A Traveller in Surrey

George Crawford:

A cute traveler kid and a hungry looking dog in Surrey.

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:

Surrey in the 1960s. Surrey in the 1960s.

This is part of a series of images, mostly Romany, Irish and Scottish Travellers collected from around the internet.  Many of these historic images found on the web are without citation.  When a clear link to a source is found, I try to include it.  If a source is known, please pass it on and I will gladly include it or remove it if necessary.

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More Joinery

Here’s a beautiful trestle table coming together in Andy Rawls’ studio; spotted on his Tumblr this morning.

trestleSeeing this makes me realize I can’t wait to get some projects done over the three day weekend.  It makes me a little sad to say something like that.  Choosing a job for pay instead of a love for what you do every day.  Of course, the grass always looks greener…

dovetailtressleThis will be one solid table and will last for ages if treated well.  This kind of craftsmanship has slipped away from most of our daily lives.  You won’t find this at a big chain furniture store.  Have a look at more of his remarkable work by clicking the link below.

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Old Joe Clark

A simple, short tune that in the hands of master craftsmen becomes truly great.  And it’s a real American Classic.  I guess the South isn’t all bad.

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How to take your Mora Classic N.1 to the next bushcraft level

George Crawford:

Great upgrades for the classic Mora knife. They aren’t pretty, but are iconic in the bushcraft community.

Originally posted on Wild Tuscany Bushcraft:

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Mora knives (the brand name is Morakniv®) are actually a must-have for any true bushcraft lovers: these knives are simple, practical with excellent cutting properties at very inexpensive prices.
Recently Morakniv® has also developed a new line of knives with great attention to the bushcraft world, if you are interested go to this page http://www.moraofsweden.se/products/adventure.
But two of the most popular bushcraft knives of Mora of Sweden are the oldest Mora models: the Mora Classic Number 1 and 2.
If your haven’t in your equipment one these knives, i must say… buy it! 

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Open Lots in the Countryside

George Crawford:

More simple wagon accommodations on the roadside.

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:

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This is part of a series of images, mostly Romany, Irish and Scottish Travellers collected from around the internet.  Many of these historic images found on the web are without citation.  When a clear link to a source is found, I try to include it.  If a source is known, please pass it on and I will gladly include it or remove it if necessary.

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Wayside Stopover

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:

moderngetawayA couple modern bowtops by the wayside in Britain.  Great colors.

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Steppingstone Farm Museum: If Roy Had a Museum, This Might Be It.

George Crawford:

Awesome tools of the old trades. If you want to jump straight to the photos go here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_firley/sets/72157654583624798
or scroll down to read the article.

Originally posted on The Furniture Record:

I first heard about the Steppingstone Farm Museum from Shannon Rogers (of The Renaissance Woodworker) on a Woodtalk Online podcast. I learned more when we worked at adjacent benches at the Woodwright’s School taking Elia Bizzarri’sContinuous Arm Rocker class. (I think I just set a new record for links per paragraph.)

A few weeks back, we were visiting some friends in Baltimore for a few days and were looking for a day trip to take with them and their kids and their kids. I suggested we visit the Steppingstone Farm Museum. It is located in Havre de Grace, MD, about an hour north of Baltimore on I-95. Much to my surprise, all agreed and we went.

To steal from their description:

Steppingstone museum is a private, not for profit museum which preserves and demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period in Harford County. The…

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