Video Courses

Basics of Joinery — Three Joints

10 videos

Three basic joints– the dado, dovetail and mortise and tenon–lay the foundation for all wood joinery. Learn these three well and you will be able to build just about anything out of wood.

Woodworking

Beginning Machine Sewing

19 videos

In this course Cindy Owen and Crissa Lancaster will give you a solid foundation in sewing with a machine.

Sewing

Building a Cold Frame

20:38

Extend your growing season, start your seedlings in the spring, grow fresh vegetables throughout the winter and much more with a cold frame! Jake will show you how to build your own cold frame in 30 minutes with just a few hand tools.

Gardening

Cold Process Lye Bars

21:13

Learn how to make your own natural glycerin soap. Robin will guide you through the steps to make a small batch using the cold process method.

Soap

Dovetailed Candle Box

6 videos

In this course, Frank Strazza will show you how to put your newly-learned dovetail making skill to use in an actual project–a simple dovetailed box with a hinged lid.

Woodworking

From a Log to a Spoon

5 videos

In From a Log to a Spoon, Frank Strazza will show you how to make a Swedish-Style Spoon starting with a log straight from the woods or from the firewood pile.

Woodworking

General Purpose Tongs

18:34

A blacksmith can never have too many tongs! Caleb will show you how to make a solid set of general purpose blacksmith’s tongs.

Blacksmithing

Harnessing a Draft Animal

47:24

Kurt will show you the basic parts of the work harness and, along with Buffy and Skeeter, our draft mules, will teach you how to harness your horse or mule team.

Animal Husbandry

Harvesting Honey

14:20

Sweet, golden honey is the reward for a job well-done in maintaining your bees.

Beekeeping

Hot Process Lye Bars

23:29

Learn how to make your own natural glycerin soap. Robin will guide you through the steps to make a small batch using the hot process method.

Soap

Sharpening Hand Tools

11 videos

Few things determine your success as a fine, hand tool woodworker more than the sharpness of your tools.

Woodworking

Making a Pinch Pot

05:47

In this video, Jenni shows you how to make a simple pinch pot.

Pottery

Market Basket

38:24

Martha May will take you step by step through the simple process of making your own general purpose market basket.

Basketry

Mozzarella Cheese

30:40

Cheese—makes you smile when you say it and when you eat it!

Cheese

Occasional Table

15 videos

In this extensive and detailed course, Frank will walk you through building a small occasional table out of walnut. When you finish this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to build a 4-legged table of any size.

Woodworking

Ricotta Cheese

08:50

Learn to make ricotta from fresh milk! Rebekah shows you how.

Cheese

Getting Started with Beekeeping

6 videos

In Getting Started With Beekeeping, Jacob Klingensmith will give you an understanding of why bees are so important to raising your own food and how they work to pollinate our food crops.

Beekeeping

Tapered Sliding Dovetail

25:16

The sliding tapered dovetail is a very strong joint that is commonly used in drawer dividers, joining a table top to the legs and more.

Woodworking

Throwing a Cylinder

29:24

Jenni will show you the basics of wheel-thrown pottery while making a simple cylinder.

Pottery

Types of Fuel

03:02

Learn more about different types of fuel for your blacksmithing forge.

Blacksmithing

How to Build a Top Bar Hive

3 videos

We’ve found the top bar hive to be the most sustainable hive for the small family homestead. In this course, Jacob Klingensmith will show you how to build your own top bar hive.

Beekeeping

Wall Shelf

7 videos

In this course, Frank will show you how to build a simple wall shelf using only hand tools.

Woodworking