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Old 03-01-2018, 10:17 AM   #81
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I made an oak frame for a painting I did. Could bought both much cheaper.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:23 AM   #82
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Exactly, hobbies are expensive and time suckers. Gave up mine years ago.



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I have a few hobbies.

I recently got interested in leather-craft.

There's no doubt in my mind that I can buy the 6-8 things I've made much cheaper than what it cost me to make them.

Oh well...I'll give up leather-craft I guess.



Don't do that ! Think of the guy fishing for a weekend. They can buy fish a whole lot cheaper than the per pound cost of what they catch and bring home.
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Don't do that ! Think of the guy fishing for a weekend. They can buy fish a whole lot cheaper than the per pound cost of what they catch and bring home.
There is a giant hole to throw money in.

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I'd bet you think friends are a waste of time also.
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Don't do that ! Think of the guy fishing for a weekend. They can buy fish a whole lot cheaper than the per pound cost of what they catch and bring home.
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Teach a man to fish and he'll drink beer all day.
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I'd bet you think friends are a waste of time also.
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Money was made to be spent. There is plenty of it out there. Heck,they print it all day long and probably at night also. Can't take it with you.
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Money was made to be spent. There is plenty of it out there. Heck,they print it all day long and probably at night also. Can't take it with you.
Spent, not pissed away. If I am spending it on something besides necessities, I better be able to make money using it, or make money reselling it.



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Once I found out my little scrap art projects were worth money, and people wanted custom pieces from "Grandpas old tools".... It took some of the fun out of it!! And that is what a hobby all about!. Something you really enjoy! Nothing to do with MONEY! If you get hurt, or old and can't work as much, you will look for ways to waste you days.
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Spend it,waste some of it. That is the fun of living. What are you going to do,hoard it ? All you are going to accomplish is give your heirs something to fight over and drive a wedge between themselves!

And when you crap out,they will call in the auctioneer and all your "precious" possessions that you have spend countless time obtaining will leave by the side door for pennies on the dollar. Some of it will bring only scrap weight value. Seen it happen so many times,can't even begin to count them.
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Spend it,waste some of it. That is the fun of living. What are you going to do,hoard it ? All you are going to accomplish is give your heirs something to fight over and drive a wedge between themselves!

And when you crap out,they will call in the auctioneer and all your "precious" possessions that you have spend countless time obtaining will leave by the side door for pennies on the dollar. Some of it will bring only scrap weight value. Seen it happen so many times,can't even begin to count them.
Nah, I have a pretty good feeling at least one will take over and keep everything going. Hard to keep them out of the shop at 12, 8 and 6

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Spend it,waste some of it. That is the fun of living. What are you going to do,hoard it ? All you are going to accomplish is give your heirs something to fight over and drive a wedge between themselves!

And when you crap out,they will call in the auctioneer and all your "precious" possessions that you have spend countless time obtaining will leave by the side door for pennies on the dollar. Some of it will bring only scrap weight value. Seen it happen so many times,can't even begin to count them.
I think some are under the impression the kids will follow exactly in their parents footsteps....
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Spend it,waste some of it. That is the fun of living. What are you going to do,hoard it ? All you are going to accomplish is give your heirs something to fight over and drive a wedge between themselves!

And when you crap out,they will call in the auctioneer and all your "precious" possessions that you have spend countless time obtaining will leave by the side door for pennies on the dollar. Some of it will bring only scrap weight value. Seen it happen so many times,can't even begin to count them.
I know my kids are drooling over some of my bitchin toys! I like to enjoy my money!
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Nah, I have a pretty good feeling at least one will take over and keep everything going. Hard to keep them out of the shop at 12, 8 and 6

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"...I've done a bit of smugglin'
I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last..."

I could swear Jimmy Buffett wrote this about me.
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