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Arborsmith Studios
People come in all shapes and sizes - and so do trees. Admire some of the world's best examples of shaped trees at the place where "houses are planted, chairs are watered, tables are pruned, and fences grow taller and stronger as the years go by", thanks to arborsculptor Richard Charles Reames.


In a netshell: Living furniture.


Papercraft
If you can't afford a real motorbike, you could always make a paper model. Download instructions for all kinds of paper craft, from rare Japanese animals to seasonal symbols to an authentic-looking Yamaha Sports YZF-R1 (that's a bike).


In a netshell: Crafty.


The Helpful Gardener Bonsai Forum
For those who like their trees small, tap into the award-winning Bonsai Forum at The Helpful Gardener.


In a netshell: Big on content.


Scrapbooking.com
Keep memories alive with a scrapbook. Browse the latest issue for layouts, ideas, fonts, tips and articles or dip into the archives.


In a netshell: Keepsakes.


Autoindex World Car Catalogue
Car buffs can while away a few (thousand) hours here. Drool over 35,000 photos from more than 1500 car makers in Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Africa. You’ll even find a listing for Australia. Search by maker, country, category (including alternative energy and exotic sportscars) or body.


In a netshell: Vroom vroom vroom.


Autoindex World Car Catalogue
Car buffs can while away a few (thousand) hours here. Drool over 35,000 photos from more than 1500 car makers in Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Africa. You’ll even find a listing for Australia. Search by maker, country, category (including alternative energy and exotic sportscars) or body.


In a netshell: Vroom vroom vroom.


Barenakednomore
Don't let your teddy bear be laughed out of toytown. Canadian Vicky Vance has been designing clothes for bears (and the occasional moose) for 10 years. See what the best-dressed bears are wearing this year.


In a netshell: Bear with me.


Woodworking Plan Finder
PlanFinder is a woodworking plan search engine with links to more than 4400 plans from 30+ specialty woodworking Web sites. The site also lists free woodworking software tools, magazines, online calculators, how to articles, links, tips and templates for everything from barns to picnic tables.


In a netshell: Wood if you could.


Jezebel's Mirror
Web designer Heather Champ took a self-portrait photo in a bathroom mirror in 1986. Four years later, she realised she'd amassed quite a collection and created a digital album featuring 500 "mirror" photos. The site has developed a cult following with others who've captured their image in a range of reflective surfaces. Don't miss the two contributed "mirror" photographs taken 70 years apart with the same Brownie camera.


In a netshell: Off the wall.


Buying your first telescope in Australia
There's more to buying a telescope than meets the eye. The easy-to-read free tips on this site could prevent you from buying an "expensive coat hanger". Astronomer Fraser Farrell guides you through the maze of apertures, optical and mounting designs, magnification, eyepieces and star atlases. You'll also find links to astronomy societies, dealers and reviews.


In a netshell: Enlightening.


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