How to Build a Workbench

How to Build a Workbench

Our DIY workbench plans create a sturdy table for woodworking or gardening projects.

Make a Stone Age Stick Bow

Make a Stone Age Stick Bow

Learn how to turn a simple wooden stave — which you can cut to size yourself — into a bow designed perfectly for your shooting style and preferences.

Handcrafted Leather Tool Roll

Handcrafted Leather Tool Roll

Turn a tanned hide into a roll-up deerskin pouch with pockets that will keep your preferred tools organized for service and storage.

DIY Custom Tool Belt

DIY Custom Tool Belt

Assemble these pockets and pouches and mount them on your favorite belt to hold your most-used tools.

Upcycled Oil Funnel

Upcycled Oil Funnel

Recycle a 2-liter bottle by cutting it into a homemade oil funnel for your car.

Homemade Twine Holder

Homemade Twine Holder

Check out this design for a homemade twine hold, so that you’ll never be frustrated by dropping and unwinding your ball of twine.

DIY Drying Rack for Pasta, Herbs and More

DIY Drying Rack for Pasta, Herbs and More

Use your noodle to craft this collapsible rack that’s perfect for drying homemade pasta, freshly cut herbs, dishes on a crowded counter, and so much more.

Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans

Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans

Nearly two decades of expert testing and experimentation have gone into producing these solar food dehydrator plans. The resulting food dryer isn’t just efficient and off-grid — it’s also highly cost-effective for anyone wanting to preserve large amounts of food at home.

Use a Pastry Bag for Applying Grout

Use a Pastry Bag for Applying Grout

Go to the kitchen for a tool that will allow for the most control whilst applying grout. This reader also uses the piping tip for a professional look.

Simple Garden Rake Repair

Simple Garden Rake Repair

Extend the life of your garden tools by trying this reader's technique, which uses common sheet metal screws, to repair broken rake handles.

How to Make Human-Powered Tools: Treadle Sewing Machine

How to Make Human-Powered Tools: Treadle Sewing Machine

Human-powered tools are not only better for the environment than their gas and electric counterparts, they serve as an act of self-sufficiency, too. Learn how to build a treadle sewing machine and discover the difference human-powered tools can make.





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