Author Archives: Paleotool

About Paleotool

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

jumping once again on the Bowl Lathe bandwagon

Originally posted on Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes:
 I took a break from basket making last week to finally build myself a dedicated lathe for turning bowls. Mine is based on the ones we used when I was a student…

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18th and Early 19th Century Cookbooks: Searchable, and FREE.

Originally posted on Savoring the Past:
We have a modest collection of cookbooks, both old and modern, as well as secondary resources related to the topic 18th century cooking here in my office. I appreciate being able to read other people’s interpretations…

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baskets continued

Originally posted on Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes:
Basket bottoms. Two of our household baskests; c. 1987-90. The one on the left is a standard item; square bottom, round top. Ash with hickory rims; hickory bark lashing. The one on the…

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Photographer – Nukshi Alice

From her ABOUT Page:  Nukshi is a documentary and portrait photographer and an artist living and working in Nottinghamshire. Her sensitivity to situations, culture and people, has allowed her to adapt well to new challenges and environments.  She captures her images by getting involved … Continue reading

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Leather Belt Bag

Originally posted on UncommonCate:
This lovely little bag was made to match the Leather Quiver from last post. It functions as either a belt bag or as a quiver bag. It was made to be a quiver bag for the…

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Travelling People

Originally posted on Retrorambling:
We used to have them in Norway too, until the government decided sometimes in the fifties that it was time to put an end to it. They ordered the police around the country to take their…

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Another Vardo

Because you can’t have enough. A bowtop in a field.  Pinned on Les Wattam’s page.  

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The Tinsmiths, 1763

Stump anvils, stakes, hammers, lamps, mandrel, soldering iron, and other goodies galore.  Diderot never missed a lick and this is as good as any.  From Diderot and D’Alembert 1763 Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades.  One of my favorite resources.

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Images from “Gipsy Life” by George Coalville

From a book published in 1880 about the Roma and some thoughts on how to “improve” their condition in Britain.  He traces their history in Britain from their first recorded arrival in Scotland in 1514 and is an interesting and … Continue reading

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Tinker to Traveller

Screenshot images from Tinker to Traveller, a documentary about “Two Californian anthropologists who spent a year living with the travelers on a Dublin site in 1970 return to Ireland to learn what has happened in the intervening years.”

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