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by redrob
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Favorite Bushcraft Channels?
Replies: 12
Views: 6780

Re: Favorite Bushcraft Channels?

Not totally applicable to Texas, but i am a big fan of Junglecrafty.



https://m.youtube.com/user/junglecrafty
by redrob
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Gatherer/Plant Idenification
Topic: Sumac
Replies: 9
Views: 7020

Re: Sumac

It sounds like you are talking about something besides sumac. ;) Unfortunately, I don't have a source for it here in my neighborhood. If anyone knows of a stand around Austin, please let me know. I recently found out that the red stuff used to garnish hummus as well as the Middle Eastern spice za'at...
by redrob
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: New to Texas Bushcraft
Topic: New join
Replies: 16
Views: 2526

Re: New join

Hey,

I don't know if it's what you had in mind, but the Caddo National Grasslands aren't too far from you, I believe.

Rob
by redrob
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Being Prepared
Topic: Summer Outings
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Summer Outings

Dry camping sucks, unless you have car or a mule or some small children to pack your water. I have drunk the water from Granger though.
by redrob
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Top/Favorite 10 Items to bring out
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Top 10 Items

1. Mora (has done everything I have needed it to and is nice and light) 2. Hat (important for a redhead who is going bald) 3. Lightweight, quick-drying pants (a must when camping with Jesse) 4. Lightweight, quick-drying underwear (see above) 5. Wool socks (I no longer wear anything else) 6. Staff (v...
by redrob
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Forging a knife blank
Replies: 36
Views: 8314

Re: Forging a knife blank

IIRC, rasps are made from W1 which is a water-hardening steel. I think I would still temper that piece though. When working with mystery steel, I was told to quench a sample in oil and then test with a file. If a file still bit, quench in water. If the file still bit, it isn't hardenable. It seems t...
by redrob
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: For the Steel pounders
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

Re: For the Steel pounders

It's an excellent resource. Be sure to check out the blueprints. Anvilfire.com is still up and has a number of good articles for the beginning smith. My two favorite books on the subject are The New Edge of the Anvil by Jack Andrews and The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander Weygers. Backyard B...
by redrob
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Favorite outdoors quote...
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Favorite outdoors quote...

I like the sig of a poster named Smokewalker, I think, over at BCUSA: 'quit trying to see what you can use and use what you can see.'
by redrob
Thu May 29, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Forging a knife blank
Replies: 36
Views: 8314

Re: Forging a knife blank

Can you achieve welding heat with your setup? Well Rob, have not actually tried that yet. Doing good to flatten steel, do not think I am quite ready for forge welding an axe head. I will let you know when I am ready to give it a try. ;-} Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. I was just wondering if your ...
by redrob
Wed May 28, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Forging a knife blank
Replies: 36
Views: 8314

Re: Forging a knife blank

got to find me an anvil. Do you have a local junkyard? I doubt you would find a proper anvil there, but there may be many good substitutes there. Railroad track is an excellent substitute. I recently saw a two-foot long piece of 2-1/2" hex 4140 for around $200. Set up on end, that would make a fine...