09:30 20 January 2006
Kevin Costner builds canoes in his spare time.
The Hollywood star admits he isn't the best carpenter but has still managed to make three boats.
He said: "I'm not a craftsman. I've built three canoes - they're all horrible-looking, but they float."
The actor also revealed his happiest days were during his childhood - when he felt like Mark Twain character Huckleberry Finn.
He said: "Being 12 was the happiest time of my life. I lived a Huck Finn life.
"It had nothing to do with economic privilege, it was just imagination. I thought I had the greatest back garden in the world."
Costner confessed he often harks back to his schooldays now he's 50.
He told Britain's You magazine: "I remember when I was 20 looking at people who were 50 and thinking they looked ancient. Sometimes I do feel ancient. But I do fly back in time a lot.
"Yesterday I had a strong tactile memory of holding a project from the seventh grade."
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