Build this wood-cutting rack to make cutting wood easier, save time, energy, and stress. Includes diagram, instructions, and wood rack specifications. Originally published as "The Alaskan Firewood Cutting Rack" September/October 1987 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Two readers share their designs for stands that make cutting firewood go more smoothly: the folding wood rack and the log rollway.
A cheese cave is necessary to properly ripen your aged cheeses. They are available to purchase, but it is very easy, and much less expensive to make one yourself.
By Billy Clark
Follow these simple steps now regarding fluids and storage to make your spring startup easier and less expensive.
Learn how to survive blizzard conditions by crafting a winter shelter out of snow, space blankets, fallen branches, cave openings and more.
By Brian Kaller
Movie blacksmiths look like bodybuilders slamming white-hot metal with sledgehammers. In reality, handmade tool-making involves a lot more frantic and often delicate metal fabrication.
Axe making can pose challenges, but follow these lessons learned to simplify this rewarding DIY tool project and learn how to make an axe.
John Vivian's guide to mastering the ancient art of metalworking takes you from basic tools to working with metals as various as bronze and high-carbon steel.
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