A detailed but easy introduction to leathercraft with a beautifully minimalist wallet project. Watch out Etsy.
So you know how to build a fire – but what happens after that? Youtube channel Primitive Technology shows us how to create two types of drills that can make fire as well, but also opens up a whole ... [more]
An incredibly well-done instructional video produced for Chevrolet by Jam Handy in 1937.
We're beyond excited to offer one lucky Primer reader a free trip to the Craftsman MAKEcation in Brooklyn, a $4,999 value! Our biggest giveaway ever!
A beginner's DIY project that looks like it cost hundreds of dollars.
A great, easy to understand video on the speed square, which combines the functions of the try square, framing square, and combination square into one essential carpenter’s marking tool.
Know your knives.
Do you know the difference between a band saw and a scroll saw?
An introduction to the woodworker's best friend.
An introduction to a very versatile saw.
Because the kitchen table is no place for drilling holes.
Up your handyman know-how with these 10 simple but extremely effective tricks.
Ready for something better than your cheap post-college furniture, but can’t shell out money for the good stuff yet? No matter, a few easy and frugal tricks will buy you another couple of years.
Perhaps the most important maintenance you can perform yourself – are you doing it right, or at all?
Give your apartment some modern mood with this simple build.
Modern cars don't require as much attention as they did 50 years ago, but don't let that give you a false sense of security – there are still several things you need to keep after.
There are two types of people in the world; those who are unprepared when their car strands them with a common ailment, and those who pack a few smart items in their trunk for emergencies. Which are ... [more]
Similar tables go for hundreds of dollars. Make one yourself for much, much less.
Here's to not getting stranded for an hour on a creepy road at midnight.
The framework of your car, explained.
Create this beautiful vintage-looking map and frame for less than two tickets to the movies.
Differential? Drive shaft? Even if you don't work on your own car, you should still understand how it works. Get the low down on what happens when you put the pedal down.
New tools from Craftsman and Crescent can perform lots of tasks cheaper than buying individual tools – and they work pretty darn well too.
Even if you don't plan on doing it yourself anytime soon, this easy-to-follow guide will at least teach you what's going on behind the wall.