Jul 14 2016

DIY – Discovering a new hobby

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Sometimes it feels like our childhood ended quite soon. We were burdened with education and sent to college. After that, all we could think of was getting a job and being financially stable. Well, now you have achieved that, you have got the time to discover some new hobbies. The best option you have id ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) projects. Let’s know more about it.

DO it yourself (DIY)

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Benefits of DIY as a hobby
We should start with knowing why it is the best option. DIY has numerous benefits. Some of them are enlisted below.
1. While working on a DIY project, you are the boss. You can implement your ideas and your methods freely. This is a great privilege for those who are working at a place where they have to do exactly as told. By working on something of your own, you will be able to feel the liberty.
2. The projects will actually serve some purpose. While most of the hobbies, like movies or sports, are only for passing the free time, DIY will get some work done. Suppose you need some piece of furniture for your living room, rather than hiring someone to build it, you can do it yourself.
3. There have been a few cases where people have created something innovated through a DIY project and have made some money by selling it in the market. If you are able to create something new or modify an old thing to serve a better purpose, you might be able get some profit out of it.
4. It is a great way to bond with your loved ones. If you are able to get your kids or friends involved in your project, you will get to spend some quality time with them. And creating something new together always strengthens the bond between two people.
5. You can fulfill many childhood dreams by taking up DIY as a hobby. For instance, there are many people who have always wanted a video game cabinet. Not everybody can afford a new one. But the DIY kits for these machines are quite cheaper. If you build it yourself, it will not just be cheaper but also a lot more satisfactory.

Finding the right DIY project
There are numerous websites that sell these projects. You can browse through them and take a look at all the options. You can even talk to your friends. You might find someone who has been doing this for a while. They will be able to recommend some projects to you. Also, you can join forums or blogs that focus only on DIY. You will learn about some popular projects. You can even use a search engine to find out about the most popular projects. Once you have found a few good options, you will need to select one from them. To take this decision, you can take the following things into account. It will help you take the right decision.

1. Required skills: Every project requires different skills. The basic ones need you to be comfortable with screwdrivers and drilling machines while you need to have good knowledge of computers and electronics for the advanced projects. So, you should select the project, according to your skill set. Otherwise, you will be stuck in between without any clue about what to do next. It is better to start something you can complete.

2. Affordability: There will be a bunch of different things that you will have to buy to start a project. The most important things are the tools and the material. Once you get these things, you can start. But there are several other things that you will need along the way. You should plan according to that. Suppose you have 100 bucks, start the project that takes 75 bucks according to your initial estimates.

3. Time needed: If you start counting all the things that you started with great enthusiasm but soon left it due to a busy schedule, the list might get quite long. So, select a project that is not too long. Otherwise, you will soon get bored and leave it. At least the initial projects should be short. Once you have gained complete interest in DIY, you can take on bigger projects too.


May 19 2015

Wood working Quick reference for the types of wood

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Quick reference for the types of wood for wood working

Types of Wood(wood working)

types of wood for wood working or use with cnc machines or jigsaw puzzles

types of wood for wood working or use with cnc machines or jigsaw puzzles

            Every machinist knows that different kinds of the material have various cuts and applications. Not all plastics are the same, not all metals are the same and so forth. This applies to any type of material, including wood. Wood is one of the most common materials. Especially for hobbyists since most at-home CNC machines are CNC routers, which are generally used for woodworking more than anything else. Woods can be broken down into three major groups. Softwood, hardwood and man-made wood.

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