John Peabody

John Peabody

John Peabody is the hands, eyes and voice behind The Hand & Eye, a blog on makers of all stripes and their ever-interesting stories, from surfboards, to bicycles to rum – oh my!

STORIES BY John Peabody

ReadMaster the At-Home Shave

Master the At-Home Shave

First off, shower before shaving. Always. Even better: shave in the shower. You’ll be

ReadWoodman’s Fried Clams

Woodman’s Fried Clams

Like all great things, the fried clam has a much debated creation story. The earliest known

ReadVintage Lawn Games

Vintage Lawn Games

A few years ago, during a summer weekend away from the city, a friend picked up an

ReadHow to Master Knots

How to Master Knots

The measure of a good knot is not necessarily how easy it is to tie but to untie. Cue memory

ReadA Return to Sport

A Return to Sport

Recently, I started dragging my feet on the way to a workout. My excitement for fitness had

ReadCreating Cognac

Creating Cognac

Despite its highfalutin reputation, Cognac is actually a very drinkable spirit with a long