Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

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

More Shaving Horses and My Mobile Set-up

A shaving horse is an invaluable tool if you create or work with odd-shaped objects that are otherwise difficult to clamp or need to constantly move around.  A horse, in combination with a small bench of the same height can … Continue reading

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Making a bow

Here is a post from several years ago tracking the process of making a bow.  In this case, from Osage orange. Splitting the seasoned Osage orange (Bois d’Arc) stave. This is a tough process. As can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Shaving Horse

Reposted from 2008; what a different life it seems now. Here is one of my favorite old shave horses. It is made from a plank chainsawed from an enormous pin-oak limb that came down during a storm years ago. It … Continue reading

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Safety, above all…?

Just how important is safety in a happy and complete life? Don’t get me wrong.  I have known people with little regard for their own well-being, be it physical or otherwise.  Some of these are confirmed idiots.  Whether they are … Continue reading

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Re-tooling the PaleoTool

WELCOME BACK! I have been ignoring the blog for quite some time now but I have not been idle.  Far from it.  The vardo update project took on a life of it’s own and it feels like a complete renewal … Continue reading

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