Month: February 2016

What has English learning to do with tinker?

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Right material

Now, if it´s a rainy Sunday in a cold season and you have a workshop with a good heater than is that not a bad Sunday. Also a must have is a storage with some old things to upcycle, recycle or others. But to get such a storage is another story. Ups I forget English…. OK a PC and Internet helps also. A good breakfast with fresh rolls from the bakery around the corner is the best starter on Sunday. After breakfast, I surf the Internet to search an idea what can I do with the junk in my storage. Oh English… To improve my English reading, I search only over English Websites. Some good Sites are from Reclaim Everything, Choppa White, Insulator Lights,

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Sawing the board

Viral Upcycle or the site from the Artist Jan Dickers. Some sites bring a manual to build or a short description called “How to do”. One of my favorite material to work with is driftwood. I live nearby a river the arise from the alps. In spring, if the snow is melting, has this river often over floating and you can find a lot of different

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To assamble

driftwood. Also a wonderful material is old glass. I’m totally addicted to that fantastic colors. So, if I find a good idea then comes the next step English, I write the description on a sheet of paper and tell this my wife. Now starts the most difficult part, I go to my storage and look for the right material that I would like to take for my project. A plan and the right material ready laid, I start my heater and my Internet radio. All time when

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Selfie with the mirror

I work I listened a channel from US or Great Britain. English listening in radio helps to understand a fast speaker. Since five years ago, I bought a lot of tools for working so that I can better work. I need this day a buzz saw, a jigsaw, an electric drill and some hand tools. I am very proud to own it old hand planer. With those planers you can finish wooden surface to get a very rustic look.  After lunch and a lot of English news later get my project ready. On this Sunday I build a mirror and a fish board for my little

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Decorated room

restroom and I could improve my English. Whether rain or sun, you can do your work well done.