Wood nettles todays walk #wildfood #Erie #forage
Walking in the back a lot so just going to post things as the come up in the woods behind my house woods. #erieforage #eriepa #wildfoods
Today’s walk ‘Scarlet Elf Cup’. (Don’t eat mushrooms unless YOU have done the research and are 100% sure of what you are eating) #erie #wildmushrooms #forage #wildfoods
Found a old farm rake from 1940. Good steel 80 yrs old
This went through 2 major and a bunch of small iterations. Looks nothing like the plan I sketched up. They tak about lean startups agile thinking and looping iteration. Hell just try to build anything new. It will happen naturally.
Hacked this evening & got my treadmill knife grinder working again. So now just have to make it pretty & build a new hosing for the speed control. This is prototype #2, #1 threw its spring loaded arm across the garage & kinda caught on fire… a little..just the control box…
Did my first forge welded knife. I joined a railroad spike to a old piece of tractor rake I found in the back yard. It gave me more steel to work with and the rake is high carbon so it will hold a wicked edge. This one turned out how I wanted it to, for the most part. Even kind of matches my style of wood work.
Made a hair slide clip while working on a new knife.
Finished a rigging knife for a friend. No tips allowed on the Brig Niagra. Really only my second wooden handle looks way better than my first.
Pruning the trees
In Erie PA in January to get a sunny 44 deg day with no snow means we have chance to prune the fruit trees and grapes without a snowsuit. After the January we had 44 is tee shirt weather for me. All the kids helped and even the chicken got in on it. Great to be out in the sun.