- Solitary pursuits
Love this thread. I’m in a similar couch based getting wasted rut. Have dabbled with bass and electronic music but need something more consuming. Have spent 8 years letting my wife get out in the evenings while I stay in with the kids. That was to stop her going mental but now I am.Posted 5 days ago
@chvck, that’s a grand idea. I love the idea of making something I’ll be able to use. I’ve tried picking it up a few times but I keep forgetting how to cast on and off, and I’m hopeless at following videos.
@Panzerjager, are there particular brushes, paints and kits makes you’d recommend? I’ve got a steady hand and an eye for detail, I’d be interested in making the bird kits. My friend makes thesePosted 5 days ago
@ebygomm, crocheting looks quite a skill! I like how you don’t need many tools, especially ones you can injure yourself on. I kinda stopped wool based crafts after impaling myself on a knitting needle but I think crochet may be a good reintroduction.
@BillMC, thanks for the tip.
@thepurist, I love cake! I wish I could bake but they come out like big biscuits
@greentrucky, that’s not an avenue I’d thought of. Are there any websites you’d recommend to get me started?Posted 5 days ago
I find bike maintenance passes a lot of time. It aint fun, but is quite satisfying. Try setting up some tubeless tyres. It’ll either drive you bonkers,or be very useful.., or both 😊Posted 5 days ago
There’s also checking out music blogs on t’internet.. drawing… reading… or try combining some of the previous suggestions, like whittling a guitar out of a stick. Or sewing cake decorations.
@chvck, that’s not something I’d considered. I used to build my own pc’s and write basic programming. I’m quite curious.
@CraigW, I used to have an SLR but stopped when photography went digital. It’s certainly something I’d give a go if I got a camera and an editing suit, is there anything you’d recommend for a beginners set up?Posted 5 days agostumpy01Member
Learning 3-D design & doing a bit of 3-D printing?
Plenty of free 3-D CAD programs out there ; something like Fusion 360 with tons of Youtube videos to learn how-to from people like Lars Christensen.
Or something like Blendr for more organic design (not really my thing).
You can pick-up a fairly capable 3-D printer for around £150 – something like a Creality Ender-3.
Although, this isn’t really a plug-n-play hobby just yet. There are lots of setting things up & experimenting required to get good results. But it can be very satisfying when you make something that solves a direct problem you have.Posted 4 days agojivehoneyjiveMember
One thing I’d advise against is doing unpaid favours for ungrateful celebrities and/or media types…
On the flipside, you could have a pop at being a citizen journalist and through extensive research and piecing together timelines explore previously uncharted avenues… though you might be a bit shocked by what you find.
Hmmm, on balance, get a dog.Posted 4 days ago
@Nico. I’ve not heard of Scrimshaw before, I was a bit wary of googling it but it looks quite intriguing. Thanks for the heads up
@Binners I do online scrabble and cards. Bringing enlightenment has been my life’s work, but it’s a tough gig for an autistic messiah and I lost my last follower on Thursday. Maybe, I could combine it with @dezb and @centralscrutinzer’s idea and…
@mrmonkfinger, lego is a sore point (especially if you stand on it)
@stumpy01, they’re a lot more affordable than I expected. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll have a look to get some ideas.
@harry_the_spider, I just saw your airfix post. It a shame they just do military stuff, I’m a pacifist.Posted 4 days ago
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