How Mental Health Is Improved Thro’ Hobbies Like Wood Crafts

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Mental health can be improved so much by pursuing hobbies like woodworking. It is important in these difficult times to carry on with activities we enjoy.  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. Drugs prescribed to alleviate depression are not always effective. Indeed they can make matters worse. Doctors now recognise that pursuing a hobby can have a positive effect on your mental health. The reason why hobbies make you feel more content is all about the reward system in your…

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Scroll Sawing…….Patterns and Creations

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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, baskets and boxes….. 185 pages Big Book of Christmas Ornaments…

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Scroll Sawing – An Introduction

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Scroll sawing combines traditional woodworking with the ability to create eye catching designs. 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…

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