Search results

  • 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)
  1. fishfish

    For Sale Tilley and Vapalux Lamps

    what year is the tilley mate?
  2. fishfish

    Tilley lamp or Petromax

    they wont sell that lot for a grand,maybe testing the water,split into lots it would go,looks to be astove bits there too. this would be my choice for the reasons above: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tilley-guardsman-paraffin-lamp/273969587810?hash=item3fc9dc2662:g:Lw8AAOSwbsNdAg-N
  3. fishfish

    Tilley lamp or Petromax

    I have a huge collection of both Bialaddin and tilleys,i would recommend a Tilley x246 guardsman. bullet proof compared to the later models like the x246b,the latter having much thinner walls on the tank which often leads to a bulge on the bottom,another major point is they have a pressure...
  4. fishfish

    Tilley lamp or Petromax

    spray the mantle with hair spray before travelling with the lamp,works a treat and burns off with no residue or flare.
  5. fishfish

    a sexy axe from Mr Budd esquire!

    always welcome to drop in mate.
  6. fishfish

    a sexy axe from Mr Budd esquire!

    thanks guys i think the weight is 1.5lb,its going to get a lot of use this week as ive just been given 10ft of silver birch!
  7. fishfish

    a sexy axe from Mr Budd esquire!

    Finally i saved up enough pennies for a blacksmithed carving axe head,and i have admired Dave Budd's work for a long time and have a few of his tools allready si i spoke to Dave and we came up with a shape that would suit my needs for carving,i got the head only as i wanted a particular style of...
  8. fishfish

    Hollow Iron for carving.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rybANi3lX2M
  9. fishfish

    a bit of kolrossing.......

    been messing about doing some kolrossing with my new kolrossing knife,in some ways it is a similar thing to scrimshaw,the wood needs to be prepared by sanding fine or scraping with broken glass,this will hopefully leave a smooth surface onto which you can incise a pattern or design,next you...
  10. fishfish

    a few recent spoons.

    thanks for the kind words folks,and please feelfree to come here for a session and a camp out,mad axe murderers need not apply!
  11. fishfish

    a few recent spoons.

    thanks for kind words dave,the pole lathe isnt mine but i will have made one by the spring..... btw you can camp if you want dave we can have some fun and chilli........lots of chilli........
  12. fishfish

    a few recent spoons.

    when i started carving spoons i had no idea the places it might take me,i carved my first when i was just a boy and took a break of a number of years and then seeing it was a cool bushcraft thing to do re kindled my skills,ime not the best by a long way but it really is a great thing to do to...
  13. fishfish

    Birch burl kuksa

    very nice carving mate.
  14. fishfish

    More carboot tools

    its a keeper for sure! ive wanted one nost of my life!just needs me to make a nice sheath for it now.....
  15. fishfish

    Your picture of the day...

    a bit topical, DSC06925cc by fishfish_01, on Flickr
  16. fishfish

    More carboot tools

    nota billhook but a bladed tool none the less,i found a great find at the carboot sale today, an early model D wilkinson sword survival knife,i paid just £35 for it,i checked online and they can make upto £400,had i realised that i would have bought the other one he had too!i have wanted one...
  17. fishfish

    Wood for Kuksa - source?

    yep every month unless ime away!
  18. fishfish

    3 Eating spoons .....

    try a tool finish mate your carving is really good,a tool finish is more durable and food safe.
  19. fishfish

    Needle case (Mary Rose style)

    good knife work mate.
  20. fishfish

    Wood for Kuksa - source?

    mate i have some wood here,i hold a spoon carving club on the second saturday of the month at my gaff ,limited camping available , let me know if your up for it.