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Is a type of saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike the European saw that cuts on the push stroke. This allows it to have thinner blades that cut more efficiently and leave a narrower cut width (kerf). On the other hand, a pull stroke does not easily permit putting one's body weight behind a stroke. Value Pack (Case + Screen Protector + Holder + FM Transmitter + Stylus + Headset) compatible with Apple® iPad® 2. Apple, iPhone ®, iPad®, iPod ® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

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Sharpening your tools Years ago, I drove by a storefront with a hand-painted plywood sign.

How To Sharpen Tools: The Family Handyman

It read “Tool Sharpening.” Curious, I gathered a boxful of dull old handsaws and circular saw blades in my garage and carried them up to the store with the hope of getting them sharpened. An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual, 9923-2823-MTDC, Getting the Hang of It (continued) Sharpening "Putting your nose to the grindstone" implies tedious, repetitious, and unending work. You will find that sharpening a dull or abused ax is indeed tedious and repetitious, but to do it right you have to do it slowly (Figure 62).

Along the way, you'll learn the value of patience, and appreciate the differences in steel tempering and ax quality as you sharpen different axes. Best of all, you will appreciate the usefulness of a razor-sharp ax, and the importance of doing everything you can to keep it sharp. Primitive Technology, Traditional Skills and Hand-Made Tools. Antique Farm Tools - Introduction (home-page) Survival tool extraordinaire! : Here's the drill: You can use it as a chisel initially and cut a square hole the width of the tip, remove that, then tap and turn, tap and turn.

Survival tool extraordinaire! : Here's the drill:

I used a branch to hit the top with. You don't want to POUND it into the wood as the tool may not break but will be hard to turn. Be patient, periodically work it out of the wood while turning and remove some of the chips. Incidentally, as you may notice this is actually a exposed root (on a guava tree- fairly hard wood) but for some reason, I couldn't get some of the pictures to stay oriented correctly so it looks like a branch or trunk...which I guess is Ok because it may have more uses going into a vertical surface.... The root is about 4" thick but I was able to make it through in less than 5 minutes. Woodworking for engineers. The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container Gardenista. Older The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container by Christine Chang Hanway Issue 68 · Africana · April 15, 2013 Newer Issue 68 · Africana · April 15, 2013.

The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container Gardenista

DIY Compost Tumbler Tutorial. We made a compost tumbler for my sister in law for her birthday last year.

DIY Compost Tumbler Tutorial

This tutorial and information/ idea comes from Janet Luke’s amazing Green Urban Living. You’ll need:A table of some type A plastic food grade drum4 castor wheels2 galvanized hingesScrews1 galvanized hasp and staple latch1 carabiner JigsawDrill Mr Ecochick made a small table out of old fence posts we had lying around. You could use a wooden plank for the wheels to be attached to it doesn’t really need to be very high off the ground.

I bought a plastic drum off trade me. For the door of the compost bin draw a square on the drum.Drill several holes at the corners of the square.Use a jigsaw and cut the door out. DIY Compost Sifter. Save energy with Practecol gadgets. Are you still paying for vampire power, the electricity wasted by your idle gadgets and chargers if you leave them plugged into the wall?

Save energy with Practecol gadgets

I’ve found a new, low-cost solution for making home energy efficiency a little easier: Practecol‘s energy-saving power strips and adapters. Many would-be environmentalists and penny-pinchers already know about vampire power, but many who do don’t take action to stop the wasted energy. Blacksmithing 101: How to Make a Forge and Start Hammering Metal. If you want to work with metal, there's one thing you have to confront: You need heat.

Blacksmithing 101: How to Make a Forge and Start Hammering Metal

With it, you can make the toughest metal submit to your will. Without it, you'll never gain full mastery over this stubborn material. Over the years, I have been frustrated by my inability to work hot steel. TOOLS. Tools that work! Low teck tools. Everyday Tools. Wilderness Supplies. Hearth Home Base.