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   Posted 7/1/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I would like to talk about hobbies, I am a master craftsmen in the building of wood ships of the 15,16,17,18th century, You can buy them in kits or scratch build one. The kits run from $100.00 to $4,000.00 they are very detailed and it takes about 6 months to 3 years to build one. I have been working on one called the San Martin and it come from Barsalona Spain.
It was $250.00 you can go online under,  wood ship kits,  in your web search and clik on a site and go from there. well Ive said enough and my arms are hurting bad for being on this pc so please let me know if you looked it up and what you think.

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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I did not look it up yet....but it sounds very interesting. Sorry your arms are hurting. I can relate with my left shoulder. Owwww. I just started knitting for a hobby - bummer is, it really hurts my arms. Does your hobby bother your fibro? Glad you joined our forum.
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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Myjoy, I can work on the ship for 2 hours on a good day 5min on a bad day, I take 30mg of morphene 3 times a day and 300mg of neurontin 3 times a day and 20mg of flexeril at night for the pain, but if I chew the morphene I can work on anything for a while. The ships are very hard to build because the instructions that come with them are nothing more then a picture book and its very iffffy at best, and some of the parts you cant see without a magnifying glass and to pick up some of the parts you need twezers. the one Im working on is 27" long.
My neck and shoulders hurt bad today so I wont be online long, in fact my neck and arms are starting to hurt real bad. I wish I could give you my email address, we could be email friends, I'm married and my wife is a wonderfull gale and it doesnt bother her one bit.

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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what I'm struggling with right now, it takes all my energy to try and keep the house clean and I have nothing left for hobbies or fun things. I started working on genealogy back in 2000, I think it was, and really enjoy it and have found some great things about my family but it's a hobby that is never done and there is some branches I haven't even gotten to yet. My DH loves the area my family came from as much as I do and a fun weekend for us is going to cemeteries looking for the dead. I have met so many family members I never knew existed and would have never met if it hadn't been for genealogy so finding the living has been fun too. I want help with cleaning my house so I will have time and energy for the things I enjoy.
The ship building sounds like a fun thing to do Ed. I was really into ceremics when it was the in thing to do and it was like therapy for me. I'm sorry your having pain though.
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   Posted 7/1/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
yay joy ... now there will be two of us being quiet in the chat because it's hard to knit and type at the same time! I tend to prop my arms against pillows if I want to knit for a long time.

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   Posted 7/1/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I looked it up and that's a cool ship.  Flagship of the Spanish Armada.  How far along are you on this one?
Sooooo .... it says, " the limited English instructions provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed"
Sounds very difficult.  My brother is skilled at stuff like this ... but   I didn't get any of that genetic material.
I like to build 3D computer models and render them as digital art.

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   Posted 7/1/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
:-) Hey Ed! Haven't looked up the ships yet, but I've always been totally fascinated with that particular hobby -- and the ships in a bottle also. I no longer have the coordination or mind for that intricate a hobby, but I really admire all of you who do this sort of thing. tongue
Personally I love miniatures, like dollhouse furniture and accessories, or just items to paint to make them special for you or family or friends. (example, mini dogs and cats painted like your own) Also enjoy making mini Indian teepees and hogans and stuff, but very limited on these anymore. Also now rarely make and dress Indian dolls. sad Still make dreamcatchers of all sizes, though the larger ones are difficult now since the web has to be very tight until you get to the end and can tie it off. Very painful at this point, but still make a few for special folks. Determined to continue at least smaller sizes, 3 to 7 inches, forever. eyes Also make earring-sized dreamcatchers, but don't do much beadwork anymore, other than a few bracelets or earrings. smilewinkgrin
Thanks, Ed, for sharing your craft and for starting this hobby thread!
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   Posted 7/2/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to thank all of you for the replies It was wonderfull to read them. The ship I'm working on will be 27" long and at the top of the main mast it will be 18" high, the next ship is the Santisima Trinidad and its 48" long I also have the HMS Victory and it will be 72" long when Im done with it because Im changing it to the Penny Ive desided to name it after my wife and its going to be longer the the kit is at 51",
Im doing better today but I get to see the pain Doc. at 4pm and maybe get some shots of ( laticain ) cant spell that, anyway it helps alot for a few days, he puts it right into the muscle.
My sister loves building doll houses there really cool. Hay Agmaar I did not know they had 3D models on the computer. Chocchip... My wife did nitting for a while she got bord with it and now we have lots of string around here.
Marlee2, I have a great thing for you to look up,,,,, it a cool thing to see and that the way I like the history of family, give it a try. and good luck with yours.By for now ED
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