Rex Rideout: Advisor

Rex has studied the trades and skills of the 19th Century [Scottish and German] for more than 25 years. His strongest interests have been in woodworking and metalwork with axes and other edge tools. He’s been involved in restoring and stabilizing many log buildings and other historic structures. Rex is also a longtime student of...

Rex Rideout
  • Position:
    State Coordinator
  • Location:
    Conifer, CO

Rex has studied the trades and skills of the 19th Century [Scottish and German] for more than 25 years.

His strongest interests have been in woodworking and metalwork with axes and other edge tools.

He’s been involved in restoring and stabilizing many log buildings and other historic structures.

Rex is also a longtime student of the music and songs of the 19th-Century American West. His music has also been featured on television and radio. Rex plays many musical instruments: mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and tin whistle.

How 19th-Century Americans obtained their food, shelter, and entertainment is a fascinating study, and Rex eagerly shares his findings during his living-history engagements.

Rex builds and services laboratory and research instruments for the Colorado School of Mines.

Rex, and his wife, live in Conifer CO, with sons, Benjamin and Daniel.