This handbook is a mixture of folk lore and directions for those who are escaping the rat race or the tired businessman who dreams of his weekender. This is the guide to make your own gates and fences, dams and tanks; simple buildings of wood, stone, mud or rammed earth; furniture, lighting and power.
Moreover, the traditional crafts will appeal to everyone, young or old. The author gives clear instructions plus around 700 drawings showing how to make your own domestic utensils, leatherwork, plaited work, whips, things to wear, knots and splices, horse equipment, nets and fishing traps. And finally to round it all off, we find fascinating details on how to prospect for gold.
Most of the crafts featured come from north and outback Queensland - possibly one of the last areas where traditional skills are still remembered.