Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lostness Undone and Leather Envy

I may very well be alone in this but I have to say... lately stuff with the job, stuff with the kids, stuff in general... it all just takes so much time.  Couple that will the desire to succeed at everything and placing enjoyment second and things go sideways sometimes. 

It seems like an odd thing to say and may not be the best way to do this but I was fortunate enough to come down with a stomach bug last week for 3 or so days.  The wife, being who she is, put the whole house in "isolate dad" mode 'cause nobody else wanted it and I called off for a day or two because work was not going to get done... I had about 60 hours all to myself.  It gave me lots of time for thinking.  hmmmm....

With the next birthday looming large, it may be time to consider that I'm as far up the chain as I want to be right now and that my kiddos are not going be small forever and.... ... I may not be taking care of me enough to ensure I can spend my later years doing the things I love to do...  I think it's time to move towards balance again.  More on that to come I hope.  On to the other thing...

A while back I developed a real interest in the BRKT Bushcrafter.  I held off on buying for a number of reasons but on Valentines Day and then DLT Trading put one on sale...  well... you know what happened next.  Anyway... 



you get the idea

Like most BRKT knives, I thought the sheath sucked.  I'm sure it's functional but I like my dangler sheaths.  I decided to make one yesterday while the gang was away...  turns out, I am not very good at sheaths.

Fitting the basic folded form to the blade is not that bad but the rest....


well....


let's just say I doubt anyone else will like them as much as I do...  :)


Tough and Ugly...  I can dig that.  :)