Birch-Tappers Dream - A Scotch-Eyed Auger and Belt Sheath

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shep

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Mar 22, 2007
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This is a Scotch-Eyed auger. Just add a stick for leverage and go and drill holes in things. They are ideal for tapping birch in Spring, which does, I grant you, seem a long way off at the moment. This one measures 10" long and cuts a 1" hole

The sheath is made from 3mm veg tan leather which has been dyed and waxed for durability.
I'd like £25 for this including p+p.



 

shep

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Mar 22, 2007
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Suffolk
Blimey that was quick. Sold pending funds.

If I can find some more of these augers I will put more like this up for sale.
Nick
 

shep

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Mar 22, 2007
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Funds received with thanks.
I don't know about a group buy, but I will certainly make a couple more if I can.
 

robin wood

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Oct 29, 2007
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I love the workmanship but I sometimes wonder about all these things on belt loops, are we going to end up looking like climbers with masses of gear dangling down from our belts as we jangle our way into the woods. With climbers I sometimes think there is a competition, he who has the most gear wins

 

Dougster

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Oct 13, 2005
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I love the workmanship but I sometimes wonder about all these things on belt loops, are we going to end up looking like climbers with masses of gear dangling down from our belts as we jangle our way into the woods. With climbers I sometimes think there is a competition, he who has the most gear wins

Oooh multipitch. Years since I looked that silly, well, and jangly.

Must get back into it.

I'd love one of those scotch augers but I've gone off leather, it must be all the holes in my fingers from stitching it so much.:rolleyes:
 

shep

Maker
Mar 22, 2007
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Suffolk
I love the workmanship but I sometimes wonder about all these things on belt loops, are we going to end up looking like climbers with masses of gear dangling down from our belts as we jangle our way into the woods. With climbers I sometimes think there is a competition, he who has the most gear wins

Haha:)

Shep's first law of bushcraft: All shiny things must wear leather.

I actually made the first one (mine) without a belt loop, but they add so little bulk/time that I figured it's worth having the option.

I'm glad you like it Shewie.

I can take orders for up to 5 more. My finger needs to heal a bit, but I can get them to you by Christmas
 

verloc

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Jun 2, 2008
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East Lothian, Scotland
Haha:)

Shep's first law of bushcraft: All shiny things must wear leather.

I actually made the first one (mine) without a belt loop, but they add so little bulk/time that I figured it's worth having the option.

I'm glad you like it Shewie.

I can take orders for up to 5 more. My finger needs to heal a bit, but I can get them to you by Christmas
I'd love one if you are putting together more - it's one of things I always look to get but never get around to. Count me in for one if there are more going.

Tom
 

shep

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Mar 22, 2007
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That's 3 ordered (pending funds) and I have 2 more going, once I've made the sheaths.

I won't be able to deliver before mid-Jan, but I can 100% guarantee that they'll be with you before the sap starts rising!
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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If anyone wants to borrow mine they`re welcome to have a go whenever you like, as long as I get it back around the end of Feb :D
 

verloc

Settler
Jun 2, 2008
676
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East Lothian, Scotland
I wasnt sure if this was happening or not so i bought one from fleabay - not with a pretty sheath mind you so im afraid i will have to cacnel - but if there are ones made specifically for me when i showed interest and no other takers then I'm sure I can sort something out shep - wouldnt leave you out of pocket mate.