Monthly Project - April 2011

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April 2011 - Monthly Project Vote

Poll closed Apr 6, 2011.
  1. Make a Shrink Pot, using two different species of wood

    12.5%
  2. Make a pair of SELF CLOSING bushcraft tongs

    87.5%
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  1. Rubarb

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    Vote time again, poll will remain open for three days from todays date, after which time we will have decided on Aprils project.

    Please familarise yourself with THE RULES before voting, they can be found here http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26680.

    I will reiterate it again

    PLEASE DO NOT VOTE, if you do not intend to undertake the winning project, even if it wasn't the one you voted for, it's not fair on those that do take part and actually make/undertake the project to help further their knowledge of the craft or as many of us do, just for the fun of it, who voted for what on the poll is visable, that way we know who is taking part and we can keep a track of those who vote and never post anything up whatsoever, if you vote, you are expected to take part.

    Apologies for not getting this up sooner, been rather busy of late.
  2. Rubarb

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    NOTES


    Shrink Pot - a Google search will bring up info on these, although a link to info on how to do is can be found on this very page :4:

    Tongs - SELF CLOSING, normally we make tongs that spring open and require us to grip them to provide the closure for picking stuff up, the challenge is to make a pair of tongs that you have to grip to open and when released they grip whatever it is you are picking up.
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  4. Rubarb

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    he he he, if i told ya it would take the fun away:4:
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    Is there anything in particular that we need to be able to pic up with the tongs?
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    nope can be anything you like , a piece of paper to a heated rock from a fire
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  8. jnaylr7578

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    finished mine. i used a pinned joint and a ranger band for the spring if it needs to be stronger i just add another band

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  9. Dross

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    Ok so I had this great idea of doing a "one stick" project. Make the tongs form one stick, using natural bark cordage.

    yeah... No...:34::12:

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    So I took the good side, cut it in half, and cheated.

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    Two tools used.

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    Thanks for looking!!!
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    Here is my entry, sorry for being so late. I made all of these out of coat hangers and figured with the re purposing it's kind of bushcrafty. After I was done I made a tea candle lantern A La Spork with the left over pieces of hanger. Thanks for the idea Spork.

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  11. platyrhynchos

    platyrhynchos Tinder Gatherer

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    What if you just use a long stick and split it, but not all the way? Would that be 'legal' (regarding the 'competition')?
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    That would have been a great question to ask 8 months ago.
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