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Make: Like The Pioneers

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You may have mastered Arduino and 3D printing, but what will you make when the power goes out? This book, featuring projects drawn from previous issues of Make: and Craft:, features projects you can build with little or no technology. Whether it's making your own cider or starting a fire with a bow drill, the projects in this book will let you keep making even when you're away from civilization. Whether you're on a camping trip or fortifying the last human settlement against hordes of zombies, you'll find something in this book that will keep you happy, engaged, and most important of all... alive!

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    1. Conventions Used in This Book
    2. Safari® Books Online
    3. How to Contact Us
  2. I. Morning
  3. 1. Think You’ve Mastered Fire? Make and Use a Bow Drill.
    1. Make a Bow Drill
      1. Step 1: Choose and Whittle Your Wood
      2. Step 2: Make the Bow
    2. Use a Bow Drill to Make Fire
      1. Step 1: Drill a Pit into the Fireboard
      2. Step 2: Make a Notch in the Fireboard
      3. Step 3: Spin a Hot Coal
  4. 2. Hogwash: Bacon Soap
    1. Step 1: Melt Over Low Heat
    2. Step 2: Filter
    3. Step 3: Measure
    4. Step 4: Pour
    5. Step 5: Wait
    6. Step 6: Stir
    7. Step 7: Pour (Again)
    8. Step 8: Cure
    9. Step 9: Enjoy!
  5. 3. Kitchen Table Cider Making
    1. Step 1: Clean Your Equipment
    2. Step 2: Set Up the Juicer and Strainer.
    3. Step 3: Juice and Strain.
    4. Step 4: Shoot the Yeast
    5. Step 5: Ferment
    6. Step 6: Bottle
    7. Step 7: Enjoy
  6. 4. Paper Making
    1. Step 1: Learn the Glossary of Terms
    2. Step 2: Build the Pour Mold
    3. Step 3: Make the Pulp
    4. Step 4: Pour the Pulp
    5. Step 5: Couch the Sheet
    6. Step 6: Use the Sponge
    7. Step 7: Dry the Paper
    8. Step 8: Variations: Paper Shapes
    9. Step 9: Variations: Embedded Items
  7. 5. Olde-School Bookbinding
    1. Step 1: Create the Signatures
    2. Step 2: Stitch the Signatures
    3. Step 3: Glue the Spine
    4. Step 4: Attach Cover Boards
    5. Step 5: Cover the Cover
    6. Step 6: Finish
  8. II. Afternoon
  9. 6. Fool’s Stool
    1. Step 1: Cut the Five Pieces of Wood
    2. Step 2: Distress the Pieces
    3. Step 3: Glue the Pieces Together
    4. Step 4: Fix the Top
    5. Step 5: Distress the Stool a Bit More
    6. Step 6: Stain with Cow Muck
    7. Step 7: Distress the Stool Even More
  10. 7. Rok-Bak Chair
    1. Step 1: Make the Plywood Pieces
    2. Step 2: Make the Cross Braces
    3. Step 3: Assemble the Basic Chair
    4. Step 4: Make and Attach the Arms
    5. Step 5: Make the Footstool Assembly
    6. Step 6: Make the Headrest
    7. Step 7: Convert to Rok-Bak Version (Optional)
    8. Step 8: Finish the Wood and Pad the Arms
    9. Step 9: Make Yourself Comfortable
  11. 8. The Lost Art of Lashing: A Photo Essay
  12. III. Evening
  13. 9. Pickle Grapes and Beets at Home
    1. Spiced Pickled Grapes
      1. Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients
      2. Step 2: Preparation
      3. Step 3: Packing
      4. Step 4: Pouring
      5. Step 5: Storing
    2. Gingery Golden Beets
      1. Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients
      2. Step 2: Preparation
      3. Step 3: Packing
      4. Step 4: Sealing
      5. Step 5: Boiling
      6. Step 6: Testing
  14. 10. Brine and Roast a Turkey
    1. Brine
      1. Step 1: Mixing
      2. Step 2: Soaking
    2. Garlic Herb Butter
      1. Step 1: Mixing
      2. Step 2: Rubbing
    3. Roasting
      1. Step 1: Placing
      2. Step 2: Stuffing
      3. Step 3: Roasting
      4. Step 4: Checking
      5. Step 5: Resting
  15. 11. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
    1. Step 1: Rinse
    2. Step 2: Place
    3. Step 3: Heat
    4. Step 4: Drizzle
    5. Step 5: Redistribute
    6. Step 6: Season
    7. Step 7: Roast
    8. Step 8: Eat
  16. IV. Night
  17. 12. Da Vinci Reciprocating Mechanism
    1. Step 1: Cut the Pieces
    2. Step 2: Assemble and Adjust
  18. 13. Oil Lamp from the Cave Dwellers of Lascaux
    1. Step 1: Make the Lamp
    2. Step 2: Shape the Lamp
    3. Step 3: Make a Wick and Fill the Lamp
  19. Index