Try Stick Saturday

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  1. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    I was out at the shop yesterday and decided to make a try stick . I used the Vic Fieldmaster for this one.. If you fellas have any post them up I would love to see them.

    Thanks John

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  2. Hoof

    Hoof Guide

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    Try sticks are great practice, on green wood and dry.
     
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    Good topic.

    I like seeing try stick posts. They put a knife through its paces and build up the users skill set.

    Same as testing a knife on deboning a whole chicken. Knife gets put through its paces and skills are built upon.
     
  4. Keyser Söze

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    Nice long trystick
     
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    Nice, I'll knock one of these things out this week for sure.
     
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  6. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Sure are Hoof ..

    They are a great way to test out a blade .

    Thanks Keyser I appreciate it buddy .
     
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    [​IMG]. One I did a while back.

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  8. EddieMullins

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    I got a SAK Treker (standard blade, not the one-hand model) for Christmas and after agreeing to clean up the chips from the living room did a little carving. This was my first time to use the knife and first time to have a go at a try stick. It was a bit small and too short to do much, but I have been and still am a bit under the weather so just stepped outside long enough to grab something. I'll be making more, fun and more challenging than I expected.

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  9. woodsmanjohn

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    Great try sticks ! Eddie and Wade
     
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    Still not back to 100% so made some more chips in the living room floor, and had a 2nd go at a try stick. The Treker blade shape isn't ideal for some of the cuts so I also used the smaller blade on my SAK Tinker.

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  11. Youcantreadinthedark

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    rsnurkle Supporter Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Pretty sure this is my first try stick, done years ago, but still with me:
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    I might set a personal goal of doing a try stick with every knife I own, but I need to work on my technique for all of the notches first, the dove tail notch stumped me when I started a try stick with some dead maple.

    Initial beaver chew and smoothing to start the stick:
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    Debarking before the smooth round reduction:
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    Finished round reduction:
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    Stop cuts placed for the pot hanger hook notch:
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    Testing the pot hanger
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    Sideview of the pot hanger and round notches:
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    90*-ish/sharp plane reduction:
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    Sharp plane and misguided attempt at dovetail notch:
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    Test run for snap notch. Definitely not clean or secure, but the pieces did fit back together:
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    Great job folks ! Awesome try sticks.. Looking good
     
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