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Post  slimpickens on Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:05 pm

Hi all,what do you do in your spare time, when you can't go detecting? Have you any interesting interests? This is your chance to show them.

Here's a few of mine.
It's the 20th anniversary of my triple bypass this month, and I try not to waste a single minute of whatever time I have left. You just don't know what's around the corner.
1) Wood turning. Mesmerizing work, you can go in your shed and not remember to come out again. scratch

Just got my new lathe, heavy bugger, old one went to God due to motor burning out. Thanks to Kon and Nick (grasshopper) for helping me get it and unload it into the shed. It was  pure coincidence that you happened to be around when i had to pick it up.  And that you were in a great mood and was willing to help as you had found that 11 grammer the day before. Wink  



A few of my turnings.




This one was saved from a campfire up at Inglewood, a mallee root burl I think.

Then onto the lathe to see if it was worth saving.

Yes it was. Very Happy  Can't remember if we found any gold this trip, but I sure struck it rich! A beautiful piece of wood that almost went up in flames.







This one I finished this morning.




Did I mention it's addictive.



2)  My other "hobby" is riding the big Suzuki Burgman 650 Super scooter, terrorizing the good people of my home town. Razz



3) Also like to buy old knives, restore them, and make new sheaths for them.



Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Harry


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Post  Curley on Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:23 pm

Beautiful woodwork there Harry! I wished I had the time to do something like that.
Nice.
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Post  slimpickens on Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:31 pm

Thanks Curley, sometimes you just have to make time for the things you enjoy. I got some fine gold by panning and I'll try the SDC again, but there's a lot of junk. The house is located at the head of an old gully. Harry

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Post  Harb on Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:04 pm

Love those woods with the natural holes in them.......awsome.........
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Post  Jack outwest on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:24 am

What mod culled my post ? it was tame ' todays TV programs show far more then the pic I posted ?  
Was it the wording then ?  can't see that being a problem  .   scratch

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Post  davsgold on Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:40 am

I don't know Jack. I'm sure you have some other hobbies that may interest the viewers, things like the quartz/ironstone species and meteorites that you showed me, and stuff like that. Very Happy

Merry Christmas to you and keep going with the dry washing device, that looked good as well. Very Happy

cheers dave
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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:19 pm

Jack outwest wrote:What mod culled my post ? it was tame ' todays TV programs show far more then the pic I posted ?  
Was it the wording then ?  can't see that being a problem  .   scratch

You should have let the viewers comment  before just zapping it  !  Shocked

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Hi Jack
Well what you seem to think is tame, we do a judgement call and think about the younger kids that also read this forum.
So away it flew! Very Happy

We know you aren't children... but geez you can act like it at times.

So now with all this HOT weather, and of course some nice refreshing drinks to help cool us all down this time of the year.. drunken
There will most probably be heaps more post's the Admin team may remove.. 
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Removing a post with girls with their nickers around their ankles and stuff like that will be removed and no notice sent..
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Post  goldchaser on Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:08 pm

slimpickens wrote:Hi all,what do you do in your spare time, when you can't go detecting? Have you any interesting interests? This is your chance to show them.

Here's a few of mine.
It's the 20th anniversary of my triple bypass this month, and I try not to waste a single minute of whatever time I have left. You just don't know what's around the corner.
1) Wood turning. Mesmerizing work, you can go in your shed and not remember to come out again. scratch

Just got my new lathe, heavy bugger, old one went to God due to motor burning out. Thanks to Kon and Nick (grasshopper) for helping me get it and unload it into the shed. It was  pure coincidence that you happened to be around when i had to pick it up.  And that you were in a great mood and was willing to help as you had found that 11 grammer the day before. Wink  



A few of my turnings.




This one I finished this morning.




Did I mention it's addictive.



2)  My other "hobby" is riding the big Suzuki Burgman 650 Super scooter, terrorizing the good people of my home town. Razz



3) Also like to buy old knives, restore them, and make new sheaths for them.



Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Harry

Ha just as i thought a bublegum bikie Razz
Stunning woodworking skills Harry,give us a yell if ya need any burls,come across quite a few over here on occasion......
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Post  slimpickens on Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:15 pm

goldchaser wrote:  

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Ha just as i thought a bublegum bikie Razz
Stunning woodworking skills Harry,give us a yell if ya need any burls,come across quite a few over here on occasion......

Bubblegum bikie. Bubblegum bikie ? You, you, young whipper snapper! .... I'll have you know this bike can hit 180 KPH, and drag off any Harley at a set of lights. It does seem to get up to killing speed just fine. After getting there, what you do with it is up to you. Twisted Evil All in automatic drive, but has manual  gears if you prefer. And don't even mention the power button. Your entire grocery shopping fits under the seat  with 60 litres of space and 47 litres capacity in the top box! Electric up/down windscreen and electric in/out side mirrors.  Best kept secret of the bike world.


