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    Senior Rider Harleypr's Avatar

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    Custom woodworking

    I have ridden for over 50 years and never get tired of going nowhere. I am an accomplished wood worker and build custom furniture, cabinets and boats. This is one of my main hobbies and is great for the winter when the weather is bad. I ride year round because there is never a month where we can't get out to ride. I build only with hardwoods and upper end pieces with the same for pricing. I figure I don't have time to build cheap items and I'm the wrong guy to ask for this type of product. I hate all the contemporary furniture built out of mdf and other low grade substrates. I am 64 and am in the process of rebuilding the trailer for my 3 point hydro that I built. We are never too old to play with our toys. This hydro is 12" high, has a racing modified Merc 200 on it and will go over 70 mph. That seems very fast in a 10' boat. I fabricated all the steering harness with my mig welder and also built the custom throttle attachment for the engine and the spl bunks that support the hull. I am the do dad builder. If you can come up with an idea I can probably fabricate it. I used to replace a lot of Boston Whaler center consoles for people who let them deteriorate to junk. Replacing with new mahogany was a great way to bring an old boat back to life. I always added custom fueling options and other touches to make them better than new. Better close or I'll get a reputation for long posts!Click here to enlarge

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    Hey HPR,

    Great post. The whole woodworking and fabrication talent is something that I seriouisly envy. I mean, how cool is that to be able to think of something and then just make it!!

    I for one would love to see some pics of your work, including that kick-ass hydro! 70 MPH on the water and that close to the water must feel like 140.
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    lets see pics of that hydro that must be cool

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    Sounds like youre ut the craftsman Harley.I have a brother who's a finish carpenter.Unbelievable how much patience is required.Thought you may get a laugh outta this.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bagger Click here to enlarge
    Sounds like youre ut the craftsman Harley.I have a brother who's a finish carpenter.Unbelievable how much patience is required.Thought you may get a laugh outta this.

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    Hey Bagger, That is like a twilight zone episode. I was just getting ready to post that exact same pic on here!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Clint Click here to enlarge
    Hey Bagger, That is like a twilight zone episode. I was just getting ready to post that exact same pic on here!!
    Gotta stash those good pics when you find them.
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    HPR: I always wished I could do wood work as I appreciate good quality. I have a friend back home that got into that and loves it. I am envious. Unfortunalely, I have always been way better at tearing things apart then putting them together.... LOL! Good for you!
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    Senior Rider Harleypr's Avatar

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bagger Click here to enlarge
    Sounds like youre ut the craftsman Harley.I have a brother who's a finish carpenter.Unbelievable how much patience is required.Thought you may get a laugh outta this.

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    That is a GREAT bike! I would give him 100 points just for creativity. I am not really computer savvy and am going to ask my son to show me how to set up photo bucket or can I just up load from I Photo? I have a lot of pictures that I would like to share. I don't need another project but can you imagine that bike being built from laminated hard wood. Makes me want to rip a bunch of 1/8" strips and then form them over curved forms to build a cool one off. So many ideas so little time.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Clint Click here to enlarge
    Hey HPR,

    Great post. The whole woodworking and fabrication talent is something that I seriouisly envy. I mean, how cool is that to be able to think of something and then just make it!!

    I for one would love to see some pics of your work, including that kick-ass hydro! 70 MPH on the water and that close to the water must feel like 140.
    When I figure out the procedure to post pictures I'll do it. I know there are directions on site, will study and follow up. Funny as I get older I don't run so much at full throttle any more. Must be something about wanting to live as long as possible. I did a 180 back flip in another boat and it happens so fast you can't believe it. Lucky to be able to swim away from the kindling that was left.

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