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What's your hobby?


gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #1
i been learning to cut gemstones for past 3 years . in my free time
only work with opals from Australia.i dont work with expensive stuff,cus its only a hobby .but its a hell of fun.
very pretty and unpredictable when cutting. fairly easy to learn. very addictive.
you have any old man hobbies?
Paulina 13 | 3,406
28 May 2022 #2
That's interesting... I've never heard of such a hobby. Could you post photos of your works?
OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #3
@Paulina
i dunno. it says file too big.i have like 1000 images .and videos
its really not that expensive. equipment about 500 euro, and opal material about 500 for the start. should be enough to keep you going for 6 months
can even make money if you learn good.
but its so chilling. you wake up,make coffee ,scratch your balls ,and 8 hours off cutting goes so fast.
Paulina 13 | 3,406
28 May 2022 #4
Yeah, I imagine it must be relaxing and satisfying :)

i dunno. it says file too big.i have like 1000 images

Download IfranView - it's free and easy to use. You can resize the photo to make it smaller and if that isn't enough you can save the file in lower quality - that will make the file smaller.
OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #5
lemme test

abit poor image quality









OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #7
yea. this site only allow 150 kb . very little. bad for displaying stones. they kinda look different in 5 mb oryginal images
Paulina 13 | 3,406
28 May 2022 #8
Pretty :))) So those are opals after cutting, yes? What do they look like before cutting?
OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #9
some rough opal material look like a stone/rock,with abit of color inside. so its gamble. you never know if there is enough opal inside to cut stone.

but sometimes i buy opal crystal chips from cutters and i make doublets. i basically glue opal crystal to obsidian
but i cut solid stones as well
jon357 71 | 21,124
28 May 2022 #10
That sounds a fascinating hobby. I've way too bad eyesight for something like that, even reading print books and newspapers are out now.

I stop and start creative writing and do lectures for something a bit like the university of the third age in Poland and preparing them is a bit of a hobby.
OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #11
I've way too bad eyesight for something like that,.

you dont need good eyesight. funny that you mention it. i have bad eyesight.
the way you do it is that you use one of those big magnification lamp with led light. you know ,,those ones that surgeons use in hospitals. and they actuality correct yours sight when you look through it .

I stop and start creative writing and do lectures for something a bit like the university of th.

thats great . what your writing are about? some romances? lol
jon357 71 | 21,124
28 May 2022 #12
what your writing are about?

Mostly history, futurology and applied psychology. Delivered as lectures and available in written form. The joy of it is in the writing and preparing. I thought of writing something and trying to flog it on Amazon however it takes a lot of discipline to get right and a lot of time to do the marketing.

I also make cheese at home. It took a lot of trial and error but the end results are now good. We've got a store room full of big Parmesan style ones and plenty of Warsaw Cheddar. Originally I started doing it on breaks from work but my OH has started doing it more so I've taken a backseat. I also used to do home distilling and may start that again.

Right now I'm living in hotel rooms in Africa and getting bored of just looking at the internet and drinking coffee.
OP gregy741 5 | 1,251
28 May 2022 #13
Mostly history, futurology and applied psychology.

futurology interesting subjects, i did have some interest into google deepminnd project ,and sofia project,some time ago.
as for history- it should be banned ,, more harm that good :))))
jon357 71 | 21,124
29 May 2022 #14
Cliodynamics will be something we hear more of. I suspect China are stealing a match on the west in this. They are veering days harvesting for it.
pawian 202 | 21,108
4 Jun 2022 #15
I read comic books. Tytus is my favourite.



pawian 202 | 21,108
6 Jun 2022 #16
Tytus

Tytus in Warsaw Uprising



pawian 202 | 21,108
6 Jun 2022 #17
Tytus

Tytus during Polish Bolshevik war of 1920



Alien 12 | 2,773
7 Jun 2022 #18
The insurgent on the right looks black???
pawian 202 | 21,108
10 Jun 2022 #19
Possible

black




Alien 12 | 2,773
10 Jun 2022 #20
Yes it's him, can see a great similarity.
pawian 202 | 21,108
11 Jun 2022 #21
Tytus is my favourite

Tytus in NATO



Alien 12 | 2,773
12 Jun 2022 #22
General Tytus in NATO.

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