First the apologies. There’s been so much going on I haven’t had much time for posting. I was working flat out to get my son’s new “venture” off the ground and upgrading the workshop, until all hell seemed to break loose with Russia.
I base my prepping activities on a matrix of threats and for me, flooding was the most likely threat; followed by financial calamity and large scale civil disturbance. The nuclear threat was last on my list. Not any more.
So, I dropped everything else and have been busy researching and preparing for the nuclear threat. You should too.
Now for my son’s first knife.
He first forged a “blade” out of some reclaimed car spring. It was pretty crude and was a just a “proof of concept” that he had what he needed to forge blades. Next, he wanted to see if he could “manufacture” a knife from some reclaimed steel using only and angle grinder and vise.
First we cleaned the rust and scale off and old steel plate from a large cable drum. Here’s a picture of that.
Next, he ground the blade using just an angle grinder and fixed an antler handle to it. He could have gone further finishing the knife, but he wanted it to keep it’s rustic, hand made look. Here it is.
So, in order to help him to the next level in his metal working, I upgraded the new shop with a bench grinder and a belt sander. Here they are.
I’ve still got a lot of work to do on my nuclear prepping, while at the same time keeping up with my food prepping. I’ve got over 10 kilos of flour and 10 kilos of beans to bag and store. And I’ve got several kilos of sugar to store.
I hope to soon get back to my routine of posting and prepping, but my family comes first.
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