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    Hoping to start and finish mine tomorrow. Then I'm going to sign up again.
    Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lannyman8 View Post
    hhhhhhm, hazle eh, i might know what your doing, but SSsshhhhhhhhhhhhh, its a secret...
    great work mate, thank you for commiting to the challenge i wasnt sure how well this would take off,
    cant wait to see your next challenge
    if i could live in the wild, i would

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    could be a while mate, loads of stuff to do and back to work now too......
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    What jack said. Other than that I'd love too.

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    Wood cut, now for take 3.

    Got to say I'm enjoying these. Might have to sign up for a second once this ones done.
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    I'm really excited about mine, but it may take sometime

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    Today hasn't gone to plan. Ruined two bowls trying to woodturn, cut my finger, jammed a drill bit into the base of my thumb, and heated some oil in a glass in the microwave - only the glass shattered with 5 seconds to go on the timer, leaving me with a microwave full of walnut oil.

    Some days the creativity bug just isn't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvestman View Post
    Today hasn't gone to plan. Ruined two bowls trying to woodturn, cut my finger, jammed a drill bit into the base of my thumb, and heated some oil in a glass in the microwave - only the glass shattered with 5 seconds to go on the timer, leaving me with a microwave full of walnut oil.

    Some days the creativity bug just isn't there.
    its sounds like you are having worst luck making your challenge than i did making mine. all I can say dont give up make, look forwards to seeing the end results
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    Not giving up, just had one of those days that you get sometimes.

    Currently trying to convince my wife that I need a chainsaw, but given that I managed to injure myself with the blunt end of a drill bit today, she isn't keen on the idea. Can't imagine why.
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    ahhhhh, dude, i have wanted a chainsaw for agggggges, trying to find a second hand one though....
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    Significant progress with mine today, until it split and had to be glued. Produced an enormous thumb blister though!
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    All most finished mine the day after I was set it will get pic up as soon as camera batteries are charged
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    Well I finally got the materials from my yard ready to start mine. Just need some time!!!!!!


    Any one got any spare time I can have? Please???

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    Oh dear - I'm still working out quite how to do mine
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    Ive Been a tad busy with sorting out excuses to get out of going to the inlaws for Christmas, but the lakes are my escape. But hopefully will start my challenge tomorrow at the meet.
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    Waiting for my blister to heal before finishing mine.
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    Default Holly & Ivy Whistle

    Okay, finished mine. Here it is:

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    I was challenged to make a whilstle, with a Christmas theme, which delighted me no end, as I'm a notorious humbug.

    So, altogether now...

    "The Holly and the Ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Make a wonky sort of whistle,
    And give you blisters in the process"

    One whistle, main body from holly, the infill bits from ivy, with a paracord lanyard to hide the bit where it split.

    The hole down the middle isn't down the middle at all, but sort of skewed, and my wife said the finished item (walnut oil finish with wax on top) looks like a dead mouse. It makes a noise like a dead mouse as well.

    Many thanks to Yomperalex for a fun challenge, exactly as the thread title intended. Very enjoyable, despite the blisters.

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    I was challenged to make a whilstle, with a Christmas theme, which delighted me no end, as I'm a notorious humbug.

    So, altogether now...

    "The Holly and the Ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Make a wonky sort of whistle,
    And give you blisters in the process"

    One whistle, main body from holly, the infill bits from ivy, with a paracord lanyard to hide the bit where it split.

    The hole down the middle isn't down the middle at all, but sort of skewed, and my wife said the finished item (walnut oil finish with wax on top) looks like a dead mouse. It makes a noise like a dead mouse as well.

    Many thanks to Yomperalex for a fun challenge, exactly as the thread title intended. Very enjoyable, despite the blisters.

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    I have to say mate that is really cool and a hard challenge at that, whistles are fiddley to make, well done on completing it.
    if i could live in the wild, i would

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    I thought it would be easy, but it wasn't, although I made soimething of a meal of it.

    Right, where are we with this...

    1.monkeyboy
    2.DaveBromley
    3. Harvestman - completed
    4. YomperAlex
    5. G4GHB
    6. Mesquite
    7. mountainm
    8. shaggystu
    9. Globetrotter uk
    10. Bilmo
    11. Danbow
    12. Lannyman8
    13. Jackcbr
    14. Kep
    15. Alecf
    16 Elines
    17 grummit
    18 hiho9
    19. monkeyboy
    20. Mafro
    21.jjj
    22. Harvestman

    Sorry jjj I'm signing up again, so you get the pain as well as the fun of inflicting it on someone else. Will PM you shortly.

    I really hope this thread doesn't die out with lots of people failing to complete their projects. I see it as a good way to learn new skills because the chances are someone will ask you to do something you wouldn't have tried to make yourself.
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    Ok - I have finished my challenge but before going into that I need to say that even I have been surpised at how thick I have been in misunderstanding this thread.

    I thought the idea waw to make something for someone else - I remembered seeing the words 'post it' in the original post but they referred to posting pictures on the forum NOT posting via Royal Mail.

    I can see how I made the mistake but won't be surprised to hear that I am the only one to have made it.

    Anyway .... on to the challenge.

    This was from Gummit and was:

    "I would like you to make a priest for despatching game not too nasty but will have them all thinking"

    This was to be for larger game like sea fish/rabbits.

