I've decided that I wish to try and play solo from the start. I've already run into many complications surrounding the crafting system.
I chose the skills: Toolcrafting and Fishing, as I felt they would allow me to solo efficiently. Allowing me to create any tools necessary and also allowing me to feed myself. I have found this not to be the case. With the available recipes, I cannot build anything. To build, I need a long string of objects related to each other, stringing back to a saw and needle. I can not however craft either of these items, meaning that I cannot create wooden handles for other tools or baskets to store my items in. I am effectively stuck at a place where all I can think of doing is grinding out one metal component, in the hope that I will discover a recipe for a tool that will allow me to make everything else.
If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong, or an easier combination of skills that give me these tools from the start, please let me know. I'm not asking for handouts, as I want to do this myself, I simply need the knowledge as to how to do this.