Where I talk about things that interest me

Monday, April 8, 2019

2x72 grinder build

finally, after nearly 20 years of knife tinkering, i got around to building a 2x72 grinder.  built it according to dcknives diy build.  the wheels, d plate and platen are from origin blademaker.  the legs are made from old bed frames.  the baseplate and body is made from scrap steel i had from other projects.  the 1hp motor was in a friends garage.  still have a few finishing touches to make.  also waiting on an order of belts to arrive.

propane forge

finally got the propane forge up and running.  the burner was made by cgr customs.  i bought the fire bricks on ebay.  it's not ideal but it will get me working on hot steel till i can upgrade.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

New to me truck

2003 ram 1500 4x4 hemi quad cab

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Yall

Merry Christmas!!

God Bless Yall

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.

God Bless Yall.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

some old junk

custom lockback i picked up this weekend

two knives made by the late texas knifemaker martin pullen.

buck 112 auto

my meager lockback collection

an old old buck 501 a friend found in a parking lot and gave to me.  

old christy knife

an unbranded queen

case lockback

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.

God Bless Yall

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?

God Bless Yall!

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

God Bless Yall!