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Category Archives: tools
One question that always intrigues me is what kind of knife people carry? I normally always carry at least three knifes. They consist of a Leatherman Wave, an older Gerber multi tools and a Spyderco.
I have been carrying the …Read More...
Alternate Uses for Things Like Pencils and First Aid Dressings in Your Bug Out Bag can Save Your Life
This is a Forest Service technical bulletin it is the best article I have seen on how to replace a ax handle. In a real emergency knowing how to replace tool handles can be the difference between success and failure. …Read More...
Loose ax or hammer handles can be a very irritating and dangerous problem. So what do you do to solve this issue? Years ago, I used to soak the ax or hammer in a bucket of water, the handle would …Read More...
Here are the instructions for making a shaving horse to use with your drawknife. The diagram is from the book “Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them”, a farm manual dated 1912. See yesterdays post Do You Need A …Read More...
In the past, before the easy availability of lumberyards and finished materials, a drawknife was an important tool. They can still be purchased new and found in garage sales and antique shops. If you intend to do any woodwork after …Read More...
Ropes are not all the same. Climbing ropes are dynamic – they are …Read More...
I have been reading a book on farm devices from 1909; the following list is the recommended contents for a farmer to have in his tool kit. Notice the difference between then and today, no power tools and almost all …Read More...