Weekend Project? What did you make this weekend?

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    usually if I am staining cherry it usually ends up being a two color system or a multiple staining process. I do not remember the name of the product but on one of the jobs I was on they used a two color system first was a purple color then they used a cherry color after that and it came out a rich cherry color. you might want to ask a paint/stain dealer that deals in commercial projects. they would typically know more than the local stores.... when you get it done you will have to post so we can see. :)
     
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    cpshelb17, sorry to hear that.... I am on my second spoon now and actually my first came out better since it was an easier wood to work with. Try another one and post it up.... we would love to see it... :)
     
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    Today, not this weekend. And since I was about to create a similar post as I didn't know where else to put it, the one is great. Privacy fence boards, sanded and cut to fit over a pallet foundation.
     
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    Nice please post some finished pictures as well, when you get it all done. sounds interesting and I like the angle cut!
     
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    Actually it almost of finished, this was about halfway. But after all day hand sanding each board with a sanding block which was harder than laying it down, I went inside to charge batteries, both figuratively and literally. Then I realized I didn't take any more pictures... I wasn't going back out. It took one full panel to do this much space and I have 2 panels left. Also I'm unsure if I should stain it or use BLO.
     
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    Those are excellent. I have yet to make one but it is on my to do list..... LOL, just got to finish the wife's list first.... :)
     
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    Thank you, that is VERY kind, and I hear ya! But my wife has me on a grace period as I recover from Surgery. So I get to play a little as my projects don't require a lot of lifting and heavy work like hers do! :)
     
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    As promised...

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    The sealer is still up in the air. Either BLO mixture of some type, or regular deck stain.
     
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    That is remarkable that you used pallets for the foundation of it. It looks great
     
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    Cherry can be tough as sometimes the grain swirls and makes staining difficult. I've used a mixture of 1 part shellac to 4 parts paint thinner. Mix well and paint a thin coat on the wood and let dry. Sand lightly with 300 grit and then stain. I generally use a combination of natural and cherry stain as I like a lighter stain on the wood. Cherry will darken with exposure to sunlight, but it takes seasons or years.
     
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    Thank you. It's a little unlevel in places but that deck is now with more than this house. It should last long enough to get out of here.
     
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    There is a company in ocala Florida... Reliable cabinets they sell a stain called Reli-cherry. It's an in house custom mix. They used to not sell outside the company, but times are hard.
     
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    So not quite bushcraft related but it could be. I copied Adam Savages glue cart to make glue stands for my kids
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    So this weekend was the first step in my road of reloading so I tumbled some brass and after reading a article on the Backwwods man on building a tumbler to extract the tumbling media I built my own using materials I had in the garage. Its not pretty but she will do the trick. It is powered using a drill. All thats left to make is the top
     
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    Cut off the ends of some broken shovel handles for these new old stock Made in USA Nicholson files.
     
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    Friend and I was poking around an old CCC camp in the Fall and he found a rusted piece of sheet iron (I know it is really soft steel)in the dump hole so I threw it in the back of the truck. We do some 18th C. Reenactment and he wanted a spatula like the one on the left that I had made. So this weekend, I cut out one for him (right) out of that old rusty iron. All that rust pitting really makes it look old. A piece of the iron I cut it from is above it. IMG_5149.JPG
     
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    That is really neat
     
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    20 g shotgun shell and a 4 strand braid...

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    I made a bunch of firesteels to give to my buddies that fish, camp, hike, or just like to sit around a campfire. Still waiting for the scrapers to arrive.
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    Falcon45, Absolutely Fantastic Work!
     
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    So did your friends like them... I hope? Really neat idea!
     
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    Hi Chris. I will pass out a couple at the next Native American flute gathering later this month. I have received many suprising looks from folks who have never seen one in use before. BTW...thanks for the kind words.
     
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    I read this article. Great idea, buy there a post down in firearms about using stainless steel pins in a tumbler and getting better results with less mess. If I read correctly it negates the need for the media separator. Take a look.
     
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    I made a new strip and my fireplace tempered glass exploded in a hot fire and made lovely scraping shards that work very nicely. Apparently tempered glass explodes with repeated heating and or temps above 600 degrees F
     

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    Finished this last night.


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    I also processed up 4 small flat rate and 1 med rate boxes worth of fatwood.

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    Was really hoping to get out but I'm fighting a cold and sore throat.
     
