, reply to this and I pick 3 of your interests and you must explain them in your journal, as well as provide a picture. From mine, Forge picked Alembics, Fusor, and Wine Making...
Alembic stills are very interesting to me, and I have a fascination for distilling. My only sucessful still has been a simple simple device involving an aquarium heater in a small bucket, alltogether placed in a larger bucket. I turned 1L of wine into about 1 shot of grappa that seemed about twice as strong as the original wine (it was just a trial run). I plan to make this into something larger and more effective, but what I'd really like is a true copper alembic still (also sometimes spelled as alambic). I want to make absinthe =D
"Fusor" refers to a "Hirsch-Meeks" fusor, that is, fusion by electrostatic confinement. This project actually sparked my interest in physics. Basically a small chamber, almost completely evacuated, then filled with a very low pressure deuterium (hydrogen + 1 neutron). Inside are two wire grids, actually the anode and cathode of a high voltage power source (transformed to about 10-25kV). The potential causes the gas to ionize and the deuterium atoms to actually smash together in the center. At this potential, they "fuse", actual real fusion. The products are helium-3, helium-4, tritium, and of course, beta radiation from the decay of isotopes and ionizing radiation from the excitement of electrons. The frequency of the photonic emissions can range from x-rays to actual gamma radiation depending on the potential applied and the strength of the vacuum. This isn't cold fusion, it's actually "locally hot" fusion, as in the actual temperature of the fusion pinpoint at the center of the grid can be millions of degrees. Doesn't seem to have any future as a power source, but the idea that for a few grand and some hobby time you can actually produce nuclear fusion is mind-blowing.
Wine making is part of the first hobby above. I only tried making wine once, and failed, forgot to rack it. I've made three failed batches of mead as well, one failed by acetobacter contamination, one by some other kind of contamination, and one just ended up tasting like ass. I plan to make (ruin) some cider, next attempt.