Greg, over at Hillbilly Daiku is always posting great stuff. There is too much good information out there and not enough time to take it all in while still leading a creative and fulfilling life so it takes me a while to catch up. I was just reading this excellent post about something dear to […]Read More More Cigar Box Guitar
My friend Bob sent me a link to an excellent video documenting the construction of a Spanish (i.e. Classical) Guitar. The man is obviously a real craftsman with a purpose-built shop and this is definitely not a one-off project. If you are like me and like to see how things are made, this half hour […]Read More Making a Spanish Guitar in the 21st Century
This post was prompted by a few photos I recently took to document some of my projects. I fully disassembled , repaired some problems, refinished, and did a full set-up on my Banjo. Not surprisingly, it was a bigger job than I hoped for but really paid off in the end. When I built this […]Read More Banjo
I don’t really know anything about this beautiful rig but I like what I see. A converted mower in front as a tow vehicle and it’s pulling a little trailer of it’s own behind. If anyone knows any more about this one please let me know! I found it on Tumblr but was able to […]Read More A Slow Moving Beauty
I always enjoy hearing from others who have built their own caravans, especially when accompanied by photos and descriptions. If you follow this blog you probably saw Kevin’s original photos here recently with a short post about his build. If not, you can read about it HERE. The promised follow-up is finally here as I […]Read More Kevin’s Vardo
(from the Paleotool vault) I love these things. I saw quite a few parked on ranches from Colorado to Idaho last week. I know they aren’t highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income minimalists. Way better than a housing complex or apartment for sure. The photos link to […]Read More Yet Another Sheepherder…
I always appreciate getting mail and comments on the blog; especially when someone is able to take information away and create something of their own. I recently received some fine photos from Kevin with his own Vardo build. I emailed back for more information but haven’t heard anything yet. The wagon is a lovely and […]Read More A Guest Vardo
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start making those gifts for friends and family. I collect old plans for projects I never seem to get around to making but here’s a quickie that might be on the table soon. Maybe you know some youngster that will need a sled this […]Read More Build a New Sled in Time for Christmas!
This is a follow-up to the previous post. I say Vardo because that’s really what it is. You can sense that the presenter of this show isn’t too familiar with true rolling homes, caravans, vardos, or whatever you want to label them but his enthusiasm is real. I like this home a lot but there […]Read More More of The Beautiful Japanese Vardo
The original link was sent to me by Chris Beneke. Thanks Chris. TINY HOUSE JAPAN: Some serious innovation at work. I do not read or speak Japanese so I’m at a loss over many details but the photos and videos exhibit a world of real innovation in design and construction. The builder, Haruhiko Tagami (製作担当 田上晴彦) […]Read More Tiny House Japan; who knew?