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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.

Hobbies

We call them power drills but that is a hangover from grandad’s day when hand cranked drills were still in common use. Some people (woodworkers mostly) still use those little hand powered drills for fine quality work, but to those artisans I say, “thanks for keeping the old ways going

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Hobbies

Anyone who has a hobby of building websites eventually needs a list of things within easy reach, without any formatting attached. We need these lists to check our code with (especially when building arrays).  So, this is really just a page to make my life a little easier. If it

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Embossing metal
Hobbies

Here are some of my first experiments with embossing on thin metal sheet. I actually used an aluminium soda can. I wanted to give it a try because there are no fancy tools needed to get started. You really do have everything you need lying around the house. Firstly using

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Home brewing

It takes just days to make, tastes wonderful and can run from very mildly alcoholic to fully fledged party drink. Here’s how to make a gallon (8 pints) of your own elderflower fizz.  Equipment Firstly you will need some simple equipment: A bucket or large food grade container that will

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build a website
BusinessHobbies

Ah, the word “properly”, there is the thing. What counts as a’proper’ website anyway? We asked Chris Brown from Immedia Creative, a U.K. Design agency. “When it comes to websites, doing it properly is really about providing the visitors to your website with the best possible experience. That doesn’t have

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how to make cherry brandy
Home brewing

Our morello cherry bush produces many hundreds of cherries each year. By turning them into cherry brandy we are able to make Christmas gifts that taste delicious and are highly valued by our friends. Cherry Brandy Ingredients Aside from the cherries themselves, the only other ingredients are Vodka, water and

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wooden ball
Hobbies

I don’t really know why wooden balls are so interesting, but they are. Having just watched the video again I would say there is something about the juxtaposition of material and design that appeals to the crafts person inside us all, while there is something about the purity of a

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Pallet
BuildingHobbies

I finished my simple log store recently and in doing so I have fallen in love with free pallet wood as a construction material. I have been scouring the web to see what I could do next and have been astounded by the talented folks out there who are turning

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Hobbies

If you find yourself doing lots of typing on a Ipad (if you write for a blog for example) then you will soon find yourself coming up against one of the few limitations of an Ipad.  They are horrible for typing on because the in-built keypad simply isn’t designed for

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Half an apple
HobbiesHome brewing

300 years ago, if you asked about the ‘proper’ way to make cider, you would have been astounded to discover that the ‘proper’ technique was probably the easiest method there is. You just take a pile of apples (any old apples will do) and mush them to a pulp. Next

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