Mors' try-stick

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ril25

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I've seen a pdf description of the try stick, (I don't know where does it came from, in the header there is "bushcraftuk.com"). On the try stick, #11 is a whistle. I'd like to know if anybody have made it, and how? I don't really understand, why is that placed in the middle of the stick, instead of placed on the end, and this way it can be a usable whistle. Any idea?
 

Whittler Kev

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It's the cut you make to make a whistle (your right it dosent work there ;))
[video=youtube;rSUo_Y6bsqE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSUo_Y6bsqE[/video]
[video=youtube;inBOmQizHxI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBOmQizHxI&feature=re lated[/video]
 

ril25

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Great videos, but they use drill and other tools. I'm curious to know the bushcraft-way, with a knife only :) However I've already made whistle from willow bark, it is different, because you should hollow out the stick itself. So any images or videos showing this?
 

ril25

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Kepis, thanks for the video, but it's not what I'm talking about. Btw, I really like your blog :)
The image from the pdf:

So it is made by hollowing, and not by removing the whole bark in one piece, like on the video. I'd like to know how to hollow this regular cylinder form with one knife only.
 

Kepis

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cheers, to make the one you show, you need to split off a section and remove the chamber using the tip of the knife, just make shallow V cuts and it will soon hollow out, the clues how to do it are in the picture btw.
 

Retired Member southey

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Kepis, thanks for the video, but it's not what I'm talking about. Btw, I really like your blog :)
The image from the pdf:

So it is made by hollowing, and not by removing the whole bark in one piece, like on the video. I'd like to know how to hollow this regular cylinder form with one knife only.
Looks to me that you split along that solid black line, do your hollowing out, and carve the top of the chip, then bind the two halves together, or at least that's what it says in the picture:confused:
 

Kepis

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yep, it isnt difficult, just follow the instructions in the diagram, take your time and all will become clear as you go:)
 
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Colin.W

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Great videos, but they use drill and other tools. I'm curious to know the bushcraft-way, with a knife only :) However I've already made whistle from willow bark, it is different, because you should hollow out the stick itself. So any images or videos showing this?
My uncle showed me years ago how to make a whistle, he used a length of elder and after poking the pith out he enlarged the hole in the centre out by heating a poker in the fire then pushing it into the whistle