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Are spudders a cut above the rest?

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:33 am

This article makes an interesting read and is a valid commentary on modern living. Being interested in making spudguns reflects a certain aptitude for hands-on experience that no formal education will teach you, knowledge that will certainly save you money when it comes to basic DIY around the house, even increasing your pulling-power 'cause ladies tend to like a man who can change a tyre :roll: :D

As far as I'm concerned this hobby has benefits beyond the immediate joys of propelling groceries at ludicrous velocities :)
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:54 am

If it makes you feel better, sure why not :)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:06 am

There has to be a plus side to "playing with toys", sure it's acceptable at your age but wait till you're older and still spudding and have to justify your hobby ;p
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:20 am

Maybe you're honing your handyman skills for round the house for later on in life :)

Good point though, I have picked up common handyman skills that my Dad had to learn over years of fixing various things and renovating.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:39 am

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I personally am most defiantly a "cut above the rest" :) Oh, and i am a spudder.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:58 am

oh dear god, is that what your beloved wakes up to?

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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:26 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:oh dear god, is that what your beloved wakes up to?

:D


That's on a good morning! :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:33 am

hands-on experience that no formal education will teach you, knowledge that will certainly save you money when it comes to basic DIY


Strange I was arguing this very point with my parents today.

From my stand point, I don't see this hobby only as a source of entertainment. I see it as a way to better understand physics, chemistry and mathematics. It also teaches you safety (won't look down the barrel more then once and pull the trigger), and how to use tools and fix things.

Before I started spud gunning, I sucked at using things like dremel tools, welding, and working with hardware, but after a couple years I've greatly improved my skills, and am actually making money and saving it to.

You learn more from hands on experience and you understand something better then if you had a book about it shoved in your face.

And good god novacastrian you sure are something, but I'm not quite sure what...kinda scary though...
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:52 am

Killjoy wrote:Good god novacastrian you sure are something, but I'm not quite sure what...kinda scary though...


Thanks killjoy, you have as much as an idea of what i am as i have. :D

I totally agree with your opinion on spudguns, in every aspect
Heck before i started making spudguns i had no way to vent
I used to waste all my time getting bent, to no effect
Then i found the f'n site of all time
Pity that spuds are all but benign.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:56 am

I know I'm guilty of being the most technically minded in my house... Anything from electrical wiring to deworming the computer usually ends up with me unless I ignore it.

Then nothing happens :roll:


Looks like nova's had an attack of the muse... :P
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:06 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:There has to be a plus side to "playing with toys", sure it's acceptable at your age but wait till you're older and still spudding and have to justify your hobby ;p

That's easy enough.... You just find a job where people pay you to dream up stuff like this. ;)


As for the question in the original post: I'd say no. At least not any more so than any of a dozen other hobbies and less so than say... woodworking.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:43 pm

I would agree that advanced spudders (i.e. A bit more than just a basic combustion or ball valve pneumatic) develop very useful DIY skills in life, and presumably have higher intelligence.

So, in a way, maybe, but I wouldn't go around saying that.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:46 pm

D_Hall wrote:That's easy enough.... You just find a job where people pay you to dream up stuff like this. ;)


I'm not quite as fortunate as you are but my job does have its perks ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:03 pm

@Jack: Is that the link you wanted?

It directs me at a section of Jeremy Clarkson's gun program, which doesn't seem to make sense...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:11 pm

That'll teach me to post and answer mail at the same time :? fixed now :)

D_Hall wrote:As for the question in the original post: I'd say no. At least not any more so than any of a dozen other hobbies and less so than say... woodworking.


By "the rest" I was thinking of non-hobby oriented folk, not just specifically spudders, apologies if the title is misleading.
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