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Visual Guide: What the Actual Trees of 52 Different Wood Species Look Like

From Acacia to Zebrawood<p>If you've seen our excellent series on different species of wood, by looking at boards you can identify the ones most …

How to Make a Leather Handle Wrap--Without Stitching

This craftsman's experimental technique looks pretty cool<p>Artist Cam Bergerman counts archery and leatherworking among his hobbies. Having learned how …

This tiny hidden dash cam fixes the worst thing about dash cams

Sorry to have to tell you this, but you’re stupid if you drive around without a dash cam. Seriously, you’re leaving yourself wide open to being …

This trick makes a cheap bottle taste like premium vodka

Everyone would love to be able to go to the store and pick up a premium vodka, but not everyone's budgets will allow for such an indulgence.<p>But there's good news for those who want to stock up on booze for the holidays. The lowest quality vodka can apparently be improved with something you probably …

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DIY Van Conversions

This page is your index to a large number of DIY conversions of vans like the Ford Transit, Chrylser ProMaster, Mercedes Sprinter, and Nissian into …

Try the minimalist lifestyle at this tiny-house resort in Oregon

If you are not sure that the micro-home lifestyle is for you, a stay of a few nights in one of the five tiny houses available at Mt. Hood Tiny House …

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Learn how to color your wood burning, pyrography projects using colored pencils by Lora Irish

Join Lora Irish in this free online pyrography project featuring a steam punk patterns, worked on a 7″ heart-shaped plaque, and that uses watercolor …

How to Make a Walking or Hiking Stick

Making a walking stick is a fun and rewarding experience. When you create the stick from the beginning, you control the process and decide on the …

The 20 Best Small Towns In America To Visit In 2016, According To The Smithsonian

This year's list by The Smithsonian is bound to give you intense wanderlust — unless you're lucky enough to live in these charming destinations year round.<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense …

The Most Beautiful, Little-Known Spots in the American West

<i>By: Jay Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Zack Frank/Shutterstock</i><p>Yeah, we get it. You've ogled Yosemite's Half Dome. You've bathed in Yellowstone's Old Faithful. But just because you live-tweeted your Aspen ski vacation or your family trip to the Grand Canyon doesn't mean you've seen the American West. Because you …

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Introduction to RV Solar Panel Kits and Systems

More and more RVers are considering adding solar power to their rigs.<p>Maybe it’s the result of a cultural shift toward green energy or simply the …

Full Time RVing—How to Downsize Your Home to an RV

Full Time RVing—How to Downsize Your Home to an RV<p>Updated on October 31, 2017<p>Full Time RVing in Talladega National Forest<p>Moving From House to Motor …

Model Making - From ABS to Ceramic and Wood

LED DRAWING PAD<p>High Detailed Moon Lamp<p>Weather Forecast Clock Using Old Alarm and Arduino<p>3D Printing With Circuits Class<p>For 3D print enthousiasts who …

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Wood burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

Hello everyone!This tutorial will give you a nice compilation of techniques and tricks for wood burning in any level of detail. As someone who loves …

Woodworking

10 Things to Leave Behind - RV Information (RV Travel Tips)

RV Information from Kampgrounds of America, Inc.<p>10 Things to Leave Behind<p>There are certain things that absolutely “must” come along on any RV trip. …

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Working the Dream Life: Full-time RVing and Lifestyle Design Blog

Nomadic RVers Jim and Rene share how to make a living on the road living and working full-time with there three legged dog Wyatt in a fifth wheel …

Trojan 6 Volt Batteries RV Install

I added to the standard 12v deep cycle battery that came with the RV with 2 of the T-105 Trojan Six Volt golf cart type batteries. This update more …

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RV Links, Clubs and Forums

A lot of folks new to RVing and even some old schoolers may not know of the various RV forums out there. We certainly don't know about them all! …

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 …

5 Reasons Why We Love Oregon Coastal State Parks

After six weeks and eight state parks along the Oregon coast, we have decided that we’re in L♥ve. The state parks on Oregon’s coast are welcoming, …

5 Reasons Why We Love New Mexico State Parks

I know what you’re thinking. Another post about New Mexico? I’ve been gushing about New Mexico and how much we love the state parks, what a good deal …