2014/01/03 – Aluminium bucksaw, version 2 – SUCCESS


After I posted the Version 1 on the Dutch bushcraft forum, a man with the nickname “Lampje” showed his version which was successfully working for quite a while, and suggested that I should try his…

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2013/12/23 – Renovating and reshaping an old axe for a lady


A lady asked me if I could make an axe similar shaped like the one shown here for her wood carving / processing hobby. So I went ahead, selected an old axe head from my…

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2013/12/23 – Aluminium bucksaw, version 1 – FAILED


For a while I wanted to make a lightweight bucksaw from aluminium that would be easily taken apart for transport. In this video I am showing how I made mine of 2 t-profile pieces for…

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2013/12/22 – Wood protection test


There are so many stories about what the best method is to protect your wood handle of an axe or knife. Therefore I wanted to see it for myself what works and what the consequences…

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2013/12/08 – Using Electrolysis to clean up medieval axe head


Recently I bought another medieval axe head, which had a lot of rust on it. I have restored as well several other medieval axe heads using the vinegar method, but this is very time consuming…

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2013/11/17 – My second DIY forge


Previously I made a forge from an old standard bowl shaped bbq, but for longer knives or other longer items this is a bit complicated to heat it up evenly at the same time. So I…

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2013/09/22 – How I made my outdoor / hiking / bushcraft knife


Some time ago I started making knifes from various objects like truck leaf springs, coil springs, files, horse shoe’s, etc. With every knife there is progress, and I decided to make my “ultimate super duper…

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2013/03/24 – Testing my restored, reshaped axes heads and the horse shoe knives


This morning, I decided that it would be a good time to test out the axes and knives that I made previously. – Click here for the knives – Click here for the axes It…

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2013/03/17 – Making 2 knifes from a horse shoe


Last weekend I decided to try making knifes from a old horse shoe that I had. So I cleaned up the horse shoe which was all rusty, until it looked like this   Then I…

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2013/03/16 – Restoring, reshaping, and bring new life into some old axe heads


For a while I have been using my restored hatchet(s) on some of my hiking trips. They are nice for the small work, but chopping through a bigger tree (dead ones) was not easy. So…

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