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Other than hunting and fishing, what hobbies do you participate in?

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I like riding atv’s, doing light machining on the lathes, welding and recently got into metal detecting and lapidary work.
While in Arizona over the winter I built stone handles for 6 steak knives and a chef’s knife from rocks. The blanks were bought at Woodcrafters.
Here is how it starts. Slabs are cut from raw rock. The pattern traced and cut to rough shape with a tile saw and glued to the knife.
Then on to the polishing wheels that go from coarse 30 grit for stock removal to the final polish with 50,000 grit

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the finished product:

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Started into metal detecting recently as well.
First serious hunt was in the back yard yesterday. Found what most would expect around a home. Screws, coins, nails, etc.
Can’t wait to prospect around some old homesteads.

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What’s yours?
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Well may get me shunned from the group but here goes, you asked and I keep no secrets as I am only judged by one. Besides hunting I like to hunt Indian and prehistoric artifacts, brew beer and grow and breed cannabis. Let the criticism begin!
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We have found thousands of points, many bison skulls, prehistoric horse and Mammoth teeth and an 8 foot Mammoth tusk that came out of the bank of Cooper creek along with some petrified tortoise shell some of which is nearly 2 inches thick.
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Sometime I'll get this stuff unpacked and dust it off for some photos.
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