Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by NWPrimate, Nov 7, 2017.
That's a nice rich finish on that handle
cross posted over in the Sargent Edged Tools thread too..... thought I would share it over here too, hope you don't mind
Finally managed to finish up my Game of Logging Levels 2 and 3 this weekend. What a great series if trainings! I'll add to the thread on that later to bring it up to date.
But the end result was that I was able to take down this 85'-90' Ash tree that was around 25" -27" DBH and over 3' at the base, against a back lean of over 3', using wedges. And I hit the target stake in the slot where the instructor wanted me to place it.
I've cut a decent number of smaller trees over the years, but nothing this big. But after Level 3, I'm pretty confident that I could cut much larger trees if I had the need (or the trees or saws) to do so.
Rhododendron is some real hard wood. Might make good components for a bow drill if I find more of the stuff.
Made some super dry tinder by the fireside today. I reduced the rest of that branch into tinder shavings for one of my fire kits....
But wait, there is more!
Dude, really!? Perfectly cooked steak!?
You’re just trying to up your likes count...
And you got one from me!
I could have cut it with my fork but you know, right tool for the job and all.
I can tell right away that this isn't marmot.
It's too well done!
Harvesting micro greens from the greenhouse.
In case you're missing the action in the Gerber a Go-Go thread.
It's not just for BG USKs!
Cutting stinging nettle for pizza tonight.
breaking down some limbs from a recent tree trimming
kuksa carving-it's all about blood, sweat, and blood! Just a nic, all is well.
Kuksa carving-like I said in the last post, "it's all about the blood"
I like orange!
Tindal Knives Lost River Bushcrafter and my Gaddy.
my tracker I made today out of an old plow tine. I'm not good at the tracker curls, but it will cut a feather stick like a boss.
Christ its like you forged it out of a meteor.
GREAT thread! Very inspiring.
A knife I carry and use a lot for a multitude of tasks is the SAK Trekker.
Even works as a signal mirror
It gives scale to baby snakes...
So many uses. Great tool. Saves many steps having tools on board that cover a broad spectrum.
New Silky works like a dream!
Gerber bolt action knife (has 2 additional blades, saw and guthook). I've owned this knife for 35 years.
My daughter lost mine. Grrr!
kuksa carving-you guessed it more blood.
Not sure if it counts but I was inspired by @LostViking earlier today and made this..
And used them for this!
So the tongs were made with a sharp tool and the tongs were put into action!
I have these posted over in the SET thread, I thought some might not see them over there so I hope it's alright to share here too
Started on a new bow drill set, with my SET Compadre today:
And this is what a started with.
Somewhat sharp arrow...
Playing around with a Garberg I picked up from @tobiism , carving some old dry hardwood. 30 minutes in, did some work, and it still is holding an edge pretty well. Not the tightest curls, but I think I'll blame that on the wood and not my skill Handle was quite comfortable during use.
This one has been getting used everyday.
More of it over on the SET Forum....
Sorry for the crappy photo.
My silky saw helping me get some non-bushcraft work done at home.
I made some pine needle tea.
Is that a YP Taonta that you handled yourself? Very nice looking!
Thanks. Yes, it is YP. I made a handle out of olive wood. It's a fine blade.
A nice sharp spine works great at peeling the skin off of ginger (or a lot of other produce).
Sharp spine and sharp tip also works to carve out punk wood.
modified butter knife
My nail clippers
Sorry guys I been slacking
I think I was doing something wrong tonight, no blood.
Looks good to me!
Taken from a few weeks ago while digging french drains. My son was on root detail with the Pulaski @Kelly W .