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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.

spaceship
Hobbies

A beginners guide to kit bashing. If you want to build the Millennium Falcon you go and buy a millennium falcon kit. But what if you want to build a spaceship that only exists in your brain? What if you want to build something that would leave Han Solo in

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You might have seen the Cricut Maker described as “the ultimate smart cutting machine” but what does it do? Prepare to be pretty impressed. The best short description I heard was “it’s like a laser printer except with knives”. Cricut Maker Review The unit itself comes out of the box

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HobbiesHome brewing

Crab apple trees are generally grown for their ornamental benefits. Big beautiful blossoms in spring and tiny apples from late summer onward. Most people take a bite from a crab apple once in their life and promptly consign the fruit to a category marked ‘inedible’. This is a shame, because

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There isn’t a rule that says British elite forces must wear any particular brand. However, since general army issue boots are made by U.K. based Alt-berg, it seems a simple job to stick with what you know. Alt-berg boots are built to last Anyone who has owned both Alt-berg boots

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HobbiesCycling

So, An electric bicycle. it isn’t proper cycling. I mean, you don’t get sweaty and exhausted fighting headwinds and hills on an electric bike. At the press of a button you are whisked along by a powerful but silent electric motor. On an electric bike you reach speeds you can

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Forhoja
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The Forhoja kitchen trolley is an impressive bit of kit. We bought one to act as a temporary kitchenette while the proper kitchen was getting a full renovation. Cost At £80 It represents good value. To buy the wood separately would cost almost the same. Tools required The Forhoja comes

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Etched brass crest
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Chemically etching a design into Brass or Copper delivers sharp professional results even on the first attempt. The skills needed to etch brass are pretty basic, so if you want to create a great looking design that will quite literally last for centuries, etching metal is the way to do

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Gorilla two part metal epoxy
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The best way to glue two small pieces of metal together is to melt them. However welding is hot and dangerous. The second best way to do it is to melt a third bit of metal and use that as the glue. But soldering requires a soldering iron. Although using

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Bike Store
Cycling

When space is at a premium, storing bikes can be a problem. The obvious solution is a dedicated bike store. These generally sit in your front garden. Therefore you have to address issues of practicality, visual appeal and above all, security when choosing a bike store. Bike Store Security Taking

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leather bell holder
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I have always thought of leather work as a craft too difficult to just dip in to on a whim. I imagined that leather itself is an expensive, hard material to work with and without specialist tools and professional help it is not something for the amateur to play with.

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