Woodworking

Working with wood is perhaps the most foundational of all artisan or folk skills: whether you’re a weaver needing a new spinning wheel, smith who wants to put handles on his newly made tools, or quilter who needs a quilting frame, almost all other crafts involve at least a basic level of woodworking knowledge. But woodworking can be taken far beyond simply being an integral part of your other projects and can become a highly developed craft itself– fine furniture, gleaming cabinets, kids toys and games, your own custom archery equipment. There is much to learn here. . . lets begin!

Making a Homemade (DIY) Arrow Spine Tester

Making a Homemade (DIY) Arrow Spine Tester

I’m making a batch of arrows for the upcoming archery season-- with my own shafting from lumber. Whoop-de-do you might say, but for some reason I’ve always bought my arrow shafting and just assembled them, something I intend to remedy this time around! However, I know...

Traditional Snowshoes Part 2: Making the Frame

Traditional Snowshoes Part 2: Making the Frame

I've always loved being outdoors exploring.... and have always been somewhat limited during the winter months. Not to say that I didn't do things outside, but it primarily revolved around snow forts, sledding and the like. Not quite the freedom of wandering for hours...

Traditional Snowshoes Part 1: Making a Form

Traditional Snowshoes Part 1: Making a Form

After reading The Winter Wilderness Companion last month I've had a hankering to get outdoors and do some snowshoeing.... But I seem to lack the essentials! So I did some research and got myself another book, Building Wooden Snowshoes and Snowshoe Furniture by Gil...