Things for Leatherworking

I have a friend that is trying to learn 120 things in 20 years.  Well, one of those internet friends whom I will never meet in real life. He mentioned that he was thinking about learning Leatherworking as a thing so I thought I would give a primer on the subject. Not that I am …

The miracle of having all the hobbies, is I tend to have lots of kit with me

My 5 year old picked up a splinter in her big toe. My botany kit has some tweezers, a sharp knife, and a light on one of the tiny microscopes. My essential oils travel kit has clove oil. A good topical anesthetic and antibacterial. A dab of clove oil, a bit of digging around with …

I made a new wallet last night

A coworker has had some pretty thin ones over the years, folded tyvek, and currently a big skinny brand one that's really nice.  I've been wanting one of those stainless steel ones for a few years now, but they are much more money then I am willing to spend. So I decided to make my …

Last summer I started a fire by rubbing sticks together

 Luckily, it was caught on video. This was after a 6 hour day, learning about fire making 'from scratch'.  I made the fire set with my hatchet and small knife. This REALLY makes me appreciate a Bic all the more. The guy behind the camera was teaching 2 of us. A bit of language, so …

I ordered a copy of the POCKET REF 4th edition by Thomas J

Glover. The book truly is a small book. I decided that I needed to make a case for it to keep it nice as I intend to haul it around with me. A sharp knife, some scrap leather and an hour, and I have a handy little reference that should stay nice for a long …