Pressing Letters

Saturday April 12, 2014

A master of a 550-year-old craft, Wayne Davis explains why sometimes the old way is the only way.

Cooking with Fire

Saturday April 05, 2014

One of the things we learnt in the latest mag is that you can barbeque using an old mattress base, or a shovel. The man who taught us? Adan Abrahanowicz.

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.