How-To: Moss Graffiti

How-To: Moss Graffiti

Wanna leave your mark in a cool but unobtrusive manner? How about a mossy message for the masses? Grab a clump of moss, whip up a moss milkshake, apply, and watch your art grow. Read more »

How-To: Carve Bone

Bone Gecko

Continuing our Natural Materials theme month coverage today with a pair interesting, entertaining, well-produced YouTube tutorials from a lifetime craftsman in bone. Check 'em out. Read more »

Working with Horn: Resources at UK’s MoDiP

Making a comb horn

That's Museom of Design in Plastics, and their online collections are really outstanding. While there is some good online info on hornworking in the hobby community (especially the SCA), it's mostly text with simple line art. I couldn't find much photography of real artifacts and tools before stumbling on MoDiP's... Read more »

Natural Slate Electrical Panels

Natural Slate Control Panel

We've already had some great reader suggestions for Natural Materials month. The first that caught my eye this morning is from MAKE pal and Flickr-pool-roundup regular John Honniball, aka anachrocomputer, who directs our attention to the use of natural slate panels as insulators in vintage electrical equipment. Above, a beautiful... Read more »

Top 10: Natural Materials

Jonathan Wolfe's puzzle acorns

When we say "natural materials," the mind leaps immediately to wood, stone, leather, natural fibers. But there are lots of interesting and more "exotic" materials from the natural world that we don't tend to think of, right away, and digging these up and showing them off is one of the... Read more »