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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1005 on: January 02, 2024, 02:34:17 pm »
Yes very nice Christmas Pappy. We still have my siblings yet. So far so good in 2024. Hope you have a good 2024 too


Glad you liked the pictures Bob

See if I can get a few more for you

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1006 on: January 02, 2024, 02:36:48 pm »
Put in a little overtime and made a Christmas present for our gift exchange

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« Reply #1007 on: January 03, 2024, 05:44:11 am »
Nice ! Is that Yucca Handle material ?  (=) Bob.
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

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« Reply #1008 on: January 03, 2024, 09:24:01 am »
Nice ! Is that Yucca Handle material ?  (=) Bob.


Thanks Bob

The handle is Cholla cactus that was gifted to me from Jon
Itís hafted with pitch glue and wrapped with sinew. ( actually I wasnít finished wrapping when picture taken) and has a button of black walnut and English walnut on end of handle. Blade is obsidian my cousin collected from glass butte.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1009 on: January 04, 2024, 09:06:46 am »
Nice little knife BJ. Love the handle, I have a few of them and they make sweet light weight handles, I usually fill them with epoxy and sand them down so they are solid. Either way they are beautiful. :)
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1010 on: January 05, 2024, 04:51:51 am »
Was eating some Crackers/Cheese/Deer Sausage yesterday, and happened to read the Box. Never had seen the nice blurb about where the Wheat comes from - "Our White Winter Wheat starts it's journey in the Thumb of Michigan, where generations of Family Farmers grow and Harvest the Wheat used in  Our Crackers." Triscuit Brand Crackers. Pretty Darn Kewl !!!!!!!!!!  (=) Bob
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1011 on: January 05, 2024, 08:47:53 am »
Was eating some Crackers/Cheese/Deer Sausage yesterday, and happened to read the Box. Never had seen the nice blurb about where the Wheat comes from - "Our White Winter Wheat starts it's journey in the Thumb of Michigan, where generations of Family Farmers grow and Harvest the Wheat used in  Our Crackers." Triscuit Brand Crackers. Pretty Darn Kewl !!!!!!!!!!  (=) Bob

That is pretty cool Bob. I didnít know they put that on their box either. I know several places that exclusively use white winter wheat grown from the thumb of Michigan, but I didnít know they put it on the box.

Our farm and several others have been working together with Kellogg, Star of the West and several other companies on identify preservation, and sustainability practices we use as environmental and crop protection solutions. I believe we have been working together with them for 7 or 8 years now maybe more, time flies. I know they are very proud of the work that we have done.
 
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1012 on: January 05, 2024, 08:40:35 pm »
Made a stand for the knife.

Also made a Christmas Ornament. Knapped it from fiber optic glass.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1013 on: January 05, 2024, 09:12:38 pm »
Nice job on the knife and ornament

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« Reply #1014 on: January 07, 2024, 01:40:01 pm »
Thanks Brian. I broke a really nice point yesterday. Put it down and picked up another spall. Knocked out this one. Figured I should probably just put it down at this point.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1015 on: January 12, 2024, 01:47:33 pm »
Getting ready for the storm. Not sure what we will get but it sounds like itís going to be nasty.

Got a few projects done. My brother asked if I could make a step that was 4Ē high 15Ē long and 12Ē wide for his wifeís physical therapy.

I put a little hand hole in top to get ahold of it. Itís band sawed ash and I didnít plane it. Just cleaned it up a little with hand belt sander so it still had some traction. It was just stuff I had laying around and it looked a little plain. I decided to touch it up a little with wood stain and my airbrush.

Sure hope it works for her

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« Reply #1016 on: January 12, 2024, 01:56:08 pm »
Also finished the point I put down the other day. Itís a nice sized spear point and I halved it to a cholla with pine pitch and sinew. Put a button off some exotic wood scraps I was gifted. I drilled a very small hole in the button and put artificial sinew loop end through the hole. Then I wiggled the end out the cholla holes and tide a knot that was too big to go through the hole I drilled. I just hang it for display. I think it turned out great. Much nicer than using an eye bolt too.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1017 on: January 13, 2024, 04:47:18 am »
Nice !  (=) Bob.
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1018 on: January 13, 2024, 09:27:46 am »
Thanks Bob. Hope you survived the storm alright. I think we had more snow before the storm. We got about three inches of slush. What a mess. Muddy ground underneath. Really wish it wouldíve froze up first. Now itís supposed to really get cold.

Took a picture by shop yesterday. Before the storm. Itís still dark here yet and electricity is out. I hooked up the generator.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1019 on: January 13, 2024, 09:44:55 am »
Iíve been on a roll knapping lately so Iím taking advantage of it. Obsidian blade, cholla handle. Halft with pitch glue and white tail leg sinew.

Base is reclaimed black walnut from a pallet. I cut a grove in the base of a shed antler and lined it with scrap red fox leg fur.

Not a bad way to ride the storm out

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