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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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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How Pinterest Can Explode Traffic Growth

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Pinterest is so cost effective and user friendly. It ranks third behind Google and YouTube as the most popular search engine. It can take a long time to rank highly on Google, especially for popular market sectors. You will see much faster results with Pinterest for less input. My aim with this post is to introduce you to the benefits of Pinterest, whilst passing on some tips on how to generate more traffic. My Top Ten Tips So here are my top ten tips….. 1. Many people use Pinterest to gain inspiration for their hobbies, their home decor or lifestyle….

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16 Exciting Scrap Wood Project Plans

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Scrap Wood Can Be Recycled Into Useful Gifts Scrap wood is usually piled in a corner of the workshop, or, in my case, in the roof space of the garage. There are so many useful things you can make for around the house, in the garden or for gifts.

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Whittling….An Age Old Pastime

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Whittling…..an age old pastime that goes back to the time of our distant ancestors. If you are feeling creative but have little space, no tools, no budget and little time, then whittling could be for you. The craft of whittling, the baby brother of carving, involves shaping a small piece of wood into an attractive design using a pocket or craft knife.

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Marquetry – An Age Old Craft

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Marquetry can be traced back to Mesopotamia in around 2600BC, where ivory was inset in bitumen to create a picture of daily and royal life. The first recorded use of different wood veneers and semi precious stones to decorate furniture dates back to the court of the Pharaohs in Egypt.

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