The Complete How-to Book of Indiancraft

My grandfather gave me this book when I was 10 years old. He was a true mountain man and loved collecting and restoring old rifles. His home was the ultimate young boy’s playground.



I can’t watch Jeff Bridges in True Grit without thinking of my grandfather – the physical and vocal resemblance is uncanny. This drawing by my aunt gives you the idea (my grandfather was a welder).

Carl-Stoddard-Welding-by-Carol-BarberTrue Grit Movie Poster