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« on: January 27, 2013 10:51:47 AM »

Question is , is there a sort of top 100 list of hobbies for men ? I tried google search but no luck yet.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013 10:46:57 AM »

Not that I've seen, but this is the 21st century. The only hard and fast rule for a "manly" hobby is that he enjoys it Cheesy

Blacksmith is into fibre arts, Wulf sewed himself up some Gibbous-y goodies, and lets not forget the entire Men Who Knit community!

In my personal experience, however, the most common manly hobbies are gaming, automotive/small-engine tinkering, and outdoorsiness in general. But this may be due to living in northern Ontario. It's hard to get supplies and equipment for hobbies like blade-smithing and glass-blowing, but high quality outdoors equipment (fishing poles, snowshoes, etc) can all be found in my current town of residence or within a 1.5 hour drive.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 01:41:58 PM »

I saw a whittling book recently. It looked pretty cool. My hubby helps me craft certain things. He loves wood work and building models.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013 11:21:42 PM »

Chainmaille is really popular with a bunch of guys I know.  Others do blacksmithing.  My ex's father loved making stained glass, and my ex cross stitches.  My guy has really gotten into leather working.  Around here there are a lot of men who sew fur and leather too (hat making and more).  Carving (bone, or whatever), and even weaving.  I work with many guys who are master woodworkers, and the things they create are nothing shy of amazing! 

Less crafty and more hobbies- tinkering on whatever (small engines, paintball guns, guns, large engines etc), gold mining, that geocaching thing, metal detecting, collecting stuff, paintball, hunting, trapping, fishing, ATVs, camping, photography, reloading...

Really though, I do a lot of the "male" hobbies- and guys can do girl hobbies too.

Are you thinking of anyone in particular?  Maybe a little description of his personality will help suggestions come up?


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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013 01:31:00 AM »

My boyfriend does a bit of sewing. He doesn't sew clothing or anything but he does do repairs to his clothing.
He has also sewn a quilt but I've yet to see it since he forgets to take pictures of it when he goes home to visit **shakes fist**

When I was in high school I knew a guy who made wallets and things from duct tape. He even made himself a messenger bag from duct tape.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013 12:56:37 AM »

How about things like woodcutting and printmaking? Also there are things like this www.cubeecraft.com there is a whole scene out there for urban art inspired paper toys, a guy could get involved with that craft on several different levels whether they just want to build other people's models (which can be found as free printables by the hundreds around the web) Or they could find blank templates and custom the figures that other designers have come up with, or if they are knowledgeable in paint and photoshop they can completely design a line of their own and share them around. In the toy vein, a lot of the dude artists that I know of love to make custom vinyl toys like munny, dunny, madl, etc. Those are super fun and the possibilities are endless with them, they even sell super affordable versions at the craft store. Pottery is a good traditional craft that men would be interested in. Metal work like enameling and lost wax casting are things my dad really enjoyed doing.

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013 10:15:51 AM »

I know a lot of men who knit/crochet...

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013 06:07:18 AM »

How about small scale stone carving whether soap stone or lots areas have a local soft limestone or sandstone. Try local quarries, garden supplies, etc. if you can scratch it with your keys easily there's a good chance you can do something with it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013 05:20:19 PM »

I don't know of one, but why don't we start one?
Here's some contributions on my part:

*Railroad modeling and building
*Warhammer painting/terrain making
*model painting
*welding and metalwork crafts
*pixel work with perler beads

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013 05:31:51 PM »

My husband makes slot cars, figures, and scenery.  Smiley

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