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Retirement

Post #1 by gregforesi » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:44 am

When you have time on your hands, and your friends are nuts, you come up with some strange ideas. Space is at a premium since most Florida homes don't have basements so you need a hobby that doesn't take up a lot of room.
Besides being a fireman, I spent 30 years on a drafting board and then about 10 doing CAD work.

Now I make hats. Really stupid party hats. Out of aluminum, LED's, and circuit boards of my own design to run the LED's.

I'm talking Stooooopid with at least 5 "O's" in it. SunnBobb will be happy to see that I did take the time to polish mine. you will notice that I have them dressed up for Christmas. There are optional ostrich plumes for other holidays.

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My regular spaghetti wiring job.
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Here's one for a buddy. He's a barber from Columbus and a huge Ohio State fan.
Anybody notice a problem with this Ohio State fans hat???

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Re: Retirement

Post #2 by RAT » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:47 am

Welll .... they won't rust ....

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Re: Retirement

Post #3 by gregforesi » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:50 am

That's true Rat. But the fire helmet weighs near two pounds so even though the hat may last, my neck may not.
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Re: Retirement

Post #4 by RAT » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:53 pm

Well .... you only have to wear them when you're drunk ....

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Re: Retirement

Post #5 by Whiskerfish » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:03 pm

Crazy man!!!
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Re: Retirement

Post #6 by sunnbobb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:26 pm

Crazy fun!! I like it!
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Re: Retirement

Post #7 by gregforesi » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:13 pm

The 1000 was running perfect. But, with 3 days of rain ahead I decided to pull the carbs and clean them. Took me three tries to finally get it back to where it was before I started. Getting old sucks.

On the other hand, I've made a hat for my brother-in-law. He saw a couple of the others and wanted one. His only request was that it play bagpipe music (Scottish donchaknow).

Here it is...such as it is. The Scottish Gaelic on the front is alleged to say "I fish, and I golf, and I hunt". Whiskerfish may appreciate the 30-06 rounds on the side. Yes, that is a sailfish dorsal on top, and it's possibly the only hat in the world with outriggers. It's hard to see but the little tag on the rear says "You're still away". I heard that a lot when I used to play golf.

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Re: Retirement

Post #8 by Whiskerfish » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:05 am

That is just incredible!!! action1 action1 action1 action1 action1 action1 action1

your talents are being wasted lolol lolol lolol lolol lolol
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Re: Retirement

Post #9 by RAT » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:48 am

As much as it pains me to say it .... that's a GREAT HAT !!

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Re: Retirement

Post #10 by chewy999 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:18 pm

They look great, but I have a phobia about hats.

Many years ago, my sister and I went horse riding. My mum took us to into Nottingham to buy a riding hat, and after trying many on, I had to have the biggest one they had in the shop.

AND I WAS ONLY 8!!!! :shock:

With bike helmets I have an XL, while Karen has an XXS!!!!!

lolol lolol lolol
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Re: Retirement

Post #11 by Whiskerfish » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:41 pm

You have never met Oldewing!! I think he buys the biggest helmets made then rips all the padding out :shock: :shock: :shock:

It is a monster melon but it ain't empty ;) ;) ;)

chewy999 wrote:They look great, but I have a phobia about hats.

Many years ago, my sister and I went horse riding. My mum took us to into Nottingham to buy a riding hat, and after trying many on, I had to have the biggest one they had in the shop.

AND I WAS ONLY 8!!!! :shock:

With bike helmets I have an XL, while Karen has an XXS!!!!!

lolol lolol lolol
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!

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Re: Retirement

Post #12 by ascot » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:36 pm

Fantastic work Mr Foresi! Retirement is really working out well for you. By the way .. we need a spare for summer hockey next Tuesday ..
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Re: Retirement

Post #13 by Damferg » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:51 pm

gregforesi wrote:The 1000 was running perfect. But, with 3 days of rain ahead I decided to pull the carbs and clean them. Took me three tries to finally get it back to where it was before I started. Getting old sucks.

On the other hand, I've made a hat for my brother-in-law. He saw a couple of the others and wanted one. His only request was that it play bagpipe music (Scottish donchaknow).

Here it is...such as it is. The Scottish Gaelic on the front is alleged to say "I fish, and I golf, and I hunt". Whiskerfish may appreciate the 30-06 rounds on the side. Yes, that is a sailfish dorsal on top, and it's possibly the only hat in the world with outriggers. It's hard to see but the little tag on the rear says "You're still away". I heard that a lot when I used to play golf.




That's how all festive hats should be.
Amazing work, congratulations!


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