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Completed my first crochet top for my girlfriend.

Hi, I like to do creative things and I don't really care if other people think crocheting is girly. My gran used to teach us to knit when we were little kids and as the youngest sibling with three sis...
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Crocheting crochet top beach
Completed my first crochet top for my girlfriend.
Asked by Carl Archer
715 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to glue wood to tiles? Seriously how on earth do you do that?

Hello, I know this is a strange question about glue, but in my local pub, yes picture yourself at the pub now. A lovely hot summer's day, you're having a wonderful time, now you need a pee. So you tru...
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Glue glue wood tiles pubs
How to glue wood to tiles? Seriously how on earth do you do that?
Asked by Ryan Jaxton
715 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?

Hello friends, I want to try and learn about sewing and make some curtains and upholstery pieces maybe and some soft furnishings. But I have to say I have slightly fallen in love with this sewing mac...
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Sewing Sewing Machine Upholstery
Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?
Asked by Keith Xander
715 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Beautiful flowers and birds stained glass door panel.

My husband made this beautiful stained glass door panel for our back door and I think it came out absolutely beautiful. Isn't he talented. He is quite artistic and I challenged him to make somethin...
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Stained Glass stained glass glass window
Beautiful flowers and birds stained glass door panel.
Asked by Marie Madeleine
715 days ago
0 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Remember The Smell Of Das Modelling Clay?

My father was a very creative and really quite talented artist. A person who could sketch you in a minute and capture your likeness exactly. He ended up starting a company and running an incredibly su...
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Modelling Das Clay Modelling Smell
Remember The Smell Of Das Modelling Clay?
Asked by Dan Wallis
715 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Do I need a sewing machine to reupholster a rocking chair?

Hello, I have a lovely rocking chair I would really like to have a go at reupholstering for my mother. I really just want to put a nice, super thick, comfy pad on the seat piece, but I want it to ...
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Upholstery seat upholstery rocking chair
Do I need a sewing machine to reupholster a rocking chair?
Asked by Joe Irwin
715 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?

Hello, I wanted to buy a sewing machine and try and make some fun outfits for my daughter but I am a little confused on what type of machine to buy. I am a total beginner and don't need a machine...
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Sewing sewing machines beginner dress making
Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?
Asked by Jessie Esmund
715 days ago
5 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

How to assemble a concrete pizza oven?

Hi, please check out the picture. I have been given an old pizza oven and for the life of me I can't figure out how these parts all go together. I think it's a pizza oven. It could actually be some...
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Concrete pizza oven concrete garden
How to assemble a concrete pizza oven?
Asked by Dylan Travers
715 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How long do you leave sawn lumber before wood turning?

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but I have some trees in my yard that have been freshly cut down. And I was wondering how do you have to wait before you can have a go at wood turning a...
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Wood Turning logs wood turning
How long do you leave sawn lumber before wood turning?
Asked by Ken Honor
716 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Opinions on this pottery wheel for sale?

Hi, I want to try and get into doing some pottery and ceramics. But it is quite an expensive hobby and as I am starting I don't want to spend too much money, in case I lose interest or move on to some...
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Pottery pottery potters wheel
Opinions on this pottery wheel for sale?
Asked by Chris Porter
716 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Wanted to share my friends beautiful drip effect ceramic mugs

My friend does these amazing drip effect mugs. She makes them completely herself, even the mug and I have never seen anything else like this effect. She is so talented. The drip effect on the mu...
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Pottery mugs glazing pottery ceramics
Wanted to share my friends beautiful drip effect ceramic mugs
Asked by Jade Simmons
716 days ago
4 likes | 3 comments | 2 votes | 0 follows

Can you preserve wood by burning it?

Hello, I recently saw a video on youtube of a young lad making a deck and the posts he put in the ground, he burnt the ends of them first. He put the support post into a bonfire he had build and le...
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Wood wood preservation woodwork outdoors burning
Can you preserve wood by burning it?
Asked by John Travis
716 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Found these beautiful wooden sash clamps.

