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Hobbies

Even if we are a bit slap dash about day to day stuff, when it comes to hobbies, we all seem to want to take the time to do it properly.

Wood pallet
Hobbies

26 of your questions about using pallets  answered in one handy guide. What is a pallet? Pallets are cheaply made temporary wooden bases used for transporting goods all over the world. The key fact about a pallet is that it can be lifted using a forklift. It is this that

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dandelion flower
Home brewing

There is something very special about making a great bottle of booze from weeds. Whether it is Dandelion Wine, Nettle Beer or Elderflower Fizz the sense of satisfaction is almost as good as the wobbly feeling you get when you reach the end of the bottle and realise you have quietly

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Hobbies

There are quite a few alternatives to natural clay for pottery, sculpture and model making. Some (paper mache or plasticine) are in most cases unsuitable for people looking for a hard, unbending finished piece. But there are two forms of modelling material that can produce a finish like kiln fired

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SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack
Hobbies

This bike mount really sucks … but in a good way.  I don’t generally write posts enthusing about technology, but I saw  the SeaSuckerTalon for the first time last week. I was genuinely impressed. Apparently they are huge in the US but have only been imported in limited quantities in

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Henry VIII hat
Hobbies

The same basic hat shape worn by King Henry VIII was also worn by men of all classes in the fifteen hundreds. The only real differences were the materials used and added decorations. If you want one of your own, the good news is that although they haven’t been available

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HobbiesNature

Growing chilies at home is so simple that even if you don’t ‘do it properly’ you will still probably end up with a great crop of delicious fiery peppers. Not just the bog standard varieties either. You can enjoy exotic chilies that you cannot get from the supermarket, whenever you

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Hobbies

I had a go at making some finger rings out of scrapwood and was stunned with the high quality results. It really is an easy task to turn scrap into objects of beauty and value using only very simple tools. The technique is simply to take a shaving from a

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nettles
HobbiesHome brewingNature

Nettles are nasty stinging weeds and we all hate them. Except that they are also a fantastic for turning into nettle beer which gets you trousered is easy to make and tastes utterly delicious. For these reasons I have to say that I think nettles are wonderful plants that should

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palett sofa
BuildingGardeningHobbies

If you’re thinking of buying a new garden sofa you could well be looking at spending over £1000 for anything half decent. Why not create something that is both totally bespoke and more solid than anything you can buy in the shops or online. By making your own sofa from

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pound sign burned into wood
BusinessHobbies

Your hobby can make you money. Some people get lucky and become millionaires. Others just make a few extra quid doing what they were doing anyway. Now I cannot promise you millions, but with surprisingly little effort you can definitely make a decent wodge of extra cash. How much you make is

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