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  1. bikebum1975

    There’s this old boy who whittles on ....

    Nice work there love his character
  2. bikebum1975

    Sycamore Stirrer

    Lovely piece old friend.
  3. bikebum1975

    Who sell camp fire reflector ovens in the UK?

    I haven't yet just not had the time to but you can make one easy enough from some roofing flashing. Cheap and easy to work get some wire to hold it all together. I'll dig an old video up on youtube an old friend made
  4. bikebum1975

    Coffee

    If its not strong enough in the perkie let it brew longer its still one of my favourite ways to brew
  5. bikebum1975

    Would I be right in saying this is birch ?

    Black birch is what has the wintergreen smell to it. This looks to be black birch if carving it has one of the best smells going. I wished I could get a ready supply of it
  6. bikebum1975

    Gas stoves

    Personally I'd skip the piezo starter they never last. Just use a ferro rod to start your stove. Truthfully all of the ones I own can't tell ya the last time I used matches or a lighter to fire one. Another simple option if you're looking to just boil water for brew get a trangia much easier to...
  7. bikebum1975

    I confess to batoning with a folding knife.

    I've used my folders many times to Baton with it comes down to knowing how your tool works. Not one of my knives ever broke either and I've batoned through seasoned Red Oak with ease
  8. bikebum1975

    Lauri puukko

    Lovely knife those are fantastic blades for the money
  9. bikebum1975

    Issue with Zebra Billy burning food

    Did you add any oil to the pan? That could've been your issue to. I have had a couple zsbra kettles not much an issue there. Yes I've used them on the canister stoves wood fire and an old Coleman peak one never had anything stick that bad. Rice is always a pita though
  10. bikebum1975

    How much water do you carry?

    Lmao ao seems everything gives it to you these days eh?
  11. bikebum1975

    How much water do you carry?

    yep it does taste alright but doesn't really quench the thrust when hot as hell out. I'm a bike rider I've made the mistake a few times when out getting a bottle of pop near killed me a couple miles out. Heat and soda unless I'm home relaxing don't mix for me. That said back to the question if...
  12. bikebum1975

    Bread/pizza oven

    Ya get it at a nursery. Any big box store that has a garden center should have it
  13. bikebum1975

    last three spoons

    Really nice work man
  14. bikebum1975

    carving a new home

    This is really cool. Friend of mine does stuff like this in cottonwood bark
  15. bikebum1975

    Leatherwork - something abit different

    That saddle is damn nice. All the work is most excellent. Reminds me a bit of the old rat fink art
  16. bikebum1975

    serving spoon from mulberry

    Those are lovely spoons. Really like the maple one to
  17. bikebum1975

    Surviving "the bomb"

    Didn't bother checking the original link honestly I have zero interest to survive in a post nuke world. I say bend over stick yer head between yer legs and kiss the butt good bye. Each their own I'm not living in a hole. I've seen the movie threads and the day after when they were new was a kid...
  18. bikebum1975

    Lightweight food from supermarkets.

    You née to give it several soakings before eating it.
  19. bikebum1975

    Spoons, spoons and more spoons!

    Those are really nice pieces. Really would love getting myself a lathe going.
  20. bikebum1975

    A very Scottish leather tool roll

    You sir are one hell of an artist. Been a fan of your work for ages now