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Waxed Canvas

Take a look at our collection of functional and hard-wearing waxed canvas bags and aprons. Waxed canvas first gained popularity in the late 1800s with outdoorsmen waxing tents, jackets and other pieces of kit to add waterproofing qualities. Other than being practical, each piece has its own unique look as it weathers and wears with age.

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Common goods cast iron pan

How to season a forged iron pan

Just like a cast iron pan or skillet, a forged iron pan must be seasoned before use. Seasoning an iron pan is absolutely essential as it prevents the pan from rusting and also builds a non-stick surface that will require less oil and makes for much better cooking.

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Carving an axe handle

Carving a replacement axe handle

Why carve an axe handle when you can easily pick up a cheap and decent axe handle from your local oversized hardware store? Well, carving your own is a very simple and satisfying woodworking project that can be done with just a few basic tools.

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Timeless goods with a social conscience to inspire the enjoyment of being outdoors.

Based in New Zealand, shipping worldwide, Common Goods aims help people discover the joy of adventure and living slowly; using a good axe, a well-made knife and sleeping under the stars. During some time spent around a campfire we hatched a plan to share a different way of spending time outdoors, certainly nothing new, but perhaps something forgotten.