how did you make the square hole?? Thats amazing!!
how did you make the square hole?? Thats amazing!!
We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home, in towns and cities.
Belated Mahalos to you John.
Well i found out that heres a trystick related thread so id like to post my version of it too.
Not the most prettiest finishing butstill.
I did it with factory stock,CRKT RSK MK5.
Very neat. Definately 'Finnish(ed)'
Wouldn't be my first choice of knife, but you have obviously mastered it.
Dont thank me, its what I do.
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
I found this thread quite annoying as nobody has said what magazine you are talking about, what the plans look like & it was only until I could see a picture (the 1st one had a broken link) that I knew what you were all talking about. Perhaps it would be better to give a bit more detail in the opening post for things like this, as a lot of readers will probably be in the same position as me, wondering what was being talked about..
I can see what you mean about the skill level required, as some of those notches are amazing & i would find then quite hard to do on a workbench. This seems be be several levels up from carving a spoon, which is a daunting enough task for newbies. Time I got myself a spoon knife & got started on this wood carving stuff.
The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.
the mag in question is one we used to pubish here at BCUK I think it was Mag number 2. I believe Tony still has coppies
entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem
ive thought that the right way is to hold the stick in your hand and then just work on it,caus eout there in the woods you sure wont have any clamps and workbenches along...atleast i hope so
Think im getin a bit of chesnut when i walk th mutt today, and then make a mess in the front room for the missus.
Nice efforts by those brave enough to post, well done
knowledge is priceless and weighs nothing.
I was going through some pictures and found these pics that I'd forgotten about.
It's a try stick carved by the great man himself. I took them when I attended a course with him 2 1/2 years ago.
When I have some spare time I think I'll give it a go
Man of Tanith (on the subject of meets)
My wife struggled to understand why I wanted to meet men off the internet in the woods... now she knows
Ecky thump, without a decent carpenters square 'ow is 'e gonna know 'is square is square, some kinda high funtioning mason mebee?
That is ace, what a fantastic joint,
Now I know what I'll be doing this weekend....
"Leave nothing but your thanks."
Robert Baden-Powell, on camping
well I made a chicken
"Be Prepared" - Baden Powell
I have not understood, but I have lived
Phew doing a trystick is easy. Doing the videos and text is killing!
Well here is Morsís nock for the trystick. Useful for reels, pegs etc.
Got my camera girl to video this. She got kind of stressed part way when her mum started asking why the cat was in the garbage and her attention wandered.
The video isnít all that clear so I added some pics after she left. Make a vertical stop cut on each side of the stick. Use a baton or hand
Cut an oblique cut down to the stop cut .
Widen and deepen as needed on both sides
Make another two stop cuts at 90 degrees to each other further up the stick. Widen and deepen as needed.
Push tip of blade into V as deep as needed (at least half way) on both sides
Go back to first pair of cuts. Push blade carefully down to end of the stop cut and lever up carefully so split runs to the second pair of stop cuts. Do for both sides.
Press down on tip of stick and push blade into the V notch in either of the second pair of stop cuts. End of stick should break off cleanly.
Cut peg (in this case to desired length) and tidy up if that way inclined
"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind" M. K. Gandhi
had a quick google coudnt find it.
what is the purpose of such stick?
to practise different cuts and techniques when carving simple but efficient joints/knocks and butts.
could someone enlighten me about the "butterfly cut"? i'm guessing that it's the one that's shaped like......erm......a bow tie
there's a link to a youtube vid but youtube tells me that i'm using an outdated browser (which pleases me no end!) i'm consumed with curiosity and starting to go a little mad trying to work out what a butterfly cut could be used for, please help.
forth pic down on Mesquite's post at the top of page to, on the right hand side, if you make two butterfly cuts in two sticks/logs, then rotate one through 90o you then knock the together and the fit into each others cuts to make a joint, look fantastically simple but i bet it's bloody strong.
i'm glad i learned this one, i can see me using it again and again.
so after having a try at the butterfly joint yesterday i was left with a fair bit of uncarved stick, i thought i'd try a few of the various cuts that i've seen on other folks try-sticks.
firstly a close up of the butterfly joint
sorry about the poor quality pics, i'm not much of a photographer i'm afraid.
I really like that joint, so simple and effective, nice work there Stuart.
http://kepisbushcraft.blogspot.com/2...cut-names.html, you can use any knife you like