Cool WoodWorking Projects

Oneway drill wizard

Oneway drill wizard

      I looked at this for a long time. I got it about a year ago and have used it on 2 projects. It does what it does very well. All I’ve done with it could have been done without it, but not as easy or accurate. Right out of the box I put a bit...

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Plan Your Outdoor Living Projects Now

Plan Your Outdoor Living Projects Now

     Congratulations! You made that challenging move to become a home owner and now your creativity and lifestyle comes more into play. It’s time to plan your outdoor patio. However, dreams of your backyard designs should be thought of before the...

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Using Dowel In Recycling Projects

Using Dowel In Recycling Projects

     Dowels are a very versatile woodworking supply. They can be used for many purposes. Sometimes they are quite central to a project, and at other times, their purposes in a project are rather simplistic. How impressive to use a dowel in its simplest...

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Path of my ancestors

Path of my ancestors

     Check out these Woodworking projects with plans: Path of my ancestors Image by michaelb1 My ancestors left Africa 50k years ago. They settled in the Middle East 45k years ago. They moved into southern central Asia 40k years ago. Then they moved...

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No bugs in my shop

No bugs in my shop

      I installed two of the Feit two tube LED shop lights in my garage shop and they are much better than a comparable fluorescent light fixture. These shop lights are not described on the Feit Web site which makes me believe that these are Costco...

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Does the job, except dust collection

Does the job, except dust collection

      I’m making a bunch of chopsticks (72 pairs) for Christmas. I decided that my Rigid sander was going to be too akward to do so many and after reading some reviews, I picked up this little machine. I had to order it as none of the Big Blue Box...

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Spring Wreath Including All My Favorite Things!

Spring Wreath Including All My Favorite Things!

      Hey there!! Happy Monday!! After having spent a lot of time indoors recently since having had some major rain and storms, I was able to tackle some of my more crafty projects I have been needing to get done!!  So I may be a little late on getting...

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Does what it says, just not enough light

Does what it says, just not enough light

      Shop lighting is on my to-do list this year. I found this light had a good review on LJ so I bought one at HD for $ 55 yesterday. It says it produces 4000 lumens at 4000K light temp. I can’t verify the light intensity but in my garage shop...

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Husqvarna 390 xp review

Husqvarna 390 xp review

      I bought this saw used but it was rebuilt professionally in a saw shop. The new parts were the air filter, top end of engine, and chain tensioner. The starter cover says 385 XP but that is just a different starter cover. The serial number plate...

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Branding iron on the go.

Branding iron on the go.

      Branding ironon the go Do I need a branding iron on the go? Naaaaaa…… but it’s one of those things that just needed me.For others, it can be a fair priced way of getting a branding iron for your tools and projects. So what is...

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Wood Jon Boat Plans – Your Own Project!

Wood Jon Boat Plans – Your Own Project!

     The first tip for those who want to download wooden jon boat plans is to get familiar with the facts i’m about to show you. Carefully studying and analyzing what i learned about this, i identified several important items which you should be...

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My Thoughts on the SawStop Professional Table Saw

My Thoughts on the SawStop Professional Table Saw

      I’ve been woodworking since my 8th grade wood shop class back in 1982, but I didn’t purchase my own table saw until about 12 years ago. I bought a Rigid contractor saw from Home Depot and it served me well for many years. Since then,...

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PM 719T Hollow Chisel Mortiser Review

PM 719T Hollow Chisel Mortiser Review

      Problem. I prefer the mortise and tenon joint. Most of my projects join ¾” thick stock. I am not one to create a mortise by chopping with a chisel, drilling a series of holes that are then squared up, or setting up the router – I am just not...

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Not just a pen lathe

Not just a pen lathe

      I purchased this lathe at Johnson’s lumber wood expo in Sept. I can’t tell you how much needed to be assembled as I got the last one and it was the show model. I just completed turning a segmented bowl and it worked great. It did slow...

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Nothing wrong here

Nothing wrong here

      I realize biscuit joiners aren’t as popular as they once were. In fact, I don’t even use mine very often. I bought this Craftsman joiner a few years ago (2012?), and only just now feel as if I’ve used it enough to write a...

