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Birch-Tappers Dream - A Scotch-Eyed Auger and Belt Sheath

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by shep, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. shep

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    This is a Scotch-Eyed auger. Just add a stick for leverage and go and drill holes in things. They are ideal for tapping birch in Spring, which does, I grant you, seem a long way off at the moment. This one measures 10" long and cuts a 1" hole

    The sheath is made from 3mm veg tan leather which has been dyed and waxed for durability.
    I'd like £25 for this including p+p.

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  2. Shewie

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    Me please shep
     
  3. shep

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    Blimey that was quick. Sold pending funds.

    If I can find some more of these augers I will put more like this up for sale.
    Nick
     
  4. addo

    addo Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Looks like a great bit of kit that, might have a go myself.
     
  5. verloc

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    oooh now thats nice and ready in shewies bergen for spring coming - I wish I got there first :)
     
  6. Celt_Ginger

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    If you can get more, is there any chance of a group buy? I think a few people might be interested. I know I'd love one.
     
  7. shep

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    Funds received with thanks.
    I don't know about a group buy, but I will certainly make a couple more if I can.
     
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    robin wood Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I love the workmanship but I sometimes wonder about all these things on belt loops, are we going to end up looking like climbers with masses of gear dangling down from our belts as we jangle our way into the woods. With climbers I sometimes think there is a competition, he who has the most gear wins

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  9. Dougster

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    Oooh multipitch. Years since I looked that silly, well, and jangly.

    Must get back into it.

    I'd love one of those scotch augers but I've gone off leather, it must be all the holes in my fingers from stitching it so much.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Shewie

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    Found it hanging out of my letterbox this afternoon, cheers shep it`s a little cracker
     
  11. shep

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    Haha:)

    Shep's first law of bushcraft: All shiny things must wear leather.

    I actually made the first one (mine) without a belt loop, but they add so little bulk/time that I figured it's worth having the option.

    I'm glad you like it Shewie.

    I can take orders for up to 5 more. My finger needs to heal a bit, but I can get them to you by Christmas
     
  12. verloc

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    I'd love one if you are putting together more - it's one of things I always look to get but never get around to. Count me in for one if there are more going.

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    Shep

    Please can I have one of these too. I'll PM you my e-mail addy

    Rat
     
  14. British Red

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    Aaah gwan then

    Remind me of your paypal address!

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  15. shep

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    That's 3 ordered (pending funds) and I have 2 more going, once I've made the sheaths.

    I won't be able to deliver before mid-Jan, but I can 100% guarantee that they'll be with you before the sap starts rising!
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Speak for yourself!

    Send me your paypal addy mate and I'll flash the cash

    Red
     
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    edit - changed mind and posted this somewhere else
     
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    If anyone wants to borrow mine they`re welcome to have a go whenever you like, as long as I get it back around the end of Feb :D
     
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    Are there any more left? if so put me down for one mate.
     
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    I wasnt sure if this was happening or not so i bought one from fleabay - not with a pretty sheath mind you so im afraid i will have to cacnel - but if there are ones made specifically for me when i showed interest and no other takers then I'm sure I can sort something out shep - wouldnt leave you out of pocket mate.
     

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