Trip Into San Francisco Yesterday

My friend Louie and I started out the morning with Irish coffees and split a crab omelette out by the beach. Beautiful sunny day, fresh ocean breezes AND whales now migrating north. Lots of them cavorting off Ocean Beach, on their way back north after having calves in Baja.

Then, since I was looking for leather to make knife sheaths with (been making custom handles for Russell hand-in-USA carbon steel knives). We ended up going to the S. H. Frank Co on 17th street and it was an amazing place. Been there over 100 years, tons of leather, animal skins, tools. I got some leather working tools and some leather. Excited to finally have the punches, cutter, leather scissors, etc. so I can work leather.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Trip Into San Francisco Yesterday

  1. I'm from the east. I remember going to the factory stores in Massachusetts once a year for supplies. The experience was always creatively inspiring. Thanks for reminding me of that feeling and memory. I've never been to San Francisco – gives me more reason to visit!
    Enjoy your new tools!
    BTW I enjoy reading your blog posts.

  2. I'm from the east. I remember going to the factory stores in Massachusetts once a year for supplies. The experience was always creatively inspiring. Thanks for reminding me of that feeling and memory. I've never been to San Francisco – gives me more reason to visit!
    Enjoy your new tools!
    BTW I enjoy reading your blog posts.

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