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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Crafting With Coconut Shell - Making A Kalimba

Coconut shell is quite an interesting material - underneath that bristly exterior, there is a lustrous dark shell that can be polished to quite a lovely finish.

In this article, I take a coconut shell and make it into a little musical instrument.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Old Into New Times Two - Making Over An Old Workbench And Upcycling The Old Benchtops


The wooden tops of my trusty old folding workbench were starting to look really beaten and worn - time to make them over with some lovely new hardwood.

After I finished doing that, I also had a great idea for repurposing the old scarred and worn bench tops into something unique and new.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Upcycled Foraging Knife


I wanted to make a one-off little knife to use when I go foraging for mushrooms.  I made this one out of cheap junk.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Making A Koncovka (Slovak Wooden Flute)


I fancy making a musical instrument. Trouble is, I'm no musician (well, I can play the harmonica and pan flute to a mediocre level).

So I was looking for something that requires a bit of intuition, rather than dexterity in the playing. The Koncovka seems to fit the bill exactly - read on to find out why...

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sliced Tree Bowl


This is a project based on a woodworking technique that I discovered (or maybe invented!) completely by accident.

It's a wooden bowl made from slices of tree trunk - the clever part is that nature provides the curvature...


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Making A Wooden Whistle

DSCF0951thumb.JPGThis was a quick Saturday morning project to do something that's been on my To Do list for years and years - try to make a wooden whistle completely from scratch.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Invention Dice

inventiondicethumb.jpgEven the most creative people get stuck for ideas once in a while - here's a way of generating brand new ideas - Invention Dice - a method for making the Muse less fickle.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Making A Cider Press

ciderpressthumb.jpgHere's a project to make a cheap and simple press for apples (and maybe cheese), from readily available materials and components.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Beadmen Are Back

beadmen1.jpgYears ago, before the Atomic Shrimp website existed, I made some little bamboo and wooden mannequins, which I called The Beadmen.

Now, at last, it's time for them to come home.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Building A Boat - Page 12 - The Triumph Of The Snow Pea

boat12_3.jpgWe took a trip to picturesque Lulworth Cove with my little boat - the Snow Pea, complete with sailing rig - and spent a couple of very pleasant and serene hours sailing around the cove.

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