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Tutorials for beginners in leatherwork?

Hello, I have just been given a load of pieces of leather strapping that I wanted to try and make something with. But unfortunately I am not the quickest of learners and I like to take things at my ow...
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Leatherwork Leather Wallets Straps Written Tutorials
Tutorials for beginners in leatherwork?
Asked by Bernard Bryant
669 days ago
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The Comfiest Stool I Have Ever Sat On, Thanks Dad.

I just wanted to share this beautiful stool my father made. He has now passed and I am really glad I still have this amazingly comfortable stool to remember him by. Along with many other odd bits and ...
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Furniture Stool Handmade Shoe Stool Leather Wood
The Comfiest Stool I Have Ever Sat On, Thanks Dad.
Asked by Rich Shaye
670 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What metal are fishing weights made from?

Hello, I have come across a set of, what I think are, fishing weight molds. Personally I have never seen these before and they have really sparked my curiosity. I used to go fishing with my father ...
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Casting Fishing Casting Weights
What metal are fishing weights made from?
Asked by Ken Williams
670 days ago
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How to start with resin casting?

So a friend of a friend has just bought this whole collection of used resin casting pieces from the internet. However, she has just found out she is pregnant and has lost interest in this. So I have o...
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Resin Resin Casting Shells Jewellery
How to start with resin casting?
Asked by Maria Wilson
671 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

Tiled coffee table made from broken crockery made by a crazy wife

So I came home one day and my wife was sitting in the garage, surrounded by broken crockery and pottery and teacups and lots of other things. I didn't know whether to call the Police or a doctor. A...
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Upcycling Tiles Coffee Table Colorful
Tiled coffee table made from broken crockery made by a crazy wife
Asked by Darren Everett
671 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Are these old sewing patterns really trendy or am I losing it?

Having recently had my own child, I had expressed an interest in taking up sewing, to my mother. So she went away and came back with a huge pile of old sewing patterns. I mean some are so old, that th...
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Sewing Vintage Patterns Sewing Patterns Sewing
Are these old sewing patterns really trendy or am I losing it?
Asked by Deborah Issac
671 days ago
7 likes | 4 comments | 9 votes | 0 follows

How to make a clay face that scares people to death or makes them laugh

So my mum made this little face when she did a pottery evening class back in the 70s, when she was a bit of a hippy and a wild child. And it has now followed me around for over 40 years. She presented...
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Pottery Clay Pottery Sculpture Face
How to make a clay face that scares people to death or makes them laugh
Asked by Jane Herb
671 days ago
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What can I make with French wooden wine boxes?

A friend of my father actually owns a small vineyard in France. It's in the Loire valley and I have actually been to take a look. It is absolutely beautiful. There is definitely magic in the air. And ...
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Woodwork Wooden Box Wine Box France Upcycling
What can I make with French wooden wine boxes?
Asked by Natalie McCray
674 days ago
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What can I make with paint colour cards?

I have been given a huge selection of paint colour cards. They are really pretty, so it is a shame to throw them away. I was wondering if there is anything that I can make with them? I am open to s...
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Papercraft Papercraft
What can I make with paint colour cards?
Asked by Anna Jones
675 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can you make with vintage suitcases?

We have just moved into an old house and after a week or two, we finally went into the loft. Here we found some old vintage suitcases. I really don't know anything about them or how long they have ...
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Upcycling Suitcases Vintage
What can you make with vintage suitcases?
Asked by Pam Hayes
675 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

My first attempt at ring making, what do you think? Be nice :)

Hello, I just wanted to show off my first attempt at ring making. Hopefully this will inspire others to have a go. There was a little learning curve, but it wasn't that bad. I guess I was lucky becaus...
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Jewellery Ring Ring Making
My first attempt at ring making, what do you think? Be nice :)
Asked by Judy Carter
675 days ago
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How to paint a doll's house? Or should I even paint it?

Hello, I have a doll's house my grandad made me when I was a kid. He really loved doing woodwork and made us lots of amazing wooden chests and furniture and draws and stools etc etc. He even made me a...
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Woodwork Dolls House Wooden Dolls House
How to paint a doll's house? Or should I even paint it?
Asked by Linda Chase
675 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to decorate a home bar project?

