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John Fenna

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Intermediate 2 Light 5 natural tinders with a Firesteel
Birch Polypore, Birchbark, coconut husk, fatwood, grass, heartwood scrapings, limebast (never could count...)birch polypore 1.JPGBirch polypore 2.JPGbirchbark 1.JPGbirchbark 2.JPGcoconut husk.JPGfatwood 1.JPGfatwood 2.JPGGrass 1.JPGGrass 2.JPGheartwood scrapings 1.JPG
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John Fenna

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Intermediate 4 Charring natural materials
Various natural cords, nettle fiber, punkwood, limebast. Sisal rope and punkwood worked best with filnt and steel - all worked with a firesteel!PA150022.JPGPA150024.JPGPA150025.JPGPA150029.JPGPA150031.JPG
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John Fenna

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Project 35
Trying slicing again after too long!
Back splice
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Eye splices Short splices
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Lazy-man eye splice
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Ring and Eye splices
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Short splices
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The whipping is not needed really but I just fancied doing it :)
 

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John Fenna

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Project 36
Knife revival
I found a knife - I think it used to be a Stiff Kiss - and revived it...
The tip was gone, the edge very dinged and the sheath absent but after a bit of regrinding and using up some leather scraps it is now a working knife again :)

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John Fenna

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Project 37
Cordage work - no photos as my camera is playing up!
I practiced more splicing , making more rope slings and whipped the handle of the above knife to give improved grip, then twisted up a new ridgeline for my tarp from paracord.
 

Broch

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I do hope you asked Mrs Fenna before taking those knitting needles. Though, if she's anything like my missus, she'll have more than she can use in a lifetime anyway :)
 

John Fenna

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My wife has been knitting the same sweater for 3 years ... it is not her main hobby....
The needles were actually Charity shop buys ages ago - I use them for billy can bails amongst other things....
 
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