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Lorne W.

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About Lorne W.

  • Birthday 08/24/1977

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    North of North QC
  • Interests
    Smithing, hunting, fishing, getting bushy in the bush

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  1. Hi Kreg, I am in the process of rebuilding it so it might not be behaving properly. I will have a look and see what is up with it.
  2. Myself and another fella from a Canadian blacksmith / bladesmith group just opened a directory where Canadian blacksmiths, bladesmiths, farriers, and related suppliers can list business or forge. The idea behind this is that it will help people find smiths, smiths find other smiths and suppliers as well as serve as a sort of repository for related information. Once you add a "Place" you can then add events which people can see on a calendar that shows in various places across the site. This is a free service. This is not just for large businesses it if for any smith or
  3. I have been working on a marketplace specifically for Bladesmiths and related suppliers of materials, tools, and equipment. I opened it up a few days ago and am inviting everybody here to have a look and see if you might be interested in using it. The site is here: https://lambowie.com If you want to sell click the "Become A Seller" on the home page and fill out the form. All vendors are verified, for those of you here that are a member in good standing for at least a few months I will take that as proof enough. Once I approve your registration you will be sent an email
  4. That is an excellent deal by the looks of it.
  5. I now do just tar which is $30CAD per fluid ounce. Oil and pitch can be made on request to desired consistency. Here is a video I made this summer of me treating my leather workboots with the tar and talking a bit about it and how tar was used in the past with Russia leather. Tar has an amazing ability to waterproof while still breathing really well. It also resists mould extremely well.
  6. I am rebuilding this post (WIP) I cut a lot of firewood each year, all of it Birch. I was trying to figure out how I could utilise the tree fully as it seemed wasteful to put all that bark through the woodstove. Somehow I stumbled on an article about Birch tar and got very well drawn in by the process and history of it. Started making it and using it, and found it extremely useful and very good at treating / waterproofing wood and leather. It also imparts a very unique smoky smell that is long-lasting on anything you apply it to, Russia leather was well known for this.
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