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Andy “Organikmechanic” Colley
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Using Natural Earth and Mineral Pigments in the Home and Garden - A Veritable Feast of Colour
The Alchemy of Artists' Materials - So much more fun than opening a tin of paint   What are natural pigments? Pigments as opposed to dyes are non-soluble powders which are crushed so finely as to make them usable as paints when mixed with different media su...
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Pallet Wood Driveway Gates - A New Adventure!
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DIY Studio Lights From Recuperated Materials
Completed Studio Light Anyone who takes photos or makes videos especially indoors realises the importance of good lighting.
Some years ago I made a floodlight using a bright, low energy bulb fitted into a reflector-lined bowl. The bowl was a plastic garden ...
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DIY Studio Lights From Recuperated Materials - Part One
Completed Studio Light Anyone who takes photos or makes videos especially indoors realises the importance of good lighting.
Some years ago I made a floodlight using a bright, low energy bulb fitted into a reflector-lined bowl. The bowl was a plastic garden ...
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Simple and Elegant Hanging Wall Planter from Orange Box and Pallet Wood
These planters are very easy to make with hand tools, look stylish, can be finished with earth pigments to suit your colour scheme and despite their delicate appearance are robust and long lasting. The boxes pictured are in their fourth year of use and have...
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How to make a solar finderscope from scrap plumbing pipe, the ubiquitous masking tape and the inside of a wine box! All the very best from Normandie and wishing you all Clear Skies for the 21st, Andy

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How to make a lockable solar filter and a solar finderscope from scrap drainage and plumbing pipes. Wishing you all Clear Skies for the 21st! Sadly here in Normandie, I'll have to watch it on YouTube. All the very best, Andy

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Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse! Home made Solar Finderscope
It was whilst I was making the solar filter for my telescope that I seriously started to think about how I was to find the object of study in the eyepiece. I knew that one recommended method was to move the scope such that the shadow cast by it onto the gro...
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Home-made Greetings Cards, Gift Tags & Decorations from repurposed wood.
Easy to source and make cards, gift tags and decorations using
repurposed fruit crate wood and scraps of tissue paper, serviettes,
tapes, ribbons, string, stickers and all those old flavourless spices at the back of the cupboard!  Make and give something ...
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Fun to make and use - Painting our farmhouse kitchen after 15 years of  daily use including cooking with wood and numerous chimney sweepings! All the very best Andy
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