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No product support

No product support

      Bought it less then a year ago. It had to sit in the box for a while while I transferred to a new base. Finally got to set it up which was easy till the test. The blade was off. The side closer to the fence was cutting high. By looking at the...

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Shelix Replacement Head Too Small in Diameter

Shelix Replacement Head Too Small in Diameter

      I replaced the stock head in my DW735 with a new Shelix spiral head. It seem as if the Shelix diameter is slightly less that that of the stock head. I had to remove the blades in order to pull the old head out as they were a larger diameter than...

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The Guide To End All

The Guide To End All

      Ever used one of those eclipse style sharpening guides? Usually they’re cheesy imports that require serious fine-tuning and modification to be effective. What if a fine tool company like Starrett or the like were to make a honing guide?...

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Wood Screws for Every Home Improvement Project

Wood Screws for Every Home Improvement Project

     Often when people are working on little or big projects around the house they tend to just make due with materials and supplies they have found around the house. Wood screws are often one of those items that are simply used as available. While many...

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Galvanized Lag Bolts: For Your Outdoor Wood Project

Galvanized Lag Bolts: For Your Outdoor Wood Project

     If you’ve chosen to take up a home project like building decking or a bridge in your backyard, you’ll need galvanized lag bolts if the application for your project is basically wood. These are the best fasteners for ensuring that the...

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Shockingly Inaccurate

Shockingly Inaccurate

      I’ve purchased some worthless tools, but nothing compares to the useless C.H. Hanson Precision Ball Level. The company’s claim… “Easier to Read Than a Bubble™.” Wrong. Let me quickly summarize: The concept is fantastic and it’s an eye-catcher, but...

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Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

      I was asked if I would be interested in building sets for my districts Senior High Musical. The build required breaking down numerous sheets of 1/2 and 1/4” ply. Working alone with a small job saw would be extremely dangerous when cutting...

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Fun DIY Art Projects For Your Family

Fun DIY Art Projects For Your Family

      Onе оf the рrіmаrу problems thаt mаnу parents fасе today іѕ hоw tо bring bасk thе ԛuаlіtу tіmе with сhіldrеn thаt wаѕ lоѕt wіth thе аdvеnt of dual jоbѕ and mаnу long hours оf оvеrtіmе in thе оffісе, whісh hаѕ been hеіghtеnеd еѕресіаllу іn thе fасе...

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Build cover for my fideer

Build cover for my fideer

     A trip through my workshop which I use quite a lot of different machines for this construction. For winter I build a snow shelter to my autofedeer on my sawmill. View on YouTube Woodworking Blogs at LumberJocks.com     ...You'll NEVER...

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Spray Foam Insulation Project Ideas

Spray Foam Insulation Project Ideas

      There аrе ѕоmе spray fоаm manufacturers and sellers who claim thе uѕе оf роlуurеthаnе fоаm as аn іnѕulаtоr in the hоmе саn rеduсе hеаtіng аnd сооlіng costs bу 30-50%. Of соurѕе thе actual ѕаvіngѕ is bаѕеd upon so mаnу fасtоrѕ, unіԛuе іn every...

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Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

     This is the part I was a bit concerned about. Making the hutch doors. Because they are fairly tall and slender I was a little worried about how well they would support the weight of the glass and making them with out a twist. But what the...

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Jewelry box #9: part 9

Jewelry box #9: part 9

     Hi All, After the arduous task of sanding I have finally got the jewelry box to the stage I always dread WHAT finish to apply. Now I have given the box the first sand using 100 grit paper I better think about filling the pores of the grain to...

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Cedar Strip Canoe Build #5 #1: Caning A Seat

Cedar Strip Canoe Build #5 #1: Caning A Seat

     Today I chose to start caning the seats. The book has a section on it that is really easy to understand. Here are some things you will need to do the job. In the picture above the roll on top and the small roll are the same size cane. The lower...

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Shop stuff #1: preparing for a cabinet

Shop stuff #1: preparing for a cabinet

     The new shop is coming along. You may have seen the Spidey Box project I posted about. It is nice to work in, but still in disarray and needs some organizing. I am building a big storage unit and getting video of it. Just making it out of...

