Tag Archives: woodworking

A Classic Sheep Wagon in a Modern Setting

I love these old sheep camps.  There are many on ranches from New Mexico to Idaho and beyond in old sheep and cattle country.  They aren’t highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income … Continue reading

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Terrapin, a New Caravan Design From Casual Turtle

There’s a new edition to the fleet of designs coming from Peter Pavlowich at Casual Turtle Campers.  The unique, curved roof lines really make his work stand out in the crowd and I’m glad to see it again in his … Continue reading

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Expectations and the Literal Thinker

Originally posted on GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDS:
In the past few days there has been a, lets call it lively, discussion over on Paul Sellers’ Woodworking Masterclasses forum.  Generally speaking, the entire thing centered on two complaints…

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Home Grown Music

As a undaunted woodworker I have made most of my musical instruments over the years.  I could never justify purchasing a high-end, high-quality instrument but I could make a reasonable proxy.  My interest has been rekindled in the last couple … Continue reading

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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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Sawing Planks

Before powered saw mills, making lumber was much more labor intensive.  Now I can flip a switch to crank up the band saw or table saw; or pull the cord to fire up the chainsaw for big work.  It’s easy … Continue reading

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