This article explains the basics of a venturi propane forge burner, as well as some design tips and suggestions. Understanding how a venturi burner for blacksmithing is designed and made will help you decide if it is right for you.
Canadian nightcrawlers are HUGE. They are much larger than African and European nightcrawlers and positively dwarf red and blue wigglers.
Almost all hammers you will purchase will have sharp edges or patterns on the face of the hammer. If you remove the edges and patterns, your work will come out flatter and cleaner, leaving a better-looking final product.
These are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear on blacksmithing.
Your first blacksmith hammer shouldn't be a difficult choice.
An underground sprinkler system is a great way to help lawns and gardens grow lush and green. Using buried PEX is a cheap and easy way to make watering easier.
Helping take the mystery out of picking your first blacksmith anvil.
Indian blues are the smallest composting worms, and they can be kind of picky about conditions. However, a properly set up blue worm bin will work very well, producing tons of castings.
European nightcrawlers are the red wigglers' bigger cousins. A single Euro will eat more than a single red, but reds tend to develop higher populations. Due to their size, Euros are somewhat easier to use as bait for fishing.
It is easy to make a forge from a propane, helium, or freon tank using these instructions and some fairly inexpensive and common tools.
DIYing a paint can forge is a great first forge to figure out if blacksmithing is for you. It is inexpensive to make and will work for small metal projects. You can use a propane torch to heat.
The short answer is no, you should not forge your first knife from a lawnmower blade. Instead of using a found lawnmower blade, use 5160, 1084, or 1070. I will go over the reasons in this article, along with other basic blacksmithing tips.
Fractional weights are great for doing small increases in weight, especially when attempting a PR or when using dumbbells. However, fractional weights are much more expensive per pound, and even more expensive to ship. DIY Fractional weights on the cheap will elevate your routine.
Florida is the most humid state, as well as one of the hotter ones. Due to the unique climate, Florida offers some specific challenges, as well as benefits that make vermicomposting worm selection important to be successful. Which worm species is best? This guide will help you find out.
Not sure what kind of composting worms you have? If you think it may be an African nightcrawler, here are some descriptions and tips to help you find out and start vermicomposting.
Picking the best vermicomposting worm will depend on your specific situation. The answer is not always the red wiggler worm!
Not sure what kind of composting worms you have? If you think it may be an Alabama jumper, here are descriptions and tips to help you find out and start vermicomposting.
Not sure what kind of composting worms you have? If you think it may be a red wiggler, there are descriptions and tips here to help you find out and start vermicomposting.
Why purchase empty flip-top bottles when you can purchase a beverage that comes with one?
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) and red wiggler worms are popular to use as compost scraps. But which is better? As with most things, it is not a simple answer, and each option has its pros and cons.
Yes! It is possible to grow hops in Florida (zone 9b) for brewing beer. Here is how I managed it and some lessons that I learned.
Selling or recycling your old cell phone gets you little or no money. Instead, make easy, nearly passive income every day with apps for your Android or Apple smartphone.
A tutorial on building a coal blacksmith forge from an old propane grill. We will make a simple pipe tuyere forge from a discarded grill, a metal fence post, and a few inexpensive materials.
Extreme couponing is a great way to be more frugal with your money, and helps connect with your husband or wife if you recruit them. It is also relaxing.
An explanation of the fuels you can use for your forge, focusing on the pros and cons of, and which is right for you. Charcoal, coal, or propane, plus an often overlooked alternative, induction.
Are "fresh from the nest" chicken eggs better than store-bought eggs? Cage-free, organic, farm-fresh, free-range—all buzzwords to get you to purchase expensive eggs. Are they really any better?
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are spreading, and are more aggressive than normal mosquitoes. Their bites leave itchy red skin, and spread disease. Controlling and repelling them in your own backyard is key.