Hi, I've just 'inherited' a couple of birch logs- 8 to 10 inches across and 3 foot long.
I want to carve some bowls and a kuksa....never done it before.
What I need is advice on cutting these beasts down to size. This feels like a dumb question but do I need a bowsaw or can I just use my old...
I recently salvaged some old scaffolding boards, and turned them into a couple of 'rustic'/'shabby' shelves for my lounge. They sanded down nicely and look great.
Only slight annoyance is that I've used 3 boards to get the desired width. As a result, one of the ends of the planks is...
Hello all, i noticed from my previous thread that there are a lot of Yorkshire folk like myself on here. Can any of you recommend any decent wooded ares where I will be able to pick up some wood for walking sticks? Ideal heavy on Ash or Hazel, the pickings are slim at post hill near me and it's...
I had a good search on the forums, and couldn't find if anyone had actually done any comparrisons on quality and performance for these two stoves?
I have a tentipi varrie 9, and am looking for a wood burning stove for it.
What ever I buy, I want it to last and I don't mind...
I am seriously considering making a tipi of fairly traditional design and am wondering, if I do not have access to Lodge Pole Pine (which I don't) and I only have common UK woods to choose from, what wood from the following list would be suitable for making 14ish foot long tipi poles from...
Lol, yep! I made this earlier..
Made from iron like plum off cuts and glued with gorilla glue (hence the messy ends :rolleyes:).
I needed a mallet for when delicate stuff needed tapping, and I only had metal hammers. So it's purely a fucntional tool over a pretty one, however it is funny...
Yo! I was diggin' around in the cave the other day when looking for a few bits and whilst rummaging came across my crook knife that I hadn't used in a few months! :rolleyes:
It's one of the medium Ben Orford crook knives I bought early last year and I decided it needed a sheath, as the leather...
today i spotted a nice beech burl while spending some time outdoors. I would like to remove it to make some nice things from it. The burl itself covers about half of the circumference of the trunk. But i am concerned, if the removal would cause too much damage to the living tree...
in another Bushcraft forum someone posted the following link about traditional finnish wood working:
Does someone of you know, what kind of thing he is making from 27:14 to 30:40?
At first i thought it would be...
i think that a spoon is more than a spatula with a depression :D...
apart from being useful, the spoon should be graceful and pleasant to the eye. the most difficult part to make (for me) is the "neck" (i don't know if there is a specific word for it :o ), which should be elegantly curved...
Well that the plan, in my permissions wood. Been a while so should be interesting to see the changes since last time I was there (June time I think..) Certainly looks ver green with a tinge of Orange!
Plan to stay in the same spot where we have wood stock built up!
Will post pics of course!
Hi guys and gals,
I've had a piece of driftwood lying around the house for about five years now, bored, today I started to work it into a traditional welsh love spoon. Lacking any of the correct tools, I've hacked at it for hours with my trusty Stanley knife - only slicing myself open once...
for night two this year!
Was with Resnikov and a friend of ours who camps (more mainstream!), but had not experienced Hammock and Tarp Set up before.
We were in our wood where we have permissions, and the difference a month or so makes was amazing.
Firstly the amout of greenery that...
What food do you bring when your going walk-about or when camping??
I personally have taken in the past :-
24hr Mod Rat pack.
I know not much right? well I was looking for some new ideas :D
Lovley scoff ;)
Many of you know I've been dabbling with stabilization....
Well after 18 months and muchos deniro on RND I've finally cracked a stabilization process I am happy to promote.
Check the following out.....even I did not believe the numbers....:eek:
Two pieces of test wood, the...