that weird?
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Great stuff, especially that worm creature is sick :D I suspected you were into D&D monster making when I visited you ;) I used to play pathfinder, but never with such elaborate terain or monsters. Just cardboard cutouts and chess pieces.

I do a bit of everything, some furniture stuff, some sewing work, even some cabin building.

Ps. I think there is a thread where you can show off stuff this as well, it's called something like "non slingshot builds" i think :)
 

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Girls can't be ghostbusters :P
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well so far the only stuff i used in game was some furniture for a tavern.

we do use minis, but i rarely have the monsters we need at the time
and end up using the wrong minis or cardboard pawns.
i bought the pathfinder cardboard pawn box, that comes in handy a lot.
 

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I'm into woodworking, Youtube and bicycling. Hate it when you reach a high speed, want to go faster and then realise that you're out of gears! I would really like to try out welding sometime. Making a bicycle car is a dream of mine. So is building a 3-4 meter high loop in my backyard, but that's a totally different story! :D
 

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Wow. Shall I go alphabetically? ;-)

Beer (drinking, I used to brew though)
Growing hot peppers (have a nice Ghost Pepper plant now)
Load of grilled Jalapeno and Habanero stuffed peppers
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34986&stc=1&d=1471538336

Hiking
Me and the biggest danged slingshot I have seen so far. ;-)
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34987&stc=1&d=1471538418

Leatherworking
Here is a whip I made that I traded to Ghost.
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34988&stc=1&d=1471538519
My favorite hiking tool, yes it is a cooking cleaver with extended handle and a sheath I made for it.
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34991&stc=1&d=1471539148

Metalworking
My lathe and the faceplate I cast and machined for it.
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34989&stc=1&d=1471538761

Metal Casting
Some of the slings I have cast. If you were at MWST, you should have come away with one of these. :)
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34990&stc=1&d=1471539008
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34995&stc=1&d=1471540926

Tool making
A set of metal tongs I made to hold the crucible (pot that holds the molten aluminum) for my casting
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34992&stc=1&d=1471539286

Welding
VERY POOR WELDING. I just started teaching myself.
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34993&stc=1&d=1471539556

Woodworking
(no really good pics here)

I used to be a gamer, so here's one for the gamers:
http://www.theslingshotforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34994&stc=1&d=1471540810
 

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I do a lot of different stuff.

Being a massive movie fan, I made a stormtrooper helmet from EVA foam mats, which makes it somewhat flexible:





I also made a Indiana Jones-style Whip from paracord:




And this is a Hydra pin from Captain America, the logo etched into a piece of aluminium:




One of my brothers wanted to have some sugar glass bottles for a prank. You can smash them on someone's head without the risk of injury.
I made a silicone mold and cast several bottles from isomalt sugar with food coloring, they looked quite convincing.





Here are some coins I designed and cast from pewter, based on a short story a friend of mine wrote. Basically, it's a fictional currency specifically created for bribery ;)






And who doesn't like a good steak? This one was prepared by the sous vide method, suspended in a 58 °C water bath for two hours for a perfect medium rare core, and a short blast with the blowtorch for proper browning.




@ Toolshed: I tried my hand at casting aluminium, but had very mixed results. Is that green sand you are using there? How do you make yours?
 

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So, besides making or shooting slingshots, what other creative hobbies do you guys have?

mine are:
-Dungeons and Dragons
-making monsters and terrain for D&D
-Electronics (novice)
-Ethnobotany & Ethnomycology (cultivating plants and mushrooms with cultural significance) ...(besides cannabis)

here's some pics from some of my D&D projects:

http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DFsRnhiX3eS%2BddtsreUwAw%3D%3D
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=DFsRnhiX3eRA3zQaAPMupQ==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=UGM35OUoUEMumvvwdIF+Bg==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=T1XETJ/it/Bj302MA/yn+A==
http://nl.tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=QnrDhDRffRLtojKNY6JpGYh4l5k2TGxc
A sidenote: You may know of my aunt, Kathrine Kurtz: she got me my first writing job back in the early 1980's with a company called, 'TSR'. I had to work with a bastard by the name of Gary Gygax, whom used lawyers to steal the ideas of others. I dunno if you ever heard of TSR's, 'Dwarven Kingdom Trilogy' modules first published in 1982 and then included in the MMII in the following year (in which were introduced the counterpart to the Drow which I called The Duergar), but I am the guy who wrote it. I received no credit for the work and when I demanded it was fired.

As I said, Gary Gygax is a bastard.

-Wild Bill
 

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Girls can't be ghostbusters :P
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A sidenote: You may know of my aunt, Kathrine Kurtz: she got me my first writing job back in the early 1980's with a company called, 'TSR'. I had to work with a bastard by the name of Gary Gygax, whom used lawyers to steal the ideas of others. I dunno if you ever heard of TSR's, 'Dwarven Kingdom Trilogy' modules first published in 1982 and then included in the MMII in the following year (in which were introduced the counterpart to the Drow which I called The Duergar), but I am the guy who wrote it. I received no credit for the work and when I demanded it was fired.

As I said, Gary Gygax is a bastard.

-Wild Bill
lol so you are the one who is responsible for all the confusion about how to pronounce 'duergar' :p

anyway, i don't pay attention to the gossip, but the fact that TSR held a franchise as popular as D&D managed to go under says quite a lot.
we nerds are known for being smart, but sadly so very few of us are actually wise...

anyways:
gygax is dead! all hail the new gygax!
 

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lol so you are the one who is responsible for all the confusion about how to pronounce 'duergar' :p

anyway, i don't pay attention to the gossip, but the fact that TSR held a franchise as popular as D&D managed to go under says quite a lot.
we nerds are known for being smart, but sadly so very few of us are actually wise...

anyways:
gygax is dead! all hail the new gygax!
"Dooergaur". And yes, I actually did dance on his grave. It felt good.

-Wild Bill
 

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Airguns: http://barx.org/airguns/

DIY: http://barx.org/heimesnekra/ (Norwegian only, but lots of pics).
Quite some awesome project.

I don't have many pics to share about my other hobbies.

There's reading (mainly Fantasy and SciFi), cooking, BBQ, DIY, knivesmaking, woodworking, a bit of archery, my kids...

Edit: oh... And reenactment, used to practise HEMA, air guns, historical firearms (flint lock and percussion)...
Have been doing a lot of things...
 

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lol might be surprised at the kinda prices fake coins can go for.
sometimes they are worth more then actual money :p

check this out:
http://www.fantasycoin.com/

depending on how easily you can make these things, you could make
some good actual money selling them.
Neat, they even have Cthulhu coins :D

Yeah, you're right, those can be pricey. That's why I started to make my own, I looked up how much it would cost me to get a custom run produced. When I saw the price, I thought "F*ck that, I can do that way cheaper".
My low budget approach was successful, but the resulting casting mold isn't exactly up to industrial standards (read: complete botch job). I can make 5 or 6 coins per hour, maybe. I'm currently working on a set of coin punches, which would speed things up dramatically, but without the proper tools progress is slow.


Mine and the missus'.
Oh cool, she likes shooting too! You are a lucky man :)
 
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