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    Wow, you hit the jack pot! Next time you're up this way I've got a chunk of wood to give you.
     
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    20181126_133431_Film3.jpg Primer catch/diverter for my reloading press.

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    Spent primers land in the brass recycling bucket
     
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    15432586897351670890249.jpg Made it more betterer AND QUICK DETACHABLE!
     
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    Billiard / Lovat style tobacco pipe. Pearwood and Sycamore.
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    Some tinder pouches. 15432962460061302718387.jpg
     
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    Its been a while since I have carved anything, for me it is more of a winter hobby but I sharpened the knives and had at it with this "Spoontula" the wood was a bit on the spalted side, so it wasn't the smoothest to carve and I revealed a knot once I got into the wood.
     
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    I wrapped this up over coffee this morning, the blade was courtesty of @MrFixIt and the handle was sourced from unknown wood I found down in NC. Jute twine courtesty of Wal Mart.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Are you going to stabilize that wood?
     
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    I don't have the means to stabilize wood, so I'll just use it as is.
     
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    Walnut oil or BLO will do the deed.
     
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    Carved all these little ones today. 4 cherry still need a little work. 1 finished black walnut.
     
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    first spoon I carved since I broke my neck. I took a piece of ash from the wood pile. it is much harder to do not having too much use of my right arm and hand. but I did stay busy for most of the day.

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    Nice one Gary!
     
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    at least my son gets to stick something else into his scrap drawer for Christmas. :dblthumb:
     
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    3d try posting this here goes.
    A shoulder rig for my shield. Holster leather was too supple so I waxed it in 50/50 mix bee's and gulf wax. Mountain man's kydex.
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    Seem between 2 mags is not sewn, only wet formed so I can put cell phone there instead of my spare mag and leatherman.
     
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    I hate auto spell check/ word auto incorrect.
     
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    A tarp. Well, actually I assembled one. I got two nice coated nylon ‘tarps’ that were made for a hunting blind. They are 4’ x 10’, meant to tie onto a hunting blind. Surplus online stuff about 5 bucks each I think. They have cord ties about every foot on one long edge. So, today I sewed them together to form a 8’ x 10 foot tarp. I sewed a piece of 1” webbing, with a loop on each end, to one tarp and then sewed the other tarp to that. So, it has a built in ridge line. I will do some corner loops I think and reinforce the cord ties. Nothing really to show in a pic, but I will try to get one after I get it finished. Pushing the 10’ tarp through the little machine was fun. :)
    This will become part of my emergency shelter and/or sun/wind shade for my daypack.
     
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    Cranked out some stocking stuffers.

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    :11: Well that's no good. I better send you one to start filling it up then.
     
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    you just made me laugh out loud for real.. :dblthumb:
     
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    Pig skin notebook cover, 1st attempt. Go ahead and laugh but it'll work anyway. Lol IMG_20181204_161111.jpg
     
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    Looks good to me! I just downloaded a book on basic leather working from the local library.Some thing to try this winter. I am sure my first attempt won’t look that good :)
     
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    0F4FA20A-3EA4-436D-B325-174A6CAE6567.jpeg Well it’s been a good while since I’ve been on here. But since I’m off work due to an injury, I’ve had some time to tinker around in the shop. I’ve made a few of these to sell and for some Christmas gifts. They are made mostly from some old wood that I saved from fixing someone’s fence.
     
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    very nice.. I have a question? the wood looks charred. how did you char the stars without making a big mess? we need build along pics next time or it didn't happen. lol
     
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    This would be easier to explain with a video, lol. I took a propane torch and stuck most of the flame through the hole and quickly swirled it around inside the star. This is prior to gluing the pieces to a plywood backing. The wood is pine so it chars very quickly.
     
  28. NevadaBlue

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    I like that! How big are they?
     
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    18” x 12”. Going to try to make one bigger next.
     
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    Haha, I have that same skill...

    Here is an Old Hickory mod I am working on. Just finished re-profiling the blade and handle. Not sure what I am going to do for scales yet.
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    Inspired by recently seeing a member here discussing a Marlin spike. Nothing special but I believe it will prove useful.

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    I made this out of FR4, a glass reinforced epoxy laminate. Edge retention is lousy, but I can poke the hell out of a cardboard box with it.
     
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    Sounds like Pakistani steel from the 80s! LOL
     
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    A cane, shaft is ironwood, the handle some walnut that was cut on the lot when my house was built in 1987. The pictures don't do the colors Justice, they look washed out in these photos. They are much deeper and rich - maybe it's the black background.

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    Thanks, also known as hornbeam or muslewood, it's the eastern variety, quite common around my area. It was a small juvenile tree.
     
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    out here in the desert ironwood is as rare as hens teeth.
     
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    And beautiful grain and color too. I liked this stick for its character, the "muscles", which don't really show up in the pictures very well. The cane is a combination of rustic and refined.
     
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    I made a few canes from aspen but of course pretty plain. I love the mixed grain in yours.
     
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    Looks special to me. Nice work!

    Very nice cane. I like the history of it too.
     
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    Deserts and trees in general aren't usually in the same areas in my experience.
     
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    Finished the paracord wrap and my first DIY kydex sheath today. Also managed to cut myself just hours after I got the blade, nice clean cut though. :D
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    IMG_20181207_182541.jpg IMG_20181207_182456.jpg Wool canteen cover made of scraps from an old GI blanket that I made my anorak out of.
     
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    Bootleg archery butt. Man, it's been way too long... I strung my bow for the first time in several months today.
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    I'd be lucky to hit the bail...
     
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    Don't feel bad @cbrianroll, I would probably hit the cider block in the background.
     
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    A lefty. I haven't shot mine in two weeks or more.
     
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    Xmas gift for wifey... wrapped for confusion lol 20181208_133241.jpg 20181208_145018.jpg
     
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    Lol...She's shopping...I sent her a pic, then a submarine pic...
     

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