TRACKER ACTION PICS THREAD

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  1. ArmyMacE

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    Out and about bare essentials...

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    The red Squirrels and I have been engaged in a long protracted battle, and they are winning recently.
    They disappear as soon as I step out a door with a gun.
    My snares have been empty for over a month now. I've been considering trying to use bait.
    This morning I was sitting at the feed mill shooting the bull with the owners son, when I spotted them........Rat traps!

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    I used tarred bank line to attach them.
    I wasn't worried about scent.
    I figure if these little bastards got enough balls to chew their way into my feed room in the shed, some tar and human smell ain't gonna bother them. Besides, by the time I was done I had peanut butter all over everything, should make a decent cover scent.
    Note to self: baiting traps is last step, not first.
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    Sitting, listening, meditating...

    Ducks and geese quacking and barking at each other...

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    Awaiting the fall for this one, hoping weather or people don’t break it...

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    Using the @Red Yeti Friction Folder WSK-WST today...

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    A few pieces that didn’t want to work in a project are now fuel for the next fire..

    I only have room for one more ember on this hearth board if everything works out well. Maybe two...

    Mistakes, failures. They are not dead ends. They are stepping stones on the learning path. Sometimes you have to jump to the next one and hope you don’t fall in, but remember you can always get back up.

    Those Who Do Win.


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    Pretty tall, over 6’ probably close to 7’. It is definitely taller than I am.
     
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    Lot of hand drills there!
     
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    Most days I have some kind of knife use going on, most days I don’t photograph any of it. Today will mainly be shoveling, and shaping dirt. I’ll be cutting twine and packing materials a bit today.

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    Brewing ideas with physical items while I take a break from the sun.

    I am having difficulties settling on a design concept for my Tracker Challenge Coin project I have been working on.

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    My only recommendation is to keep it simple without too much clutter
     
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    @J. Pierce who built your Tracker/WSK ? I really enjoy seeing all the different variants of these tools .
     
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    Backyard Tracker practice . Learning what makes this Tracker tick ? I used my scandivex type rear blade portion to remove bark and the quarter round to do curls .
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    E82CB024-DE7F-4AD5-8A67-FB4F71C2392B.jpeg Hello everyone,
    A French knife fan and especially Mr. Beck's Tracker wsk.
    I registered on your forum and with the help of the Google translator (there may be some writing errors)
    I realized a wsk from a butcher's butcher buy on eBay
    Blade thickness 3 mm (1/8 inch)
    An experience that I would not have realized without your help and the many owners of this magnificent knife who shared their pictures on your forum.

    A big thanks to all of you.
     
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    Welcome , I wish I would have paid closer attention in 2 years of French in highschool now . :(
     
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    Welcome !
     
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    La langue de Shakespeare est beaucoup plus simple que le français , le principal c’est le partage de nos connaissances
    Merci à vous
     
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    Spotted a future spear shaft...

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    Harvested future spear shaft, and a bonus hopefully two new arrow shafts.

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    Show off :18: .
     
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    Agreed. The sharing of knowledge is very important.
     
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    Oh another one lol . But seriously it's good to know as much about as many things as possible . My wife calls it my "Useless ?" trivia . But on a lighter note I have a close aquaintance at work of Latin descent . I speak very little Spanish . Enough to just get by in a pinch and his English is about as good , yet we communicate for 12 Hrs a day . Spanglish who'd of thunk it lol .
     
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    Oil Lamp. Lip balm tin, strip of canvas, olive oil.

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    @SkipJunkie here is one of many reference materials...

    The new book from Kevin Estela: 101 Skills you need to Survive in the Woods. The first printing run is almost sold out!

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    Mr. Estela has a hand in developing the Polaris and Bolo models with @S.Gossman of Gossman Knives. He also has taken the time to help me with some primitive traps via messaging.

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    Thank you Sir .
     
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    There’s a box?

