Hey there fellow bushcrafters it has been a while!
for those who not yet know me my name is Ruud van Tiel and I am currently doing my thesis project in Mora, Sweden with Morakniv. I am in the process of developing a new knife with a wooden handle, destined for the outdoor branch. We are looking...
A while ago I purchased an old Sewing machine from a couple that owned a vintage industrial themed antiques etc store.
They wanted a bit more then initially advertised and after chatting for a while and me having tested the machine his wife had advocated the idea of me making a...
Still am on a little break from the lathe project as times were quite busy.
but Not busy enough for a day excursion to pick up my new sewing machine.
I got myself a Adler 30-1 Leather Stitching machine, one of the main reasons being that it can work with relatively heavy...
Heya Gents and Lasses,
I got the fresh new video produced by Clay Hayes, he posted it only a couple of days ago, after the long delayed initial date of arrival.
Wonderful mini documentary about traditional bow hunting and his passion that keeps it alive.
a Great guy with great spirit...
So for all of you who are still waiting on a continuation of the Lathe adventures, sorry you will have to wait just a little longer for the next episode of that.
But dont worry it is coming soon. As a small intermission I have been spending time on an old Optimus R8 multi-fuel...
My Granddad was a superb crafter and it still saddens me when I realise that I never really got to know him as he died just before my 4th birthday.
He left behind a great deal of tools which sadly were taken and squandered by other family members and many of those tools laid rotting in a shed...
Hey everyone on this splendid forum,
I was doing some research as we were planning to purchase a Bergans Lavvo 4 to 6 person tent.
Which probably is more likely to be a 3 person tent with a nice amount of storage space ^^.
Does anyone of you have any experience with these specific tents...
Hello fellow leatherworkers, and those interested enough to read this.
I am looking for a resisting finish for working withe the fiebings oil dyes. I heard the Resolene finish works for the spirit based dye from Fiebings but wont work for the Oil dyes.
And as I am getting into some...
Hey guys and galls,
I was contacted today with the question if I knew anyone who organizes winter trips near the polar.
especially directed towards scandinavia. I know the were some trips to Jokkmokk by the forum, and wanted to know if anyone of you guys would know a person I could refer...
Dear Lad's and Laddies,
I came across a lovely adventurous lady, last Saturday who was looking for a sleeping mat, however she needed a sleeping mat that would perform superb to -20 degrees celsius.
I only ones I came across that had the capabilities to deal with these temperatures were the...
Hey everyone I am just about to buy this beautiful Double bit from Collins,
and I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little more about it, as I am curious about it's age, who made it as Collins got taken over a couple of times under my understanding ( right?)
here are the 2 photo's I got...
Autine a superb company that makes axes knives and a whole lot more, recently released a contest, in which they allowed people to design their Axe.
I decided that this was the opportunity I was waiting for and cracked down to the nitty gritty.
I designed an Axe that had lingered...
for the ones following the stream of updates, here I am again, after long week,
And today it is time to present to you guys a couple of wristbands I made for a happy couple.
I made one a medium brown with a touch of mahogany and the other plain finished leather.
Today after having won the vote ( to be fair it already won the vote yesterday) I have a project that I have been working on for the past 6 months.
The restoration of a Mandolin which was 76 years old and had been lying neglected on an attic room for the past 40 years.
As the scores were tied, and as I didn't have the pictures fully uploaded yet from the Mandolin, Here is a lovely Archery Bracer that is somewhere in your countries postal service.
Probably being used by a postal worker, or perhaps just rolling on the conveyor belt like a fat...
As I promised here I am again, and all you guys wanted to see another Guitarstrap, so here we go
I made this particular Strap in September 2013, and I made this one for my Sister,
I just want to give her something special for her birthday, and didnt want to go...
Lets get back to my delayed posting of leatherwork ^^
Today it is time for the first guitarstrap I made, which I made for a good mate of mine which also takes care of the audio for the Green Route Project Docu we plan to shoot.
Thus He deserved something special for his birthday...
I finally got around to getting some of my last years stuff on the forum as I was swamped past months.
I have about 6 project coming in this week to show you guys, off which the British postal service lost one!
This one is 2.6 mm vegtan belt I am planning to take into production...
A while ago I made myself a bow that I am well chuffed about, at Wayne Jones's site at Forest Knights
And now I finally got around to making some arrows.
Even though I already have some experience in fletching, I do not know as much as I would like about shafts materials.