So I don't derail my own survival thread in Great Outdoors by spamming with kukri updates and other DIY junk I've been doing I figured I'd make a topic over here to dump project updates into. In depth construction information available upon request.
My current main project I've been working on is the kukri, slowly just plugging along on that at an embarrassingly slow rate. I've got from to and currently sitting at . Construction is from 1/4" carbon steel gauge plate with steel collar and pommel. The handle is hardwood, I believe walnut. This is still a WIP, I need to refine the edge just a little more, polish, get a perfect fit for the handle so it grips smoothly, harden the steel, temper, final polish, then final assembly. Not much work but at my rate it'll take awhile.
Today I didn't feel like working on the kukri again so I made a proof of concept pipe from apple wood to test a manufacturing method. Pictures and . The whole thing is pretty crude but I didn't want to get too in depth with something I wasn't personally invested in. The "real thing" will be using darker, richer grain wood with several of the pipes having antler tip mouth pieces and copper trim. This one here was disappointing when I skinned the bark off the piece I used to cut this as the wood was really light and lacked the beauty apple can have. By comparison, I made earlier in the year along with a container. The date says 2007 because the camera setting reset, this was taken around May. Also, for those wondering, the runes on the pipe say "Mouth, Fire, Joy, Earth, Wealth" (supposedly) - I don't know if that's how you'd convey the idea but the explanation is that you light up the Earth's bounty in your mouth and enjoy, so to speak.
Other crap on the back burner include a , , and a slew of antique restorations.
I've got a lot of other clutter hanging around as well that's already completed, but I'll post about that shit some other time.