Tag Archives: woodworking

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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Making Modern Spearthrower Darts (Atlatl)

Power Tools and Preindustrial Technology Recently, I realized I needed to make a new batch of darts (spears) for an annual atlatl event at Blackwater Draw.  This is a recurring problem when teaching large groups, so several years ago I … Continue reading

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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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Pipes, Varnish, and More

I have not been entirely idle on the vardo project but have not had time to post here.  Work life has been eating up my spare time with travel, and fun though that may be, it means nothing else gets … Continue reading

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