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Middlewood - Projects

Discussion in 'England North' started by Singeblister, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Singeblister

    Singeblister New Member

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    Thought I would start this thread for people to post ideas and plans for middlewood.
    To kick it off I am going to try and make tar from birch bark so if anyone wants to help or just watch you know where to come :) and if anyone can bring some birch bark the more the better and will start it off on the Saturday morning.

    Look forward to seeing what everyone else is planing
     
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    count me in mate..
     
  3. Chris G

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    Mmm, Alcohol...

    Fruit based alcohol for me (1 litre of vodka, 1lb of fruit and 1lb of sugar; mix, steep and shake daily supposedly for 3 months :( )

    Don't forget that it is elderberry harvest time right now.

    Oh and getting a coal from a bow drill and then turining it into fire.

    Chris
     
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    Given the way I'm feeling tonight, my personal challenge will be to stay warm!
     
  5. Singeblister

    Singeblister New Member

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    I know what you mean , my pc is in the loft now since our 3rd came along and took over my office lol
     
  6. Singeblister

    Singeblister New Member

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    well this thread was a flopout if i ever saw one :D
     
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    Dont talk about flip flops like that you might get the thread closed, it aint politically correct durr
     
  8. Barney

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    I would love to have a go at making a small forge.

    Anyone ever done one before?
     
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    I'm gonna have a go at making charcloth, might give you a lift with that forge too Barney
     
  10. Singeblister

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    I would be happy to help you with the forge as well barney. you will need some form of belows to get the thing nice and hot , I have never really used a charcoal or coke forge always used gas but it will be nice to see one running
     
  11. Barney

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    Hey great,

    I have not set one up before, but I am prepared to have a bash at it. As for the bellows, I have one of those hand/foot pumps for an inflatable mattress it pumps about a litre a chuck out, will that be big enough?
     
  12. Bernie Garland

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    I'm gonna empty a few beer cans:D

    Bernie
     
  13. Barney

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    Are you going to be needing a hand with that project Bernie, or can you mange it yourself? ;)
     
  14. Barney

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    I cant decide on whether to get coal or coke.

    An suggestions on which will be more suitable?
     
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    Hi Barney made one myself from a car steel wheel rim three steel tubes for (legs) welded on like tripod. one steel tube bent at bottom 90 degrees welded in center under neath all sourced from scrap yard. air supply 240volt air pump for air beds one length off hover pipe attached to bent pipe on bottom total cost less than a £10 build time less than one hour it has proved to be very officiant in fact so officiant on a couple of times i have turned my back for a couple off minutes to discover my precious knife lying in a pool off Multan metal in the bottom of forge :eek: the ones that have succeeded are now very fine bush craft knives. so what you waiting for get cracking :D
     
  16. Bernie Garland

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    The coke would go down better with the beer i think:D

    Bernie
     
  17. Barney

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    Stanley,

    what did you use for fuel.

    Bernie,

    I knew that would make you talk to me.:))
     
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    No probs Barney we'll have to pull the tops off a few:beerchug:

    Bernie
     
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    look forward to it Bernie
     
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    Hi Bernie i use either coke or any type off barbecue foul the briskets need to be broken down as they are on the large side Stanley
     

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