12 Best Selling Woodworking Projects

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Tips On Starting A Woodworking Business Woodworking products which are easy to make and sell well are reviewed in this post. 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…

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Wildlife Homes for 6 Animals and Birds

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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.   Hedgehog House The home of hedgehogs is at the bottom of hedgerows (surprise, surprise!), under fallen logs or in scrubland, particularly where you find brambles. Make sure you use untreated, unpainted, timber……..larch, Douglas fir…

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8 Unusual Wood Crafts

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Introducing More Unusual Wood Crafts Wood Crafts offer many interesting opportunities to pursue a new hobby or launch a small business. Many of the wood crafts mentioned below have books written about them. I can only scratch the surface and point you in the direction of useful resources, like books, videos and posts. Kinetic Art Kinetic Art is ‘art which depends on motion for its effects‘, so all kinds of materials can be used for kinetic art not just wood. You must view a piece of kinetic art in action in order to appreciate the skill required to create such…

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Woodworking A to Z ………Part 2……M to Z

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Woodworking alphabet starting with…. M……..Marquetry In Europe wood veneers were being used to decorate church furniture and panels in Italy from the 11th Century, with particularly fine examples being created in Sienna and Sorrento. In France marquetry became extremely popular during the reign of Louis XIV.

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Woodworking A to Z …………Part 1… A to L

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Woodworking alphabet starting with…. A…….Automata  Making wooden toys, which can be animated by a series of hidden cogs, gears and pullies, has been around for centuries. The amazing contraption featured in this video illustrates what can be achieved by a skilled craftsman….. Catch Me If You Can Companion post Toy Automata To Whirligigs

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Three Exciting Jewellery Projects To Make

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  Jewellery making needs very little space and only a small outlay. What’s more you can use innovative techniques to make your creations  look more expensive than they really are! This post features three jewellery items, a brooch, earrings and a necklace, which will show you the techniques used to create these popular pieces.

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Outdoor Living Is Transformed With These 10 Self Build Projects

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Outdoor living needn’t cost a fortune. Here are a few ideas to transform your garden into an outdoor room….   Patio Table Drinks Holder Patio table drinks holder Keep those valuable drinks cool with this cooler box made from a reclaimed pallet. Excellent step by step instructions and lots of photographs. FolkArt Home texture chalk paint was used to give a slight texture and a matte, distressed finish. The holder was given an antique appearance using a stain to distress the paint. Quality Wellness Products at Affordable Prices   Also An Outstanding Business Opportunity  at Hanging Wall Garden Hanging Wall…

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Scooter For A Small Child

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Scooters have come a long way since I was a kid. Nowadays they are shiny chrome with an electric motor. When I was growing up they were  made of wood and you had to provide the foot power. This is the style of scooter I’m going to describe today……a retro scooter for a small child.

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Swing That Makes You Fly

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  A swing, featuring a biplane, will bring a smile to any child’s face. This post provides a cutting list and step by step instructions to make a swing which you won’t see anywhere else.

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