DIY Glow in the Dark Lanyard Beads

DIY Glow in the Dark Lanyard Beads

Are beads and lanyards still a “thing”? They sure are, if you ask me, I have them on most of my knives, flashlights and key rings, but instead of just being decorative I like things to be practical too, like “find your flashlight in the dark” and “don’t loose your pocket knife while night fishing”…

Making a Puukko Sheath with no Leatherworking Tools or Skills

Warning: In case you are a professional or even hobbyist leatherworker you should close this browser window and slowly back away from the screen, as you will find some of my techniques and tools rather unconventional, if not downright blasphemous. You’ve been warned! For the rest of us who consider that the goal absolves the…

How to Make a Yakisugi Cutting Board

If you had ever used a cutting board made out of pine you surely noticed that it’s cheap for a reason: it’s far inferior to those made of hardwood (or plastic) in regards of durability and hygiene. The main problem is that the wood being so soft it wears away easily, and even worse, it…

The Willow Water Experiment

The Willow Water Experiment

Story has it that at some point in history early farmers realized that watering transplants and cuttings with willow water increased the survival rate of said plants promoting quicker root formation and growth. Whether this discovery was purely accidental or somebody consciously tried to extract the “thing” that makes willow branches take root so quickly…

Upcycling a Christmas Tree into a Key Hanger

It’s that sad time of the year again, when the Christmas tree that brought so much joy to the whole family gets stripped and thrown out. Well, you can’t argue with tradition, I guess, but with a bit of creativity and even less elbow grease you can transform this would-be landfill material into an useful…