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  1. Mountainman34

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    Today I finished making my new handle for my small camp craft knife. It’s had a custom little handle when I got a while back but due to learning curve and soft wood didn’t last long. I used marble wood for the handle brass pin and modified the shieth to fit the slightly bigger handle which fits me perfectly. The shield I had used some hobby lobby leather for. I also epoxied my ULU kitchen knives new handle on and my grandfather old imperial blade got some new wood handles epoxied and ready for finishing soon.
     

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    Well done on all the projects!! I like the marble wood.
     
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    Vintage micarta tube handle for the ferro rod:
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    Neat! Was the tube an insulator?
     
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    Not sure, but likely. It was salvaged from a university engineering building that was being gutted for renovation, found it in the storage part of the mezzanine when I went in to safe off the electrical.
     
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    a little bench out of scrap I have drug home from jobsites. Needed another seat around the fire. bench 6.jpg bench 7.jpg bench 8.jpg
     
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    A good friend of mine lost one of the windage adjustment screws on his Model 52 rifle and couldn't find a replacement, so I made him one. Real oddball thread, no die available, 5/32-48 so I had to cut the thread on the lathe. I don't do gun work (for legal and liability reasons), but since it was a favor for a friend and it was only a screw I made an exception. He'd be hating life if I charged him for the time it took, LOL! Fun little job, the one I made is on the left side of the sight...

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    I've chased threads on a lathe before but nothing that small. Looks good!
     
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    Good job, I like the design. May have to make a couple. Maybe an added cross member near the bottom to withstand the grandkids.

    You sir, are a craftsman. Most folks have no idea that it takes to make something like that, even with normal threads. Nice job!
     
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    Today I have finished this oliv wood handle for polar puukko as a gift to my friend. IMG_20190226_161717.jpg IMG_20190227_125516.jpg IMG_20190227_133722.jpg
     
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    Very nice !!
     
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    I modded this paint roller pole for duck hunting a handful of years ago .

    It expands to 12ft. I camo,d it and bent the roller arm into a hook.

    I used it as a wading staff , decoy retriever & duck retriever .

    I dont duck hunt much anymore. But I saw I had this net hanging around.

    Cut the end off. Saw it was hollow. I opened the hole up with a drum sander bit and my cordless drill. Drilled a hole thru the pole and handle . Need a longer bolt and Id like to use a wingnut .

    Now I have a long utility net for fish crabs frogs etc!! 15513784844281495537147.jpg

    I'm also thinking of velcro strapping my fishing rod to it as well . Would protect my rod while hiking .


    Eta . Went to the hardware store . Got a longer bolt and wingnut!
     
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    Broke the handle off my cane so I'm making a new antler handle. Got a good bit of work to do on it yet but I think it'll work. IMG_20190302_173140.jpg
     
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    I finished my axe sheath! This was definitely a learning experience. I still need a couple more basic tools to make things a little cleaner (ie: grooving tool for under the stitches), and I need more practice at how to properly sew so that all the stitches are going in a uniform pattern, but I’m pretty happy with my first attempt.

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    Nice job. If you have a pair of dividers (even a dial indicator), you can use that as a ‘groover’.
     
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    So I’m a dummy and just realized I do have a stitching groover. I bought a basic leather crafting kit off amazon for like $20, but clearly didn’t know what all the tools were :confused:. I actually tried using the correct tool, but used it wrong so figured it wasn’t actually what I thought it was. :D I swear I’ll learn what I’m doing with this leatherwork by the time I’m too arthritic to do it anymore.
     
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    A slip joint pocket knife makes a good groover. I used my large stockman and it worked well. IMG_20190303_195321.jpg
     
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    Made a shot pouch for my black powder shot gun. Also made a medicine bag. Rondevouse season is just starting and the fever is kicking in. 20190303_180614.jpg
     
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    It's not really bushcraft related.One of my hobbies is making reproductions of Native American items like breastplates,spears,and knives.My most recent last month in early February,was an Indian breasplate,the second one made.The first one was made two years ago_Other than that,the past three or four years I've made some leather related items that are more or less bushcraft related(sewing kit,ditty bag,Sucret's tin container,possibles bag,etc).
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    All made by hand including the shoulder straps where I added choice hardware and leather parts.The tail is a groundhogs(LOL Whistle Pig)
     
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    Nice job.I love kydex.Recently I acquired a Kabar Becker Tactool as a gift from some of the guys on the forum(it's a long story)plus I just bought a used DPX HEST knife(the one with the laughing man on the handle(s).So I rigged a piggy back knife setup by attaching(with two screws)the HEST sheath onto the Kabar sheath.A length of paracord is then used to tie the bottom of the Kabar sheath to my thigh so it's easier to retrieve the knives,especially the Kabar.That way I have two kick-ass knives ready for use.
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    Today I finished a few more little work horses for camping. Kephart mod old hickory w bacote wood, my grandfathers imperial with black hickory I think. Both will be well used. Lol ran out of leather so the one got a sheath made from an old moccasin I had made.
     

