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…

DIY Fishing Rod Storage Rack

Ever since junior got his own room for himself and his toys, and I had to move my stuff out, I feel that my precious toys, my fishing rods, are neglected, they just sadly sit in the corner and gather dust. I was long planning to make some sort of a storage rack for them,…