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    Day Out The Fallen Oak (pt2) - Eggs, Trout and Pot Hangers

    Looks like a great day out in the woods. Thanks for sharing.
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    A simple Chuck Box

    That looks awesome, great work! Good idea to use some cheapo drawers in there, might steal that idea for some future car camping kitchen build
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    After looking at the various ways to track down fat wood I decided to have a little explore in a pine plantation on the side of the highway. Fairly un-inspiring place with neat rows of fairly young pine trees broken into plots by dry creek beds. Kicked around in the first pile of rotting...
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    Trip Report Riverside Trip

    Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing!
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    Knife Scale Failure - Advice Wanted

    I had been at it with some 800 grit wet & dry paper. I wasn't happy the surface of the repair was without cracks & gaps so I went back and repeated the process. I went a bit harder on the sanding his time and then polished it up with my usual beeswax/turps/linseed wood polish and it looks a...
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    Knife Scale Failure - Advice Wanted

    So as I mentioned, I went with the superglue. I'm inpatient and its what I had in the house. Unfortunately, it wasn't super thin, but seems to have done the trick. First I taped around the areas with electrical tape, to try and minimise spillage and spread to the surrounding knife. On the Ben...
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    Knife Scale Failure - Advice Wanted

    Thanks for all the responses. Many great ideas. Yeah, I worry about that a little. That stuff looks ideal. I live in Australia now and a brief look at google I can't see an equivalent product without shipping from the UK. I'm home for a visit later in the year, might pick some up if I can...
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    Knife Scale Failure - Advice Wanted

    Thanks for the prompt response Stew. I'll give that a go.
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    Knife Scale Failure - Advice Wanted

    I was having a look at my old faithful Ben Orford knife. It has served me well for many years now, and remains a firm favourite. I was horrified to notice that it seems the scale seems to be starting to come away from the tang. The gap is minute, but I can definitely suck air through it. I...
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    For Sale Vagabond bag - bushcraft version

    That is a stunner! Free bump
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    2013 Defender

    I only wish I did mate!
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    I owe the forum an explanation.

    Sounds like life did a real number on you! I've seen the toll severe bouts of illness take on people both mentally and physically and I'm glad that you are coming good. I have to say many don't and ill health commands their life. Best of luck catching up on your back orders.
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    Fallkniven F1D cos re handle wip

    Absolute beauty! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sold **last Price drop**Bayley S4 Survival knife

    I've got the same knife in green micarta. Great knife that isn't easy to come by, and thats a good price. I'm still hesitant to put mine to good use!
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    Another F1D re handle

    Thing of beauty!
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    Woodlore knife

    Don’t give people ideas!
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    Damascus Pattern Steel

    Well that is a good trick to know! Now I just need to invest in some Damascan steel knives! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Love the defender, but never owned one. Been making do with my '97 disco which is a very capable vehicle(love it to bits too really), but it's unfortunately being upgraded to something with a few more airbags to keep SWMBO happy about the safety of the growing family.
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    Stuart Mitchell Sgian Dubh

    That is a nice looking little knife! Enjoy it K
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    Your picture of the day...

    A bit of campfire cooking...