Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mors Kochanski Try Stick

After Kepis's post and finishing my new carving knife, thought I would have a bash.

I found my old copy of BCUK's Bushcraft Magazine with the article, and had a look though Mors's Bushcraft Book too, which is an excellent read.

My weeping willow isn't the straightest bearer of sticks but did the job ok.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The makings of a stool

Manage to have a proper play on a pole lathe today, well one with a bungee cord.

I've had the odd 10 mins trying out the tools before but never really made anything, so I tried to make a stool leg to a particular size then thought I'd make a set to try some consistency. There a bit rough round the edges and after seasoning I might finish the edges and tenons with a knife, but I rather like them.

They're made from Ash that my mate and I felled last week, and it was split with a froe, axed to a rough round and finished on the shave horse using a Ray Iles Draw Knife.

I picked up an Adze the other day so I'm going to make a seat for it out of something nice, and scoop out some cheek sized parts, for a bit of bottom comfort.