Tag Archives: craftsmanship

Screwbrake Mechanism

  In response to the inquiry about the little wheel on all the old wagons.  They also had a drag brake to connect when going up hill to prevent back sliding.  The precursor to the auto handbrake. Here’s a guide … Continue reading

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Simpler Times

Explanations were so much simpler once upon a time.

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Another way to create an elliptical 1/2 (or 1/4) plan

Originally posted on A Woodworker's Musings:
A true ellipsis is, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful shapes in the universe.  Unlike an oval that is drawn with two mirrored radii (or three in the case of…

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Project: Buckskin Bags

To aid in downsizing our worldly possessions (and tons of raw materials), I initiated the buckskin bag project.  The goal is to produce as many little beauties as possible while experimenting and learning new techniques. This is the first run … Continue reading

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Tinsmiths, a short film and a longer one…

A short film about a great craftsman.  I like this one because the project documented here is so unusual.  The almost forgotten art of the tinsmith.   And a longer one that is really worth watching.  It’s a treat to … Continue reading

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Project: Mayhem Shoes

“The first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not ask questions…” this may be my new teaching mantra I am considering calling my custom footwear “Mayhem Shoes” (at least until Chuck Palahniuk’s space monkey lawyers make me stop). … Continue reading

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Interesting Homebuilt

I know nothing about this but like it a lot.

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Topper Update

Here are a few images to clarify some questions about the wooden topper.  It is not a work of art.  It was to be used for a single field project last summer but now I really like it so it … Continue reading

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Vardo – Topper Makeover

Because there’s always room for improvement.  In my case, a lot of improvement. Rehung siding, new paint, fresh varnish, little fixes, and lots of cleaning.  We’re hooked up to get out of town for a bit. Dietz lanterns, Kelly kettle, … Continue reading

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Mid-Cut Huaraches From Tuxpan, Jalisco

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Tuxpan in Southern Jalisco is a small town well known for its Tacos “Tuxpenos” and less known for its unique Mid-Cut Huarache style. That being nowadays said their is so little demand for the Tuxpan…

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