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Thanks guys as always I appreciate your feedback.

 

As I have some down time while I wait for sheath materials to arrive I took the time to reflect on ways I can improve on my work.

 

I saw a great carving tutorial by Jake Powning on Arctic Fire and tried my hand at it as his work is truly Next level inspirational.

 

I made up a couple of carving chisels from an old farriers rasp and antler and did a quick test on a crumbly old kitchen chopping board that split in the dishwasher.

 

Attached is a quick attempt of a worm/snake thing that I sketched. I roughly sanded it and was pleased and though I am absolutely no Jake I really like this way of carving much better than with the dremel as I think it looks much cleaner and is more accurate.

 

From now on I will practice this way of carving, make some more chisels and try some nicer wood.

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13 hours ago, Will Wilcox said:

I'm sure the Firebeards are proud. 

 

Oh, there's some serious smoke in the vicinity of Darwin, and it's not just the brush fires... ;)

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@Rob ToneguzzoHey mate,

 

Great piece you created there buddy. A lot of hard work that paid off in the long run. Congratulations on a stunning piece. 

 

Thanks for sharing it with us. And Jock looks like he's right at home in Darwin's crazy season with a bevie in mouth. Lol. 

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On 11/13/2019 at 5:41 AM, Alan Longmire said:

 

Oh, there's some serious smoke in the vicinity of Darwin, and it's not just the brush fires... ;)

 

Don't know if I am qualified to do so but, I'll give a hearty second to that  !!

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Thanks fellas,


 I am away from the forge on holidays down south enjoying nice weather and swimming at a beach where I don’t have to worry about getting eaten by a big lizard or stung by a box jellyfish.

 

Looking forward to working on this sheath when I return. 

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5 hours ago, Rob Toneguzzo said:

Thanks fellas,


 I am away from the forge on holidays down south enjoying nice weather and swimming at a beach where I don’t have to worry about getting eaten by a big lizard or stung by a box jellyfish.

 

Looking forward to working on this sheath when I return. 

 

Where abouts down south are you Rob? Anywhere near Mandurah/Perth?

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Right....here I go again. So it begins.

 

blade oiled, wrapped in cling wrap and then taped. Leather cut to rough size before soaking in water for about 10 min and then wet leather formed to blade before clamping and leaving to dry in my 90% humidity hot humid hell climate.

 

Now to do a design.

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Hey Rob. Just stumbled on to this post and am very grateful for all the work you have put into this project and all the great pics. It's a beautiful piece and  a project I want to have a go at one of these days myself. This is a great motivator for me. Can't wait to see the finished sheath!

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Thanks Ed,

I hopefully will have some more on this soon. I have been distracted with making some plain but practical meat processing knives. 

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