How to make homemade spikes and nails on the forge

Trayer-Wilderness-How-to-make-homemade-nails-or-spikes-on-the-forgeWell the Mountain Man has been busy in his smithy!  Wait till you see all the REALLY cool stuff he’s made.  Some of his new creations will be added to our website store and others will be shared here with his how-to videos.

Today’s video below will show you how to make homemade nails or spikes or hand forged nails or spikes.  We would love to hear back from you.  If there is something you have a desire to learn please be sure to drop us a line in the comments below so we can provide you with the information you are looking for.

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How to make homemade vanilla extract

MWJ - How to make homemade vanilla extractIn our effort to make everything from scratch I have added a new raw ingredient to my list… Vanilla extract…

It couldn’t be more simple and easy.

All you will need is the following:

♥ 3 vanilla beans
♥ 1 cup of vodka
♥ Glass jar with a tight fitting lid

Using a kitchen scissors cut the beans in half the long way leaving a half an inch still whole at one end so as to keep the beans together.

Pour the cup of vodka over the beans 100% covering the beans. Close the jar tightly and store in a cool dark place for 2 months or longer. Remember to shake the jar from time to time.

This will last for a long time and you can add more vodka to top it off.

There you have it…  It is that easy…

Enjoy and be sure to check back for more how-to’s on condiments this summer. I am finally getting a chance to get all my recipes in order…

Blessings to you and yours…  ♥



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