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    Candle making

    Rush lamps and candles would have been in every household here in North Wales, probably all of Britain? Not that long ago. Rushes are abundant and everywhere. There are a couple of old rush lamps in the attic of my parents farmhouse somewhere along with the old paraffin lamps and other redundant...
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    CASIO G-SHOCK watch strap?

    Don't know if that strap will fit but I did mine with one I had off Amazon and I'm sure it was pretty straight forward to find one that fitted. I had to buy a special tool to fit it though. It's like a little flat headed screwdriver with a v cut into the end. Was quite a fiddly job I don't think...
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    Firelighting failure

    I haven't had much time to practice any sort of bushcraft (or anything apart from work running my farm really) in the past year or more so I was pleased to have some time to waste in my little wood about a week ago. It had rained and snowed in the night and was still blowing a gale but was...
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    Bulldog axes

    Well I haven't been on here in over a year, time flies. Well it's given me plenty of time to test the bulldog and it works well. Sharpens up nicely but being a cheaper brand doesn't hold that edge particularly well but plenty good enough for making kindling out of junk wood with occasional nails...
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    Spoon Auger

    I like the look of that a lot :cool: And a late happy birthday too :thumbsup:
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    Lynx

    Any big cats released into the UK would be artificially fed on the livestock that are everywhere here. They wouldn't touch the deer they are meant to kill when there are so many slow moving sheep for them to eat. Yes there is a Scottish wildcat and there are apparently some on the berwyn...
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    Lynx

    How are they fitting back into the ecosystem in Sweden? Right back in without a hiccup I would think? Luckily they are unlikely to swim across the channel :D Though I have read of a polar bear that ended up on one of the Scottish isles in a particular cold winter in 1800 something I forget the...
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    Lynx

    As a beef and sheep farmer this is great news even though I am far away from the proposed release site. As someone who appreciates nature and all wildlife I am a bit torn. Britain is missing large predators but as Robson valley says the wildlife here has been adapted and somewhat evolved to not...
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    Bulldog axes

    As it happens I had reason to go in my dad's wood shed this weekend. And found he has bought a bulldog hatchet like I had been looking at from the exact same place I had seen them. It's not that bad it's a hell of a lot better than the tool tech or something cheap thing he had. For how much the...
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    Bulldog axes

    I think what I have is more of a people problem than an axe problem :banghead:
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    Bulldog axes

    That's a good idea. I dont think I have an old ace head lying around but I do ah e a strip of weld on loader bucket edge that I could use to do that with. I used a part of it to make a blade for a log splitter and it can he made quite sharp with a grinder and is really hard steel. I feel a...
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    Bulldog axes

    Funnily enough thats what i did first! Great minds think alike ;) I have 2 small husqvarna axes both bought for kindling. One to keep at work with my chainsaws and other bigger axes on the farm were I cut all my logs and one for home to do some kindling. I came home one day about a week after...
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    Bulldog axes

    It will mostly be for splitting kindling for the house. I have nice old really good quality axes and I don't like wrecking them doing kindling (broken furniture, pallets and other junk wood sometimes) sometimes the wife uses it and I hate seeing her trying to beat through a nail with it...
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    Bulldog axes

    Saw some bulldog brand axes in a local hardware shop yesterday and they were cheap enough but does anyone know anything about how good they are? Don't expect them to be gb quality obviously but I have some old bulldog shovels, spades and garden forks and they are as good as anything. Don't know...
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    Staniforths severquick

    Dropbox downloaded. Will take a picture of the axe head tomorrow or Monday and try and upload it here.