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  • Knife Freak
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    Try flintknapping or even blacksmithing. I built a forge and use a railroad track as a anvil and it is a blast. There are clubs for it, but fuel can get pricey. So if you want something reasonably cheap try flintknapping so far I have spent no money on it.

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  • jhjimbo
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    I have made a lot of bluebird nest boxes to put on my place and give to some other friends. Probably have made a 100 so far.
    Plans for the box they like and how to set them out are on the bluebird web page.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Glass bed your favorite rifle. It will make it more accurate and it is fun and relatively easy to do.

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  • Ga hunter
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    You could build wood ducks boxes!

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  • 1ojolsen
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    Home made ghillie suit.

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  • santa
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    I personally like to design and or invent new things to better mankind. You know like a cure for the common cold or a magic fishing lure or something else of great importance to reshape our way of life. Right now I spend three or four hours a day laying down and sleeping on figgering out a cure for one of the seven deadly sins, laziness. So far I have been able to reduce my personal indolence and procrastination from six or seven hours a day to the three or four hours of hard studying/dreaming currently spent on the problem. But when my mind gets too full of ideas and they all run together, I break out a piece of juniper wood and start carving a new fishing lure to just clear my mind. Whittling has long been a great way to pass time and still create something with your own hands that can be very satisfying. Whether it is making your own duck decoys or a spice grinder, wood carving makes a great DIY project.

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  • 99explorer
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    You could build a squirrel-proof bird feeder:-)

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  • Carl Huber
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    Oh you said Want to do. I try to practice escape and evade.

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  • 784512
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    when i said diy i meant something you would WANT to do yourself

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  • canvasbackhunter
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    I second asking your wife, I'm sure she could keep you busy 24/7. I enjoy making calls and fishing lures.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    You may want to consider building a reloading bench or patiently refinishing a gunstock. If you have some shop tools on your workbench, building a knife from a kit is a satisfying project. I recently refinished my wife's hope chest. Leatherwork (holsters, belts and sheaths) is a great hobby, but the tools and leather are getting much more expensive than when I first started.

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  • 784512
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    thanks

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  • Carl Huber
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    Like 99 said stock checkering is a relaxing endeavor. Some simple rules make it easy. Use an optical visor it makes your lines 4x larger. Always checker uphill, better control. The harder the material the easier it is to take a pattern. My first attempt was a Swedish Mauser [on my profile], the Elk horn butt plate was way easier than the cheap stock. With wood if a diamond breaks out. A drop of Crazy Glue is a quick repair. Then just re-cut the line. You can also checker bone, horn and fake Ivory knife and pistol handles. Just take your time and realize it takes multiple passes to complete the work.

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  • country road
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    You can come and dig the postholes for my new fence. I'd rather you do it yourself, than me do it.

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  • 99explorer
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    Take up gunstock checkering. It takes a lot of patience, but once mastered, you can indulge yourself with much more generous checkering patterns than you will ever see, even on custom rifles.

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