A friend of my father recently gave me these beautiful wooden sash clamps. I thinks that is what they are. I just wanted to share them as they are so beautifully simple and speaks volumes to the qu...
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Tools sash clamp wooden tool antique
Found these beautiful wooden sash clamps.
Asked by Larry Lewis
716 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to restore an old trunk?

Hello, I really like this old trunk and want to fully restore it back to something beautiful and use it to keep my bedding in etc. But I'm a little overwhelmed on how to start. I'm going to remove ...
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Restoration trunk restoration painting
How to restore an old trunk?
Asked by Jane Selby
716 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

Please help identify this tool?

Can anyone shed light on what this tool was used for? It is a bit of a mystery. A friend said it may have been used to put coals in and heat something, like an old fashioned bed pan. But I think it's ...
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Mystery Tool mystery tool metal
Please help identify this tool?
Asked by Bruce Crofton
716 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

My welded chain table my wife hates

Hey, I was practicing my welding and it all got slightly out of hand and I seem to have ended up with this cool welded chain table. Unfortunately my wife hates it, but I think it's pretty cool. Eac...
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Welding welding chain table
My welded chain table my wife hates
Asked by Kevin Todd
716 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get cheap designer fabric remnants?

Hi, I have just started getting into sewing and am really loving it. I have collected a few bundles of fabric remnants from various places on the internet. And that has been fun to play with. But d...
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Sewing fabric remnants
Where can I get cheap designer fabric remnants?
Asked by Jane Loves Sewing
716 days ago
2 likes | 2 comments | 2 votes | 1 follows

Can you make a wax melter out of a slow cooker?

Hi, I saw this picture on the internet of someone who has made a wax melter from a slow cooker. I wanted to try and do a few larger wax projects, but I’m not sure if making a wax melter from a slow ...
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Candle Making candles melter
Can you make a wax melter out of a slow cooker?
Asked by Jan Baker
716 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to restore an old mirror?

Hello, I have an old mirror that I would like to completely restore. I would like to remove all the paint and get it back to the base wood, then take some time to paint it back so it looks amazing. ...
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Restoration mirror paint stripper antique
How to restore an old mirror?
Asked by Mary Flynne
717 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is a rusty, pitted anvil actually trash?

Hi, I am doing some research into forging and metalwork and came across of picture of an apparently antique anvil. But it looks really rusted and pitted. And I was wondering if it actually has much...
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Forging anvil rust metalwork
Is a rusty, pitted anvil actually trash?
Asked by Nate Dederick
717 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Mystery tool identification anyone?

I have a tool here. But for the heck of me I cant figure out what it is used for, it is a complete mystery tool. It has a long handle, like you are supposed to have a good grip on it. A reasonable ...
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Tool mystery tool
Mystery tool identification anyone?
Asked by Scott Anton
717 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make a wavy cut in soap?

Hello, I am struggling a bit. Can anyone tell me how to make the wavy cut on the edge of the soap, as pictured below. I really like the idea of getting into soap making. It sounds like a really fu...
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Soap Making soap mold cutting
How to make a wavy cut in soap?
Asked by Rose Reagan
717 days ago
0 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

Upcycling an apothecary cabinet.

Hello, my friend if giving away an old apothecary cabinet, I think that's what it is. To me it looks more like the old draws they used to have in libraries where they kept the cards. But anyway, I...
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Upcycling draws upcycling painting
Upcycling an apothecary cabinet.
Asked by Kate Maxton
717 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Very long pallet, what can I do with it?

Hi, I have been offered a crazy long pallet. I want to make something out of it, but can't come up with any ideas. I don't know what it was used for, carpet I think. But would be such a shame to ju...
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Woodwork pallet wood
Very long pallet, what can I do with it?
Asked by Jerry Selwyn
717 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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