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3D Printing Basics – Part 1

It could really pay to know 3D printing basics: we think that this relatively simple technology is the wave of the future. Soon, folks will be able to "print" simple objects at home -- screws, hangers, spoons... really, any design that can be downloaded and milled. This will save you...

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Making Your Own Holiday Gifts

There are many reasons for making your own holiday gifts -- this year, more than ever. Let's take a look at why it pays (literally) to DIY your gifts this holiday season. The understated beauty of handmade goods. Making holiday gifts is a great way to show you care Handmade...

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Mastering Leatherwork Basics

Leatherwork basics can be mastered with a little elbow grease and know-how. Leatherwork is pretty essential, even in terms of human survival: throughout history, folks have used it to make shelters, clothing, and shoes. Evidence for hideworking and tanning exists from 400,000 years ago and leatherworking tools have been found that...