Unfortunately my friend's shop has gone bust and she has quite a sturdy counter that she needs to get rid of. It was all covered in posters, but now it is just chipboard and lumber. It is very stur...
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Woodwork Counter Bar Home Bar Drinks Puns Crate Bar
How to decorate a home bar project?
Asked by Roy Deacon
675 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Beautiful Handmade Bird Cage Aviary

Hello, I just wanted to show off my beautiful bird cage aviary, that my husband made for me, when we were both young. I am an old lady now and I think it still looks wonderful. It has been repaired...
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Woodwork Bird Cage Aviary Pets
Beautiful Handmade Bird Cage Aviary
Asked by Jean Harland
675 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with wooden cable reels?

Hi, I have ended up with these cable reels from a project and I was wondering if anyone has ever made anything really interesting with them. I know the obvious thing is to just pop a piece of glass...
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Furniture Cable Reels Furniture Coffee Table Bar Table
What can I make with wooden cable reels?
Asked by Jeff Thornburn
676 days ago
2 likes | 2 comments | 3 votes | 0 follows

Are Gutterman threads really the best?

Hello, I have limited experience of sewing and before I started, I remember reading a bit about threads. And the consensus was that Gutterman threads really were the best. Well, at least on the couple...
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Sewing Sewing Thread Gutterman Kids Clothes
Are Gutterman threads really the best?
Asked by Susan Murphy
676 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

The Haunted Pot of Terror!

So my friend had just moved into this house and kept hearing this strange scratching noise come from the loft. And even though it was 3.33 in the morning, and the thunder was cracking outside and the ...
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Pottery Pot Plant Pot Pottery Face Pot
The Haunted Pot of Terror!
Asked by Jane Hiram
676 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make a coffee table top?

Hi, please take a look at my pictures. I have this really cool table frame that I want to do something with. I want to try and make an interesting coffee table top. I was interesting in getting some o...
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Furniture Coffee Table Top Wood Metal Resin
How to make a coffee table top?
Asked by Harry Teddie
676 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to paint a wicker chair?

Hi, thanks for reading. Just appreciate any advice you might be able to offer. We have some older wicker cane chairs that we are really getting bored of. And we were wondering what we would need to...
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Painting Paint Wicker Chair Cane Chair Painting
How to paint a wicker chair?
Asked by Barry Stevens
677 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Can you actually make candles from Crayons?

My friend has an absolute load of old Crayons. Two big plastic boxes full and a couple of extra plastic bags full. There are hundreds of them. I think they came from a nursery that closed down, but ca...
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Crayons Crayons Candles Melting Wax
Can you actually make candles from Crayons?
Asked by Grace Darby
677 days ago
4 likes | 1 comments | 2 votes | 0 follows

Simple, beautiful wooden table design to inspire others

I really hope to inspire others to create something beautiful. Even if you don't have a lot of power tools or knowledge or time even. This project really didn't take that long and I wouldn't say I par...
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Woodwork Table Cedar Wood Wooden Table Family Build Simple Project
Simple, beautiful wooden table design to inspire others
Asked by Mark Addison
677 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is it bad that I want to paint this dresser?

Hello, please can you settle an argument I am having with my friend. I have a very small, French holiday chalet, that we use for holidays and to get away from London life. And I am not an interior des...
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Painting Dresser Painting Paint
Is it bad that I want to paint this dresser?
Asked by Jackie Altham
677 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can I do with Ginny the mannequin?

Ok, she's been christened Ginny because she is always legless, get it, lol? So my mother actually bought her and gave her to me. It was a unusual present I have to admit, but that is my mother. I m...
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Mannequin Mannequin Painting Decorating Ginny The Mannequin
What can I do with Ginny the mannequin?
Asked by Cheryl Brooks
677 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Amazing workbench and counter built by my husband.

Hello, I just wanted to show off this amazing workbench, built by my husband for my new shop. I spent ages looking around for something that was going to be heavy duty and good quality and last a whi...
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Workbench Workbench Woodwork Metalwork Shop Counter
Amazing workbench and counter built by my husband.
Asked by Lauren Trey
677 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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