For forty-six years, Eric Hollenbeck of Blue Ox Millworks has been a champion in the craftman’s revolution.
A strake is a section of iron laid around the rim of a wooden cart of wagon wheel. The purpose of the strake is to protect the wooden rim from damage. The manufacture of the strake is the domain of the blacksmith, where the… Continue Reading “Word of the Day: Strake”
The mangosteen is a species of evergreen tree in the Clusiaceae family, native to Southeast Asia, but now cultivated in several other tropical areas. It is cultivated for its edible fruit, the purple mangosteen. It is the most widely cultivated species within the Garcinia… Continue Reading “Crazy Useful Thing of the Day: Mangosteen”
Pacific Flake Sea Salt is a salt harvestry located in a tiny corner of what was once a huge Louisiana Pacific pulp mill out on the Samoa Peninsula, just across Humboldt Bay from my hometown of Eureka, California.
How much wax does the average American eat in one year?