British Red's thread about the curlew flock, and my excitement at seeing one up here (Southern Uplands, Southwest Scotland) for the first time yesterday made me think.
Wildlife spotting. When you see something what gives you the buzz?
I get an extra thrill if it's rare, or new to me, or a...
Gigantic fish wheel - lifts salmon out the water and drops them in a box - guy's setting one up to catch salmon as dogfood as well!!
Must be a really big salmon migration to be able to catch like that....
Quite an interesting instructible & the lucky ones with real workshops might find it useful:
I can download a pdf version if someone wants to give it a go.
I know there's many different axes for many different jobs, but a double bit shaving axe????
Kelly axe salesman is shown above demonstrating the keen edge of his product on a Ranger School student
During the late 30s, traveling salesmen would try to show their superior goods...
Nice small frying pan without a handle allowing you to use a stick.
Other pages have some interesting stuff - nice smoker & a slightly curved bakestone which looks good.
Anyone any experience with them?
No connection etc.....
A friend bought a job lot of antique stuff - loads of old tobacco tins, medicine packages etc - included came these:
1/2 pint, 1 & 2 pints marked on them. Anyone an idea on their original use? Thinking they'd make really nice billys, or even for kitchen use.
A friend of mine posted up the story of his Da's building a Grinding Bike like he used to use to do sharpening back in the day.
Hope you enjoy it.....
The local arts centre has an annual photo competition with 12 picked for a calendar that they sell at Xmas. Last year some great shots got in, I thought I'd have a go this year:
Wanlockhead from the Southern Upland Way:
The Crawick Water Rainforest:
Sunset over Snowy Sanquhar:
From Snow White and the Huntsman (I know, I know, I'm blaming the girlfriend)....
Quite liked the axe/adze combo (best pic I can find at the moment) - don't know how usable the bowl adze end would be on that great big axe though. Unless there's another use I can't think of.
As for the film - a...
Not the worst idea & saves on bag disposal? BTW I'd try and find another soource - think geek orders are all getting hit for import taxes as...
a couple of guys who've managed it:
Well done to...
Got an aggro wee border terrier cross, and having finally trained her well enough to walk her off the lead, I'm venturing further out into the hills - into adder territory too cold at the moment, but when it warms up they'll be about. I KNOW she's not going to go into retreat if she meets an...