Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

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

Historic Caravan Image of the Day

The ladies having lunch outside the Tally Ho! ca. 1910.  A fine little wagon with mollycroft and Persienne shutters.  

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Spokeshaves

              The common spokeshave has not changed much in over a century.  The main types can be subdivided several ways but they are essentially, high or low angle with various shapes to the foot … Continue reading

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Three Legged Dutch Chair

From the issue of “Work” made available today by the good folks at Tools for Working Wood.  Minimalist yet fairly ornate.  It would sit well in a corner to get it out of the way when not needed. While you … Continue reading

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Saw Bench Update

I worked on the bench a little more last weekend and have already put it to work over the last few evenings for some small projects.  I have found it’s usefulness and it is a tool I know I won’t … Continue reading

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Prius House

Experimental house on a Prius from Australia. What an odd combination.  I like it indeed.  The short article is HERE. “It provided a stylish place to sleep at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria earlier this month while his fellow … Continue reading

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Scooter Rickshaw

Yes, I love the scooters.  Here’s an interesting setup I found via Tumblr at Scooterscene.  Probably not for high-speed use but still, a remarkable little taxi. I would love to learn more about these little guys.

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Frame saws

Advertisement from 1913. These saws are an excellent and handy way to cross-cut large logs quickly.  the design is over 2,500 years old solving the problem of keeping a stiff blade with a minimum amount of metal.  This style come … Continue reading

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