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Celt_Ginger

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CG & Mouldsy's day out
« on: July 14, 2009 »

Myself and Mouldsy had a day out reciently. here's a few pictures. We decided to have a go at making come camp furniture and do a bit of spoon carving.

First thing was to drill some holes into a split log with an auger.




First hole drilled. now just need another 3, all drilled in at an angle.
Next thing was to get 4 hazel sticks (I used hazel because they are very strong and grow fairly straight) slightly thicker than the holes I've just drilled, and I then taper the ends into a conical shape and batton them into the holes in the split log.



Here is the bench with the legs fitted.


To complete the job, I've added some cordage between the front and rear legs to help stop the legs spreading. It was all good and sturdy.



here is one of the spoons we made. Just needs some sanding to finish.



We also made some tongs to help with the camp cookery.

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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 »

Looks like a top day out. Did you get decent weather? It's been pretty changeable lately.
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009 »

Those look really good guys. When yous go camping do you s use a tent or build your shelter from sratch?
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009 »

Those look really good guys. When yous go camping do you s use a tent or build your shelter from sratch?

Hardly ever use a tent. Normally we use a tarp, but sometimes we make our own shelters.
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009 »

Looks like a top day out. Did you get decent weather? It's been pretty changeable lately.

The weather was fine up until about 6pm. We had the kids with us though, so we had just packed and were back at the cars when it started to rain.
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009 »

Wow i like the idea of carving my own utensils! ;D
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009 »

It takes about an hour and a half to knock out a basic spoon shape. It's very satisifying work.
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 »

I bought myself a hooked knife but haven't had a chance to use it in anger yet...
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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 »

AN HOUR AND A HALF!?
I'd be quicker walking to Ikea!    ;)

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Re: CG & Mouldsy's day out
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009 »

AN HOUR AND A HALF!?
I'd be quicker walking to Ikea!    ;)

Sure it would take you that long just to walk round Ikea and get through the check out.
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