    And this is what I came up with:





    For those interested ....
    • the wood is apple. I generally find this an interesting wood as it is a bit twisty/bendy and seems multi coloured when you remove the bark. I recall reading somewhere that it is very hard and used to be used for the big coggy things in water/wind mills
    • the end is a 22mm copper end cap, which I rounded a bit by carving a piece of wood, placing the end cap on it and then bashing it with a hammer for a few minutes
    • the wood fits into the copper tubing for about 1 - 1.5cms, glued with epoxy and the rest of the space is filled with lead
    • I got the lead - free - from a tyre replacement place, but learned that these days a lot of the wheel weights are zinc NOT lead, and you cannot easily tell which is which - so I got a load but most were zinc. There was enough lead ones for this job though
    • I soldered the (domed) end cap to the copper pipe and then put it upright in a vice, and held the lead wheel weights (in pliers) over the top of the tube and melted the lead with a blow torch
    • total weight is 213 gms/7.5 ounces
    • I applied two coats of exterior varnish and fitted a bit of cord to provide security in use (?lots of slimy/slippery blood?) and adjustable (with ?double fisherman's knots)
    Other stuff:

    I want to have a go at flint knapping and the priest (?so-called because it serves the last rites) is very similar to a 'bopper'. So this was a good challenge for me.

    When I thought I was making it for someone else I thought about putting a trademark on it, so trying to think one up was another interesting aspect for me. This is what I have currenlty come up with:



    So - a good experience, especially as the risk (as you are making it for yourself) is much lower than I thought it was. Thanks Monkeyboy for suggesting it
    Last edited by Elines; 17-12-2011 at 10:55.
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    Nice work. That will certainly do the job, and nice to see you haven't just 'made a stick'.
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    Update

    1.monkeyboy
    2.DaveBromley
    3. Harvestman - completed
    4. YomperAlex
    5. G4GHB
    6. Mesquite
    7. mountainm
    8. shaggystu
    9. Globetrotter uk
    10. Bilmo
    11. Danbow
    12. Lannyman8
    13. Jackcbr
    14. Kep
    15. Alecf
    16 Elines - completed
    17 grummit
    18 hiho9
    19. monkeyboy
    20. Mafro
    21.jjj
    22. Harvestman
    23. Elines

    Decided to put my name down again as I need an incentive to have a go because I am basically lazy, on which point if the next person (or anyone else) is struggling to find a project you could do worse than suggest something from Mr.Fenna's projects booklet which has:

    DRYBAG
    STUFFSACK
    PONCHO/ BASHA
    GIANT BASHA
    DAY SACK
    CANVAS “FORAGING” BAG
    ZIPPED BIVVI BAG
    TRIVET
    BILLY CAN
    HOBO STOVE
    COCONUT MUG
    COCONUT LADLE OR WATER DIPPER
    SOFT LEATHER STORAGE POUCHES
    LEATHER “POSSIBLES” BELT POUCH
    Last edited by Elines; 17-12-2011 at 18:58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elines View Post
    Update

    1.monkeyboy
    2.DaveBromley
    3. Harvestman - completed
    4. YomperAlex
    5. G4GHB
    6. Mesquite
    7. mountainm
    8. shaggystu
    9. Globetrotter uk
    10. Bilmo
    11. Danbow
    12. Lannyman8
    13. Jackcbr
    14. Kep
    15. Alecf
    16 Elines - completed
    17 grummit
    18 hiho9
    19. monkeyboy
    20. Mafro
    21.jjj
    22. Harvestman
    23. Elines

    Decided to put my nake down again as I need an incentive to have a go because I am basically lazy, on which point if the next person (or anyone else) is struggling to find a project you could do worse than suggest something from Mr.Fenna's projects booklet which has:

    DRYBAG
    STUFFSACK
    PONCHO/ BASHA
    GIANT BASHA
    DAY SACK
    CANVAS “FORAGING” BAG
    ZIPPED BIVVI BAG
    TRIVET
    BILLY CAN
    HOBO STOVE
    COCONUT MUG
    COCONUT LADLE OR WATER DIPPER
    SOFT LEATHER STORAGE POUCHES
    LEATHER “POSSIBLES” BELT POUCH
    very nice work mate, I really like how the wood has turned out. thanx for commiting to the challenge
    look forwards to your next one.
    if i could live in the wild, i would

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    That looks really cool must take a pic of mine and post it up just got one little it to finish
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    some very nice work coming out gents, very nice indeed
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    Live and die on this day,
    Live and die on this day."


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    not even started mine yet im afraid, just not had the time
    It may look like im not doing anything, but at the cellular level im really quite busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepis View Post
    not even started mine yet im afraid, just not had the time
    Likewise... I'm hoping to get out and harvest what I need over the Christmas break though

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    well I'm glad to say that I have started mine. Yipee.

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    I have only just seen this thread and think it's a great idea monkey boy! So in for a penny and all that...

    1.monkeyboy
    2.DaveBromley
    3. Harvestman - completed
    4. YomperAlex
    5. G4GHB
    6. Mesquite
    7. mountainm
    8. shaggystu
    9. Globetrotter uk
    10. Bilmo
    11. Danbow
    12. Lannyman8
    13. Jackcbr
    14. Kep
    15. Alecf
    16 Elines - completed
    17 grummit
    18 hiho9
    19. monkeyboy
    20. Mafro
    21.jjj
    22. Harvestman
    23. Elines
    24. Taffy63

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    I hope Im not too late to join in this one!

    1.monkeyboy
    2.DaveBromley
    3. Harvestman - completed
    4. YomperAlex
    5. G4GHB
    6. Mesquite
    7. mountainm
    8. shaggystu
    9. Globetrotter uk
    10. Bilmo
    11. Danbow
    12. Lannyman8
    13. Jackcbr
    14. Kep
    15. Alecf
    16 Elines - completed
    17 grummit
    18 hiho9
    19. monkeyboy
    20. Mafro
    21.jjj
    22. Harvestman
    23. Elines
    24. Taffy63
    25. Davey569

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