Using The Lost Foam Casting Method to Create a Custom Engine Bracket

I finally had a practical use for my metal foundry! This weekend I used the lost foam casting method to create a custom engine bracket for a future energy generation project. The plan is to convert our food waste into energy using a methane biodigestor. By converting an old lawnmower engine to run off of…

Making Blueberry Cuttings for the Homestead

I want to be able to grow as much of my diet as feasible, which means I’m going to need a lot more blueberry bushes. Over the last few years I’ve been trying to grow new plants from cuttings without much luck. After trying multiple different techniques and soil combos, this year I started having…

Splitting Granite Boulders Using Feathers and Wedges

I split some of the large chunks of granite on my property using a hammer drill and some feathers and wedges. The drill does most of the work. It’s pretty heavy so I just let gravity apply the downward pressure. I wore a respirator because inhaling granite dust is said to be extremely bad for…

Fixing the Pitless Adapter in Our Well

Several years ago the wiring of my well got burnt up in a huge fire from a neighboring property. We had to replace the wiring and piping over 200ft deep. In previous videos we were having trouble getting the pitless adapter back in place, but today we finally got it seated correctly! Here is the…

Growing Tadpoles into Baby Frogs

I found some tadpoles in a bin in the yard that had filled with rainwater. There were hundreds of them so I decided to scoop a few into a smaller container to take inside so I could watch them as they grew. I fed them spinach leaves and changed their water every few days as…

Making Bars of Soap

The bodywash I was using had a lot of chemicals in it that I no longer wanted to rub on my body, so I switched back to bars of soap. The soap I found online was great, but super expensive (Like $5-6 per bar). Naturally my next step is always to ask, “How do I…

Tiny House Homestead Update – We Have POWER

Today I’m gonna talk about some updates for the tiny house homestead. I’m Craig and if you’re new to my channel, I’m in the process of moving my self built tiny house out to some property I own in rural Washington. My channel documents that process and some of the tinker projects I do along…

DIY Wilderness Survival Drill

With a drill bit and piece of scrap pipe you can make a light-weight drill to take with you on your wilderness excursions. This can come in handy for bushcrafting, making shelters, and other wilderness tinker projects. It’s as simple as welding the bit to the pipe. Make sure to use a pipe big enough…

The 4 Most Difficult Parts About Making a Tiny House

I know there are a lot of people out there looking to build their own tiny houses. Having built a tiny house myself, I have a few lessons learned I thought I’d share. I’m Craig, and if you’re new to my channel I live in a tiny house in Washington state. I make videos about…