I keep copious notes, lists, song lyrics, chord changes, and sketches in my Moleskine. The horror of not being able to find a pen when inspiration strikes is the main problem with this system. My messenger bag eats pens, the pen burglars come at night and steal them from my desk, and the ones by the phone, well, let's not even talk about their dried-up inferiority. Luckily, this is a problem that is easily solved. Recently, I happened upon these journal bandoliers at the Cleverhands shop on Etsy, that not only put an end to pen loss, but manage to do so using reclaimed materials. Godsend.
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Who is the Dude behind DudeCraft?
Paul Overton is a prolific blogger, maker, writer, and ukulele player living in Hardwick, MA with three dogs, his closest co-conspirator, and a lawn that makes his octogenarian neighbors want to call the authorities. He delights in the unusual and can often be found in his tiny studio, whipping up some sort of self-indulgent nonsense for his own amusement.
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DudeCraft represents a different kind of tribe in the world of making things, intentionally blurring the lines between, art, craft, engineering, and the good old “Can Do” spirit. Makers of all stripes are welcome here and are encouraged to join the conversation, no matter what their enthusiasms. Guys who knit, girls who weld, it’s all the same on DudeCraft. We are people who make cool stuff, have an urge to share it, and don’t mind explaining how we did it, so that other folks can benefit from our experience.