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Jericurl

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I know we have a large bunch of talented people in this group, so let's hear it. What do you do other than making and drinking booze?

I garden, raise chickens, knit and crochet, string art, and we both got into lapidary a little over a year ago. (I'm about to buy my first 16 inch rock saw and I'm crazy excited about it!)

Here's a couple of pictures of my stuff, including two stone knife handles I'm working on.

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Let's see..

I like to cook and there is also blacksmithing (but I have not found the time for that in quite a while). I also like woodturning.
 

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Cooking - especially if it involves a grill, running, snowboarding, dabbling in yard work (I used to be a bit of a lawn obsessed freak), watching my son play baseball.
 
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I enjoy veggie gardening, cooking, hiking/running, pretty much anything outdoor related.
 

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I like hiking, skiing, riding the motorcycle, bird watching, woodworking, cooking and harvesting the local wild grapes, raspberries and black raspberries to use in my favorite hobby . . . winemaking. We acquired a golf car a while back and it's perfect for touring our estate (okay, it's 20 acres of bramble in the country, but estate sounds more pretentious) with a bottle or 2 on board.
 

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Amateur Radio



Play Guitar
* Gibson Les Paul Standard
* Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
* Ibanez RG2550E Prestige
* I also have a Taylor Acoustic, not shown



Electronics, but I don't have any images of my electronics desk. (oscilloscopes, etc) Here is a picture of my manual antenna tuner that I was working on.



I'm also a huge fan of the game of Chess. This is my favorite chess board that was given to me as a Christmas gift.



I also develop applications, utilities, games, and whatever else I feel like in the Python programming language. I do a bit of cooking on the weekends. Mostly creating recipes using my Flavor Bible rather than following existing ones.
 

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What a boatload of talent this group has. I've always assumed the majority of people here were creative, artistic do it yourselfers that found winemaking a good fit for their interests and skills.
I love cooking enough that friends and family have suggested opening a restaurant or cooking professionally somehow but that would end the joy and hobby aspect and make it a job. Throw in a little woodworking, occasional golf or fishing and I keep pretty busy. I also make my living as a graphic artist and that's really a hobby turned into a profession.
Here are a few old pics of some tables I made for my house and one for the cabin and a nice trout from a little lake in the middle of nowhere Utah.
Mike

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Oh my, what a creative bunch we are. For me it is travel, hiking, camping, fishing, woodworking and sports cars. Of course the vineyard and large garden eat up most of my time in the summer, along with that day job thing:fsh
 

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Gardening, cooking, and woodworking, but my main other hobby is trying to coax reluctant tropical fruit from my greenhouse.

In order, papaya, lychee, jaboticaba, black sapote, limeberry, sugar apple

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Other than beer and wine making, cleaning, cooking (especially grilling and smoking), raising four kids and watching my wife study chemistry. The droll stuff includes fly tying, fly fishing, freshwater tropical fish, gardening, occasionally making a cool TV antenna (I'm due, the other one is falling apart on the roof), creatively fixing a 24 yr old tractor so I don't have to buy a new one, creative finance (two T1 diabetics) and pissing off the neighbors (my current hobby of the week, will share when the dust settles, they have good lawyers). Also working on clearing the yard to eventually grow some grape vines.
 

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Wow a whole bunch of talented and creative people. I have my Wife, two kiddos and two Chocolate Labs that keep me busy. When not watching kids sports and enjoying family time. I love to Fly fish, go skiing, would love to hunt more but no time. In the summer we love to BBQ, smoke meats and relax with family and friends by the pool.

This is a photo of a four day River trip we do every May on the John Day River. I am heading into one of the first Rapids of the trip

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Oh by the way my profile name comes from my favorite fly to fish with. The Orange Rubber Leg Stimmulator I use on a small no name creek that has lots of native Cutthroat trout. When I was working for Pfizer years ago selling the little blue pill my buddies nicknamed me Blue Stimmy and it stuck. So my First Red will be named Cutthroat Cabernet and my first white Stonefly Viognier
 

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When I'm not at work, in grad school, or resting my brain from those two (i.e. drooling on myself while staring at the popcorn ceiling), I enjoy cooking, making wine, ballroom and latin dancing, tending to my square foot garden, and backyard bird watching. Come 2018, I plan to replace the grad school time with learning to knit and maybe some travel. There's light at the end of this grad school tunnel, and I'm pretty sure it's not a train!
 
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