Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s: A date with the late Victorians I just had to share this fantastic article by Lisa Hix — When Vox published Sarah A. Chrisman’s essay in September, “I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it,” it sparked an Internet furor. In the piece—a tease for her new … Continue reading Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s in the USA – “That’s the thing about romanticising the past. We love it only when it’s the most privileged version of the past.”
Bodging In many dictionaries you will not find the word bodging, bodgers or bodger. You might find the word bodge, meaning to botch or mend clumsily. However, actually a bodger was a skilled craftsman that made chair legs and braces. The craft of bodging goes back about five hundred years but I am unaware of … Continue reading OK, so what is a Bodger? Or what would you be doing if you were Bodging?
Check out Tim on instagram, one the few lasting crafts people who make things once to last a lifetime. No made in China here, just hand made with pride in Robertson, Southern Highlands NSW. https://instagram.com /ansons_knives_and_stuff/
https://youtu.be/QCT4Irh1qJA Long before modern Kitchen appliances, the cast iron kitchen grinder or Grister was King in most Australian kitchens! It ground your coffee and a host of other things. So, Mr Low Tech road tested the Enterprise 750 Corn Grinder/Grister from 1895 in the magnificent Southern Highlands of Australia and he talks about what to … Continue reading Mr Low-Tech road tests an original Enterprise 1895 Grinder/Grister
Given we live in an era of ever increasing expensive Hi tech answers to everything, there is an ever increasing Low tech alternative to any solution. Mr Low Tech here from 1910, will be presenting a road test on an Enterprise 750 1898 Grister, a household name in the closing days of the 19th century. We'll talk … Continue reading Tomorrow we road test a 1898 Enterpise, grister/coffee grinder! Why? Because Low Tech is cool again.