testing the grip of the terrific tongs

Terrific Tongs – Make your own

In this time of isolation we're forced to do our bushcrafting at home, so if you have the opportunity to have a little BBQ or cook something over the fire maybe some handy Tongs will help you with both. A pair of tongs is one piece of cooking kit that I ne... Read More...
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 year... 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. M... Read More...

LifeSaver Liberty Bottle

First impressions Cool bottle, great colour, look stable and feels robust. On the flip side, it's fairly big and it might be more complicated than I first assumed. I had a false start with the LifeSaver liberty bottle, I'd taken it with me on a walk in... 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...