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zozo

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Just in time for Christmas, I have finished this Baritone ukulele fot my best mate, I hope he likes it!
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That's a wonderful piece of craftsmanship... I see nothing to dislike... Now I'm not a musician but I guess you need to be incredibly spoiled to dislike such a gift. But he's your best mate so I guess also you don't have to worry about that. :)
 

Carol

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Always been into customised Cars and Motorbikes. Grow much of our veggies,keep various Chickens ,bred Tortoises for many years . Bred and shown several breeds of dogs ,tho now we just have a couple as pets. Bit of a painter,mainly animals.
On the whole pretty yawningly boring…🙄
 

PARAGUAY

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Just in time for Christmas, I have finished this Baritone ukulele fot my best mate, I hope he likes it!
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My lads got about 4 guitars he learned to play when he broke his leg at football .Hes quite good but wont admit. The other day he dropped an acoustic off saying its about time I learned.! Finding it tough.😄 Agree fine piece of workmanship foxfish
 

foxfish

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Some folk have a natural ability to play a musical instrument and some dont but virtually anybody who starts young and has an interest can learn to play…. however starting at an older age, if you don't have natural ability and perfect timing, will undoubtably get you frustrated along the way, but determination will eventually get you there!

Most people can whistle a tune, it is a natural thing for most folk to be able to hear a tune and instantly whistle or humm it, now you need to use your hands instead of your lips to re produce that tune.
Personally I dont recommend a full size six string for mature beginers, a 1/2 size or 3/4 size is much easier to learn with!
 

Carol

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Some folk have a natural ability to play a musical instrument and some dont but virtually anybody who starts young and has an interest can learn to play…. however starting at an older age, if you don't have natural ability and perfect timing, will undoubtably get you frustrated along the way, but determination will eventually get you there!

Most people can whistle a tune, it is a natural thing for most folk to be able to hear a tune and instantly whistle or humm it, now you need to use your hands instead of your lips to re produce that tune.
Personally I dont recommend a full size six string for mature beginers, a 1/2 size or 3/4 size is much easier to learn with!
I envy those with that talent, when I sing dogs howl ,I could give Janis Joplin a run for her money 😪
Always wanted to play something but my coordination seems to lack something.
 

zozo

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perfect timing, will undoubtably get you frustrated along the way, but determination will eventually get you there!

When I still was working as a bartender I looked every day at the piano, one of the regular customers was a piano teacher. So I took some lessons and it was indeed the timing that drove me totally nuts. And then over and over again the same simple tune EDCD EEE DDD EGG and counting till you get it right. Then count an eight-note and get it right every single time. And then the eye/hand coordination also doesn't improve with getting older... So in the end I didn't really Merrily roll along with the piano. It was too much at the same time in the short time I had available to learn it and thus gave up on it.

But I tried... :)
 

NotoriousENG

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Been a few years now, but been thinking about revisting another of my hobbies - vintage audio and speaker restoration. Top set is KLH 17s fully functionaly restored by me. Bottom set is Pioneer CS-99As and have been waiting on restoration for a long while now. Thinking it might be time to get started soon.

If I do get back into it I want to refinish the cabinets on both sets, but that's much farther out of my wheel house. Wiring makes more sense than wood working to me.
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zozo

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I am a petrol head so we were very excited to spectate this years rally after a two year break.
This is from one of the night time stages last friday.


Cool to see some classic icons racing by from the earlier periods of 1980's models... If I'm not mistaken I've spotted a few Ford Escort RS2000, Peugeot 105 GTI and Renault 5 GT Turbo. And a few others i do recognize but can't really make out what they are :)
 

Konsa

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Hi
Cool hobbies everyone.
My other passion is keeping spiders(Tarantulas in particular).Currently have about 50 ish with varying sizes from couple of cm in Diagonal leg span to 9 inch my bigger girls.
I am keeping mainly New world species that don't have medically significant venom and most are rather calm but there are few feisty among them to keep me on my toes 😉
Few pics of them
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Some of them have been with me since microscopic spiderlings and has been great fun raising them up
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Regards Konstantin
 

zozo

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Well spotted …. some of the M1 and M2 escorts are just the original body's on new chassis with big motors.

Haha, great video!!

Quite obvious big motors hear them roar like beasts when accelerating... Even tho the street-legal models from back then were funny little but impressive monsters they didn't perform even close like this.

I'm a petrol head too, preferably into classics and preferably in the original state...

Currently, this is my pride and joy, she's turning 40 years old this year. 99% in original state, 280CE (M110 - 6 cylinder inline engine Kjetronic injection). Back in the days, this was a beast, now it's a Grany's Sportscar for cruising around with a hat and a big cigar. This engine only performs top when hot and >5000rpm not recommended with the today's petrol prices. And it requires at least 50 miles cruising softly to warm up to the bones.
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Kerrycarp

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This is my pride and joy. She is 90 years old and she is running in London to Brighton historic commercial vehicle rally on May 8.
She is a 1932 Chevrolet LT, right hand drive, built in UK from American kit.
This photo was taken in Windsor Great Park and I like to think it looks right for the time it was made!
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