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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2015, 04:56:07 PM »
and I think  I have a line on a bunch of old saw blades and files...I've always wanted to try to make a fillet knife our of an old hand saw blade... also watched a guy on youtube last night forging his own straight razors, looked fun....
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2015, 07:47:52 PM »
just occurred to me I already have a forge,  it's a branding iron blower and it'll flat heat a chunk of metal white hot.


Have to be careful I don't get the branding iron too hot
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2015, 08:07:23 PM »
just occurred to me I already have a forge,  it's a branding iron blower and it'll flat heat a chunk of metal white hot.


Have to be careful I don't get the branding iron too hot
that would do nicely I'd bet.  Something I've always wanted to learn is forging blades. I'd love to make my own knives and axes
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2015, 06:16:25 PM »
get one of these in the meanwhile, it's in my list of things I want  :chuckle:


http://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/




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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2015, 11:07:16 PM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WqyP6tjc2jI
Quick review of forging an ax
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2015, 04:21:40 PM »
I ended up watching a dozen youtube vids on power hammers,  wow


The steam hammer design was phenominal
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2015, 07:05:08 PM »
I ended up watching a dozen youtube vids on power hammers,  wow


The steam hammer design was phenominal
lol I did the same. Also a bunch of forging videos. I got plenty of leaf springs
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2015, 08:52:58 AM »
Due to my limited space I think I'm going to be doing stock removal knife making, I need to build a forge anyways for annealing and tempering though.
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2015, 09:44:21 AM »
Good website to access different survival books/dvds/gear etc.  Helped me finish my Christmas list  :)

http://backwoodsmercantile.com
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2015, 06:47:42 PM »
Anyone got a line on a good anvil that isn't $1,800?!  :yike: I looked online at new ones last night I about messed my drawers!
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2015, 10:17:13 PM »
Anyone got a line on a good anvil that isn't $1,800?!  :yike: I looked online at new ones last night I about messed my drawers!
could build one.
http://makezine.com/2015/03/13/make-anvil-old-railroad-track/

I seen a few for couple hundred
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2015, 11:16:46 PM »
Anyone got a line on a good anvil that isn't $1,800?!  :yike: I looked online at new ones last night I about messed my drawers!

here is a manufacture out of Spokane, competitively priced I believe.

http://www.incandescent-iron.com/rhan.html 
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #62 on: December 08, 2015, 11:33:35 PM »
Tomorrow I have to go shop around for some candidate material to play with stock removal knife making....need to rig up something to use as a forge. I know the owners of a large scrapping company and some of their employees, Ill see if I can get one of them to rough me out the start of an anvil out of some RR track

A weed burner and 4 fire bricks works well for a simple forge.  Leaf springs can make     a good knife.  I use 1084 and 1095 high carbon steel for all my knives.                             
with the weed burner and bricks how long toes it take to heat something like a rail road spoke? And cad you get it up to 1900 - 2000 degrees.

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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2015, 02:21:31 PM »
Anyone got a line on a good anvil that isn't $1,800?!  :yike: I looked online at new ones last night I about messed my drawers!

here is a manufacture out of Spokane, competitively priced I believe.

http://www.incandescent-iron.com/rhan.html 
I haven't heard much good about cast anvils. Everything I have read has said to stick with the old school forged anvils
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2015, 02:48:10 PM »
You cam make a decent anvil out of a piece of railroad rail. It won't be very wide but it is a lot better than a cast one.

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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2015, 04:52:50 PM »
You cam make a decent anvil out of a piece of railroad rail. It won't be very wide but it is a lot better than a cast one.
i think that's the route I'm going to go
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2016, 09:03:30 PM »
Please forgive me, but I'm wanting to revive this old, but awesome thread. This time of year, after my main hunting is done for the season, I always feel the need to stay out in the wild as long as possible...to stay connected to nature. I've been looking for a wilderness survival course to take and came upon this website. It appears to have great information and also lists courses available by state.  There are several in Washington, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any of these courses or has any other suggestions. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/wilderness-survival-training.html
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2016, 05:06:17 PM »
Its getting close to that time of year for me to start playing with this again
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2016, 05:05:31 PM »
Please forgive me, but I'm wanting to revive this old, but awesome thread. This time of year, after my main hunting is done for the season, I always feel the need to stay out in the wild as long as possible...to stay connected to nature. I've been looking for a wilderness survival course to take and came upon this website. It appears to have great information and also lists courses available by state.  There are several in Washington, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any of these courses or has any other suggestions. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/wilderness-survival-training.html

Hey Kellama,

So far I've only done one course and that was with a group of friends down in Flagstaff, AZ. The primary instructor was Tony Nester, the owner of http://www.apathways.com/index.html, and I couldn't recommend him enough.

We hit quite a bit of different things to include 24-72 hour wilderness survival, modern fire making, primitive fire making, small game trapping, shelter building, tracking, fireside cooking, foraging (taught by Mike Masek a professor at Arizona University and owner of http://www.theforagerspath.com/), land nav, etc. Obviously, the terrain there is quite different but much of what was learned can still be carried over to here.

Tony also recommended a course up in this area but I cant seem to recall which one it was.

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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2016, 05:44:20 PM »
Oh awesome, thanks! I'll check out the links, AZ this time of year doesn't sound so bad actually  :chuckle:
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2016, 04:28:40 PM »
Oh awesome, thanks! I'll check out the links, AZ this time of year doesn't sound so bad actually  :chuckle:

Not so sure how Id feel about flagstaffs weather atm lol... https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Flagstaff+AZ+USAZ0068:1:US

Also, managed to get ahold of Tony. Heres the guys he recommends up here.

http://bushcraftnorthwest.com/

Does look like they've moved locations though so they arent currently hosting classes.

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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2016, 09:51:31 AM »
Hey thanks, you're the best! The guy in goldendale looks great, I'll definitely bookmark that website and keep checking for the next class.

And crazy weather in AZ! I just assumed that it'd be 75 and sunny right now lol  :chuckle:
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2016, 01:04:24 PM »
This is a great video on making a bow drill in the PNW.
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Re: Bush Craft Field Craft Survivalist thread
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2017, 08:29:14 AM »
Little update: I built a small forge and found my self a peace of RR track. Just playing with small stock right now learning techniques. No where near ready to share what I've made but I'm getting closer to making my own knives and axes. It's a steap learning curve at first but it's starting to sink in.
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