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  1. Keith

    Making A Tomahawk Helve/handle

  2. Keith

    Making A Leather Drawstring Pouch.

    I must point out here that I make most of my leather items from second hand leather, purchased from an op-shop. In the nearest city we have st Vincent De Paul, and the Salvation army op-shops. The pouch I make in this video was made from a leather mini skirt! We are talking only a couple of...
  3. Keith

    Making A Leather Drawstring Pouch.

    I must point out here that I make most of my leather items from second hand leather, purchased from an op-shop. In the nearest city we have st Vincent De Paul, and the Salvation army op-shops. The pouch I make in this video was made from a leather mini skirt! We are talking only a couple of...
  4. Keith

    Making A Bark Knife Sheath.

    I used stringybark for this project, you won't have many of these in the UK as they are not a native, so I suggest that if you want to try & make one of these that you experiment with the species of trees you have growing locally. The finished knife sheath covered in leather & beaded.
  5. Keith

    Making Sulphur Matches/spunks.

    Please take care when performing this task. Sulphur fumes are quite strong smelling & if you put too much sulphur on the match/splint then it can drip fire. Do this somewhere safe where you can't set the house on fire. This task is easy to perform, you just need to take care. Keith.
  6. Keith

    Skinning & Butchering Game.

  7. Keith

    The Bodger.

  8. Matt Mac

    Tarp mod

    Hi guys Ive got an old 3x2 tarpaulin. Looking for some good mod ideas to make the most of it. Cheers
  9. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Ten. Making A Hammer Cap.

    A hammer cap, also called a hammer stall, is used as a safety device. Half cock on the lock is the safety, but the hammer cap is a secondary safety device just in case the gun should "go off half cocked". In which case the gun flint would simply hit the leather hammer cap & the gun would not...
  10. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Nine. Making Paper Cartridges.

    Paper cartridges were used by the military in smoothbore muskets, because it made loading faster. The military method of loading with a cartridge was to bite off the top of the cartridge & then prime the locks pan. Then tip the rest of the gunpowder down the barrel, then push the rest of the...
  11. Keith

    Making Cordage.

    You can make cordage from any flexible fibre, whether it be flora or fauna, though some materials are stronger than others. Keith.
  12. Keith

    Making Cordage.

  13. Keith

    Ships Biscuit.

  14. Matt Mac

    Quick and simple axe sheathe

    Picture says a thousand words. Took about 30 min. Put a piece of wood at the end that's all she wrote. Cheers guys.
  15. Matt Mac

    DIY stove idea's

    Il show you mine if you show me yours. I made 2 buddy burner's first a normal one second my own design. Works a treat. Built in wind break and pot stand. Lastly a ranger stove. Next a knock down rocket stove. Cheers. I look forward to your photos.
  16. Keith

    Uses For Urine.

    Uses For Urine. Urine when it is fresh and free from infection, can be used to wash out wounds. Urine contains nitre. It can be used to soak plant tinders & it can be used instead of water when making gunpowder. Urine can be evaporated to produce potassium nitrate. Urine can be used as a...
  17. Keith

    Uses For Wood Ashes & Charcoal.

    Uses For Wood Ashes & Charcoal. For removing fur from animal skins. As lye for making soap. I have washed my hands using water and wood ashes. Spread around plants to stop slugs and snails. As garden fertilizer. For controlling mites on chooks and other fowls. Charcoal as a water filter...
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