Today I learned how to start a fire by rubbing sticks together

I had a small hatchet, a small knife, and a bit of string. I spent 6 hours or so preparing for about 6 minutes to get a fire started I let burn for about 3 minutes. Fire by friction is hard. Building a bow drill set is fussy, exacting work with a hatchet. My aim […]

Printing tools to make a toybox

I made something to help me make something. If this trend continues, I can see a dangerous chain of events occurring at some far point in the future. A friend of mine and I designed on a napkin (Actually, it may have been a white board, but bear with me) some corner brackets so we can use simple ratchet […]

I made a booster seat and bathroom sink stool for the little one tonight

The main bits are from scrap wood from the bed frame I made about 4 years ago, the others from the pantry. Yes, I keep scrap wood for that long and carry it that far! Google+: View post on Google+ .