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  1. unclebead

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    I case I need to stir my porridge, I just carved this birch spurtle. Would have been a lot easier with a lathe, but I only have knives. It's my first piece of treen ware. Spurtle.JPG

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  2. Watcher of the Woods

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    I'm so utterly transfixed by this... I want to know everything about it and everything you did... Do you have a resource that you used to learn? A suggested group of tools to start with?
     
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    I've learned a lot from a lot of different places, but the best single resource I can point you to is a book called the Anarchist's Tool Chest, by Chris Schwartz. It's essentially exactly what you're looking for - a rundown of different hand tools and how they are used, as well as tips and tricks to refurbish old ones so you don't break the bank. He has written a lot of articles for Popular Woodworking, and runs a blog called Lost Art Press, which is a wealth of information for anyone interested in hand tools and how to use them.
    https://lostartpress.com/collections/books/products/the-anarchists-tool-chest
     
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
     
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    I would lend you my copy but I lent it out and the dude moved to North Carolina somewhere. :(
     
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    Here is a Passport Neck Wallet that I made, I used to make these in in the military for carrying your money and ID'S under your cami's or flight suit. Worked great for para ops, no matter where you landed you had beer money! I added a pen pocket to this version; might be handy...
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    Material for future projects. The dishwasher died on the weekend, did an autopsy to it. Engine burned. Plenty of stainless in the thingie, screws, springs etc.

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    Nice work! Ending in the round isn't easy by hand.:35:
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Today, I am planning to work on a utility bag!
     
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    Today I made a arrow head out of rubber wood. Started as a piece of table leg. Hacksaw to get the basic shape. Then a whole ton of rasping to cut in the spine and taper the edges. Finished in teak oil.
    Cheers Jim

    @Dyslexic Rooster The first prototype as promised.

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    I finally got around to refinishing/modding my Trail Hawk. I picked up the cheapest piece of veg tan leather I could find, a few hole punch tools and dye, and made a collar for it. First time working with leather.

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    Tobacco pipe turned from Pearwood and Sycamore with matching Pearwood box.
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    Nice metal. I saved one side off of our dead kitchen range. Nice textured steel, not stainless, but it will be useful.

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    Wow, that pipe is nice!
     
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    Dub, that's a beautiful pipe/box, from a stunning piece of pear!
     
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    A new pouch for my firebox.

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    Since i made the paracord bracelet for the bush class i found out i like it and i have made a few. Made this one last night and doing a king cobra either tonight or this weekend!
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    Made another of these last night. This is a 2 tone king cobra:
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    Today I made a spoon from a cat food lid a maple branch and a bit of paracord. It's all kinds of ugly but it lifts food. The binding is terrible but proof of of concept none the less.
    Cheers Jim
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    I wouldn't my mouth near those corners!
     
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    The corners are the outside of folds aka rounded. With the exception the forward edges which I folded in the pic below. It will lift a liquid. Qualifies as a spoon in my books. Although far the most desirable, granted. ;)
    Cheers Jim
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    Another cooking kit.
     
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    braided jute fire starter, dipped in wax (brake tube still to be cut ) per Wintertrekker videos.






    I really enjoy his videos - wealth of info.

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    That juke cord match looks useful. I wonder if the spark from a used up lighter would it light it.
     
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    Yesterday, I made a dry bag for my next canoeing adventure. I used an empty dog food bag, a piece of a tomatoes stake, 5 ft of rope, staples and duct tape. It isn't 100% airtight but it should do the job.
     
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    I made an arrow with my Bladscroungers knife courtesty of @MrFixIt . I'll try to get around to actually shooting it this weekend since I didn't have my bow with me over the weekend.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    Hoop's vids are great. I find his paddling vids particularly relaxing to watch.
     
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    Yes I do too - he is presenting at our Winter Camping Symposium this year so I'm really looking forward to hearing him.
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    Auermetall Ferro Rod handled in cherry with 550 cord lanyard.
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    That bedside table is just OUTSTANDING. You did a great job on it. I look at the drawer and imagine what it would look like wit a deer antler pull rather than the metal one.
     
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    From old camo slippers to new camo pocket sheath. No skills required but at least it's repurposed. IMG_20181018_161547.jpg IMG_20181018_161644.jpg
     
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    I heat, beat, and tempered. My first knife IMG_20180927_162304.jpg IMG_20181005_230859.jpg
     
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    i've been wearing a tungsten carbide wedding ring since i got married 9 years ago, but this past year, it seems to be shrinking. so.....

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    i made this over the weekend. made the blank awhile ago-osage and copper (full disclosure-flattened copper pipe) got the shape done this weekend, and treated it with superglue to finish it and protect it a bit. seems like i got the size exactly right and it is super comfortable! my wife is happier with it than the "cobra weave" ring i've been wearing! (as seen in the picture below)
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    A couple of strikers and a fork for me.
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    Wow @weltondl , that snake striker is something!


    I thought that looked like fixit-metal. I have some I need to make into a fixit-knife! :D
     
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    W.I.P.....messing with the forge....obligatory spike knife for first project....first burn also lol....bricks are hot... 20181024_183225.jpg
     
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    Cool. I always wanted a forge and anvil. One pointer I heard when I was close to getting one was always use tongs, never grab metal with bare hand. You should train yourself to do that so you don't grab something real hot reflexively. IDK. Sounds reasonable to me. Others here with forging experience may have better "always remember and never forget" tips.
     
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    It was one of those duh..moments I get..tongs in left hand waiting to grab spike while right ungloved hand moves brick....I have no idea when I took of my glove lol...jeez...
     
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    Metal clips for my Zebra Billy pot.
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    Today I started the process of making lye. I combined maple ash from my fireplace with water and put the mix in an old growler bottle. I'll shake it up a few times a day for about a week, then strain out the clumps. The liquid should be a weak lye solution. The solution can be concentrated but I plan on leaving it weaker.
    Lye solution is good for removing clogs in pipes. It degreases pots and pans like a dish soap. It can break down plant cells leaving the fibers behind for making cordage. Handy stuff.
     
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    Cool, a whale snake! :D
     
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    Are you going to make soap?
     
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    My perfect camp knife. Until I get a different opinion and make the next perfect camp knife. 15404911883521831620210.jpg
     
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    Right now, I'm just thinking about keeping the drain in the kids shower clear. Drano costs money and lye, supposedly, will dissolve soapy hair clogs.
     
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    Well, lye is the active ingredient in drain cleaners
     
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    Curious to see you report on the lye. Our friends used to make soap. I've been to lazy...
     
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