D.I.Y.

Get to the point

Thursday February 09, 2012

Pocket knives, carving knives, kitchen knives; all blades are useless unless they're sharp. Rohan takes us through the process.

Looking after leather

Monday January 30, 2012

Rohan takes us through the slow, satisfying and highly practical process of caring for a sturdy pair of boots.

There will be time

Tuesday January 24, 2012

With the motto 'Time has its own time' sitting in the window, Sutton Clocks Shop on New York's Upper East Side harks back to a defiantly pre-digital age.

Make Smith

Monday January 23, 2012

Make Smith has no official affiliation with Smith Journal, but we wouldn't complain if it did. The Santa Barbara-based label is run by Steve Soria, a third gen leather craftsman.

Wild Wild West

Saturday December 31, 2011

The west is getting wild again. Matt Pierce's website, Wood & Faulk, is a store and platform for a group of like-minded new frontiersmen. 

Scrumping in the city

Tuesday December 20, 2011

Fruit picking and foraging opportunities are all around... if you know where to look. Rohan talks about the time-honoured tradition of scrumping. 

Waving the stick in the air

Thursday December 08, 2011

In this week's 'How To' Rohan stands in the cool water, puts a stick in the air and talks about baiting the fly fish.

Liberty Tools

Tuesday December 06, 2011

If Smith were a moving image we hope it'd look something like Etsy's series 'There's no place like here'. One of the latest short films features Skip Brack, owner and 'head tool picker' at the Liberty Tool Company. 

Shelter

Friday December 02, 2011

Being entirely self-sufficient in 2011 is essentially impossible, but attaining some measure of sustainability can be both financially advantageous and good for the soul. Just ask Lloyd Kahn.

The Toaster Project

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Thomas Thwaites is our latest D.I.Y. hero. The guy built a toaster from scratch by digging up iron ore and smelting it in his microwave.