Wood Crafts……..Marquetry, Furniture, Intarsia, Kumiko and much more

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A warm welcome to ‘My World Of Wood Crafts’ Ways To Navigate My Site The sidebar of every post has a list of subjects covered in that post. Click on a subject to be taken to the information you are looking for. I have written posts about many subjects relating to Wood Crafts including…… Barrel Furniture, Furniture Restoration, Homes for Wildlife, Intarsia, Jewellery, Kumiko, Marquetry, Outdoor Furniture, Pallet Furniture, Pyrography, Scroll Sawing. Setting Up A Workshop, Tools – Equipment, Toys and Whittling There are several articles about Affiliate Marketing, which may help you sell your products online. 

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Beat Inflation With A Pyrography Side Hustle

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Finding A Profitable Wood Craft  Pyrography, Woodturning, Intarsia, Marquetry, Jewellery are all crafts which offer the opportunity of generating a supplementary income. However many of these crafts do not create a worthwhile ROI (Return on Investment) both in terms of money and/or time spent.

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Whittling….An Age Old Pastime

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Whittling…..an age old pastime that goes back to the time of our distant ancestors. If you are feeling creative but have little space, no tools, no budget and little time, then whittling could be for you. The craft of whittling, the baby brother of carving, involves shaping a small piece of wood into an attractive design using a pocket or craft knife.

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Marquetry – An Age Old Craft

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Marquetry can be traced back to Mesopotamia in around 2600BC, where ivory was inset in bitumen to create a picture of daily and royal life. The first recorded use of different wood veneers and semi precious stones to decorate furniture dates back to the court of the Pharaohs in Egypt.

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Cherry Blossom Time In Japan

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The Beauty of Cherry Blossom Cherry blossom time in Japan is magical, as nature presents its ultimate floral show. Not only do trees offer such a variety of materials for our crafts. but they can also be beautiful beyond words. The flowering of cherry blossom trees, known as sakura in Japanese,  has been celebrated for over a thousand years throughout the country’s poetry, literature and art.

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Pyrography – Creating Awesome Wood Burning Artwork

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History of Pyrography Pyrography dates back to the heyday of many of the world’s great civilisations……The Egyptians, The Greeks, The Romans, The Nazca and Moche civilisations in Peru and the Han dynasty in China, where it was known as ‘fire needle embroidery’.   The word pyrography originates from the Greek meaning ‘writing with fire’.

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Green Woodworking….Tools, Products And Skills

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Green Woodworking…… Yesterday and Today Green Woodworking is enjoying a revival now that the planting of trees is  recognised as an important way of reducing global warming. Indeed wood loving craftsmen of the past are now regarded as the first conservationists, as they harnessed the attributes of wood in a sustainable and renewable way.

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Deforestation Fuels Climate Change

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The Importance Of Trees Today Deforestation has been identified as a major factor contributing to global warming….the most pressing challenge the world faces this century. Through writing my blog I have come to realise what an important role trees have played through the centuries… For building our homes For generating warmth For building ships For the creation of great artwork Now it has emerged that trees play a crucial role in regulating our climate. Deforestation……the extermination of trees for personal and state gain ……is endangering life, as we know it, on this wonderful planet of ours.   The Reasons For…

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How To Harness The Power Of Pinterest Pins and Boards

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History and Overview of Pinterest Pinterest Pins and Boards are at the heart of this social media/search engine platform. So I will start by sharing with you what I have learned about Pins and Boards whilst building ‘My World of Wood Crafts’. Before we discuss Pins and Boards in detail, lets take a look at the background to Pinterest. History……. Conceived in 2009. Launched publicly in 2012 Status,,,,,At present (October 2021) Pinterest is an independent, listed Company, although several companies have considered acquiring it. Primary Audience Demographic……… US, Canada, UK, Australia, NZ Size of membership…….478 million active users in March…

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