Machines and technology from rural America
The best kitchen gadgets for the country kitchen include a food dehydrator, a meat grinder, a grain mill, a stand mixer and a pressure canner.

How to Make a Broad Hatchet
Author and amateur blacksmith William Coperthwaite takes up axe making and teaches the basics of forging a broad hatchet.
MacKissic wood chipper
Testing a Chipper Shredder
Several models of wood chippers were tested, with electric model easily towed behind a garden tractor.
Chainsaw cutting
Chainsaw Maintenance Basics
Sharpening chainsaw chains is only a part of general chainsaw maintenance.

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