Scroll Sawing…….Patterns and Creations

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Sourcing Scroll Saw Patterns Before you start scroll sawing you will need to choose or create some patterns to work to. There are three principle ways to source your patterns…. Purchase a pattern book Search online sites like Pinterest for free patterns Design them yourself using software such as Inkscape and Canva A Selection of Pattern Books All of these books are available on Amazon. Big Book of Scroll Saw Woodworking More than 60 projects and techniques for fretwork, intarsia and other scroll sawing crafts. Puzzles and toys, beginners patterns, inlay and relief, baslets and boxes….. 185 pages   Big…

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Scroll Sawing – An Introduction

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Scroll Sawing – Getting Started Deciding Which Scroll Saw To Buy The first step is to purchase a scroll saw. You don’t want to ‘penny pinch’ as that will effect the quality of your work. Nowadays most models have an inbuilt light, dust collector and have variable speed as standard. The only feature you can’t add on is a variable speed control, so you must choose a model with this feature. Also look for a saw with a throat depth of 16″ + There is a further choice you have to make…..do you opt for a saw which takes pin…

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15 Great Whiskey Barrel Furniture Projects

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Whiskey Barrel Furniture…..unique, robust and practical Barrel furniture encompasses a huge range of useful items from chandeliers to wine coolers and armchairs to wine racks. The barrels have been made by skilled coopers out of seasoned oak, so they are extremely durable.   The Making of Barrels This old film shows the traditional way that barrels are made. Towards the end you will see how an apprentice is initiated into the Guild of Coopers   Sourcing Second Hand Barrels Look online for old barrels, or contact your local winery, distillery, or brewery. They just might be willing to sell you…

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Pallet Furniture………15 Great Projects To Make Yourself

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Pallet Furniture…..Easy To Make…Great Value Pallets are made to last, so they are strong, as well as offering great value for money. You can create a wide range of pallet furniture, which is totally unique, including  tables, benches, beds, shelves, desks and many more household items. You can make them to the exact size you want, so they are truly bespoke. Where To Find Wooden Pallets Here are five places you can source free wooden pallets…… Large building supply stores Wholesale suppliers Building sites Supermarkets Industrial estates How To Dismantle A Pallet There are several ways to dismantle a pallet….

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How To Find Profitable Affiliate Products

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Affiliate Marketing – Finding The Most Profitable Products In Your Woodworking Niche To be successful in Affiliate Marketing you need profitable products to sell and a platform to sell them from. A large number of marketers use WordPress, as its so simple and flexible, and, of course, its free! Several videos on YouTube show you how to install WordPress and to create posts to promote your products.  One of the best videos I have come across is called WordPress Tutorial For Beginners – Build A Website Today  It is quite long at 75 minutes, but you can dip in and…

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Woodwork + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Match

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Woodworking + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Income How can I justify this claim? Lets look at Affiliate Marketing first. Today Affiliate Marketing accounts for sales of $12 billion across the globe with this huge sum  growing exponentially year on year. The value of products purchased through Affiliate Marketing, country by country, is illustrated by this graphic. As I write this post in October 2020 we are facing more stringent lockdown restrictions as the second wave of the pandemic hits. As you know the pandemic has had a devastating effect on High Street shops as buyers flock to the internet….

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