I am interested in pre-industrial technology and have been an artisan of primitive tools for over two decades. I enjoy experimenting with and teaching the old-ways to an upcoming generation of inquisitive minds and feel that this offers an alternative to media-crazed consumer culture. As the blog shows, my deeper interests lie in archery, woodworking, and leather work but my secrets go far beyond these crafts. I realized long ago that I was seeking a handmade life.
This website shares many facets of what I do. Why? Because I remember feeling alone with these uncommon interests many years ago and it was difficult to find like-minded individuals with skills or interests in common. I created this blog as a place to share some projects, open discussions, and to document my build of the Vardo, my micro house My day job is as an archaeologist employed by a university but maybe someday, when I grow up, I can earn my keep as an artisan and teacher of pre-industrial technology.