Guests can now see photos. To reply to a post you must register as a member.

collapse collapse

* User Info

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 2
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 44
  • stats Total Posts: 264
  • stats Total Topics: 156
  • stats Total Categories: 7
  • stats Total Boards: 47
  • stats Most Online: 32

* Theme Select

Forum Default


* Search

Welcome to

A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time. Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skill and knowledge in that area. Generally speaking, a person who engages in an activity solely for fun is called a 'hobbyist', whereas a 'professional' generally engages in an activity for reward and an 'amateur' (from French for "lover of") does so out of personal interest in an activity. While an amateur may be as skilled as a professional, a professional receives compensation while an amateur generally does not.

So what now?
If you want to add any comments or even take an active part in the site please feel free to 'Register'. Once you have registered you will get an email to activate your account. I'm sorry but guests cannot leave comments. Please note that those who register just to make spam posts will be immediately and permanently deleted, so if you are one of those people please don't your time or mine by registering.

My hobby isn't shown!
As you can appreciate there are 100's of hobbyists in the world with different hobbies so if your hobby doesn't have an existing section that it can slot into please let me 'Dave' know by either using the 'Suggestions' section in the forum or PM me directly and I will create the section for you.

January 18, 2018, 09:45:09 AM by Dave
Views: 116 | Comments: 2

A new year and a new project, this time a windmill to put by the pond.

This windmill is based around the Norfolk Sprowston Mill of 1730. It was accidentally destroyed in a fire in 1933.

Height to the tower top is 605mm (24" approx), sail wing span 712mm (28" approx).

Should look similar to this when it's finished.



1447-1 1449-2

Start off with the sheet material then cut out the larg...
November 25, 2017, 10:00:08 AM by Dave
Views: 287 | Comments: 4

I have decided to post the photos here as it's easier for me than messing about on FB. They are spread over a couple of posts.

Feel free to copy them for yourselves and please also feel free to make comments (If you do want to comment then you will have to register, it doesn't cost anything).

I have started with his 40th birtday as that seems to be the earliest photos I have, the most recent are at the end.

1387-0 1389-1 1391-2 1393-3 1395-4 ...
May 29, 2017, 11:32:06 AM by Skhilled
Views: 670 | Comments: 3

This is the new standard for websites. If yo do not have it installed users will be greeted with something telling them your site may not be secure and their information could be compromised. Check your server's control panel under the SSL sections and see if there is something to use for free such as "OpenSSL" or "Let's Encrypt".

If you cannot find anything ask your hosting if they will install it for you. Potent...
May 29, 2017, 11:25:45 AM by Skhilled
Views: 576 | Comments: 1

There is a bug when you try to login using the User Info block in Simple portal. They have not posted an official fix but a user there found a fix for it:
May 06, 2017, 03:33:56 PM by Dave
Views: 627 | Comments: 0

Here are some photos I took while we were at Cheddar Gorge

Outside the Cheddar Cliffs store


Here is a map of the area


The following are from inside Goughs cave

1366-2 1368-3 1370-4 1372-5

We walked up the 274 steps of Jacobs Ladder as seen below, I did stop a couple of times on the way up  :yes


Up the steps to get to the lookout tower, and here is th...
May 06, 2017, 03:18:11 PM by Dave
Views: 617 | Comments: 0

Shirl asked me for a planter for some plants in the garden, so here is what I made her.

As usual start with reading the plans


Mark out then cut up all the parts


Once all the parts are cut start putting it together. Firstly the body

1352-2 1354-3

Now add the handles, stands and wheel


I've put it outside now for a better look

1358-5 1360-6<...
April 09, 2017, 12:06:19 AM by Skhilled
Views: 731 | Comments: 2

In the post profile with a poster's info, as seen on the left of this post and all others, the green square for showing that a user is online is missing from this theme. It's "useron.gif" and should be placed here:

When a user is not online you'll see a white square next to their name which is:

EDIT: Your header is off on the r...
April 08, 2017, 07:17:28 PM by Skhilled
Views: 671 | Comments: 1

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it. A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don...
Pages: [1]

* Recent Topics

topic A windmill
[My Hobby Photos]
February 18, 2018, 01:06:41 PM
topic I Don't Buy It Anymore...
[Fun Stuff]
February 11, 2018, 03:35:38 PM
topic Pauls page
[My General Photos]
January 21, 2018, 06:30:27 PM
topic HTTPS
May 29, 2017, 06:49:56 PM
topic SP User Info Block Bug
May 29, 2017, 11:41:36 AM
topic Jake and I in Cheddar Gorge
[My General Photos]
May 06, 2017, 03:33:56 PM
topic Toy wheelbarrow
[My Hobby Photos]
May 06, 2017, 03:18:11 PM
topic Missing "Online" Image
April 09, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
topic Warning!!! Older Man Scam!
[Fun Stuff]
April 08, 2017, 09:50:53 PM
topic Jake and me in Bristol
[My General Photos]
December 06, 2016, 08:50:27 PM

* Top Poster

Dave Dave
418 Posts
Skhilled Skhilled
23 Posts
Choppa Choppa
19 Posts
Village Id
7 Posts
BriansBrain BriansBrain
7 Posts

* Forum Staff

Dave admin Dave
Choppa admin Choppa
admin Admin

* Calendar

February 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
[25] 26 27 28

No calendar events were found.

* Top Boards

Garden Guru