Tag Archives: craftsmanship

Surrey Caravans for Sale

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Home is Where the Hearth is,

…and the Vardo Will be Close by. Some important facts about caravan living before the ultra-modern RVs came along that may help people understand some of the choices I have made about my own wagon: The caravan is the hub … Continue reading

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More Joinery

Here’s a beautiful trestle table coming together in Andy Rawls’ studio; spotted on his Tumblr this morning. Seeing this makes me realize I can’t wait to get some projects done over the three day weekend.  It makes me a little … Continue reading

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Tools of the Bowyer

I have been working on a bow-making tutorial for quite a long time now.  Trying to be as explicit as possible while not dumbing everything down is a tricky narrative to follow.  Just gathering the appropriate images of the process … Continue reading

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Schäferwagens

A reader recently sent a link to a very interesting wagon builder’s website.  I found this a while back but didn’t bookmark the page so I appreciate someone sending me the link again. They produce so many varieties I won’t … Continue reading

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Another Funky House Truck

This seemed too good to pass up.

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Sharpening is a Simple Act

Thank you Paul Sellers for stating an obvious but nearly lost truth.  There are far too many needless and complicated gizmos, devices, and “new technologies” for a 2,500 year old task.  Clever marketers have figured out that we can blame … Continue reading

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