Thanks to my Uncle Al for letting me borrow two of his Foxfire books. The two I grabbed have sections on banjo and dulcimer making as well as violin making, knife making, hide tanning, animal care and wood carving. Not only are the books focused on the most interesting aspects of American rural life, they are beautifully designed books/manuals/artifacts. Foxfire was started as a high school project in the 1960's and ended up becoming a popular how to/interview series on simple living. Soundtrack provided by Curt Bouterse- his albums are available here.