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Baby Boomers Need Creative Practical Hobbies
"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but lately, I've just become kind of lost... I don't really know what to do with all the spare time I have, "and there's only so much golf you can play, you know"? "then he said", "I'd love to do all of the things you do in your home workshop.
I said to him, well, you know mate it's never too late to learn,Why don't you come over one day so that I can show you around my workshop, and give you a few ideas, you'll love it.
I guess if your're retired like Jim, you'll probably understandwhat he's talking about.
The baby boomers, i.e. anyone born from the mid 1940s to the mid 1950s, are now approaching, or have allready opted for early retirement.
Retirement presents great changes in lifestyle's, which will have a profound effect on the way many choose to fill in the lazy days of retirement.
A hard working company executive generally has little time duringhis busy career to find the time to develop or establish an interest in practical hobby pursuits.
Many prospective retirees dream of the carefree days they'll spend hitting a golf ball around their favourite golf course, or sailing their yacht, and not giving a hoot how much time is spent doing it.
But not every retiree has the desire or the income to do the above, some will also want to travel and explore, before settling into a new lifestyle.
Many just want to catch up on home maintenance projects, or perhaps take a totally new direction in life, and become involved in a practical hobby to bring out the hidden carpenter, engineer, or handy man that's hidden inside a lot of people.
Let's face it, many people, (that may also include you), will derive much personal enjoyment, working with their hands & creating things.
This kind of pleasure work provides an inner sense of total personal self-fulfilment that few other things can provide.
The challenge and personal reward of creating something from nothing with your own bare hands, is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn't done it.
There are thousands of people with hidden talents which they'venever bothered to explore. What about you? Is there a mechanical genius or practical hobby worker hidden Inside of you, just waiting to be discovered?
Retirement truly provides the opportunity, time & money to explore your hidden latent talents, you've now got the time to explore & develop them further.
A big proportion of blokes (men) love tinkering with mechanical things, like taking items apart to rebuild & restore. Some even want to fabricate and build new things from scratch, whether they chose to work in wood or metal is a personal choice.
One of the most fascinating old world metal crafts that has captured many people's imagination is Hobby Metal Casting.
Hobby Metal Casting has gone through a huge worldwide renaissance. New age practical information & basic technology coupled with easy to build home equipment and tools, empowersthe hobby metal crafter to explore and create masterpieces in thehome workshop.
To learn more about this rewarding age-old craft, you should first make a visit to: http://www.myhomefoundry.comYou'll be able to download some free ebooks, subscribe to an ezine for free, and get a feeling of what hobby metal casting is all about.You may even find a great way to fill in those idle days of retirement.
The Choice Between Electric or Nitro Powered RC Cars Can be Overwhelming!
The roar of the crowd as the cars rush by, the sense of excitement in the air. Is it the Indy 500? No, it is RC racing! RC racing, or remote control racing also known as radio control, is a quickly growing hobby segment that appeals to both young and old, and men and women.
Woodworking Beginners: Secret Tips To Start Right
Woodworking: Where To Start - Tips From Experienced WoodworkersWoodworking encompasses a broad area of skills, specialties, and applications. Some beginners take on too much too soon or blow their savings on expensive woodworking tools and machines that they don't know how to use and might not ever need.
10 Reasons to Create and Give a Gift Basket!
10. A Themed Gift Basket is for everyone and every occasion.
Origami is a wonderful and elegant art. It has been developed and embraced over the past 2,000 years by young and old alike.
17 Tips For Getting Balloons to Last Longer in Hot Weather
In warm weather, latex balloons will typically only last outside for a day. As you know, sun, wind and heat will biodegrade the latex.
A Few Tips About Comic Book Backing Boards
Comic Book Backing Boards come in different thicknesses and acid-free properties. The basic purpose for using a backing board is to give the comic some stiffness, which helps keep the comic pages from bending, creasing or wrinkling.
Jewelry Insurance - Hints and Tips So You Dont Get Ripped Off
As crime and drug use increases, the risks involved in having Antique and Estate Jewelry just lying around your home seem to treble. It becomes a nightmare and you find you are just not sure what to do.
Essentials of Genealogy - Getting Started with Your FamilyTree
Since genealogy is my hobby, my profession, and my passion, many people ask me how to get started. What are the essentials to doing a family search? Here are some tips that should help you discover your family under the best possible conditions.
The Top Five Morgan Silver Dollars
Why waste everyone's time? Let's skip the appetizers and get to the meaty stuff right now: The Morgan silver dollars poised to increase the most in value in the years ahead are the 1895, 1892-CC, 1894, 1878-CC, and the 1883-CC. Pretty bold prediction, eh? At this point, the reader now has three options: (1) Stop reading and act upon this information, (2) Stop reading and get on with life, or (3) Continue on, evaluate the analytical approach to identify the "Top Five" Morgan dollars, and then implement a variation of (1) or (2) above.
Using Your Dogs Hair
Dog hair (called chiengora)can be spun into yarn, much like sheeps's wool, alpaca, or any other animal fiber. The process is the same.
Endless Possibilites With Custom Printed Lanyards
Custom printed lanyards are an extremely popular item and are readily available for purchase through a large amount of suppliers. Many suppliers have detailed e-commerce sites that allow buyers to select a lanyard style and customize it without ever having to leave their office or home.
Discover the Truth about Comic Book Collection; Nerdy Geeks or Shrewd Investors?
It is unbelievable when one says, yeah, I collect comicbooks, what the general public response might be? Oh no, aslightly off the wall geek. Here is someone who has losttouch with reality.
An Interesting Look at the Cuban Cigar
Even most non-cigar smokers have heard some of the lore surrounding the Cuban cigar. Long revered as the finest and best tasting brands in the world, they have traditionally been extremely difficult to procure.
Woodworking: The Best Wood For Beginners
Woodworking: Know Your WoodWood is made of cellulose fibers, held together with a property called lignin, and is classified as hardwood or softwood, depending on the type of tree from which it comes. In addition, sapwood or new growth wood on a tree is still alive, while heartwood refers to the part of the tree that is no longer functioning.
Mixed Media Collage - Make The Pieces of Your Life Sing!
According to the dictionary, collage art is an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth or wood) glued on a surface. The word comes from the French word "coller," meaning to glue or to paste.
Woodworking Tools: Right Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 2
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 2 - Tools For CuttingA civilization's maturity and intelligence is judged, in part, by the diversity and sophistication of its tools. When it comes to woodworking, the human race is quite advanced.
Craft Crocheting from Your Home
Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master the basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family and friends.
Genealogy - Why You Should Get Involved in Your Family History
A few years ago I read a statistic that said that genealogy was the second largest hobby in the United States - second only to gardening. It was no surprise to me as I have been finding and documenting my family tree for almost 30 years.
How to Make Quilted Silver Beads
After making the leaf bead, I was impressed with the detail made possible by the metal clay. Therefore, I decided to use the same technique but create a different look.
Working With Leather
This can be as simple & basic Or advanced & professional.There are many books, booklets, pamphlets, reprints, even articles describing how to assemble a simple article cut from a basic design which is purchased as a kit from a supplier.
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