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My new Hobby

  • April 15, 2016 12:16 AM PDT
     I have found the key to good health after retirement is keep busy, and keep your mind active. Well I have by no means mastered the art of woodcrafting, but I'm working on it. My Church seems to keep be busy making and repairing items in the Church.
    Here is my latest project...A Prayer Alter, and Kneeling Bench.
    Oh course these projects has to be fit into my Honey Do List.
    Everyone stay safe
    Night Dragon
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    April 15, 2016 12:35 AM PDT
    Looks good Dragon
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    April 15, 2016 12:41 AM PDT
    Very nice Kenny.
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    April 15, 2016 4:55 AM PDT
    That is awesome!!!

    I love wood working myself and find it very relaxing (as long as I can finish without the need for medical attention :-)
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    April 15, 2016 8:50 AM PDT
    Beautiful job!
  • April 30, 2016 5:45 AM PDT
     Well the wife has been bugging me about buying an Ottoman for the living room, and I have been putting it off, so I told her I would make one,
    Started out with a shipping palet as a frame, then build the sides of left over lumber from a window project. The thing was so heavy I had to cut out the existing lumber within the palet. For mobility I installed handles. Two types of stain and a southwestern style bed spread we never use and there ya have it. It didn't look so big until we got it in the Living Room.....oh well guess I will have to build a bigger house...LOL
    Kenny


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    April 30, 2016 6:51 AM PDT
    That is REALLY NICE!
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    April 30, 2016 6:53 AM PDT
    Looks great !
  • April 30, 2016 10:52 AM PDT
    looks good, dang I need a humidor about that size !
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    April 30, 2016 11:31 AM PDT
    The dogs seem to like it, I've always valued what dogs think. :-)
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    May 1, 2016 1:08 AM PDT
    Lookin good Kenny
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    May 1, 2016 6:32 AM PDT
    Good looking piece.
  • May 10, 2016 3:51 AM PDT
     I don't know what the heck is going on in my mind, but lately I can't shut it off. I just keep thinking of things to make. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.
    Last Little project, which didn't take long.
    Stay Safe
    Night Dragon
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    May 12, 2016 6:52 AM PDT
    The stand looks good.As does the foot bench & the rest.
    You have a talent for it,keep up the good work.
    One of these days I am going to get back into leather work,
    I actually became pretty good at it in HS.
  • May 12, 2016 11:53 PM PDT
    blurplebuzz wrote...
    The stand looks good.As does the foot bench & the rest.
    You have a talent for it,keep up the good work.
    One of these days I am going to get back into leather work,
    I actually became pretty good at it in HS.


    Did you ever do any wood burning, and if so, have any tips for me?
    ND

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    May 16, 2016 6:37 AM PDT
    Well look at you, all crafty and doing good at it too, from what I can see. Ya know, that ottoman would be a great place for a couple 'Hide-aways'... You know, hidden compartments for gold coins, pistols or anything of a sinister nature that can be hidden and when needed, accessed quickly.
    All of the pieces you've shown us are looking very nice indeed. Glad you're staying busy, I'm sure your church and your Lady are happy about that too! A busy Dragon is a happy Dragon!
    Edgeman
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    May 18, 2016 6:14 PM PDT
    NightDragon wrote...
    blurplebuzz wrote...
    The stand looks good.As does the foot bench & the rest.
    You have a talent for it,keep up the good work.
    One of these days I am going to get back into leather work,
    I actually became pretty good at it in HS.


    Did you ever do any wood burning, and if so, have any tips for me?
    ND
    Never had a chance to try my hand at using the wood burning tools.I really like the effects they create.
    I still have some leftover pieces for a wallet I never finished.Another bucket list hobby !!!

  • May 27, 2016 7:43 AM PDT
     The Harley Deck Table:

    The rear legs:  Mufflers with flame tips off my 02 Fat Boy
    The Primary Cover: from the 02 Fat Boy
    The Towel Rack: Shift Linkage from my1998 FLSTS
    The Towel Rack Mounts:  Mirror Stand Off's from the 98 FLSTS
    Of course I had to try out my new Wood Burning Iron hence the sign..."SIT and CHILL"
    The Wood:   From a Dumpster.....AKA Dumpster Diver

    Stay Safe
    Night Dragon
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    May 29, 2016 2:26 PM PDT
     Kenny, I've NO DOUBT, you've always been good with your hands...
    and I'd LOVE one of those kneelin' benches.  
    GOD KNOWS, I need to hit the knee's MORE, right now!!!

    Your patch, is the one on the right facing shoulder...
    BIKERS FOR A SAFER SOCIETY  
     
    If you lost my # PM me, here.  K?
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    May 29, 2016 2:33 PM PDT
    I will be standing duty TOMORROW, Memorial Day 2016 with the PGR, here in J'VILLE, FL.
    I'll do my best to post pics. MY VETERANS MEAN THE WORLD TO ME.

    And THOSE who died...GAVE ME THIS WORLD, TO LIVE IN.

    RIDE FREE AMERICA
    ALL GAVE SOME...
    SOME...GAVE ALL!!!

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE

    <3 Tweek
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  • June 2, 2016 4:57 AM PDT

    Well this my latest project, and I call it the Cammo HillBilly Deck Table with Light.

    Took an old lamp shade and removed the fabric replaceing it with wood slats, then bought a $7 lamp at Home Depot and boxed it in on top of the table.

    I started out with a stain that didn't look good after finished, soooooooooooo decided to cammo it.

    My Wife hates it and says it looks like something a HillBilly would want.........So I reminded her...Duh...we live in Tennessee.

    Think I will start selling these little projects at the local flee market, and try to get back a little of the money I spend on these projects.

    Be safe and Check 6 

    Night Dragon

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    June 2, 2016 9:42 AM PDT

    I like it,guess that makes me a hillbilly or is that a redneck?!?! Lmao I know there is a difference yet for the life of me I can't recall what that is?? 

    Keep up the good work & I have no doubts you can sell it for a nice little profit :)

  • June 22, 2016 4:41 AM PDT

    I will make this my last picture to bore ya with on my hobby post.....

    This is a Deck Bar made completely with shipping pallets

    Thanks for looking

    Be safe out there and check 6 ofter

    Night Dragon

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    June 22, 2016 5:48 AM PDT

    Very nice.  Like that it was made from pallets - great re-appropriation of material.

     

    And you are not boring us.  This is cool stuff and I personally love to see it!