Carvin' a Noggin
Dr. Terry M. Trier
|One of my favorite things to do in the woods (or anywhere, actually) is whittle. The nice thing about doing it in the woods is that you don't have to clean up the mess. On a backpacking trip to the dunes of Lake Michigan, I wanted to test out a few tools on a little whittling project. For this project, I used the Sawvivor, a Frost hoof knife, a Gransfors Bruks mini hatchet, and the Gerber Yari.I started with a block of wood (red oak) that I cut from a deadfall using the Sawvivor. This was pretty easy work for the little saw and an excellent tool for cutting saplings up to 5 or 6 inches.|
I used the GB mini to work the block into shape. I have to say I was totally impressed with this tool. It is a very precise wood carving tool and most of the initial shape was formed using the mini. It was a tremendous pleasure to cut with and the pile of chips lying around the noggin were easy as pie to create with the mini. This is a really wonderful tool.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Since we’ve temporarily lost the N Massapequa Community Center due to construction, the meeting date is now the second Wednesday of the month.
Meetings will be held at the Special Activities Center in Eisenhower Park. We’ll return to Massapequa as soon as the project is completed.
Happy Holidays to all and a Happy and Healthy New Year! ... Ed Conti