2011년 5월 27일 금요일

Cow horn spoon & chopsticks


An acquaintance sent me several cow horns.
Korean cow's horn is small relatively.
I dried these and hollowed out.




Today, I cut a horn with a hacksaw,
and make a spoon and chopstick.
Sanding it, I smell hair burning.




With butane gas blowtorch,
I straighten or bend these.
For deodorizing,
I immerse these in vinegar.




Another minimal cook set
is composed. :)

I'll improve these design more.


2011년 5월 23일 월요일

Foraging among the forest


I take part in the line for
gathering wild greens,
that is composed of
my wife's peasant band friends.



There's an abundance of wild
edible greens on the Yeolmi valley,
8km away from my house.



Lunch : pork with wild greens,
beer and korean rice wine.



My new knife works normally.
It serves as a machete in this case.



I gather some pine needles,
and make tea.



Practice! Practice!
Botanical illustration is my next target. :)
But it is not easy to my ability.


2011년 5월 20일 금요일

A Knife for handling roughly


There comes a lull.
In the meantime, I have made
a forged steel knife.



Total length : 255mm
Blade length : 125mm
Max blade width : 35mm
Blade thickness : 3.5-5mm
Total weight : 220g




I want to have a knife
that is handled roughly,
more soft steel, thus
I will sharpen it on a whetstone
frequently.




My main force is a Fallkniven F1.
I am content to control it generally.
But I need to fill up the sense of tough. :)




By a process of blade test, I've got
hurt in the eye.
It is not terrible, but it disturbs posting.
I'll wear protective goggle
from now on.




Recently, botanical illustrations attract
my attention.
I'll have to strive for my works. :)



2011년 5월 8일 일요일

The sheath of a japanese knife making


May 8 is the Parent's Day in South Korea.
 Under the tarp, I make a sheath
that I have put off.





I've put more work into it,
because it is made for
the knife of a friend.




This knife was produced by Hattori,
japanese brand that got known
as an expert at Damascus steel.
Its traditional japanese wooden sheath
is unhandy to carry about.




Finished.
Simple, lightweight, recycled. :)
This leather comes out from
a dumping sofa.




I add two rivet for a safety device.
Two snap buttons hold the knife tightly.




The thicker leather is, the better it will be.
But I have no leather thicker than this.




2011년 5월 7일 토요일

Remodeling Swiss ranger volcano stove


There was an incidence on last Monday.
I boiled water with swiss volcano stove set,
on the way of tracking.
The bottle dropped on solid fuel,
Firing fuel spattered my pants.
There were some holes.




Swiss volcano's complicated handle
is hard to understand to me.
Funtionality, balance, weight, even aesthetic...
It is a troublemaker.
Thus I make up my mind to remodel it. :)
Remove its handle,
add two small holes,
make two little fire grates.




Installing grates to stove,
it scures the sense of stability
on the management of fire.




I make a cup lid(unfinished)
and a leather strap.




Full packed kit image




A pocket for fire grates
is installed to the side of strap.




I'll enjoy this kit more.
Capacity, efficiency, compactness...
it can compare with Kelly kettle.

With a tealight, it supplies hot water
all day long.



2011년 5월 5일 목요일

Home made anorak


May 5 is Children's Day in Korea.
I make an end of the farmwork
on this day.



My walking stick has
been much progress in the meantime.



I wanted to make my own anorak
all winter long.
I had a UK army wool blanket
that was not used frequently.



The pattern of anorak was got from BCUSA.
Making is delayed for that
I have no sewing machine.



I succeeded in persuading
a laundry's wife to sew. :)
Hood is out of proportion to clothes...
Compensating this defect, it will be
a pleasing result.


Excepting for 5-8 days tropical nights,
most night is cold in Korea.
I think anorak has plenty of uses.


2011년 5월 1일 일요일

Jute twine lighter


It's been raining all day long.
Being stuck to house,
I make two mini strikers
and parafin soaked lighters.




Mini strikers are made of
Borsh jigsaw blade.
I attach oak handles to them.
The steel of jigsaw blade
produces more spark.




The parafin soaked lighers :
the one is cotten charcord,
the other is linen twine.
They catch spark well,
and turn it to flame.