Tomahawks…

These tomahawks started out as blanks from Cold Steel. They are sanded, carved, burned, stained, and ornamented with brass and scrap leather.

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Alexander G. Weygers: Repurposing Trailblazer…

Alexander G. Weygers, (October 12, 1901–July 23, 1989), was a polymath American artist who is best known as a sculptor, painter, print maker, philosopher, and author.

“Weygers philosophical view was agnostic and he asserted that “Truth” was the source of life—being defined as the forces and concise designs inherent in Nature and her works. One of his students, Peter B. Partch, states that Weygers equated Nature with the concepts of deity among human cultures, and defined Nature as “the all-encompassing truth motivating all universal unseen forces, being self-governing and creating rock, plant, and animal evolution bound”. Further, he relates that Weygers advocated that one should “live life to the fullest”, by which he meant doing what one desires in life “for the love of it” rather than for fame or financial gain. Through living simply, and in accordance with his philosophy, each would gain the ultimate freedom possible and produce actions and works of great merit—adhering to a discipline that included learning how to continuously reduce reliance upon material needs. Weygers advocated the reuse of waste materials cast off as useless trash by contemporary societies by adapting them to other needs or making artistic creations with them. Recycling is the current term for his concept.”

(we’d call it “Repurposing”)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Weygers

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Modern-Blacksmith-Alexander-Weygers/dp/0898158966

Published in: on December 27, 2011 at 1:36 am  Leave a Comment  

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More Repurposed PVC Irish Flutes…..

Repurposed PVC for Irish Flutes

PVC irish Flutes

These play and sound surprisingly good. Almost woody, even!

Published in: on December 10, 2011 at 12:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Quality Irish Flutes made from PVC

These quality Irish flutes are handmade using discarded, unused sections of PVC. For tuning, a repurposed synthetic cork is used in the head-joint. All flutes are fine-tuned and tested. Fingering holes 2 and 4 are offset for best comfort of playability (originally, they were offset – they are now made with nearly inline holes – based on feedback from others who state that they play far better with inline holes for fingering). They are available in the key of D only (the correct fingerings will lend play in most keys – easiest in the keys of D, G, Am, Bm and Em – a fingering chart is included). Custom orders are available on request. Audio file of flute coming soon!

To order click here: PVC Irish Flute

Irish Flute Made of PVC

Glass Slides and Flute...

Published in: on December 8, 2011 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Real Bottleneck Guitar Slide…

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These are repurposed from old wine bottles – all handcut and polished. No two are exactly alike….available now! Only $10….

To order, go to: Real Bottleneck Guitar Slide

Published in: on November 30, 2011 at 11:29 am  Comments (2)  

6 Things You Can Do This Black Friday To Help Main Street

"Black Friday"

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Repurposed telephone bells into bicycle bells…

These old telephone bells have been repurposed! 80% of materials used in their manufacture are repurposed: Bell – from telephone; Pads – old bicycle inner tubes; Mount: Repurposed conduit bracket. Click here to order: Bicycle Bell Telephone Bell

Repurposed telephone bell into bicycle bell

Published in: on November 16, 2011 at 2:07 am  Comments (1)  

Planned Obsolescence…yes, it’s a fact

Here’s a documentary you wont want to miss. It’s called “Pyramids of Waste” and details how manufacturers create products with the idea of “planned obsolescence” built into them. This means products are designed to completely fail after a short time, so that you have to go out and by a new product. Even the great Apple computer company does this (as seen in the film). This is exactly why Repurpose Everything exists!

Published in: on November 3, 2011 at 10:37 am  Comments (1)  

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Effect Change…

Often people ask what they can really do to make change happen in the world around them. Peaceful protests are great (Occupy), but if you really want to effect change, here are 4 real-world things you can do:
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1. Close your bank account at the big bank corpos, and open an account at a local credit union or small bank. The big banks don’t care about you, and they treat your money like it’s their money.

2. Buy food that is grown locally. Big corpo agriculture doesn’t care what you eat, and serves up an inferior product in high volumes for nothing but profit.

3. Stop buying products from the big corpos. There are many small locally owned businesses that offer good or better products. It may cost a little more, but in the long run, it’s worth it to our communities.

4. When possible, REPURPOSE EVERYTHING!

Published in: on October 25, 2011 at 11:33 am  Comments (1)