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July 2014 Monthly Project - Try Sticks!

Discussion in 'Monthly Projects' started by exohead, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. exohead

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    Alright, everybody! You all wanted the monthly projects back, so let's make it happen! I got the official green light, so we're going to get started!

    So, for the first monthly project, as requested by AK Craft, and seconded by a couple others, we'll be doing try sticks. However, I have a bit of a twist on it to make things a bit more interesting. So here's what you need to do: Go out and get a piece of wood that you can use (a stick in the woods, or a dowel from Home Depot), and make a stylized try stick! It doesn't have to be anything special, but as you practice, try and apply it and make a cool design to share!

    Also, to anybody interested in contributing ideas for the Monthly Projects, feel free to shoot me a PM about it and I'll add it to the list of future projects!
     
  2. Nakadnu

    Nakadnu OBSERVER Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    What is a try stick ? If you don't mind me askin.
     
  3. okcmco

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    Try stick??

    Can you explain what a try stick is?
     
  4. Subdood

    Subdood Ex-bubblehead Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    No expert but I learned about them from Mors Kochanski video I found on YouTube. It is a length of stick about an inch or so in diameter that you practice "try" various bushcraft knife skills. Notches, cuts, drilling etc. it's a pretty cool video. Just google Mors Kochanski Try Stick.
     
  5. Nakadnu

    Nakadnu OBSERVER Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Not sure if I can do this, but I can always "try". HA HA HA :29:
     
  6. okcmco

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    cool

    OK WIll check it out
     
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    What's brown and sticky?

    A stick.



    I've tried several kinds of sticks, and most taste funny.
     
  9. AK Eric

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    I just finished this up tonight.


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    And here is my style piece I added on.

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  10. exohead

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    That pin is really cool! I like what you did with it! Is there anything on the other side?
     
  11. AK Eric

    AK Eric Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    On the other side of the pin? No there is not.
     
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    Here's some diagrams that may help
     
  13. Brewton

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    Really like that woodsprite AK
     
  14. L.V

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    I want to add to that "blunt end" cut no.1 on drawing that it does also make wedges and tent-stakes etc. to more resistive for splitting when driven to another media by hammering the tip/end.
     
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    I spent some time each night this weekend working on this project I and just finished it. This entry ended up being 2 sticks instead of one. Everything except the notch for the spear point came from the same piece of Osage. The spear point notch was done in a piece of willow. (My Osage was a little thick and I didn't think I could pull it off.). Thanks for project idea.

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    I missed the poll, but this is a great idea. I'll definitely be taking part in this one. Thanks.
     
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    Nice work Kurt!
     
  18. exohead

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    Very nice work to both of you. Mine's still a work in progress as of yet. It should be pretty decent when it's done, though!
     
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    Finally got going on mine should have it done tomorrow I'm sure it'll be a rough one may just post in funny photos too:)
     
  20. R Stowe

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    Here's my Try Stick. It was a fun project. Thanks for putting this together. I feel like I really learned a lot about the more detailed knife work. I think I'll try to make another more refined one soon. I'm already looking forward to the August project.

    Here's three shots showing the whole stick and one with a different angle of the top.

    Oh and I decided to add a mountain man under the bow knock.

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  21. Brewton

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    Looking good man
     
  22. R Stowe

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    Thanks. I used my BK14 and SAK.
     
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    Ok, this is a cool thread. I just learned a whole lot. Looks like I've got a fun project in my future. If ever I find the time...
     
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    Dang just snapped another one I'll get it done eventually;(
     
  25. R Stowe

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    I was amazed I didn't snap mine with the spear notch cut. I tried when it was still wet and it wouldn't give.
     

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