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    Take care of yourself....get well soon.
     
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    Dis the blade have a curve running lengthwise. If so how did you take it out?

    I have a section of band saw blade that is about 5" wide. I has a pretty substantial curve running the length.
     
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    I turned a couple simple handles for a 3/8" firesteel and magnesium tinder rod. The magnesium rods handle has an integrated spool for dispensing waxed jute twine.

    It ~almost~ works like I thought...lol.

    Both are turned from pear wood from the tree in the front pasture that came down in the storm. The darker one is stained with coffee and mineral oil.

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    I sure hope you get better soon. nice carving knife and fatwood!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    I got this started for hemp wrap. It's antler and shaped leather backing for now. Going to wrap tonight


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    Love it! please post as well when you get the Hemp wrap on it as well.
     
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    i build a barrel wrench for my Ruger American, it didnt have a threaded barrel and im wanting a super short hunting rifle with suppressor ( which is my long term project )

    but here is the youtube on how i made a barrel wrench:

     
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    A couple of my evening projects for the fun of it. something relaxing about sitting on the porch and carving........ :)
     

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    did you get it wrapped yet?
     
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    Well I did but didn't like how the wrap came out. The antler on the end was to thick as I didn't cut it down enough so I cut the whole thing off and plan on wrapping it again this weekend. Going a different route this time.


    I built up with too much leather and too many passes.

    I think I'll go for a simple wrap with a lanyard tube


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    Good luck! let us know how it turns out!
     
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    Had a little axe head that needed a haft. At first I was going to regrind this head to a Kephart style bag axe, it was the right size, but it is an early little Keen Kutter and I couldn't bring myself to change it. I looked around for a piece of wood and found a branch from an Osage Orange tree I had cut last spring. A partner and I were were in search of bow wood and this limb was left over from his cut. Osage Orange (Bodoc) is reputed to be good tool wood. I had it laying in the garage seasoning all summer. I like a 3 to 1 ratio of head length to haft length and this piece minus the checked ends fit that requirement. The "before" picture show the branch trimmed and with some initial planeing to check grain.

    I have never worked with this wood and I was impressed. It rasped and scraped easily and could be final shaped with 80 grit with no problem. Fine grit sanding and shaping made a smooth finish and I just linseed oil/beeswaxed the finish. The heart wood is a nice Orange/yellow color and has nice grain. Research tells me this tree originates in the Texas/Oklahoma area but was planted extensively throughout the country for hedge rows and fence post wood as it has great thorns and the wood does not rot easily. We got our wood from an old homestead where a grove was once planted. I will get more now as I am anxious to play with the wood again. Perhaps I will pick up some thorns for homemade fish hooks too. It is a good tree to know, it has a lot of uses.
     

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    Finally got the blade wrapped up this weekend. I had a sabre original Bowie I picked up laying around for a while so wrapped that as well. Just have to make some pants for them, then off to the woods!

    The Bowie is super light and seems like a fast blade and the other has a nice weight to it. I think it will be my new camp knife this year


    Let me know what you think

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    made photos at my granddaughter's birthday - and outside on mobile bay in the fog. oh, wait. never mind. not bushcraft ... :)
     
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    I have two of those Sabre Original Bowies and was thinking of doing a similar wrap on one of them. That looks good!
     
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    Thanks man. I've done a few wraps before but wanted something a little different this time with the pins. Here is what I got for advice for that from rick Marchand over on the bf forum

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    The hardest part is not having a hole that looks ratty from the drill.

    Drill your tang and backing scales before you wrap. Wrap over the hole and slip a toothpick through the center to mark the hole. Epoxy and let cure. Use a drill or a dremel to open the hole close to size. Here is the important part... Heat a tapered rod(I use a long punch) and "melt" the rest of the hole to size. If you have the rod too hot, you'l burn the hole and ruin the epoxy. Taper one side of your tube, epoxy up and slide it in carefully. Let it cure but not fully harden, then file it down flush. After that I like to run a tapered rod in a drill press at high speed to burnish the inside and give it a bit of a flare.

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    Hope his helps! If you need advice on the epoxy wrap let me know!

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    Hope his helps! If you need advice on the epoxy wrap let me know!

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    Great tips! Thanks for passing them along.
     
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    Very nice! I just broke the handle on mine and will be having to do the same thing soon, but you did a great job..... LOL, we will see how mine turns out.
     
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