Author Archives: Paleotool

About Paleotool

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

The Peaceful Woods

“I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. There is more to visiting than empty talk. About these ads

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Roman Loculus

Or what we might call a messenger bag. I finally finished the commissioned bag from last month based on the beautifully proportioned Roman design.  As far as I know, this design dates back to at least the First Century C.E. … Continue reading

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An Engineering Marvel; Tiny House Truck

That transforms into a modernist castle. As usual, Lloyd Kahn always finds the good stuff to post when it comes to unique Shelter.  The Tiny House Truck is built on an old flatbed and is a true marvel of engineering … Continue reading

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Vintage Handsaw Advertisement

A wonderful handsaw design from 1887.

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Books

Books:  “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own … Continue reading

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Motorcycle women

And their exceptional caravan: Maybe one rides in the van while on the road?  What an awesome base camp.

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Early Motor Caravans

We live in an age of motor vehicles.  Few of us could consider, for safety if nothing else, taking to the roads in a horse drawn vehicle.  When the automobile seemed here to stay, caravanners in Europe adapted to the … Continue reading

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