How-To / DIY2017-06-05T15:12:39-04:00

The Definitive Primer to Grafting

May 12th, 2020|0 Comments

The Definitive Primer to Grafting Grafting is used to provide more fruit varieties, a longer growing season and more effective pollination by providing a means of propagating plants that do not come true from [...]

  • butter-knife-how-to

Butter Knife How-To

May 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Butter Knife How-To In these strange times of Stay at Home Orders and pandemic isolation, many of us are finding solace in creative expression. Whether that means caring for your sourdough starter like [...]

The Rules of Boules

April 15th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Play Boules, an Underrated Game for Family and Friends This article refers to the rules and background for boules/petanque, a French game similar to bocce. Garrett Wade [...]

Fireplace Bellows Kit Assembly

December 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Fireplace Bellows Kit Assembly

Fireplace Bellows Kit Assembly On a recent scouting trip to France, we were so inspired while watching one of our artisans make our Beech Fireplace Bellows, we decided to challenge ourselves and our [...]

Gary’s Top Ten Gift Ideas

November 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Gary’s Top Ten Gift Ideas

Gary's Top Ten Gift Ideas This is the most wonderful time of year, but it can be also the most frustrating. I love spending time with family and friends over the holidays, but [...]

How to Select the Best Drill Bits

June 24th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Select the Best Drill Bits

How to Select the Best Drill Bits There are many different kinds of drill bits, and each is designed to excel at a specific type of task. Apart from determining which style is [...]

A Green Woodworking Primer

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on A Green Woodworking Primer

A Green Woodworking Primer Let's deconstruct a concept that's become a flash-point of buzz, obsession, and occasional skepticism: green woodworking. The word "green" refers to the wood's moisture content—it's relatively wet, either freshly-felled [...]

How To Make Apple Cider

September 13th, 2017|2 Comments

How To Make Apple Cider Autumn is apple harvesting season, and that means fresh squeezed apple cider. If you’ve been lucky enough to have some at an orchard or farmer’s market, you know [...]

  • Repotting Plants Featured Image

Repotting Plants: A Guide

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Repotting Plants: A Guide

Repotting Plants: A Guide Most people fall into 2 groups when it comes to keeping house plants: The first group is good at keeping their plants alive despite caring for [...]

  • Installing Rivets Thumbnail

Installing Rivets 101

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Installing Rivets 101

Peening a rivet is a strong and useful way to reinforce a high stress area. Recently, rivets have been making a comeback due to their utilitarian strength and industrious look [...]

  • Install Buttons Image

How to Install Snap Buttons

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Install Snap Buttons

Adding snaps to an item is a great way to add utilitarian function that makes it convenient to open and close [...]

  • Grommet Featured Image

How to Install Grommets

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Install Grommets

With our grommet setting kit you can repair or install grommets to any of your fabric items. Using our kit, you can place grommets in a multitude of fabrics including sail cloth and leather [...]

  • Hose Connectors

How to Repair a Garden Hose

May 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Nothing is worse than gearing up for spring gardening and finding that you have a damaged hose. Our Garden Hose Repair Kit quickly and easily connects two lengths of hose together [...]

  • General Tool Sharpening

General Tool Sharpening Tips

April 12th, 2017|2 Comments

Whether you’re sharpening up a chisel, a knife, a plane or just looking on some background information about which sharpening stones to use, look no further. First of all, make sure that the tools you are [...]