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Video: It took Antonio Stradivari months to create one of his instrumental masterpieces, but you can make yourself a tiny wooden violin in just a few hours using Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, coffee stirrers and string. It can't be used to play Mozart, but you can still pretend to play it whenever your friends start complaining about their inconsequential life problems.

Video: A pipe organ can cost more than $250,000 and weigh hundreds of kilograms. Not this instrument. The paper organ built by master craftsman Aliaksei Zholner costs and weights only a fraction of that -- and it works just like the real thing.

Making handmade goods might be the easy part when you consider all the work that goes into selling those products online. Now Etsy is giving its sellers a new tool for building a standalone website that easily populates with data from Etsy's own online marketplace, making launching and maintaining an e-commerce site a whole lot easier.

The internet brought countless innovations to the world, one of which being the ability to pawn off hard work onto someone else, anywhere on earth, for a price. For example, if you need 500 paper aeroplanes but don't want to waste hours folding them, you can now just buy them in bulk.

Video: A velvet-voiced Australian craftsman named Chris is the Bob Ross of clock-making. He shows you how to make a skeleton clock from scratch at home on his YouTube channel, Clickspring. In this instalment of a multi-part series, bask in the close-ups of brass melting away like golden velvet to make shiny washers and screws. They will eventually go into making a beautifully elaborate timepiece. The finished product will be as pretty as Big Ben, if these teeny, tiny, glittering components are any indication.

The wonderful '80s flick The NeverEnding Story wasn't exactly a blockbuster when it hit theatres decades ago, and that means that finding memorabilia from the film these days isn't easy. There's an army of crafters on Etsy that are happy to scratch your nostalgic itches, though, it's just too bad that GameGuardians only opens orders for these perfect plush Falkor toys once a month.