I am new to the game and did not finish the starting island tutorial. I was told I didn't need it. So I saw the Ferry Guy, gave him my ticket and went to Arbella. Everything was fine until I wanted to raise carpentry. I tried to make handles with a billet and a primitive knife.
It was my understanding that you can level carpentry that way and start from 0 skill. The problem is that the crafting button remains gray. It recognizes my billet and my knife but it won't let me craft a handle. What am I doing wrong or is this a bug. Also making boards is not an option when I equip a primitive saw and try to saw a log.