Plant A Tree To Combat Deforestation

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Trees……What A Wonderful Gift Of Nature Through writing my blog I have come to realise what an important role trees have played down 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. Christmas is fast approaching so I have selected a range of unique, handcrafted gifts you can buy from Etsy …..Just click on…

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How To Harness The Power Of Pinterest Pins and Boards

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Pins and Boards Pins and Boards are at the heart of Pinterest, so I thought I would share with you what I have learned whilst building ‘My World of Wood Crafts’. Before we look at Pins and Boards in detail, lets take a look at the background to Pinterest. Pinterest Overview History……. Conceived in 2009. Launched publicly in 2012 Status,,,,,At present (October 2021) Pinterest is an independent, listed Company, although it is rumoured Paypal may be interested in acquiring them. Primary Audience Demographic……… US, Canada, UK, Australia, NZ Size of membership…….478 million active users in March 2021 Gender……… 70% female,…

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Wedding Gifts…….Extra Special Thoughts From You

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Wedding Gifts   ‘Wedding Gift Creators Struggle To Meet Huge Demand’ This quote must be music to the ears of craftspeople creating beautiful, personalised presents. My post introduces you to carefully selected gifts, made in wood, which I hope will inspire you. Towards the end of this post I review the ways you can personalise products using a variety of techniques.   Christmas is fast approaching so I have selected a range of unique, handcrafted gifts you can buy from Etsy …..Just click on the image for full details of your selection and many other suggestions My Choice Of Gifts Charcuterie…

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Wood Crafts – A World Of Exciting Hobbies And Opportunities

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The World Of Wood Crafts                                       Christmas is fast approaching so I have selected a range of unique, handcrafted gifts you can buy from Etsy …..Just click on the image for full details of your selection and many other suggestions How My Passion For Wood Crafts Began Wood Crafts have always interested me. My first woodworking project was a letter rack, which I made in my woodworking class at school when I was about eight.     Throughout my teenage years I…

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Furniture Restoration – Introducing A Fascinating Craft

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Furniture Restoration   Furniture Restoration – Revive, Enhance and Capitalise Furniture suffers from the ravages of time….stains, scrapes, loose joints……but with a little tender loving care you can restore furniture to its former glory and enhance its value. In its simplest form furniture restoration is applying a stripper, scraping the old finish off, sanding and applying an attractive, modern finish. Of course the furniture may also have structural problems to repair like loose joints or broken legs. The following project illustrates some of the techniques used in furniture restoration.

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14 Garden Games To Make And Play

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  Garden Games Garden Games You Can Make And Enjoy With The Family Summer is here, so lets make the most of the great outdoors. Here are my ideas for garden games and activities for the young and the young at heart. I have shown links to the source of the photos and, wherever available, a link to detailed instructions on how to make the game. Christmas is fast approaching so I have selected a range of unique, handcrafted gifts you can buy from Etsy ….. Just click on the image for full details of your selection and many other…

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Cable Reels……16 Great Ideas For Their Transformation

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Cable Reels Cable Reels Are Not Just Overgrown Cotton Bobbins There are so many ways of upcycling cable reels,,,,I hope this post will inspire you to create your own innovative designs. Here are a few pros and cons when it comes to cable reel furniture….. Pros…… The wood has been treated with preservative, which penetrates deep into the fibres, so the reel will not rot. Although reels  may have been treated with insect repellent and anti-fungal products, any harmful properties will have been washed away over time by the weather. Larger reels are very heavy, which is a major deterrent…

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How Mental Health Is Improved Thro’ Hobbies Like Wood Crafts

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Hobbies To Improve Mental Health Using Wood Crafts To Help With Mental Health It is important in these difficult times to carry on with activities we enjoy.  Unfortunately we may not be able to take part in group sessions like keep fit classes, (UK June ’21) so we need to find an interest which keeps our minds active and that we can look forward to every day. Taking up a hobby could be the answer. Research shows that having a hobby lowers levels of depression……in fact it can eradicate feelings of depression completely.   Christmas is fast approaching so I…

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12 Best Selling Projects For New Woodworkers

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Best Sellers Woodworkers Products…..Easy To Make….Which Sell Well Here are a few things to remember when you are beginning your business as a new woodworker….. Work within your capabilities to create a product you would be proud to have in your own home Don’t try to re-invent the wheel…..look at what other people are selling and adapt their ideas to create your own range Only use materials of the highest quality Just purchase tools  for the job in hand. You will soon build up a range of woodworking tools to deal with any eventuality. Scroll down to the bottom of…

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Wildlife Homes for 6 Endangered Animals and Birds

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Wildlife Homes Wildlife Homes for Endangered Animals and Birds Many of our favourite animals and birds are under pressure through loss of their natural habitat or the depletion of the creatures they feed on. We can help their fight for survival by providing them with suitable homes. In this article I have outlined ways to build  wildlife homes for hedgehogs, tits, bugs, doves, barn owls and bats. If you want to buy a bird box for a Christmas present there’s no better place to look than Etsy. Here’s a selection of the best bird boxes I could find. Just click…

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