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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Poor Man's Skookum Bush Tool

I read Renny's post on Bushcraft USA where he made a Condor Woodlaw in the shape of a Skookum Bush Tool.  This is my attempt.  The scales are orange burlap with a black burlap liner.  I made the scales in my scale press.  Pins are brass corby bolts.  Grand total....$30

Please excuse the crummy pics.








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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

some old junk

 nothin to see here :-)




















Friday, April 22, 2016

Texas Flooding

This video shows the water levels in my area.  It shows West Lake Houston Parkway and US Highway 59.  Both intersecting with San Jacinto River.  Not my video.




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Saturday, February 6, 2016

sap time

its getting that time of year when the sap starts to flow in the some of the trees.  i was also looking for some birch wood for spoons and kuksa's.  i found this birch laying in the water and it had a broken branch laying beside it.  i should be able to get a few spoons out of it.



tapped a muscadine vine for some water.


 photo inspired by "the_dude" on bcusa.

I found where another person had made a debris shelter at some point.  wonder who?

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2 Hawks Trapper Hatchet

i was at the gun show  this weekend.   as i was walking  along i looked into a  case on a table  and look  what i found.   a 2 hawks trapper hatchet.  it was practically new.  since i got it i have already rubbed some of the finish off.  whacking through oak logs will do that. one neat feature it has is its stamped with the pathfinder school logo.  in my brief research, only tomahawk style tools come up.  i will need to do more research to see what is going on.

at first glance, it is a chunky little hatchet.  it almost seems like it wouldn't be useful.  by my little electric scale, it weighs 17.10oz.  that all changes once you start chopping.  the chips start flying and you confirm that you made a good trade.  after chopping on some oak, i took my pocket diamond sharpener and the edge came right back to hair popping sharp.





 




and a german hatchet







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Misc Projects

pulk made from a plastic barrel.  i made it because i was hunting in the national forest.  usually its a good walk into the woods to a decent spot.  the idea was that if i shot a deer, i go get the pulk out of the car and then drag the deer back.  unfortunately, i never used it for its intended purpose.




Copper pipe match safe.  3/4" copper.  the bottom cap is soldiered on.  the top cap is friction fit.  i wouldn't trust it to be waterproof and its too heavy to carry in a pocket.  1/2" or smaller might be lighter.  i need to come up with a way to make it more water resistant.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Exploring on the San Jacinto River

just getting outside and enjoying creation.  found a nice place that should be good fishing this spring.  i'll tell you where it is....after i catch some fish.  best part is it's only accessible by kayak or canoe.  camera batteries died so these are all the pics i got.








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