Rick's Hobby Garage Blog

Hobbies for the Home and Garden!

From vegetable gardens to cactus gardens, and metalworking to woodworking, we share with you our experiences and what we learn for the home and garden.

Gardening

Gardening, worm composting, and composting.

Metalworking

Welding and blacksmithing projects.

Woodworking

Birdhouses, wood turnings, and other wood projects.

Check out our Etsy Store!

You will find some of our best creations of small items at our store. They include some of my own hobbies from woodworking and metalworking. Joy also has various handcrafted items such as fairy gardens that you could enjoy everyday in your home.

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Hand Forged Candy Cane

This candy cane was super simple and fun to make. It makes for good practice on twisting steel. Evenly heat one end of the steel in the forge, put it in the vise and...

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Hand Forged Bottle Opener from Rebar

The very few times out of the year that I actually get to pull out the coal forge and pound on some red-hot metal, it is almost always to practice something new, whether it...

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WORMS BONDING, COCOONS, AND BABY WORMS

Did you know that worms have both Ovaries and Testes Рthat is both female and male parts?This makes worms hermaphrodites. Today I took a quick, somewhat sloppy, video with my phone showing what is...

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HOW TO – EXPERIMENT WITH FEEDING YOUR WORMS

Worms, just like people and other animals, have a very particular diet that they need to abide to. There are certain foods that they will devour, and others that could kill them. There are...

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HOW TO – MAKE A WORM CASTING HARVESTER

I feel that one of the easiest ways to collect the worm castings is with the use of a harvester. It is quick and easy to use. It is easy to collect all these...

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WOOD CHARACTERISTICS – BLACK PALM

Characteristics – Look: Black and light brown grains. End grain has a dotted pattern due to the side grain pattern; this creates a very unique pattern. No apparent growth rings.   Feel: Slightly heavy...

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A SUPER QUICK PENCIL HOLDER

Here is a super quick pencil holder that you can make with any kind of scrap wood you might have on hand. Cut a piece from a branch; a block of wood; glue different...

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A LITTLE HALLOWEEN CRAFT, OR THREE

Are you looking for a quick Halloween craft that could be done in the garage or shop? I’ve got three of them right here for you. One is a rustic looking pumpkin. The other...