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More Adventures of Mark and Jordan

More Adventures of Mark and Jordan

     Well, you know that a few weeks ago I had a special project and by golly, this special project – 20 of them, needed to be framed. And not just your average Walmart frame but a deep, rustic frame with a 5/16” rabbet – a term I never knew existed. So...

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Fliptop Tool Stand Video

Fliptop Tool Stand Video

     I created a video showing the construction of a Fliptop Tool Stand I built for my planer and oscillating spindle sander. My shop, like so many others is inside a small two car garage with some days feels like a one car garage. Space is not...

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Brines M10-A10 MLT Speaker Build

Brines M10-A10 MLT Speaker Build

     Note: I posted this thread on FOG too. The planets have not aligned such that I can complete the three lower garage cabinets. Instead…. I have decided to use a couple left over 3/4” pre-finished maple sheets to make a set of speakers. This will be...

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Shop stuff #2: Cabinet construction video

Shop stuff #2: Cabinet construction video

     I built the main part of the shelving unit for the shop in this video. I basically just muddled along and got the job done. I have a bunch of video of the build and I am trying to get caught up. A bit more editing in this one, but I am trying to...

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Simple Lidded Box

Simple Lidded Box

     I recently built a simple lidded box fashioned after one I saw built on Matts Basement Workshop. This project is fun to build and is a handy addition to your workshop or to give away as a gift. Check out my video at:...

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Screened Porch Corner Cupboard

Screened Porch Corner Cupboard

     I had a few requests for more details on the corner cupboard so I thought I would post this series of photos I took during the project. As the pictures are installed into the blog it chopped off the right side. Sorry. The face frame and the doors...

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Video from My shop: From Pallet to Farm Crate

Video from My shop: From Pallet to Farm Crate

     The Pallets in my shop tend to stack up as materials for projects arrive. So to get rid of them I decided to build a few farm crates which after I was done I took down to the Local craft shows and farmers markets. They are an easy sell. It seems...

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Assembly Table #2: Downdraft insert

Assembly Table #2: Downdraft insert

     Saw a cool idea on Stumpy Nubs YouTube. A downdraft table imbedded into another table. I think that will make a great addition to my assembly table. I think I can cut out a section to add the downdraft table and a piece of Masonite to cover the...

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Easy Tips

Maple & Cherry segmented bowl

Maple & Cherry segmented bowl

      Yup I’m addicted! Nothing like a 3 day weekend in the shop! Segmented Bowl #2. I did this one by eye, not working with a program or a pattern. It is 8” x 3.5”. Flaw’s, I missed some tear-out on the top ring at one joint...

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Wine Bottle Stand

Wine Bottle Stand

      Made this wine bottle stand with some cherry I managed to get from a cut down tree in the forest near my house. Left the live edge on the pieces and simply oiled and left to soak for a nice natural finish. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com...

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“Book matched” walnut footlocker

“Book matched” walnut footlocker

      The figured walnut was perfect for ‘book matching” the top, bottom, & four sides. The tray is red oak w/baltic ply bottom. Box measures 27.5”wd X 17”Lg X 12” high base + 5” lid. Note the rare earth magnet on...

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Walnut and Maple Crib

Walnut and Maple Crib

      This crib is constructed of walnut for the frame and maple for the spindles. The frame is joined with mortise and tenons and the back is taller than the front so the side of the crib is angled. The rails are ripped from one wide board so their...

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Coat-rack from 2×4’s

Coat-rack from 2×4’s

      I saw somebody posted on an online forum that they are looking to buy an inexpensive coat-rack which is sturdy and is able to hold a lot of weight. So, I emailed her and said I don’t know where to buy one, but I can build one. I found a few...

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One More Tool Tray

One More Tool Tray

      I needed to make one more tool tray, this one for my son. I went to the same basic design that I had used on 3 previous trays. This one was a little different though. The overall dimensions remain the same. However, on this version, I made my...

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Hand carved cedar spoon

Hand carved cedar spoon

      The Flexcut knives Christmas gift was the prompt, Peter Follensbee the inspiration, a broken coffee stir the commission, and cedar from the yard the medium, mineral oil the finish. This is a first for me, but the idea has been growing since I...

