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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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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Intarsia – An Introduction to this Exciting Craft

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Intarsia   What is Intarsia? Intarsia uses different shapes, thicknesses and species of wood to form a mosiac like design with a 3D effect. The grain and colouring of various woods are used to create the picture or pattern. The pieces of wood, which are cut out with a scroll saw, interlock tightly together.     History of Intarsia The art of Intarsia probably originates from East Asian ivory and wood inlay work. It spread to Islamic North Africa with the first Intarsia in Italy dating from 1430. This amazing self portrait. which was created by Antonio Barili in 1502,…

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Scroll Sawing – An Introduction

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Scroll Sawing 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…

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Pallet Furniture………15 Great Projects To Make Yourself

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  Pallet Furniture   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 Force the bar down…

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How To Find Profitable Affiliate Products

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Finding The Best Products 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…

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Woodwork + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Match

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Affiliate Marketing and Woodworking Woodworking + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Income How can I justify this claim?   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 you know the pandemic has had a devastating effect on High Street shops as buyers flock to the internet. More and more retailers are realising that sales needn’t just come from their own website, but can be generated by an army of affiliate…

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Woodturning…….An Introduction

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Woodturning Wood…….What A Wonderful Material Wood is such a rewarding material to work with. There are so many different woods, each having their own characteristics…..colour, grain. knots, workability In depth books have been written about woodturning, so this article can only be an introduction to a truly fascinating craft. I have included a series of tips, links to YouTube videos and a bibliography of useful books at the end of this article. Tips and Tricks 1. Keep Your Tools Sharp It is so important to keep your tools sharp by using a bench grinder or, better still, a slow speed…

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7 Steps To Create A Woodworking Business

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  Creating A Woodworking Business 1. Decide on your Woodworking Niche Wood….what a wonderful material to work with…..so many different woods to choose from, each with its own characteristics and unique features. You can fashion wood into a wide spectrum of beautiful products….from a huge kitchen dresser to an attractive pendant, or a bird box to a rocking horse. Now is the time to step back and analyse which spectrum of the woodworking universe excites you the most. Whatever you choose, do enjoy your time in the workshop and be enthusiastic about what you make. Having decided on a product…

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Essential Woodworking Tools And Equipment

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  Essential Tools and Equipment Use The Best Woodworking Tools For The Job Woodworking may have been a hobby of yours through the years….but what if you could turn your hobby into a part or full time business? Perhaps now is the time to harness your skills,,,,why not supplement your income with a woodworking business. There are many ways to polish your knowledge…..evening classes, books, DVDs….I recommend the excellent series of video tutorials included in your membership of the ‘Fine Woodworking’ magazine. Previous posts have looked at the best place to establish a workshop at home and how your equipment…

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