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    Default Daily doings of a bushcrafter.

    I searched and have not found a similar thread. If you did something today, that was bushcraft related, but is not worthy of its own thread; post it here.
    Not all projects are "self made gear" or any other specific forum category...So I figured general discussion was the best arena.

    With that said....what did you do today?

    8-15-2011

    I got a monster belt grinder from my Dad, I cleaned it, and got it set up in the garage.



    Another member had this old double that needed some "love" so I pounded out the old haft, and started hand sanding it.






    It is looking much better now, but the only ID marks I can find are "BEN" or maybe it is "REN".
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    LOL, Josh, we did the same thing! Set up a belt sander and Max has been busy putting some knives back into shape. We routinely pick up "junk" knives from flea markets and thrift shops. Max also worked on a sheath he's making for a machete we bought at an auction.

    This evening we took a short walk in the woods around our place checking out the mushroom plugs we used to innoculate tree stumps (while we cut last years firewood). Looks like some of them took and hopefully we'll have a nice flush this fall. We're pretty jazzed about that.

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    8-17-11

    I decided to find out how tough osage really was.....Its very TOUGH!

    I made a one stick fire, and started making a spoon while watching the fire...



    It is harder than most to carve the bowl on.



    But it turned out pretty well.




    I used my ESEE 4 and a Mora crook knife. (both need sharpened now)

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    Ive been restoring two old corn knives I found and I worked on rubbing them down again to try and remove some of the grime on them.

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    Well, no pics but I built a twig fire ( with 3 times prep), feather sticks, made tea on said fire, started it with bow drill, tested several found rocks for flint and steel, turned bits of oak and dogwood into shavings with a Turley Cooper's Creek and a Adventure Sworn Classic Woodlore, sharpened both knives with a strop, and made char cloth.

    It was a good day.
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    Tram mod. Took a neglected tram



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    started cleaning it up and seeing where it takes me.



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    I am re-finishing the stock on an Remington Model 514 that my Grandpa, Dad and my Uncle used in the 60's and 70's. The butt of the stock had been cut down at sometime and there was a split which didn't really affect the usefulness of the rifle but I decided to re-finish it so it would last another 40+ years.

    The bolts in these were known to break or fall out and this one has been brazed together at one time so I am considering having it TIG'd or I may just clean up the weld a bit. It also needed a new extractor so I spent sometime on Numerich looking for replacements.

    Will try and get a photo or two as it progresses.

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    Have been trying to figure out how to strap a big ole cheapo tarp to the bottom of my med. alice without any nylon webbing (dont have any). Used some spare shoulder strap bottoms and a carabeener run through the loop, worked like a dream!
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    That spoon and "spork" look nice man. As does the polished axe head.
    Are ya going to post the axes' finished process; handle and all?

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    Just sharpened my main bush knife so I can peal a pear from my orchard. LOL.

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