Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

Leather Working Tote

I cleaned out my recently revamped tote that holds the my key leather working tools.  It was good to see the bottom of the box again and pull out the non-essential items.  The less used items have their own canvas … Continue reading

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Mallets and Other Simple Wooden Implements

As I sort and cull my tools (and life) I want to share some past projects that may seem too simple to consider.  I am not always on the path to a handmade life but I’m also never far from … Continue reading

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Wooden Plates our Forefathers Used

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
GOLD and silver; earthenware, pewter and china, have, in different times and under different circumstances been used for plates. Our own forefathers relied on wood. From the earliest times to days well within living…

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Life is Short, Keep It in Perspective

Happy New Year one and all! Here’s a bit of Stoic thought to help keep a perspective on reality… “Let death and exile, and all other things which appear terrible, be daily before your eyes, but death chiefly; and you … Continue reading

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Diego the Italian Huarachero

From the Huarache Blog, some great simple shoes in Italy: Yesterday I met Diego Gervasio selling his Huaraches at the Santo Spirito Sunday Market in Florence on the 3rd Sunday of the month (on the 4th Sunday he sells in … Continue reading

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