2011년 12월 29일 목요일

Volcano stove meltdown


I go collecting
resinous pine knot to
the mountain at the back
of my house.




My harbor sack 'monk's bag',
walking stick,
Coldsteel axe.




Tea break...
Four small pine knots
are thrown into stove.




I make  coffee in a moment.
By the bye, the flames are so strong.
Its temperature should be very high.




As soon as I put a cup on the stove,
This stove melts down.




I realize intense heat
must be avoided in aluminium stove.



2011년 12월 28일 수요일

Monk's bag


The cotton harbor sack is the object
of my adoration.
Its crudeness is rather smart.




I make a harbor sack
that is intended to hang down naturally.
Its cover has no button or zipper,
and looks three dimensional.




There are many trial and error
at the stage of dying and waxing.
Coffee powder, sap of lacquer tree
arouse failures.




After all, I use a 'Dyron'
pagoda red color.
Its color is similar to
Tibetan monk's rob.




Thus I call it 'monk's bag'.
It will be finished off
after waxing.



2011년 12월 23일 금요일

Army knife mod & kolrosing


I have a old model Spainish army knife.
But it has a tool blade that is little
necessity for use in these days, and
makes it be heavy.




I take it to pieces, get rid of
the tool blade, and re-revet.




I replace its khaki plastic handle
with oak wooden handle.
Contrary to my expectations
the grain of wood is vague.




Thus I decide kolrosing
on its handle.




Oak handle is too hard to engrave nearly.
Lines poorly engraved!




I varnish thinly
with the sap of laquer tree.






2011년 12월 22일 목요일

Wind, reeds, paddling and camping


Last weekend, my two friends,
Coolfish and Jiwoo's father,
went to outdoors, Daecheongho lake
that lies in the midlands
of Korean peninsula.




I was unable to attend
on account of family gathering.
It was a windy and cold day.





A traditional pavilion 'Jeongja'





Shelter against the wind





Wooden bowl and cup, spoon...







Australian army basha







Return





Tea break


2011년 12월 21일 수요일

An eco-bag for warming up


I've exercised sewing machines
for new wool anorak.
But, I am not good enough
at skill even now.
And I don't get suitable material.





As warming-up for making an anorak,
I make an eco-bag with cotten cloth.
I used a paper pattern for the first time.




This bag is so simple that is composed of four parts,
but some skills that are fundamental
in clothes building are included.




Sewing stitch is steggering,
but it assumes the form of bag. :)




I dye it with Bordeaux wine color.
I have no another color 'Dyron'.




Finished.
I add a small pouch that stuffs the bag into it.
Getting Itallian army wool blanket,
I take steps toward making new anorak.




My readings and DIY leather wallet.
I start to read Wendell Berry's book,
<Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food>
(2009)

2011년 12월 11일 일요일

Waxing bedroll



I enjoy sleeping in the open
with my homemade bedroll.
Like Nessmuk, I start to feel stuffy
in the four sides.




My bedroll is made up of
canvas cover, foil sheet bottom,
Thermarest air mat,
Mont-bell goose-down sleeping bag.




For frequent use,
bedroll's waterproofing declines.
There is limitation of waterproofing
by water-repellant on the market.
I decide to wax it,
and make some wax cakes.




The size of wax cake is important.
It should be at ease in rubbing.
3" x 2" about right.




Rubbing at rough skin,
fragments should be eliminated.




Testing with a similar cloth.
The optimum strength and direction
will be found.




An ironing board and a hair drier
are in needed.
An ironing board gives full facility
for rubbing in every inch of bedroll.




I wax more
to every joints or breaks,
and then, I melt wax thoroughly
with a hair drier.




Waterproofing test : PASS
I think I can sleep in the midst of rain
with this bedroll only.
:)