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by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Joining the need wallet club
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Re: Joining the need wallet club

Manveruon wrote:(Also, once again, my sincere apologies to BrianGrubbs - I feel like I have completely hijacked your thread :shock: )


Brother, I am all here for it! Every time this forum gets turned loose on an idea I learn things! I can't think of more enjoyable way to be hijacked.

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Joining the need wallet club
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Joining the need wallet club

As one of the few pieces of gear that can be directly drawn from the source material, I’ve had a need wallet on my project list for quite some time. This one drew heavily from Elleth’s design, though I did not use buckles. 25E19665-DE5C-4C3D-A8D5-413BD7B3AB9F.jpeg I need to post an update to my kit ...
by BrianGrubbs
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ursus
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Happy Birthday to Ursus

Happy birthday, good sir! (insert long Gandalf ramble about what I mean by "good")

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: A couple of Birthday Wishes !
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: A couple of Birthday Wishes !

Thank you! It’s been a good one! (Nice candle set I got)
by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking photos while out
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Taking photos while out

On our last few camping trips I’ve carried an old digital camera and given it to the kids to wander around and use. It’s always fascinating what they chose to record, and the shots are definitely “candid” :lol:

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Keeping Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: Keeping Watch

This little section from “A Knife in the Dark” caught my eye:
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by BrianGrubbs
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Keeping Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: Keeping Watch

That was the passage I was thinking of, thanks for looking it up! So, for time keeping...candle clocks and hourglasses seem to be out, but what about some sort of water clock? I'd be curious to see how large a container it would take to measure one hours worth of time, or even if it's something that...
by BrianGrubbs
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Keeping Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: Keeping Watch

Ah, the fond(ish) memories of sleeping one hour on, one hour off in a two man fighting position. You run into a lot of issues pulling guard duty overnight, though as has been stated, the more people you have the easier it gets. The biggest issue is time keeping, followed closely by noise and light d...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Candle Lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Candle Lantern

Cimrandir wrote:Cool project! It doesn’t seem like the YouTube link is working so I’ll just ask if the Altoids tin is one of the larger varieties? Or is rather compact in the small tins?


It’s a 3 3/4” by 2 3/8” tin, and I used 1/2” copper pipe for the candle holder.
by BrianGrubbs
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: New Boots!
Replies: 48
Views: 21119

Re: New Boots!

Excited to see this project! I've revitalized several pairs of military boots in the past, but never to the extent that you are planning. I remember talking to a moccasin maker once who said he could rebuild and resole a pair two to three times before they had to be replaced, which gave me a little ...
by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Candle Lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Candle Lantern

I used to have one of these, they ar epretty handy. There is another historical one, and I can't seem to find the vendor that had it, but it had a third piece that had a mica sheet that acted as a pane/wind shield. Edit, found it. http://www.colonialmarket.com/wmgatliff/sale.html Ooh, I like that.....
by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Candle Lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Candle Lantern

That looks great, Brian! Do you have any other photos of how it's constructed? I can afford to buy a commercially produced version, but I'm a stickler for hand-making my own kit stuff, if at all possible...I'd like to try my hand at making one. :P Rob I shot a video of the build, but it is a little...
by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

Re: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox

also, any ideas about a kind of (easy to make) catch I could put on the sliding lid to keep it closed? I had intended there to be enough resistance to keep it closed on it's own, then I think I went a bit mad with the chisel :mrgreen: so if I tip the box it just slides out What about something like...
by BrianGrubbs
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Candle Lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Candle Lantern

I started to post this right away, but decided instead to take the time to get caught up on my forum reading first. Wouldn’t you know it, the Edge of the Wild newsletter for the summer had a review of the very candle lantern that I based mine off of! Guess I wasn’t too far off base with thinking tha...
by BrianGrubbs
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Leather Dye
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: Natural Leather Dye

Nothing to add to the conversation here, just enjoying sitting back and learning from everyone!

Brian

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