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    What plant is that Jarrod? I have quite a bit on my property, never thought to I.d. It or thought it was useful lol
     
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    The one with the yellow flowers on top? That is Mullein, super useful indeed. I haven’t dug into how many use it has. TP, Tobacco Replacement, Friction Fire.... I’ve been told medicinal as well. I’m still apprehensive about learning apothecary.
     
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    I'll start doing some research! Thanks!!
     
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    i'll always throw in mullein info!

    the claim is, it was traditionally smoked to help with both asthma and bronchitis. i can attest to the fact that those same properties are carried in a tea made from the leaves.

    when i was in college, i had some weird breathing ailment that, to this day, has never been diagnosed. woke up one day, and just couldn't draw a full breath. i'll spare you the tale of all the testing i went through, but i need to mention that not even a fast acting inhaler would touch it-but some sweet mullein tea would allow me to breathe normally for awhile. two notes to end-1) strain the tea well. the same fibers that make the leaf fuzzy can irritate your throat b) exactly 5 weeks after my problem started, i woke up and could breathe normally again. never did find out what was going on, but it's never returned, so....*knocks on wood*
     
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    Very cool!! It must've done something. I'm gonna check it out more for sure!
     
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    Next shots will be after I get it dirty
     
  35. ArmyMacE

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    I know it’s not “Tracker” action, but it is action...

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    Thanks,

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    Just my opinion...

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    Get Outside... Go afield and wander...

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    Enjoy the wonder...

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    Have some fun...

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    Three crows watching...

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    C'est parce que les règles qui ont des exceptions sont trop, mais c'est la même chose en anglais. "I before E except after C" et chose comme ça. C'est les temps du verbe et les articles masculins et féminins qui me dérange en français. Pourquoi il existe toujours les mots avec le sexe? Je préfère "the" en anglais: "The bread in the kitchen." Pas: "Le pain dans La cuisine."

    Bon travail avec votre couteau! C'est beau.

    Added translation for the non bilingual types:
    It's because the rules that have exceptions are too many, but it's the same thing in English. "I before E except after C" and stuff like that. It's the verb tenses and the masculine and feminine articles that annoy me in French. Why do words with gender still exist? I prefer "the" in English: "The bread in the kitchen." Not: "Le pain dans La cuisine."

    Good work with your knife! It's beautiful.
     
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  40. ArmyMacE

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    Made a baton today, sorry no progress pictures. Photographed along side some of my other projects.

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    USPS has sent me smoke signals that mine is awaiting me in the mail box. LONGEST WORK DAY EVER.

    BTW i blame all of you, but mostly @Mr.Black for making me want to try one. So I have a , I am assured a gently used TBT1 waiting for me when I get home.
    I will do my best to post images so I can become the next of the numbered few.


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    How do the sawbacks work with only 4 notches? (As say, compared to your average Tom Brown Tracker which have 8?)
     
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  45. ArmyMacE

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    No action today... I was digging through old pictures. Looking for a specific one, and ran across these. So I thought I would share them again.

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    I'll chime in for @Dysphoric Joy in case he hasn't seen that reply. The teeth on it are highly off set so even with the small number it seems to notch really well. I'll post a detailed shot of mine ASAP. The original/prototype is pictured at the top.
     
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    Some of the tools for today’s projects... Knife, coffee, pruning shears, hard rake, gloves...

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    Just more gardening and landscaping projects to attend.


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  48. ArmyMacE

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    Them useless saw teeth are only good for breaking batons...

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    Here's a quick project from Tracker/WSK Challenges - The Unofficial Compilation

    The Apache Star with my new tracker and a little help from a new neck knife that just showed up today.

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    I started with a couple of cuts from a downed ornate pear limb. They're crooked but well matched.

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    Some notches to get them in line.

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    It throws well. Now it's time to set up some targets.

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    Here's a better shot of the blade when I was just getting the feel for it.

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    Here’s a shot of the saw back for you @Caleb Cox They notch pretty well.
     
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    So the saw is for notching? I dont really know anything about trackers except people love them. I had assumed it was for using as a standard saw....kinda thought it was a bad idea since it's so wide lol....
     
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