Category Archives: craft


Make something with your hands every day. “Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the … Continue reading

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Vegetable Tanning: Not a “Lost” Art

Many years ago, in Morocco, I was able to tour an ancient tannery and see some of the process of creating beautiful leather.  I use leather for many projects and although I do some brain tanning myself, I purchase all … Continue reading

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Casual Turtle Campers

If you are looking for a topper or small camper with some class, check out Casual Turtle Campers. From the website: The idea for Casual Turtle Campers was conceived by Peter Pavlowich in the summer of 2010. On a road … Continue reading

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Robin Wood, Traditional Craftsman

Here’s another excellent video of Robin Wood, wood turner and traditional craftsman.  Visit his website to learn more about this remarkable man and his admirable career choice.  As he explains, his job is easy to describe while so many careers … Continue reading

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Woven Backpacks – Design Rooted in History and Tradition

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Its fair to say that my personal interest in woven Mexican Huarache footwear extends to everything woven. As far as I know despite all the technological advances in history, woven Huaraches just like woven…

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Craft Fetishism or A Return to Craft Values?

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There’s been a noticeable increase in crafted products over the last 5 years. From Artisan Bread, Chocolate and Beer to handcrafted bicycles, bags and belts. Crafts have been celebrated in books, documentaries and Design…

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New Acquisitions

I don’t buy a lot of tools but this past week added one old, one new, and created one to add to my pile. I found this old shoe anvil at out local pawn shop/junk store last weekend and couldn’t … Continue reading

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