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Waxing is an old English polish, commonly used before french polish and varnish were introduced, especially for hardwoods like oak.  If you want to know a little bit about using a polisuer or French polisher I suggest you google Don Williams and have a read on his methods of applying wax polish.   562 more words

Creative Chemistry 103: Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo

Today in Creative Chemistry 103, after we created a background of alcohol ink on Yupo paper, we stamped an image with archival ink and then applied color by painting with the alcohol ink. 7 more words


Trainer Tip: How to have a quicker first step

While there are several ways to increase the speed of your first step my favorite way involves one basic exercise…BOX JUMPS.

Box jumps are the simplest and most effective way to achieve a quicker first step, especially in young athletes, for two reasons: 178 more words


Muji pocket palette

Here’s my new homemade pocket palette. It cost about £8 and two hours to make, weighs almost nothing (53 grams or less than 2 ozs, including paint…) and has lots of room for pigments and mixing. 589 more words


Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

Making your own shortcrust requires next to no skill, just a little more effort. Why would you buy it when you can make it from the things you already have in your cupboard for next to no cost and you could impress yourself at the same time? 287 more words


Revisions, revisions

I promised you all a full-length post today, and gosh darn it, I’m going to give you one.

The reason I’ve been so absent lately is because I’ve been spending a lot more time working on my fiction. 651 more words


R&R - Reach and React

During our FREE session this morning at Sands Beach Active Training Resort a client had pre-booked the session via our online booking system. As with any professional company we ask for information regarding the clients current ability prior to the session. 1,110 more words