John Whitlock

John Whitlock is a woodworker and blogger who began his hobby in 2000—born and raised in Northamptonshire, England. He is now an avid woodworker and craftsman who has built some of the most amazing projects that you can find. "I like to make things. I'm not a super handyman or anything, but I've always been interested in woodworking and other DIY projects. I find that if I have something in my hands, I can solve difficult problems better than if I am staring at a computer screen or reading about them on the internet." There is only so much furniture and art you can fit in a house, and giving to family and friends only lasts so long, so here we are with a crafts shop. I enjoy writing about my projects and other topics related to crafting, like making something with your hands.

Segmented Barber Pole Pen

Making A Barber Pole Design Pen

What is the meaning of the barber pole? The traditional colouring of a barber’s pole is red and white. The red strip represents blood, and the white stripe represents bandages. Historically, barbers were also surgeons, and the red and white stripes represented the blood and bandages they used while performing surgery. When did the barber […]

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7 alternative metals for rings & men’s jewellery

7 Alternative Metals For Rings & Men’s Jewellery

Jewellers have used metals since time immemorial. The word is derived from the Latin est metallum that means “mine, quarry”. They are elements found in nature that are not liquid or gas and can be broken down into powdery or crystalline forms. Some are ferromagnetic; some are malleable, while others are harder (wurtzite boron nitride)

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Safety Razor vs Cartridge Razor

Safety Razor vs Cartridge Razor: Which Is Best?

At their public introduction, straight razors, known as Cut-Throat razors were the popular way to shave by untrained men and barbershops. Long has the safety vs cartridge been a recurring debate. Since the development of the classic safety razor which in fact displaced “cut-throat razors”. Men who shaved rather than going to a professional barber

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Craft Quotes: Inspiring for Woodworking Artisans And Enthusiasts

Craft Quotes: Inspiring for Woodworking Artisans And Enthusiasts

Woodworking requires many tools, but the most important tool of them all is the one you have in between your ears. Successful woodworking is mainly dependent on your ability to plan out a project, determine the tools and materials you will need, and then execute the project without making any major woodwork mistakes. So, if

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Take This Quiz To Test What You Know About Woodworking

Take This Quiz To Test What You Know About Woodworking

Woodcraft has been practised for thousands of millennia, newfangled tools and machinery come and go. The essential principles however have not. You can look at the work of a craftsman from centuries past and understand the construction. The world of woodworking crafts is a wide and exciting place, filled with all manner of opportunities to

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10 Best Places For Woodturners Selling Pens

10 Best Places For Woodturners Selling Pens

Some ask me how I got into selling pens while at craft shows and websites. My personal journey started as a woodworker and then progressed to turn pens and sell them. Within, this article the best place to sell pens for a woodturner. There are two routes to go either the internet or local fairs,

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19 Good Reasons For Buying Handmade Items

19 Good Reasons For Buying Handmade Items

After introducing machinery in many sectors, people moved away from hand made items. But despite the mass-produced, people have become more interested in handcrafted goods. The use of machines for mass produced goods has not been abandoned though. But you might wonder, what are the benefits of venturing into a crafts business. Offers more variety

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