Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bushman Neck Knife

I've recently gotten on this home made weapon tangent and here's my latest creation.

The blade is hacksaw blade and is very sharp.  The saw toothed back will come in handy for trimming branches and stuff while hunting.  The sheath is made from African Impala, hence the term bushman.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Water Boatman

Been wanting one of these in my box for awhile now, should do the trick.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lawn Mower Knives

Well it happened.  I have the bug.  I've always been interested in doing and making things with my hands; I guess thats why I like tying flies and such.  Well I recently made my first longbow and now have decided to venture into other primitive weapons.  I just happened to have a couple old rusty lawn mower blades laying in the garage and decided to try my hand at knife making.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Devil Grub

I've been hooking a few Hellgramites this winter while ice fishing a new river backwater. A very cool insect that is eaten by all species of fish.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Finished er' up!

Finally got a string figured out today and my first longbow is ready for action. I can't wait to take it for a trial run in the woods tomorrow. Chad at Holm-Made Traditional Bows gave me guidance and is a true bow master!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Self Bow

Wow February 1st already! I've been extremely busy, not being busy. I've been in the job hunt for awhile now and have had a huge lack in fishing due to spousle respect since shes now the bread winner and I'm stuck at home searching. I did manage to add a new passion, hobby, and skillset to my portfolio recently. I've been an avid bow hunter for over 20 years and have always had a fascination with traditional bows and methods. I had been using modern compound bows mostly, but have always wanted to start building my own "stick bows" and use them in the most traditional ways and supply food for the family in the ways it was meant to be done. I am in the process of my first ever self bow and thought I'd post it up. I made it out of red oak and I think its turning out well. I still need to make a string for it and stain/wax it, but you'll get the idea. I may even pull out the wood burner and do a little work to it. Thats whats fun, each creation is unique, artistic, and functional. I'll maybe post some pictures of it when its finished as well.