Crafting

WOODPILES

Growing up in northern Maine gave me have a deep appreciation for forest management and the work that goes in to living off the land.  Cutting and stacking wood (and cutting ice blocks) were family affairs, and remain some of my fondest memories.

These mini woodpiles are handmade and entirely unique. If you are interested in acquiring a woodpile, please email me at paul.sherburne@yahoo.com.

The Morgan Family graciously featured a mini woodpile on their YouTube Channel Outdoors with the Morgans.


BECAUSE … OLD GOLF CLUBS NEVER DIE … THEY JUST KEEP ON MAKING BIRDIES

How to turn junk into art.  Old, wooden-headed golf clubs can be found in attics, flea markets, or even junkyards.  They can cost anywhere from nothing to a few dollars.  When completed, as shown in the following illustrations, they can become anything from: a gift to a friend or golfing buddy; a donation to a charitable group for use as a fund-raiser; a representation of a corporate image; or a thematic image for use as a golf-outing prize.

All it takes is a little time, imagination, and willingness to try a little fun crafting.

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BECAUSE … IT’S A BLAST TO WATCH … PEOPLE PUT THEIR FINGER IN A TRAP

How to turn junk into art.  Old, discarded small animal traps can be made into a fake doorbell to either charm visitors or turn them into instant idiots when they actually consider putting their finger into a real trap.  WARNING: before mounting, the real trap must be disarmed, either by cutting partially through the spring, or by using a bolt and nut to lock it out of service.

Clean it up, paint it (as illustrated) and mount it on a board, as shown.  Use your own imagination on the graphics.

All it takes is a little time, imagination, and willingness to try a little fun crafting.

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