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Trash and recycling bin for barn

Trash and recycling bin for barn

      We have a lot of parties in our barn and I wanted something cool for collecting both trash and things to recycling. I made this yesterday afternoon from scraps of rough sawn poplar that was used to side the barn and some of the old barn roof for...

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Spider Bowl

Spider Bowl

      My most favorite piece of Lathe work to date. Texas Rose wood. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Download 75 Chair Plans Plus 16,000 Woodworking Plans With Step-By-Step Blueprints, Diagrams and Guides! Of all the woodwork kits...

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Dining room table and bench

Dining room table and bench

      I had a customer order a dining room table that we sell in our store, they wanted it with a dark walnut stain and turquoise inlay in the table and bench. 8’ X 42”-48” wide 3” thick. The top alone is about 200lbs. This table...

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Sugar maple bowl

Sugar maple bowl

      I really enjoyed turning this bowl. I keep my tools as sharp as I could. I took my time and tried to not rush through the sanding, and finished with bees wax mineral oil blend. I love making things from wood I found on the side of the road....

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Fire Mantel

Fire Mantel

      MDF construction with softwood trims. All joints are stub tenoned with a 6 mm mdf panel. finish is an eggshell paint. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     ...You'll NEVER need to Worry About Cutting the Wrong Size, Spin In Circles...

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Kid’s Christmas corner

Kid’s Christmas corner

      I cut those on bandsaw from old pallet wood boards 7cm wide, 8mm thick, drilled holes for decorative tape to hang on a tree. I gave them to my kids to play and paint it however they like. I like to encourage their creativity. Woodworking Projects...

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Klimt on a box

Klimt on a box

      Klimt on a box The OutsideMy wife and I have always admired The Kiss, arguably Gustav Klimt’s greatest masterpiece. It was painted by the Austrian artist in 1907/8 and is thought to depict him with his life-long lover Emile Floge. On holiday in...

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Pneumatic gun cabinet

Pneumatic gun cabinet

      I wanted a way to store my pneumatic guns and nails but also be accessible. This is what I came up with. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to reveal...

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Wooden moose stand

Wooden moose stand

      This is the time for Julius. Behind Julius is enough space for a glass jar with a candle. Whether on the windowsill, in front of the door, Julius feels home everywhere. The “stand has a proud height of 100 cm and a width of 30 cm....

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Metal Tile and Wood Wall Art

Metal Tile and Wood Wall Art

      In this project, the woodwork plays a supporting role; it isn’t the star of the show. But the star wouldn’t succeed without that support, so, after some internal debate, I decided that it was still appropriate to post the project here....

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Firewood Keep

Firewood Keep

      Simple Firewood Keep Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Easy To Understand Woodworking Bed Projects With Full-Color Pictures... I just got this package a few days ago, and I've had a hard time putting it down. There are lots of...

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Simple Tool Box

Simple Tool Box

      Based LOOSELY on an old Stanley No.888 Tool Box. tried to match the overall sizes. Bottom has an Ogee profile around the edges. Handcut dovetails. Finish is called Witch’s Brew….about as close to “Pumpkin Pine” as I can...

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Nest of Bowls, Red Oak

Nest of Bowls, Red Oak

      I made all four bowls from the one Red Oak Blank.The largest is 10.5” x 4” and the smallest one is 4.5” x 1”. They are sanded to 400 and then polished with Shellawax Glow.I love the grain in this piece of timber, and I hope...

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Silver Leaf Maple Burlwood Skull

Silver Leaf Maple Burlwood Skull

      This is a burlwood skull that I hand carved out of maple burlwood. I have made several of these Dame type of skulls and make then in several different sizes and colors. I recently began hinging the jaws and think it’s a cool effect. Any...

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My 1st turned Christmas ornament

My 1st turned Christmas ornament

      My first Christmas ornament made with the help of a friend. Thanks Mike! Made of walnut and maple. Lines burned in with wire. Finished with a friction polish. Originally the ornament was supposed to be for an ornament exchange party we were going...

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simple bowl

simple bowl

      I’ve finally got around to making a you tube video. I didn’t know anything about camera angles and editing, so it was quite a learning process. In the video I tried my best to explain the process that I used to turn this bowl from a...

