D.I.Y.

Wood Water Jug

Monday March 31, 2014

Hand-carving wood is a lot easier when you let hot coal do the work for you. Just add fire.

Dueling Banjos

Saturday March 15, 2014

A quick raid of the pantry (and a minute in the shed) are all that’s needed to fashion together the ol’ Appalachian five string.

Make a Knife

Saturday February 22, 2014

Being handy with a knife will get you far in this world. Making your own will get you further.

Strung Up

Saturday February 15, 2014

You don’t need a backyard to have a garden. Just a few plants and some string.

Build a Tool Box

Thursday January 30, 2014

The great thing about tools is that if you don’t have a box to put them in, they can build one for you themselves.

You think ribs are rustic? Try sparrows on toast. This cookbook contains some seriously old fashioned recipes, dating back from the Middle Ages through to World War II. 

Build a Uke

Monday December 23, 2013

You don't have to be particularly musical or even handy to knock together this uke. Playing it, however, might take slightly more skill.

Knead to Know

Saturday December 14, 2013

No one knows what a lot of our food even is any more, what with all the processing and genetic modifying. Except people who use this: an all-in-one bread maker that takes you from seed to loaf.

DIY Computer

Friday December 13, 2013

Buying gadgets is out: making them is in. So says this computer that anyone can make.

Book of Bread

Thursday November 21, 2013

If you're keen to learn how to make bread, or are just really into baked goods, The Bread & Butter Project book is a worthy purchase for a couple of reasons.