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Really pretty videos the black and whites film is nice after years of colour . How long does it take him to get that good at making handles, it was a lovely handle and a exposition of various types of techniques did you watch the one on making binding material, string, out of black berry stalks. followed by one on making charcoal in a oil drum.
 
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I don't know how long it takes to get good.  I suppose it depends on the individual and whether there is a mentor on hand.

 
                    
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Hand made tools.

an entire skill share based on handmade tools.

how to make your own salvage knives, axes, gringing wheels, boom lifts, jacks, pulleys, gears...

3 days, or 3 weeks. a camp.
focusing on making all the tools we need to deal with making the camp!

just anotion. paul, when you settle in montana will you have a forge? just sayin'.

 
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Deston Lee wrote:
an entire skill share based on handmade tools.

how to make your own salvage knives, axes, gringing wheels, boom lifts, jacks, pulleys, gears...

3 days, or 3 weeks. a camp.
focusing on making all the tools we need to deal with making the camp!

just anotion. paul, when you settle in montana will you have a forge? just sayin'.


I won't have a forge.

Have you seen Alone in the Wilderness?  Where the guy not only makes all of the handles for all of his tools, but he carves up some door hinges, door latches, a countertop, a bunkbed, some furniture, some spoons .... a little bit of everything.  ??

I think it would be awesome to be part of something creating a lot of this stuff.  From tree to .... whatever. 

 
                    
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I've made several tool handles in the last two years - hammers, axes and an adz.  It's much cheaper to buy the metal part of the tool and make your own handle.  Can come by really nice chisels this way especially.  Probably not gorgeous but definitely useable. 

I want to make a shave horse, that would make the whole operation much faster.  Hilariously enough, I got all my hand tool wood working skills in art school sculpture classes.  Turned out to be some of the most practical education I've ever had. 
 
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