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Shaker candle box – Kahikatea

Shaker candle box – Kahikatea

      A basic Shaker candle box from Paul Sellers’ book “Working Wood 1&2”. My first attempt at dovetails, as you can see if you look hard enough 😛 I managed to acquire a piece of Kahikatea (New Zealand white pine) that had been...

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Garden

Gardener’s Workshop

Gardener’s Workshop

     Find out more Gardening projets: Gardener’s Workshop Image by Pierre-Marie BROU (104/365) 017/365 Winter sunset in the garden Image by Thomas DESFORGES     Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm...

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Gardening by yard

Gardening by yard

     If you have a tiny yard and would like a simple but well-maintained garden, you only need two things – determination and know-how.  Here are some tips on how to keep your garden by the yard looking spruced up and glamorous. 1. Deadheading...

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images...

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Quick Gardening Tips To Make Gardening Easier

Quick Gardening Tips To Make Gardening Easier

     A lot of individuals envision gardens that are beautiful, however they don’t like thinking about having to spend every single extra minute taking care of the vegetation, grass or flower plot, simply to have them remain looking top notch. Yet...

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered...

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New Gardening Tips for Organic Gardening

New Gardening Tips for Organic Gardening

     Many home gardeners are determined to eat only organic produce, and that is the main reason why they grow their own plants. This ensures that they are pesticide free and disease free because they are the only one who ever touch the produce....

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Go For Gardening

Go For Gardening

     Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. The saying aptly defines the role and essence of gardening and the...

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal....

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Gardening – Must Have Gardening Equipment

Gardening – Must Have Gardening Equipment

     Every gardener needs to have gardening equipment of some type or the other. It is next to impossible to work in a garden without some kind of gardening equipment. The type of gardening equipment used depends entirely up on the size and type of your...

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Aquaponics Gardening

Aquaponics Gardening

     Whenever we mention the idea of gardening or growing any type of plants in our backyards the image that comes to mind is a plot of soil dedicated to growing vegetables and other plants. Not many individuals are aware of aqauponics gardening which...

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DIYcitizenship

DIYcitizenship

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: DIYcitizenship Image by artefatica Photographer: Frederik Froument. www.imaginemileend.com. Jane’s Walk at the Roerich Garden with Susan Bronson. Lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal, May 2009....

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images...

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A Gardening Revolution

A Gardening Revolution

     Discount hydroponics has proven to have several advantages over soil gardening.  The growth rate on a discount hydroponics plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant grown under the same conditions.  The yield of the plant is also greater. ...

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Woodworking Machines

Woodworking Machines

      Thеѕе аrе thе tуре оf devises thаt are uѕеd іn оrdеr tо сut, carve or ѕhаре a wооd. Bаѕісаllу, thе machine muѕt соntаіn a motor so thаt the work of the ореrаtоr wіll bе rеduсеd whіlе production is іnсrеаѕеd. Bеlоw are ѕоmе оthеr funсtіоnѕ of thеѕе...

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New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images...

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

              16,000 Woodworking Plans & Projects With Videos - Custom Carpentry Instant Access To 16,000 Woodworking Designs, DIY Patterns & Crafts | Popular Kits, Ideas and Furniture Plans Read More Simply Outstanding Plans......

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Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

          Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to reveal some EMBARRASSING secrets woodworking publishers don't want YOU to know. I've been exactly where you are. I bought a shed plan... started to...

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New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

                Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to reveal some EMBARRASSING secrets woodworking publishers don't want YOU to know. I've been exactly where you are. I bought a shed...

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Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

     Wildlife Gardening Encouraging wildlife into your garden It’s lovely when you see a hedgehog crawl out from beneath a pile of logs, or a bat emerge from your self built bat house just after dark. By encouraging wildlife into your garden it not...

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Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication

Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered...

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New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Find out more Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered for...

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Fresh Herb Gardening

Fresh Herb Gardening

     Are you wondering on what things to do during your free time? Herb gardening is one of the best things to do amongst choices. You can simply grow your own herbs at home and at the same time be productive on your own free time. There are many...

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New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Find out more Gardening projets: Le Champ des Possibles Image by artefatica Photographer: Les Filles Anonymes. En Vie, from the series Actions Roses, Winter 2009. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered for Artefatica’s...

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Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010

Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010

     Find out more Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered...

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