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About Paleotool

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

The Nicholson Bench for Starters. (Also Beginners, Newbies and Novices)

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
I like to read and discuss old texts and try to figure out what the authors are trying to tell us. When I read about using hand tools I prefer texts that were written…

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Willow Pack Baskets!

Bridgette and I worked on some willow basketry last week at the Echoes in Time gathering in Champoeg, Oregon.  We spent the week with our friend Mick and his family with his fantastic vardo. I have wanted a new pack … Continue reading

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Another Greenville, Another Magic Mart

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
People gripe about traveling abroad, especially for work. I don’t get it. Here is how it’s done. 1. Take yourself on a “date.” Jet lag is easy to conquer with modern chemistry. I tell…

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Humans killed Gompotheres (Cuvieronius sp.) in Mexico 13,390 Years Ago

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
The fossil record suggests Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus colombi) and mastodons (Mammut americanum) were relatively common across North America during the late Pleistocene. Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) ranged as far south as Virginia but were more common to…

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Almost-forgotten Handsaw Tricks – Popular Woodworking Magazine

Originally posted on She Works Wood:
Almost-forgotten Handsaw Tricks – Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Truck House

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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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