Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

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

Ana White and Some Truly Brilliant Ideas

Someone recently shared this house with me and I’ve seen her (Ana White’s) work popping up all over the Internet lately.  Ana White uses readily available materials to create some genius storage and living solutions for small homes.  These could … Continue reading

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Butaco Plegable (Folding Stool)

Thanks to Ronel Silva for passing this on.  It’s a good video showing the construction of a Pea Picker style of folding stool.  I posted a page about their design I use several years ago.  The video is in Spanish, … Continue reading

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Mayhem Shoes for the Dystopian Survivalists

“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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Ghillies (simple shoes) again

Here’s a simple shoe design that was made by our ancestors before there were shoe shops or Zappos.  Much of the Europe population, both male and female wore a variation of this for many millenia, right up into the early … Continue reading

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More Ghillies

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:
We had a small ghilie making class at the Bois d’Arc Rendezvous.  Maybe not as exciting as the arrow-making but it is a real and useful skill. Now those are sexy shoes!

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