kiln filled up with wood

Charcoal Making

Way back when I would buy my charcoal in from various woodsmen but after a while, I started to make my own in oil drums, as I have access to an unlimited amount of wood around my workshop! A couple of years ago, a friend moved his small kiln into my woods... Read More...

OLight S1R Baton 2

OLight S1R Baton 2 Review First Impressions The S1R ('R' stands for their rechargeable product line) comes nicely packaged and when you've released it form it's cardboard and plastic cocoon you realise how small it actually is, it's not minute, but for ... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 3

Pt 3 -  Making and fitting the handle. Since I don’t use factory made drifts to shape the eyes of my tools, they don’t take factory made handles, which means that have to make every handle that I use. Making and fitting a handle to an eyed tool such as... Read More...

MAKING AN ADZE – PART 2

Ok, now we have a lump of steel with a hole in it. Time then to turn it into an adze. (Link to part one) Pt 2 - Making an Adze, by Dave Budd I like to begin by isolating a lump to turn into the blade. Th... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 1

Making an Adze by Dave Budd Most folks that have seen me forging only get to see me making twiddly little things or a knife at events like the BushMoot. So I thought that I would share with you how I make somet... Read More...