Recent content by Jack_D

  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
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    Windproof kit , Stove jack and more

    I dont blame you :-) they are great bits of kit - i had one until purloined by my eldest. Cheers Jon
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    Windproof kit , Stove jack and more

    Hey Twodogs, Has the Arctic hat been removed from sale ? Cheers, Jon
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    Knife making competition 2013

    Cheers Sasquatch - very decent of you Jonathon
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    Knife making competition 2013

    Thanks for your efforts there Nomad - 6.3 seems about right for the size of the knife. I appreciated the effort to explain the maths behind it, I may need to read it a few more times though. Jonathon
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    Knife making competition 2013

    Right - on the basis that if I dont get the ball rolling quickly it wont happen I have made a start - I know keen hey. I sketched out very roughly a couple of designs and then realised that I had some steel from a folding knife i had made a while back but it was only 25mm wide. I kept with a...
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    Knife making competition 2013

    I am in for this - it will give me the impetus I need to make another knife. I am right in reading the rules that I could enter one in both made blade and bought/exchanged? Just to reiterate what the others have said - many thanks for taking your time out to oraganise this Mesquite. Thanks Jon
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    Experimental archaeology conference papers now on line :-)

    Thanks Mary - link passed onto my son at Uni - should be very helpful cheers Jon
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    my first and only attempt at knife making

    Thanks for the picture - that explains it perfectly. here is what i did for the HT and it worked quite well, used with a propane/butane torch - far better than the rest of my knife in fact - its a good hardness but ugly:rolleyes:. there is a good thread on here currently about file jigs...
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    my first and only attempt at knife making

    Looks very serviceable - how well did the heat treatment work - does it hold an edge/create sparks from a fire steel. I would be interested to hear about the dog food can forge - sounds inventive. When i did my first HT I ended up buying refectory bricks and doing a 2 brick forge - yours sounds...
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    replica bronze age knife

    The straightforward answer mrcharly is that i dont know. I would imagine the majority that have been found in their are original condition are those from high status tombs or other ritual sites. Day to day knives with no specific significance may well have found themselves being recycled into...
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    My hobo fishing kit

    Fantastic info and detail there - love the way you have mixed the history and the bushcraft Cheers Jon
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    replica bronze age knife

    Thanks again Mary, My understanding is that the knife would not be used but displayed or used occasionally - i know bronze work hardens, i didn't realise that about copper. will have a go at getting the handle done and then leave the call on the attachment until later - it will take me a little...
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    replica bronze age knife

    I have found a similar(slightly wider) version - this one is done in yew with copper pins, which is close to where i was thinking originally. I think this sort of style could do it justice and I am sure Yew is as likely as most woods to have been used. I quite like toddys idea on the willow pins...
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    My first home made meths burner

    Thats pretty good for a non pressurised system
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    My first home made meths burner

    Nice and simple - good one - how long did it take to boil the water