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    Used the leather from an old boot. Sewed together with 550 guts and some bank line. IMG_20190305_145247256.jpg IMG_20190306_070110272.jpg IMG_20190306_070121154.jpg IMG_20190306_070031451.jpg
     
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    Looks great!

    What size cordage did you use inside? 1/4"? Is there something holding the poles together in the middle there where they cross?

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks @AdirondackBadger! I used 1/4" twisted poly rope inside the pipes. I tied a clove hitch on each end then secured the tag end to the main rope with two black zip ties at each location and wrapped it with electrical tape. I'm sort of a "belt and suspenders" type guy. LOL.
    I taped both pipes together (one on top of the other) and clamped them to a wooden block. Then used the drill press to drill a small hole thru both pipes. I installed a #8 x 2" bolt with washers at top, middle and bottom then put on a nut and snugged it up. I then lightly peened the end of the bolt to prevent the nut from coming off.
     
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    Thanks @Outdoor Dauber!

    Could I ask how long the poles are?
     
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    Poles are 5' long. You might want to go 6' if you will be X-country skiing. I'm 6'-1" with a fairly long stride and I don't think I'll have any issue with 5' poles and my modified bear paw snow shoes.
     
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    I like the idea of using the hacksaw blades...
     
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    Hey, new to BCUSA...Was recently in need of a way to safely carry my needles for leathercraft/repair...A little cardboard for the end caps, some cardstock and waterproof glue and this worked out great.
     

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    I like how you did your cross bar, this was my first attempt at a mortise and tenon...it came out a bit sloppy, but works.
     

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    Turned an old hickory knife into a hook knife!
     
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    Temps in the 20s and I felt like carving while the kids played with Lego's.
     
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    A sheath for my old, circa 1994 Buck 650 Nighthawk. And a handle for an augers bit. 20190308_180434.jpg
     

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    I forg2d a marlin spike/awl today.
     
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    I was going to make a sheath for my new SAK Hiker. But, I tried this first. I HATE picket knives sitting awkwardly in my pocket. I've made a few sheaths that hang off of my belt so the knives hang in my pocket without getting in the way.
    I decided on this for now. It hangs on the belt, can be attached to a pack or wherever you might need it. 20190309_175955.jpg 20190309_180021.jpg
     
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    62F70CF2-D176-4927-8264-0CAA33B5A53A.jpeg Well, I made my wife happy, so that’s a good day indeed.
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    20190310_134316.jpg rawhide sheath for my lil jute!
     
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    A quick kind of prototype for an Altoids tin pouch that snaps onto a MOLLE strap.
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    Now there are two.
     

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    15525947449755827917948242062894.jpg finished a few days ago. Coat of beezwax. Upgrade to my belt kit. Still trying to get a belt pouch going. Designs keep changing.
     
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    I hate to trust the little split ring.

    Where did you get the little crab claws?
     
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    @NevadaBlue I got that at Michael's craft store. I think it was in the jewelry making aisle. I've had it floating around for a while.
     
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    A press for making waxed cotton ball pellets for fire starters. 53777994_2140086226072123_7065665520581738496_n.jpg
     
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    @RIZE 2012 , thats a nice pouch. What did you make it from?
     
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    Canvas 1/19
     
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    It has become a bit of a tradition to gather some Aspen for making walking sticks whenever we head to the mountains for a camping trip.

    BTW... for some reason I just noticed you reside in CO as well.
     
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    Hadn't thought of using a caliper for such. Good idea.
     
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    They work for scribing metal too. Versatile tools.
     
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    That I do use them for.
     
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    I bought this old canvas pack last fall at a rummage sale for $5. It wasn't for sale. It's a older FSS pack. I turned it in to the Isle Royale Jr. Except the front pockets. 15526933144774134361059517227864.jpg 15526935574496294395949468023565.jpg
     

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