Beat Inflation With A Pyrography Side Hustle

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Finding A Profitable Wood Craft  Pyrography, Woodturning, Intarsia, Marquetry, Jewellery are all crafts which offer the opportunity of generating a supplementary income. However many of these crafts do not create a worthwhile ROI (Return on Investment) both in terms of money and/or time spent. LeadsLeap…The Outstanding Site Management System So lets look at the potential of each of them…… Click on the image to learn more about that craft. Woodturning Pros  High quality products which are useful and attractive Can use recycled timber which is environmentally friendly Cons Lathe is expensive to purchase A dedicated workshop is required Marquetry and Intarsia Pros…

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Kumiko…. The Ancient Art of Woodcraft Mastery from Japan

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Origins of Kumiko Kumiko originated as a unique Japanese artform in the 8th Century during the Asuka period. The traditional wood used in Kumiko is Akita Cedar or Kiso Cypress, which is long lasting, durable and bright in colour.   The Best Wood To Use Nowadays it is advisable to start with basswood, which has small pores, no grain lines, pares easily and is consistent in colour. It is also comparatively soft, which allows you to achieve a tight fit when assembling the pieces.     Assembly The wooden pieces, which are traditionally cut by hand to an accuracy of…

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The Magic of Green Woodworking….Tools, Products And Skills

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Green Woodworking…… Yesterday and Today Green Woodworking is enjoying a revival now that the planting of trees is  recognised as an important way of reducing global warming. Indeed wood loving craftsmen of the past are now regarded as the first conservationists, as they harnessed the attributes of wood in a sustainable and renewable way. The common thread in green woodworking is the use of freshly cut, moist wood that has not been dried or seasoned. This allows for easier manipulation of the wood and the development of unique, organic shapes as the wood dries and settles over time.

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Cable Reels……16 Great Ideas For Their Transformation

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    Cable Reels…. So Many Ideas For Recycling Cable reels can be upcycled in so many ways,,,, 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 cable reel will not rot. Although cable 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 cable reels are very heavy, which is…

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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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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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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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Intarsia – An Introduction to this Exciting Craft

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Intarsia uses different shapes, thicknesses and species of wood to form a mosaic 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.   Quality Wellness Products at Affordable Prices   Also An Outstanding Business Opportunity  at 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…

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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. Quality Wellness Products at Affordable Prices   Also An Outstanding Business Opportunity  at 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…

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