Tools

Machines and technology from rural America
Learn how to make a homemade saw blade from scrap metal for survival and self-reliance.

DIY Bucksaw How to Make Primitive Tools Pt. 2: DIY Saws
Any saw blade can be turned into a DIY saw, as either a bucksaw or bow saw.
3-diy-axes How to Make Primitive Tools Pt. 3: DIY Axes
These DIY axes are multipurpose tools — they can fell trees, split wood or carve out handmade boats.
Shovel - Fotolia 6 Tools for Starting a Landscaping Business
These tools will help when starting a landscaping business.

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Types of Knives for the Homestead

Understanding the different types of knives will help when choosing the right one for you.

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