Spot annealing lets you soften metal at just one point
Hackett's trick to get even edges
Columnist Chris Hackett prepares for life after the apocalypse
Hackett demonstrates how to create the bonding agent sodium silicate
One man's scrap heap is another man's hardware store
Turn a junker into a favorite fire-hardened implement
Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.
Makeshift tools for the post-apocalypse
Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.
A little DIY distilling
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