Time to clean up the scraps I have been walking on top of for the past year. I cut off a quarter of an inch on most 2×4s before I use them and can never bring myself to toss the strips. These flags seem to be all the rage right now. Time to clean up and stock up for the next craft fair whenever that will be.
I was looking for a hefty camping all around knife but couldn't find one I liked so figured I'll make one. For a long time I've wanted to get into knife making but do not have the metal forging setup. This time around I went with a blade kit from https://www.knifekits.com which overall is pretty nice. blade arrived pre-sharpened to scary sharp levels (unexpected) and a set of curly maple scales (no, I did not use it as I wanted a darker look). Looking at their website now, they do seem to offer all kind of scale options (but at the time it was “random scales of sellers choice”).For the scales I ended up slicing up a scrap rosewood I had laying around waiting to be put to a good use. sizing was perfect for this. Since I no longer have any of my power tools, I ended up ordering a ryoba and dozuki from https://www.katzmoseswoodworking.com/ which worked out great! It's been a while since I actively did any cutting, so was a good excuse to get back to it.Overall, many rooms for improvements, but this was more of a play around with type project and learning as I go along. overall pleased with how it came out, and know what to do better next time around.