Weekend Project? What did you make this weekend?

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  1. Echefanthony

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    2016-11-20 16.40.20.jpg I just finished a couple of walking/hiking sticks that I've been working on.
     
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    Stitched up and waxed a couple masks the other day for my weekend. [emoji1]

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    Very nice! what type of wood did you make them out of. I have been considering carving a couple of walking sticks myself but around here we mostly have pine and aspen to use and I am not sure how well they would work...
     
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    Thanks, I don't even know what kind they were. I know they weren't very hard. They're actually perfect for just finding some wood while hiking. They have a good amount of spring and hardness to them, making them both tough and resilient. A tip I learned early was to make sure you take off the bark as soon as you find the piece as its so much easier.
     
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    Made this bench for one of my aunts, out of some old headboards and scraps I had lying around. gingers bench2.JPG
     
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    What an excellent idea for re-using a headboard. great job!
     
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    Timtay, fantastic work!
     
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    Made some 'jumbo' whistles for our little niece & nephew Christmas gifts ....
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    Old bird & trout knife some size reference.
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    That is really cool. you should totally do a video on these......
     
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    Made a little patch knife.
     
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    IMG_6789.JPG I made a handful of spoon blanks from a log of black walnut. I spent this morning doing finishing cuts and oiling. Some of these I did last week, 5 or 6 of them were from Saturday evening. I rely like how they are coming out.
     
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    Son and I made a few alcohol stoves from cans. I had to try it out and made some coffee. Worked great.

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    Thanks, but I recently learned about this from youtube videos and these were my first attempts. Don't think I'd be a good teacher - LOL
    (I am going to try antler whistles next ...)
     
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    Beautiful work! I made my first spoon this weekend. I have not taken a picture yet. but I am hooked! LOL
     
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    I have not made one of these yet but looks fun and I am so glad you get to share the experience with your son!
     
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    Make sure you post them I would really like to see them! I bet the antler ones would be really cool
     
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    Thank you, and yes it's very addictive!
     
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    It's amazing how well those stoves work. I absolutely love them. Made a few and gave out a few. Great gear.

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    That came out very nice - great shape.
     
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    IMG_4578.JPG IMG_4579.JPG IMG_4580.JPG Got some "cool handle" sheet steel frying pans real cheap the other day. One had a rusted out handle so I cut it off and made a little " trekker" pan a lot like described in Kephart. I just cut off the handle and riveted a piece of 3/4" copper tube to it. The tube is flattened where it is riveted and so when I shape a green stick for the handle, the flat area will keep it from rolling. I did it underneath for balance but have to watch the expose of the handle to the fire. The other one is only slightly rusty so I will wire brush it out and season it as is. Also included a picture of a small pan I converted into Spyder for hearth cooking a couple of years ago. The legs make these a joy to cook with because you can move them around the fire easily to adjust the heat and they need no rest. The same legs make them a pain to pack. They are also simple projects; just a pan, some flat stock and a few nails for rivets. All done with hand tools in the garage on a rainy day.
     
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    the next time you go to make a spider pan - weld couplers (kind of like extra long nuts) to the pan and pack a trio of 4-6" bolts threaded to match - you gain a little mass, but it's also a LOT easier to pack and you can still use the pan on a flat surface if one is available.
     
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    Yes, I considered removable legs but wanted something more traditional. Never found an example of an original with pop off legs. Another method would be to tap the leg where it wraps around the top and insert bolts instead of rivets. Lots of way to skin the cat. I use the spiders (I have several sizes) in the fireplace and around truck camps so breakdown is not as critical as authticity to me. Plus, my truck in camps gets complicated enough without very many assembly projects but I agree, for those where space is a premium, removeable legs are handy. Just as handy though to have a frying pan and folding trivet. Again the poor unfortunate cat analogy. Love campfire/hearth cooking gear in all variances.
     
