I went out foraging along the riverside. It’s a great place to find nettles. These particular nettles are are called woods nettles and they have a broader leaf than the standard stinging nettle. When young they have a good flavor and are extremely healthy. In the first picture, I have both nettle and jewelweed the juice of the jewelweed can remove the sting or burn of the nettle. If applied quickly. I pick nettles by hand grabbing the tips from the back and snapping them off. My fingers are calloused enough not to be affected but if yours are not just rub some jewelweed on from time to time to stop the sting. Cook them like you would spinach the heat will knock out the chemical that causes the sting.
Made a bow stand after dinner needs cleaned up but worked out well for a first try.
Experimenting with jewelry while working on a new knife. It’s probably not practical for anyone outside of a medieval fair…. So probably need to start taking My wifey some of those.
Made the complementary marlin spike for my buddies wife.
Made my buddy a marlin spike for use on the Brig Niagra. I left on some hammer marks and finished it in bees wax and oil. I was trying to make it look vintage ish. I left the tip a little long. I figure he can grind it to what he wants but can’t stretch it if it is short. Over all very happy with it.
Punisher railroaded spike knife attempt. A guy at work loves Punisher so I thought I would try making him a knife. I should have forged it, and I might try that next time. I ended up using a 4” angle grinder because I have not made any metal carving tools. It looks recognizable so I decided to stop while I was ahead.
Finished the cabinet pulls. At least the leaf ones. All different all forged no grinding. Made a couple every now and then as I did other things over the last couple months. I was thinking about Niggle yesterday and decided I needed to get them done…