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#16 portfire

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

Very nice, that must be a serious labour of love considering its original condition. So how long have you been working on that for?


Indeed chris, very nice mate.

I've just got back into electronics. Building one kickass firing system. (with the help of electronics wizz paul :P ) Should be quite somthing when it's done......If it works :lol: ....Oh and I'm building my first air cannon tomorrow, just for fun
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#17 YT2095

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

too, many to list really, but Chem, B&W photography (I develop my own films too),meteorology esp Electrical and Radio weather (VLF radio and Sunspots etc...), growing my own Veg, Baking and cooking (with home grown veg and wheat), Playing my Synths.

but happily my Main Hobby `Fixing things` is also my job, so really I don`t have to do any "WORK" at all ;)
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:37 PM

thanx for the comments, ive been working on her on and off for about two years, looking at the logbook she came over to blighty in the early seventies and has had seventeen different owners and boy you can tell, ho i also restore model steam engines for kicks! this ones an early bowman, sat on the new baseboard of my model railway project!!!!!!

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#19 dogsbody

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:04 AM

well, when I dont do pyro (which is a lot of the time) my hobby is i building a carnival float, unfortuantely we cant use pyro on it but we do have a 454KVa genny on it and about 10,000 bulbs!, this is def a labour of love!! this is our website and at present shows last years cart/float on the home page!

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

this is our website and at present shows last years cart/float on the home page!


Where's the website mate? - I'd like to have a look at that...
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:15 PM

myself when i am not doing fireworks i like to go and watch horse racing i like forumla one, the missed a trick today with the night race they should have a had a few fireworks before the start as it was first night race would have been perfect.

i like football as well and computers also as well as hobbies what do most people here work as in the day jobs i guess there are not many full time people in pyro.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 12:28 AM

Where's the website mate? - I'd like to have a look at that...


oooops foergot to put it on!!!

www.phoenixcc.org.uk

there are several carnival sites around, its failry big down this way between now and Christmas with Bridgwater probablythe biggest on Fri 7 November

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:57 AM

www.phoenixcc.org.uk


Awesome contraption! Where do you find the time for pyro?

(Or is 'when you want something done, ask a busy man...')
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:40 AM

Awesome contraption! Where do you find the time for pyro?

(Or is 'when you want something done, ask a busy man...')



I dont get a lot of time to do pyro, but enjoy it when i do! this awsome contraption has had a complete rebuild from the chassis up and believe it or not the towing vehicle used to be a tractor (well it still is, but highly modified!! - we have sold that one and built a new one from scratch this year, hopefully pics will be o the site after the weekend (no one else has seen it yet cos we are late taking it out, so until it goes out, we dont post pics of it!!)

yeah, always ask a busy man and he will find the time (dunno how though!!)

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

Most of my spare time is alot with music. Starting to do stuff with high voltage, and some smaller electronics. Or researching anything that seems of interest.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

this topic always gets me exited...........where do i start....

okay, from a young age, i enjoyed electronics.....mainly building transformers, rectifiers, tesla coils, carbon arc devices....that type of thing.

i also have a passion for anything involving ropes....started with indoor rock climbing, then abseiling, then bridge swinging...

power kiting is another one of my past times. as is sking - later this year, i plan to adapt these two into a newer hobby. kite sking...should be good....my ski-resort sees winds upto 80Mph.....i'll be using my smallest kite - 3m span.....i think that should create enough pull - i'll only need 20ish MPH to begin with.



Motorsport - mainly the building and driving parts....


there are others.......but i keep those quiet !

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:21 PM

I listen to a lot of music,.........im quite into symphonic metal, but my tastes cover all sorts of genre`s, I also cycle a fair bit.

I also create night-scapes onto ceilings using daytime invisable photoluminescent paints for kids bedrooms/cinema rooms/bathrooms etc.

Hopeful future projects:- Make a touch screen jukebox using sections of classic cars!
I also want to make a tandoor oven out of a old steel drums/barrels!.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:50 PM

is it me? or are things a bit slow on the forums these days, anyway here's some steam engines to look at if there's enough interest ill fire a few up, press here :)

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 12:56 AM

is it me? or are things a bit slow on the forums these days


Seems to have gone very quiet- I guess interest naturally wanes a bit after the Bonfire Night season.

As for steam engines, share any footage you have- the more stuff on the forum, the better- generate a bit of interest!
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 10:47 AM

running boxing drinking and playing video games, in any order. and im also a massive whippet lover.
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