Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Old Forester Collection - WIP

For a while now, I have been working on my favorite project of the last 6 months with my good buddy The Old Forester. The project started as a matching two knife set and quickly became a trio of matched blades.

I'll post the particulars another day but is suffices to say that these will be blades to be reckoned with. The feel of the dropped pommel is just excellent. I've got them all profiled out and am taking a break for a day to think about my next moves. Over the weekend I will bevel and finish sand them and get them ready to go to Peters' for hardening.

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more....

-JP

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Spoon Day

I managed to get a day out this week and got to use it for someting fun. My original plan was to try out The Bushcraft Group's Challenge #1 and build some kind of fireplace... not such a good idea with the back still on the mend. So, I walked around and found a nice branch for some carving.... The Spoonage did follow. Have a look. Thanks and take care.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Missing it badly these days

Life has been this sort of crazy busy that I am not a fan of. The last time I made it out was on March 20 and then only for a short day. The upside was that the youngster came along and that's always a good thing.

I cracked up a fire for making hot dogs. It was almost 70 degrees so nothing too big or involved this time.


I had an audience cooking up dog over the fire. Never a prettier woods buddy for anyone... ever. She loves the blue boots.


After a while, she headed back to the house and I was left on my own for a while. It seems odd that what I do most, out among the trees, is spend my time watching the wind and trying not to think. I find it to be... the best.

The good news for me is that next week I am on-call so I will be busy... but the week after that, I will be free. And I'll be headed out to the trees. Goodness knows what I will do but you can bet the rig will be packed and ready. I've made a few updates for summer so I'll probably do a post about it when I get all set. Thanks for looking. Take care.