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Weaving A Wicker Basket; Most Detailed Basket Tutorial On The Internet

Weaving A Wicker Basket; Most Detailed Basket Tutorial On The Internet
It is a joy to harvest your own Willow from the countryside to make such baskets; and there are many types out there. However, not all Willow is suitable for basket making, many types are too brittle and will snap when bent to the extremes needed for basket weaving. If I find some shoots of Willow growing in the countryside (often in overgrown hedgerows) I simply fold a stem at 90 degrees; if it snaps then it's not right for basketry... continue searching for a different variety. I have found that often the types of Willow with colourful bark such as reds, yellows and oranges are sometimes the best types. If your Willow is freshly picked then you will ideally need to Dry it; Baskets made from freshly cut Willow will shrink and the weave becomes loose later on, this is because Willow shrinks the most the first time it dries out. It may take a few weeks to dry completely.

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve received requests to do a similar article on straight razor shaving. Well, after months of experimenting with straight razor shaving myself and researching the subject in old books on barbering, I present this beginner’s guide to shaving like your great-grandpa. I couldn’t possibly put everything there is to know about straight razor shaving in a single article, but the following presents the essentials of this old-time shaving ritual. Benefits of Straight Razor Shaving

DIY Stone Sconces This is a super easy project that anyone can do on the super cheap. I wanted some nice sconces for my guest bath downstairs. I looked high and low and couldn’t find anything I wanted and the ones I did like were about $20 a piece….story of my life. Build a Twin over Full Simple Bunk Bed Plans PDF version How to convert the Simple Beds into a twin over full bunk. Ladder plans included. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions Dimensions:

Learn How to Shave Like Your Grandpa Proper shaving has become a lost art. Today’s average male has no clue about the fine art of the traditional wet shave that their grandfathers and some of their fathers used to take part in. Instead, they’re only accustomed to the cheap and disposable shaving products that companies market. I’m not sure when or why it happened, but the tradition of passing down the secrets of a clean shave abruptly stopped.

Create the Perfect Sign for Your Craft Room Do you have a craft room? I recently revamped our office into a craft room, and I’m excited to decorate it! We kept the walls pretty minimal in color because I want to use a bunch of color in the decorations. Carpentry 101 I am the teacher for carpentry 101; learn how to survive in the carpentry world. I’m going to give you some carpentry tips that’s going to blow your mind. You will never have to worry about being unemployed again.

The Museum Of Old Techniques For almost every electronic device or oil driven machine there used to be a low-tech alternative that was powered by human muscles, water or wind. The Museum of Old Techniques aims to collect and study these historical alternatives to modern day machinery. Why, you may ask? To quote the Museum: "Evolution doesn't necessarily mean progress, what we consider to be primitive solutions are often not primitive at all". We could not have said it better ourselves. The website of the MOT contains, among other things, some 2,000 simple drawings of hand tools (ordered by shape, and by profession) and a collection of illustrated trade catalogues (up until 1950, in French).

Heart Tree Carving Embroidery Pattern & Tutorial Iron Craft Challenge #5: Be Mine Let me start by saying that Valentine’s Day craft projects are the best. With all that pink and red, what’s there not to love? When I read that this week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make a Valentine for someone special in your life, I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to try out a new project I’d been dreaming up. To check out other entries from this week, visit the Iron Craft Flickr group.