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by Eric C
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Darkening a belt buckle
Replies: 2
Views: 4681

Darkening a belt buckle

Yesterday on my out of control shopping spree at the leather shop, I picked up two belts and buckles for my son and myself. The buckles are solid brass with I guess a chrome coating. I knew when I bought them that they would need to be darkened. I can think of at least one way to darken them that is...
by Eric C
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some ranger stuff... Many pics!
Replies: 4
Views: 6977

Yeah, most of the stuff I have for clothing will be replaced probably this year. I have enough that will maybe look like a ranger at our Renaissance Faire, but not really in the wild. So I have set out to work on that now (see my thread about boots). I am about to begin work on a belt for myself and...
by Eric C
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some ranger stuff... Many pics!
Replies: 4
Views: 6977

Hi Jim, That is some good-looking stuff there. The mask: Would you use it during cold weather treks? I could imagine that it would be useful as a camouflage item, to hide some skin. It looks like you've gotten a good kit up and running. What about your ranger clothes? Any pics of that? By the way, I...
by Eric C
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boots
Replies: 12
Views: 12234

Boots

We had a discussion once before on boots. Well, I'd like to revive it. The boots that I currently have - and made myself - are the kind that most hippies were wearing a couple decades ago. They are simple to make with no real sole and lacing up the front. These are the boots that I will be wearing t...
by Eric C
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Services
Topic: Ranger related blacksmithing
Replies: 5
Views: 10839

I've been wondering about a knife sort of like that, but I didn't envision the handle being used as a striker. Not a bad idea.
If I can learn to beat my supply of L6 into submission, then perhaps some of those will be put on the short list of things to make.
by Eric C
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Services
Topic: Ranger related blacksmithing
Replies: 5
Views: 10839

Much to think about! I've got a couple of camp knives forged out of 12" files. They are annealed and ready for some shaping up and drilling for the handle slabs. These are for myself and my son. but I'll post pics to get some critique on them. The fire striker is something to think about. First...
by Eric C
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Services
Topic: Ranger related blacksmithing
Replies: 5
Views: 10839

Ranger related blacksmithing

Posted with permission, though this may be in the wrong place. Anyway, I will be getting help with my blacksmithing soon and will hopefully be offering my wares to the public. I want to make items suitable for the ranger in the woods, in camp, wherever. That is where you- the rest of the rangering c...
by Eric C
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: General Forum Stuff
Topic: Forum Services?
Replies: 6
Views: 12467

Ya think!!! Man, we can't even have a nice forum for rangers without getting invaded!
by Eric C
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: General Forum Stuff
Topic: Forum Services?
Replies: 6
Views: 12467

Not more experienced, actually far less experienced I'll wager. But I'm willing to help out however I can. Can someone let me know what would be expected of the two different positions? I'm looking to get more involved than I currently am.
by Eric C
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Walks
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

Well, I tromped around in the woods a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't a ranger-related treck. I and a forester from work were mapping out a section so our company could put in an irrigation pond and a truck turn-around for the log trucks. Made me REAL anxious to get out there SOON!!! P.S. I'm try...
by Eric C
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing important to say
Replies: 0
Views: 3446

Nothing important to say

Just wanted to say hey, and I'm glad to be here. Hoping to have a better year for getting into the woods this time around.
I like the new site and hope it stays around along with Andy's site. Looking great guys.