I wonder; would it be possible to start a forum on making and maintaining your own gear?
For instance: there are threads on making sleds, threads on making fishing gear, threads on making camp stoves, threads on making bed rolls from hides, threads on making outriggers for canoes, etc. These threads are scattered all over the place in various forums, but it would be really nice to see them in one place.
There are some of us out here who enjoy making our own gear. Some enjoy keeping old equipment running/working. Some of us just can't afford to run down to the local dealer or Sportsman's Warehouse or REI to buy expensive new gear.
Imagine someone posting their step-by-step pictures on how they put a new transom in a boat, or perhaps made a cabin on a skiff, or how they built a wood dogsled, sewed a wall tent, built a driftboat, made a new rack for their snowgo, found a better way to make a drum stove for their cabin, or rigged or modified a shrimp pot a different way... the possibilities are endless, and there is tons of expertise out there we as a community could gain from.
Maybe there is a way to have dual postings, so that the guy who shows off his Kenai salmon de-hooker on the fishing forum could also have it in the "Make it/Fix it Forum" (just an idea) as well. What do you think?