Containers from Natural Materials - Post Yours (Baskets, Bags, Sheaths etc..)

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  1. BigNick73

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    Don't consider it bushcraft really but recently started turning bowls on a pole lathe. Mines hardware store lumber, all thread centers, and tools forged from rebar. Many, if not most I see are made using logs and basic joinery. Of course the bowls are scavenged wood and fall into that natural material category.



    How the lathe works. traditionally a branch or pole is used instead of the shock cord.
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    @Big Nick Bodger style wood turning on a pole lathe is still Bushcraft in my book.
     
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    The white birch is a very special tree and the bark is remarkable for durability and strength.
     
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    Recently, I played with burdock leaves.
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    First I tried using a pattern I had seen for banana leaves on a youtube video:
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    Except I had forgotten how the bottom slots together, so the first try was abandoned and I pulled up the video for a refresher.

    Then I tried again, with a smaller leaf and with a sharper knife
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    I used grass strems for the side connection, and a yucca needle and thread for the bottom connection and for handles.
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    Obviously meant only for light and tiny loads:
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    Instead of scaling up the design, I just tried some simple corner stitches (again with yucca fibers) on a larger leaf:
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    It did a decent job of holding water--there were only a few small leaks, aside from an obvious larger hole.
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    The main issue was the sides not holding their shape (the same issue I've had with the printer paper origami bowls). The burdock leave wilted very soon after being separated from its stalk, so its resilience is a bit sensitive to time. Increasing the number of side folds may help, or I may need to look into some sort of internal or external frame for materials like leaves. Sturdy bark may not have this issue.
     
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    :35:
     
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    Mrs. Primate made a cool bark basket yesterday...

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    That is a great container! Please tell Mrs. Primate "bravo!" :35: and that it looks I'll soon be taking notes from both of you how to make awesome natural containers! :)
     
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    @NWPrimate your knotweed video led me to a awesome mornimg!

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    Very cool! :)
     
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    Well, I tried my hand at making my first willow basket. It was kind of ugly but functional. I'll have to give it a try again.

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    I quit! :D
     
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    Another cool basket project from Mrs. Primate

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    Miniature mock-up of future project...

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    A WIP crawfish basket trap
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    Got big plans fer this dude
     

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