Chris Curtiss

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Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird's Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

Art

Here's How You Can Get Rid Of Dents In Wooden Furniture With Just Water

Advertisement<p>Small dents on wood furniture make them gruesome, especially when you are making one at home. It is painful to see all the hard work …

Woodworking

Choosing a Survival Knife

Choosing a Survival Knife<p>by survival expert James Mandeville<p>Article completely revised November 2015<p>Warning — Familiarize yourself with local laws …

Knives

Why You Should Pee On Your Plants

Discover the incredible benefit of urine in the backyard.<p>by Jean Nick, for Rodale"s Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN HOWARD/GETTY<p>Depending on which gardening circles you hang with, the concept of urine in the garden may already have surfaced as a discussion topic. So what's the deal? Should you …

Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

Scrubba Washing Bag keeps you from being a stinky camper

The Scrubba Portable Washing Machine<p><b>Now no more excuses for wearing the same pair of jocks/undies/boxers for a week!</b><p><b><br>Or those socks which can clear</b> …

Create a Sliding Storage System On the Garage Ceiling

Build this simple, slide-in storage system for your garage<p>Install the system in the empty area above the garage door.<p>The boxes slide into and out of …

Woodworking

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Backpacking

How-To Hair Girl | diy hair pomade Archives

Stoked for this one, friends. As you know, I love tinkering in the kitchen with ingredients and making hair products that actually work really well. …

Best Fixed-Blade Survival Knife: Our Favorite Survival Knives

In a survival situation one of the most useful tools you can have is a good fixed-blade knife. Here is the list of my favorite fixed-blade survival …

Knives

25 quotes that will rekindle your connection to nature

These wise words from great authors and naturalists provide wonderful material for meditating on wilderness and natural places.<p>Photo: Galyna …

San Francisco

Learn How To Transfer A Photo Onto Wood, Easy and Astonishing!

For today we have one interesting amazing tutorial that will impress you. Yes we will tell you one easy and super creative way to transfer a photo …

Wood Burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

Introduction: Wood Burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks<p>Second Prize in the<br>Burn It! Contest<p>View Contest<p>Hello everyone!<p>This tutorial will give you a …

4 Essential Ax Skills for Self-Reliance

by Todd Walker<p>Not many a young boy, in our present chainsaw generation, has ever witnessed his mother fell a tree with her ax. My brain cells blur as …

STEP 6: LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE STABLE, STRONG, & BEAUTIFUL WOOD

By Joshua Farnsworth<p>When I got started in woodworking I was incredibly confused about choosing wood. In the above video, and in the article below, I …

Build Your Own Budget-Friendly Cordwood Cottage

A very cold and snowy Wisconsin winter provided us with the time and motivation (high heating bills) to begin researching and planning our very own …

DIY Wood Cabinet to Stash Your Trash

Need a place to stash that unsightly garbage bin? Dawn Nicole created this one seen above using these plans from Ana White, seen below.<p>If you are handy with a table saw, or can get someone to cut the wood for you, this would be a great project to tackle if your New Year’s resolution is to level up …

20 physical traits you may have inherited from a Neanderthal

Genetic studies show that Neanderthal DNA spanning at least 20% of their ancient genome survives in modern humans of Eurasian ancestry. Here are 20 …

Humanity

7 Brilliant Cleaning Tips and Tricks For Your Bathroom

<b>7 Brilliant Cleaning Tips and Tricks For Your Bathroom</b>: I think most of us would agree that the number one place<p><b>16 Stone Pathways You Can Do At Home</b> …

World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface

The species is thought to be a snailfish with 'large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog.'<p>Five miles beneath the ocean the pressure is …

Fish

Mystery Grand Canyon Animal Is a Gray Wolf—Can It Survive?

Kaibab Plateau, Arizona<p>An animal spotted this fall on the Kaibab Plateau is confirmed as a gray wolf from the northern Rockies.<p>On a recent evening not long after dusk, Natalie Ertz stood in a meadow near the Grand Canyon's north rim and howled like a wolf.<p>There was a good reason for the howl.<p>Ertz, …

Build your own expanding table with these downloadable DIY instructions

Ever seen that crazy Fletcher Capstan table that expands to nearly double its size with a simple spin? If not, you should definitely check it out. …

Woodworking