If you are an Instagram user, I started posting there last year. My address was hacked from a Russian IP and I ended up starting all over. We'll see if I can make it work this time... https://www.instagram.com/paleotool/ I was a skeptic at first because I don't use a phone as a primary platform to … Continue reading Follow on Instagram?
Hi all. Excuse the changing format of the blog. It needed some re-vamping and working with the free wordpress templates leaves much to be desired. I don't know how to html code so I'm out of luck (and energy) in that direction too. Please feel free to contact, comment or click the "LIKE" button if … Continue reading Hi all Excuse the changing format of the…
Learning a thing or two from the past...Part 1, 21st century Westerners are not the first to minimalize. There's a lot of recent talk about Minimalism as a social movement and this fits well with my personal philosophy and my interests in preindustrial technology and survival. Not long ago, minimalism was mostly associated with artists, … Continue reading Thoughts About Minimalism and Survival
About the early shoes...
"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). I teach a couple classes about low-tech shoemaking a few times per year in the … Continue reading Mayhem Shoes for the Dystopian Survivor
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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.
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. https://youtu.be/ja-n5qUNRi8
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 of the living space. In the coming month I hope to make a video tour … Continue reading Re-tooling the PaleoTool
Sink, seating, and storage galore - I'm finally moving onto the luxuries that make this addition what it is meant to be; essentially moving some outdoor activities and living indoors with more amenities and easier foul-weather living. Beginning with a little sink re-purposed from an old copper mixing bowl set - This one was the … Continue reading Fitting Out and Fixing Problems, Vardo Remodel Part 9