by horridstorm
18 Aug 2012, 22:34
Forum: Photography
Topic: New camera
Replies: 13
Views: 3.2K

Quills......
If you still have those Minolta lenses they will probably work on the new Sony Alpha DSLR cameras.
by horridstorm
20 Sep 2010, 23:06
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: HUDSON BAY BLANKETS
Replies: 37
Views: 24.9K

Wow. Walter, that is an awesome shirt. I'm doing some research now and with your inspiration I'm going to try my hand at making one.I have a blanket poncho that's pretty warm but no very practical for the woods.
by horridstorm
25 Dec 2009, 14:22
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Basket Drum for my son
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Awesome drum. Good idea to have him help with it.
by horridstorm
21 Jan 2009, 20:17
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: Need help with inlay please
Replies: 10
Views: 314

I had the same problem with a copper buttcap last week.After it popped back off a couple of times I drilled a couple of 3/32 holes and drove two copper pins to help hold it in placewhile the apoxy cured.Seems to have done the trick.
by horridstorm
17 Jan 2009, 16:26
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: Vote for the next tutorial
Replies: 39
Views: 837

vote

Saw blade knife would be interesting.I'm curious about how it's done.I've been wanting to do one myself but am not sure how to go about a few of the details like cutting,tempering,etc...Would be interesting to see a seasoned/experienced smither do one.
by horridstorm
28 Oct 2008, 21:54
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: E-Z Charcoal Making
Replies: 12
Views: 1.4K

<r>I use a barrel with a removable lid.I cut an 8 inch square out of the bottom for an air door.I burn the wood down probably halfway and top off the barrel with just enough wood to let it draw a little air. Once all the moisture is driven out of the wood and you're left with a 2nd stage solid fuel ...
by horridstorm
29 Sep 2008, 22:32
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: some of Dad's knives
Replies: 10
Views: 390

<t>Those are beautiful knives!As Jamiemackie said not my style knife but good work. One exception, the 4th pic from bottom w/the drop point type blade is awesome.I'd say with a few thumb grooves cut into the back with a round file and a 5" blade it'd be perfect, for me anyway. Nice fit handles also....
by horridstorm
10 Jul 2007, 01:52
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants
Topic: mmm Blackberries
Replies: 10
Views: 270

blackberries

<r>Yummy!Ours here in northern kentucky have been ripening for a week or more now.We have so many different varieties on our property that the sizes and tastes vary which is pretty neat.I always freeze at least 15 gallon of different varieties for winemaking.The rest are pies and cobblers.Mmm Mmm......
by horridstorm
02 Jun 2007, 13:41
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: comet explodes over great lakes 12,900 years ago
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Comet

LOL......
by horridstorm
31 May 2007, 02:26
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: a nice cable damascus thread
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: a nice cable damascus thread

<r>That is just cool.<IMG src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/pimp.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/pimp.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> <br/> A person could spend alot of time figuring how to clean it up and treat it.I'm always happy to see good folks sharing their knowledge...
by horridstorm
14 May 2007, 03:23
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Any solutions to what to put on a wounded tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 1.1K

Re: tree wounds

Beeswax is what they use on fruit tree grafts." No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity.
But I know none, and therefore am no beast ". - Richard III- William Shakespeare
by horridstorm
12 May 2007, 03:26
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: Free books about basketry, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Free books about basketry, etc.

<r>Here's another link to free ebooks with alot faster servers.I've found many out of copyright/uncirculated books that you can't find anywhere else...........for free. Enjoy.<IMG src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif<e>...
by horridstorm
06 May 2007, 00:53
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants
Topic: Could I get these plants identified.
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Could I get these plants identified.

<t>The first plant i'm not sure but looks like stinging nettle.The second plant is Mayapple(also known as Devil's apple, Indian apple, umbrella plant, wild lemon, and American mandrake).It grows an edible fruit which I have not yet tried.The third plant i'm pretty sure is Virginia Creeper." No beast...
by horridstorm
15 Jan 2007, 17:53
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: When the s--- hits the fan...
Replies: 29
Views: 1.1K

my best knife

<r>Bears aside since we have very few here in KY,my favorite all around knife is one I made which sorta is a small version of a bolo.Can't beat the extra weight at the tip.8.5" blade so it's easy to pack and still big enough to chop through brush.Can cut down small trees efficiently either by choppi...
by horridstorm
19 Nov 2006, 02:11
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants
Topic: foraging 11/13 & 11/14
Replies: 5
Views: 552

persimmon

<t>Wow,i wish I had a persimmon tree on my property.Those look appetizing to me.We had a huge old persimmon tree in our yard as a kid and the fruits were incredibly sweet.I wonder why I remember them as so sweet since everyone always says they're bitter.....They also were never that red if I recall ...
by horridstorm
29 Oct 2006, 01:38
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: Carbon monoxide poisoning
Replies: 16
Views: 1.3K

Re: Carbon Monxide

<r>I lived in a teepee for two winters on the Ohio plains where it gets very cold when the wind gusts above 30mph.I always had the firepit surrounded by rocks for radiant heat.You can close the smokehole almost all of the way if set up right with the wind blowing the right direction to cause a small...
by horridstorm
20 Oct 2006, 01:23
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: forge black
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: black?

<r>For the type of finish you're trying I believe you need to accually bake the oil on.With olive oil you need to bake 350-365 degrees for 45-55 minutes depending on temp.You'll know when it's done,lol.You want to repeat this 3-4 times minimum.I've used this technique many times and it works great b...
by horridstorm
21 Aug 2006, 23:58
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: milk weed fiber
Replies: 11
Views: 581

milkweed

Stupid double post,lol............
by horridstorm
21 Aug 2006, 23:56
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: milk weed fiber
Replies: 11
Views: 581

milkweed

<r>My grandma always harvested milkweed fiber after the first frost.She said it was the way she was shown.Is that the optimal time to harvest?I doubt it.Some of my milkweed and dogbane have both seeded and are turning brown and are ready for harvest IMO.I'll save the younger plants that are just now...
by horridstorm
09 Aug 2006, 01:02
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking Archive 1
Topic: What can i make with this???
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: What can i make with this???

<t>I see all three things there plus a few knife blades.<br/> Those files make killer knives.That's where I'd start.That's how Buck knives got started,used files.<br/> Those chisels are more than likely hard tool steel.Not going to be fun to beat out but they'll make some nice cutting tools." No bea...