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July 02, 2022

Weekend Hobby, Crafting and Bodging Thread

Greetings all and happy Independence Day weekend. If BBQs and fireworks aren't your bag, then let's head to the basement, garage, workshop, studio or wherever it is you can make a mess, get creative and lose yourself for a few hours.

Let's start off with a relaxing watercolor demo. My dad was an accomplished painter and studied under one of the most renown watercolorists, Edgar Whitney, for many years. He'd have liked this one.

For those into jewelry making, here's a demo on making a bracelet out of copper wire.

Between the quality of today's kits as well as after-market parts, 3D printing and laser cutting, there's almost nothing you can't make and make look really good. But look what this guy did with a flattened PVC pipe, minimal tools and wicked skills.

Here's a good tutorial for making a basic mug out of coils of clay.

Woodcarving is one of those primal pastimes that have been around probably for thousands of years. Doesn't require a lot of expensive tools; just practice, patience and learning to work with the wood.

I've showcased this Estonian furniture restorer before. Here he tackles a really abused art deco coffee table. Who knew that dried PVA (Elmer's) glue was that good a contact cement?

The talented Dave Meek returns with a tutorial about how to put your ideas for a model railroad layout down on paper as a complete track plan.

Finally, the guys from Flite Test cap off a series on building a 20-foot span B-!7 with an amazing paint job (and some good painting tips/hacks). The next episode is supposed to feature in-flight video and laser tag gear for simulated combat.

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