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Discussion in 'Knives' started by Sonoran Tree, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Sonoran Tree
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    I got two good coals off this hand drill setup! I was excited to say the least! I didn't blow them up into a fire, but it would have been easy. :) Wood is from a yucca type plant called Sotol.

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    Can't shoot and spin at the same time. Otherwise you could have seen the smoke!
     
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    Using my Fiddleback Forge machete to cut Agave flower stalks.
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  3. Here Comes The BOOM

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    Cool pics [​IMG]

    I've never done a hand-drill myself. I've been meaning to but I keep making excuses not too, lol

    Did it take you long to burn it in?

    Congrats on scoring that Runt by the way ;)
     
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    You could also look in to WAS knives perhaps. Allen was one of Andy's apprentices and he's been making some really nice knives recently. Prices will probably go up the longer you wait though.. [​IMG]
     
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    You're a bad bad man. Will be internet windowshopping today...
     
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    Does Allen have a website?

    NEVERMIND, FOUND IT
     
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    Apologies bro :D

    He uses a for sale-thread on BF too in case you missed that, he puts a few up for sale every Wednesday in the WAS section of the knivemakers-forum on BF. He might still take custom orders too though, not sure about that.

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    Unfortunately I found the sale thread too lol. This might be bad...
     
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    Boom,

    I missed the Runt I was trying for (blue - posted during the first minute the thread was up and still was #2!), but got a really great looking "used" Hiking Buddy later! Pics when it comes! Still looking for that Runt!

    I need to shoot photos of my new Woodsman too...

    It really didn't take long to burn in. It makes the inside of your knuckles (what's that called on your palm???) kindof bruised though. I found a suggestion for looping a string (paracord, bootlace, etc) over the top of the spindle in a slot, with two thumb loops. That helps apply pressure, and your hands don't slide down as you spin. Makes things a lot easier! Your choice of wood is critical (at least for us newbies!), I can't get cottonwood to burn. Sotol and Saguaro ribs both burn quick. I am sure any yucca would work as well. Seep Willow is another plant that is all over along the river that I haven't tried yet, but I think it will work too. I think stiff weed stalks like Mullein would work fine. Give it a try, it's amazing to me that it works! :)
     
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    Here is my new Woodsman, a workhorse!

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    Hiking Buddy: Blade Length: 3.125 Inches, Handle Length: 4.375 Inches, Black burlap micarta on black liner with a white pinstripe, Convex Grind, 1/8 Inch thick O1 Tool Steel.
     
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    Here's my Hiking Buddy

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    Bushboot scheduled to arrive tomorrow!

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    It did arrive and I neglected to post a follow up pic, sorry. Here she is.

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    This just showed up today:
    Bushboot Tsunami Burlap w/lime green liners

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