Author Archives: Paleotool

About Paleotool

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

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Did Eremotherium laurillardi Supplement its Diet with Sea Weed?

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
Eremotherium laurillardi, a species of giant ground sloth, apparently was abundant along the Georgia coast during the Sangamonian Interglacial (~132,000 BP-~118,000 BP).  Fossils of this species have been found at 7 of the 9 known coastal…

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Travel In Your Home

Originally posted on Retrorambling:
A digital recreation of an article published in Mechanics And Handicraft in September 1936 – Found at modernmechanix.com The French inventor, Loubet, who holds a record number of patents on practical sporting and traveling equipment, has…

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Smoothness By Arlen Ness

Originally posted on Retrorambling:
If Ettore Bugatti had been diverted away from car design and into motorcycles this is almost certainly what he would have built. This remarkable art deco motorcycle was designed and built by master bike builder Arlen…

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I knew I shoulda made 2

Originally posted on Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes:
I haven’t made one of these in over 20 years – a phrase you’ll get sick of hearing here. I’m preparing to head north for the Lie-Nielsen Open House – and have…

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Simplify

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful,”  William Morris.

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Scotch Eggs

Originally posted on Savoring the Past:
If you’re trying Scotch eggs for the first time, you’re in for a treat! A popular snack food in the U.K., Scotch eggs can be found there in grocery stores, gas stations, and everywhere in…

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Oppressive Burdens on the Mechanical Classes

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
…Such are some of the considerations, which show the general utility of scientific education, for those engaged in the mechanical arts. Let us now advert to some of the circumstances, which ought, particularly in…

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Set up Shop with the Naked Woodworker, Part 1

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
I hate hearing someone say: “I would get in to woodworking but I can’t afford the equipment.” Woodworking does not have to be an expensive hobby. It can be, but it doesn’t have to…

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Revisited

I will always love this photo of us that Chuck took back in 2011.

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