Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

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

Meet the Maker

A rare self-portrait of the Maker responsible all this nonsense… I’ll need to make a proper one; more in-focus and with a better mirror next time.

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Rip Cuts and Table Saws

Looking through old books online I’m constantly reminded of how easy we have it in the 21st Century.  I still remember seeing my grandfather and great-grandfather ripping the occasional board by hand.  Neither had a table saw and it was … Continue reading

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A Quick Update…

A beautiful, dark, wintery day spent in the Vardo, getting things in shape and spending some quality time reading led me to thinking about shooting a few photos. The place is a bit unkempt but I think it shows how … Continue reading

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Dream, Live, Never Give In

I know this is a little outside the normal material for this blog but there is very little that is normal about me anyway.  I hope you can enjoy the message here.

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A Tramp Abroad

I really love this illustration from one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain.  An image of his mind while recounting his many adventures on the road and playing the self-critical and self-deprecating American. This is how my thoughts appear to … Continue reading

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