Seven Useful Tools in My Shop

Our newly-formed Shelter film crew has started making short videos. With producer Em-J Staples and cameraman and film editor Evan Kahn. Listed in in order of production here:

To see URLs for buying any of these tools, click on the YouTube icon at bottom after video starts.

Our next video will be on my return, albeit more cautiously, to skateboarding.

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:

5 Responses to Seven Useful Tools in My Shop

  1. mauisurfer says:

    what is hatchet called?
    who made it?
    where to buy?

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Maui, click on Youtube to view URLs for all tools.
    Hand forged ain't cheap, but it'll last several lifetimes.

  3. mauisurfer says:

    thanks lloyd
    i see similar japanese for less that $40 on amazon and ebay, minus the sheath, maybe not as sturdy as yours
    i love japanese steel hand tools, my sickles are made with 2 different steels forged together, one brittle for sharp edge blade, one not brittle to protect from fracture
    same idea as samurai sword
    best pbs nova show ever was

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