Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski
dacuteturtle

Staying Home

Jenny is out watching Paul and Vanora's eldest while the youngest gets born.

I'm here without Hers Truly, as she is at gymnastics camp. She'll be back this afternoon.

I've been brushing up on my camping skills. Those bushcraft videos are awesome. Everything that scouts tried to teach me, but they were lousy at that.

I found an old axe head in my tools, so today, I made an axe handle. It split a little at the top, but it sharpened up good and is quite useful, and I already like it better than my awful hatchet. 

I also tested my portable stove made of tin cans. It almost boiled water except for operator error. 
 
I am now planning to make my own bucksaw. I have all the equipment to do it.
 
Small bits of the house, here and there, are going into the camping kit as well. I found my draw knife, sharpened it properly like the videos showed, and now it works. Not only is it good for shaping tools, but it makes kindling/shavings fast as lightning.

Mom and dad are bringing us a table a chairs for outside. I'll take free. I don't know if they replaced theirs or a neighbor did. I'll get the story tomorrow.
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