When every knife in the house is too dull to cut a carrot, it’s time to learn how to sharpen them. Yes, you can do it. It’s not a wilderness skill.
The folks at Serious Eats teach how to use a whetstone.
Jamie Oliver demonstrates a way to keep your knife sharp all the time!
Finally, an excellent document on steel qualities of a top-notch knife, just in case you are considering purchasing new cutlery.
Detailed article on how to construct a Brick BBQ Pit with Rack for Storing Firewood.
Maybe a little old-fashioned and less environmentally friendly, but still a distinctive structure to any property.
Tooling … it’s the foundation of all work. Without proper tools, it is next to impossible to do certain tasks.
OK, I’ll run to the hardware store and buy the tools needed. Did it ever occur to you to make your own tools?
This ingenious video How to Make a Tool Set will shift your mindset.
While not practical against the ready-made tools we can just go out and buy, the ability to forge a specialty tool is invaluable.
And I have to say the rebar saw in this Instructable may be superior to any commercial hacksaw you can purchase!
Quilting by hand, it’s a tradition, for our great grandmothers! But modern day Thimble Lady loved quilting by hand so much she invented a new ergonomic thimble.
Liuxin Newman’s thimbling technique is taking the world by storm!
Since when is sewing boring? This adorable sock dog is plain fun!
Source: Professor Pincushion
Quilting remains popular even though sewing is somewhat neglected these days. Quilts make wonderful gifts, and who doesn’t like to snuggle in a homemade quilt!
Professor Pincushion put together a detailed yet easy to do video for a block quilt.
With careful organization, you can complete this quilt in a weekend.