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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #90 on: April 14, 2020, 08:59:17 PM »
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This bandsaw steel is pretty awesome too.

I guess that stuff was a good call there Steve !! Be careful, looks like that student is about to outperform his teacher LOL !!!
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #91 on: April 15, 2020, 09:31:12 AM »
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This bandsaw steel is pretty awesome too.

I guess that stuff was a good call there Steve !! Be careful, looks like that student is about to outperform his teacher LOL !!!

Yeah, he's doing it all without me now, and changing the styles a little... just what I wanted him to do! Definitely taking off!

BTW, @robodad , how about this profile to accomplish the shape we were going for on your Nuevo-OldTimer Elk Knife?!?!? (Saw it while staying at home against my will the other day and thought, "Hmmmmmmmm.....")
drax-guardians by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Not as big, but this idea....

What do you think?
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #92 on: April 15, 2020, 05:50:48 PM »
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This bandsaw steel is pretty awesome too.

I guess that stuff was a good call there Steve !! Be careful, looks like that student is about to outperform his teacher LOL !!!

Yeah, he's doing it all without me now, and changing the styles a little... just what I wanted him to do! Definitely taking off!

BTW, @robodad , how about this profile to accomplish the shape we were going for on your Nuevo-OldTimer Elk Knife?!?!? (Saw it while staying at home against my will the other day and thought, "Hmmmmmmmm.....")
drax-guardians by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Not as big, but this idea....

What do you think?

Too scary for me LOL !!

Not really  :tung:

 I think that profile is great Steve, maybe just a little bit narrower and just a bit more sweep if that makes sense with a hand full to hang on to ! I like that thing on there that keeps your hand from slipping onto the blade !!

Wow, hope I don't see that guy in my sleep !  :chuckle:
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #93 on: April 15, 2020, 07:52:56 PM »
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This bandsaw steel is pretty awesome too.

I guess that stuff was a good call there Steve !! Be careful, looks like that student is about to outperform his teacher LOL !!!

Yeah, he's doing it all without me now, and changing the styles a little... just what I wanted him to do! Definitely taking off!

BTW, @robodad , how about this profile to accomplish the shape we were going for on your Nuevo-OldTimer Elk Knife?!?!? (Saw it while staying at home against my will the other day and thought, "Hmmmmmmmm.....")
drax-guardians by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Not as big, but this idea....

What do you think?

Too scary for me LOL !!

Not really  :tung:

 I think that profile is great Steve, maybe just a little bit narrower and just a bit more sweep if that makes sense with a hand full to hang on to ! I like that thing on there that keeps your hand from slipping onto the blade !!

Wow, hope I don't see that guy in my sleep !  :chuckle:

I can work with that!
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #94 on: April 25, 2020, 11:43:36 AM »
Here's 3 more buyer approved...


budget4i by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget4h by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


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Alex comes back home for two weeks tomorrow, he'll get one or two more batches built... I hope.

Running low on phenolic micarta, but we'll look for more, and switch to hardwoods in the meantime. (Different set of skills, mounting wood scales!)

 Again, all knives will be buyer approved before arranging payments, so if you wanted one thing and we show you another, then it isn't a problem. No obligations, we'll make more! This is school!


Thanks Again, to all of you who are supporting Alex in this. He's taking to it, and it's sinking in as a trade skill. Who knows what he'll end up doing, he's a football freak, and a very accomplished musician (fiddle, texas guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, etc), and he really likes the idea of wildlife biology... But through you guys, he's also seeing the reality of bringing income through sweat and skilled hands. I genuinely appreciate it, guys. Thank You!
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #95 on: April 25, 2020, 11:55:43 AM »
RIGHT ON!!

Was able to get one of mine to it's new owner this week.
He's looking forward to using it on deer this Fall!
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #96 on: May 13, 2020, 09:26:16 AM »
batch5 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

This was Alex's first batch with wood. He did great, didn't crack any of them out. Had really good lines and bonds and pin work... Proud Dad moment here, this is kind of a graduation! Hardwoods are tough, but not like Micarta, and he handled them like a pro!

"Wenge" hardwood makes for a really cool look on these budget blades!

I'll be presenting this pic with numbers on the sides to the guys who are next on the list, with the exception of the pen guys, because I don't want the pens waiting around, risking damage or loss... (there are kids in the house!)

My other son, David (just turned 14yo) is making the pens and letter openers. $20 each. These pictured are ordered and pre-sold, but let me know if you want him to make a pen or two for you!


Thanks guys, sit tight, I'll get to ya!

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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #97 on: May 13, 2020, 10:20:44 AM »
WOW!  I like the look of those. A couple of them would be what I'd want  8)
You are doing great things teaching your kids these skills.  :tup:

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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2020, 10:45:36 AM »
Dang it Steve!  I didn’t see the letter openers before.  You can add 2 of those to my order as well.... 


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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2020, 10:47:36 AM »
I would be interested in 2 of the wood pens and two of the letter openers.

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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2020, 11:19:25 AM »
Widgeondeke, you're probably in the next batch, 2-3 weeks. I can make sure if there's Wenge left that we can get them included.

Bearhunter99, I'll have David add it to your beaver skinner order... I'll have Alex practice that round design soon.

JKEEN33, I'll put you on David's list... which is MUCH shorter!

Both of these boys won't be back to my shop for another week and a half, but I'm setting up a satellite shop at their Mom's place so they can do these projects over there too.

Really appreciate you guys!
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2020, 11:35:28 AM »
batch5 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

This was Alex's first batch with wood. He did great, didn't crack any of them out. Had really good lines and bonds and pin work... Proud Dad moment here, this is kind of a graduation! Hardwoods are tough, but not like Micarta, and he handled them like a pro!

"Wenge" hardwood makes for a really cool look on these budget blades!

I'll be presenting this pic with numbers on the sides to the guys who are next on the list, with the exception of the pen guys, because I don't want the pens waiting around, risking damage or loss... (there are kids in the house!)

My other son, David (just turned 14yo) is making the pens and letter openers. $20 each. These pictured are ordered and pre-sold, but let me know if you want him to make a pen or two for you!


Thanks guys, sit tight, I'll get to ya!

Those look really good.........   Dang it.

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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2020, 05:29:29 PM »
Picked mine up today , Tell Alex I appreciate it .
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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #103 on: May 13, 2020, 06:26:07 PM »
@rainshadow1 - I am not in a rush.
Just complimenting their hard work and craftsmanship.
When its my turn I will be happy.

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Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!
« Reply #104 on: May 14, 2020, 12:04:33 PM »
@bearhunter99 , did you get my PM? Need to talk about breaking up your order.
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