Err.. goldchaser, did you say burl?  Listen umm....  I hope I wasn't out of line with that crack about you being a young whipper snapper...  Smile  you know I'd kill for some of those WA hard burls. V48

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Post  goldchaser on Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:12 pm

Your a funny bugger slim,we'll change that to " the carpark kid" since you can carry a weeks shopping ......
Will keep an eye out for a few burls then that are accessable,could throw them in with return trippers next yr im sure
merry xmas harry Q11
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Post  Gold Miner on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:45 pm

Beautiful work there Harry. Well done!
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Post  slimpickens on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:55 pm

Thanks Guys,

Interesting, no ones put up any of their hobbies, they're either shy or they've all started on the eggnog early. drunken

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Love you work Harry... 
motor bike is awesome as well..
As for hobbies.. i use to be a mad horse rider.. 
oh i do have a little automatic Yamaha mini bike.. that i ride sometimes.. 

Oh.. Goldchaser.. if you find some nice burl.... and there is room in our car..
 ( you know depends on how much gold we find )  Q25

Would be more then happy to cart some back for Harry..


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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:19 pm

Great wood turning there Harry, other Hobbies hmm....... Nup I've been to busy cleaning up our block and getting it ready for the fire season.

Cheers.

Mike. santa

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Post  slimpickens on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:27 pm

Thanks for that Jen and Mike.
Yes Mike, I spent this morning checking the 'Ember Defender'  spray system I've got on the roof of the house. Also have placed another 10 sprinklers round the entire house. The idea is to soak the outside walls and stop any embers from getting into the house. We'll see.

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Post  Sharkbait on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Stunning rustic woodwork Slim! cheers

Hope your place stays fire-free this summer Q10
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Post  onthehunt on Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:05 am

Here are some of my hobbies other than gold prospecting.

4WD'ing
Sheep Farm
Flying Drones
Radio Comms
Shooting










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Post  BBC on Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:09 am

That bowl with river gum on the bottom is casuarina

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Post  Digginerup on Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:03 pm

scratch Looks a lot more like its beenatree to me  Wink  but what would I know eh? Rolling Eyes  Way way way  Q27 , I am constantly amazed at what nature can produce in sculpture and form through weathering and time alone, but couple that with a creative soul such as yourself and we are graced with the things of beauty you have made, damn fine work my friend,  Q36  I tips me hat to you sir, it's people like you slim you sly doggy, what makes blokes like me crave to own a lathe from time to time, thanks a lot for that Q22 how the hell am I going to get that one past the minister for everything  Q19 God bless her Q22 , thanks for sharing Wink .

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Post  big fella on Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:06 pm

Gday Other than prospecting. Vegies garden golden vegies as I have found a few colors while working the ground. I reckon I've got it all. What a hobby what a life.
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Post  slimpickens on Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:40 pm

BBC wrote:That bowl with river gum on the bottom is casuarina

Your right! I should have wrote river oak. My mistake, I'll correct it. thanks for that.

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Post  slimpickens on Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:50 pm

Digginerup wrote:scratch Looks a lot more like its beenatree to me  
Wayne. cheers

You may be right Wayne, definitely related to the "Wazatree" caused mainly by invading strain of Chainasourus cildalotovus. Razz Thanks for your kind words. Harry.

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Post  Peteren on Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:58 pm

When I get lazy of a weekend then this gets out of the shed



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Post  slimpickens on Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:05 pm

Peteren wrote:When I get lazy of a weekend then this gets out of the shed




Now we're talking!!

How in the hell does that tiny little single front disk brake stops that monster??? Even my Burgman has twin disks up front and it's only a 650!

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Post  big fella on Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:17 pm

Gday . Think I'll put my Z9 back in the shed.
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Post  Peteren on Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:21 pm

The rear wheel is huge in comparison to the front. It has alot more inertia and has alot more stopping power. I use the the rear brake for 80% of the braking force with the front making up the rest. In the burnout (1st pic) the rear tyre is doing 190mph (5th gear ar red line) the second pic is a lazy launch on the 1/8th mile track.
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Post  Peteren on Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:37 pm

big fella wrote:Gday . Think I'll put my Z9 back in the shed.
Regards big fella
LoL, horses for courses. Your Z9 will run rings around me the road. On the track my 500rwhp may leave you behind!
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Post  big fella on Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:14 pm

Gday and thanks. Its still a whole lot of fun on the quarter. No clutch and on the back wheel.
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Post  Peteren on Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:50 pm

big fella wrote:Gday and thanks. Its still a whole lot of fun on the quarter. No clutch and on the back wheel.
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No clutch and 7.30sec at 194mph on the 1/4 mile!
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Post  big fella on Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:54 pm

Gday . Hey now that's real fun. For everyone out there the Z9 won't compete. Stay upright.
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