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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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    Something witty.


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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)

    Something witty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Legged Josh View Post
    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)

    Yeah that osage is tough as heck. If I am not mistaken, it makes quite a long bow but I have never tried

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    Put away my "winter" gear (usgi field pants and liners, a sweater, suspenders, long johns, and usgi field jacket and liner), cleaned up my gear room a little, washed some pots and clothes in prep for the TX meet-up next weekend, and refilled some staples in the food box.

    Also cleaned out my pack, checked some batteries, and moved a game cam into the shop for working on later this week (it's not holding a charge... so a solar panal isn't working, there's a short in a wire, or I have a completely dead "rechargeable" battery. not sure which.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Put away my "winter" gear (usgi field pants and liners, a sweater, suspenders, long johns, and usgi field jacket and liner), cleaned up my gear room a little, washed some pots and clothes in prep for the TX meet-up next weekend, and refilled some staples in the food box.

    Also cleaned out my pack, checked some batteries, and moved a game cam into the shop for working on later this week (it's not holding a charge... so a solar panal isn't working, there's a short in a wire, or I have a completely dead "rechargeable" battery. not sure which.)


    Not quite ready to put the winter gear away . Still have about 6 inches of old snow on the ground . Supposed to be 52 tomorrow and then a low of 9 on Wednesday night . Hopeing to try out my new UQ but I havn't even started it yet . I do have a plan and a bunch of material alls I need is less honey do stuff and more riverjoe stuff .
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    I made a mess in the yard.......Nothing like having a tree fall exactly where you want

    ...Anyone want some birch bark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Legged Josh View Post
    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)

    Never thought to use Osage for a spoon or bowl, Is it safe to eat with? If so a Burnt Osage kuksa would be beautiful and if it is tough wood like you say it is even better!

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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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    Tram mod. Took a neglected tram



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    started cleaning it up and seeing where it takes me.



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