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    This is over three weekends now. A couple years ago I saw this Cherry log sitting where my parents were cutting firewood and ask my dad if I could have it. We cut it in half to fit in the truck bed and I brought it back home with me and let it sit in the garage to dry.
    I rigged up a jig for my router to cut off what would normally by slabs.
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    I then rigged up a bigger table for my old table saw using the bottom of a treadmill that someone left at the curb on trash day
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    And while not perfect It did give me some lumber.

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    That was the first two weekends. The third I started rough shaping this
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    To see if I can make a replica of the one next to it which was given to my by my grandfather
     
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    Very impressed with your home saw mill. Cherry is such pretty wood, glad you saved it from the fire. It will make a good stock and the scraps will make nice spoon and other utensil blanks, knife scales, etc. maybe a nice little bible box.
     
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    Put this together last night after being inspired by @Coryphene
     
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    Started on this L6 Bandsaw blade machete. Cut out the rough design with a oxy/acetylene torch, then ground and filed to shape. Thats a full size mill bastard file for reference. 20161114_152319.jpg
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I made several spoons some hickory bark jewlery with vinegaroon stain and a Mora kniv sheath from hickory bark and leather.
     
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    New bookshelf and backpack storage
     
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    Ok, so I didn't do it all in one weekend but finished it and sent it along this weekend. Not overly bushcrafty but they make for light packable fun camp guitars.
     
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    Great looking handle. I really like the sheath. Great job!
     
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    Today I started building my reloading bench with the help of my dad. Its a great way to spend father son time together. Im 40 yrs old and still asking my father for advise he's the Man that spent and taught me all I know of the outdoors. Thanks pops
     

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    I am making a couple small boxes for gifts
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    Really nice job on the fire steel and sheath!

    The only thing I made this weekend, other than making myself tired with many wonderful, but draining church events, was 6 quarts of fantastic turkey stock. We are the only ones that want the leftover carcasses from Thanksgiving, so big bonus for us!

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    Happy how this project turned out today! It's a spoon display I plan on bringing to a local retailer. It's all made from scrap wood that got to dry for carving while I was away on the AT
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    I'm definitely making one of those!
     
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    So am I!
    My wife has been on me to make some sort of rack/display for all of the spoons I have gotten from the Spoon of the Month club...
     
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    All I can say is wow I am totally impressed!
     
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    Mainly fall yard work on leaves and lawn, but also 12 pounds of venison jerky... here's 1/2 of the batch getting ready to go in the dehydrator:


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    And after 6 hours, trimmed and ready to be vac sealed.


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    Oh Yeahhhhhh! :)
     
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    Wife wanted some small boxes to use as gifts so detour from my project for these this last weekend
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    I made some memories with the niece and nephew. My nephew (6 yo) got to shoot a BB gun for the first time and my niece (10 yo) got to do some carving around the fire. She tried two different Moras, my Paramilitary 2, and an Opinel #8. She settled on the Opi and tore into that stick like there was gold inside.
    No pics of the shooting since we were by ourselves and I didn't want to divide my attention but he did knock down 6 empty cans with one shot (I may have set the cans up so it didn't take much to make them fall).

    We all had a great time and no one shot their eye out or lost a finger. Their mother may even let me borrow them again since my nephew has taken to loading the dishwasher after dinner all on his own (another trick Uncle Ryan taught him).
     
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    It is great to see you out there with the kids! Great work!
     
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    I bet my wife would love these. LOL now I am going to have to make some :)
     
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    Yummmmmmmm!
     
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    Made up a few of these for gifts. snowmen.JPG
     
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    That is great. It reminds me of projects I used to do when I was living in Oklahoma we used to make these out of walnut shells and paint them white and or owls out of walnut shells. great work Hidingpool!
     
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    everyone liked my boxes, however I'm picky. I seem to have some diagonal banging in the stain, also I can't get the stain to be a nice dark cherry, its coming out light and looks like any old wood. Any suggestions there?
     
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    I made my first attempt at a spoon yesterday... unfortunately I carved the handle too thin and it broke off before I could finish the project.


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