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Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 10-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By Franciscomv
I've bought from Roger at Shop for case knives,...

I've bought from Roger at Shop for case knives, Kershaw and other discount knives at Knifeworks.com (http://www.knifeworks.com), Derek at - KnivesShipFree.com (http://www.knivesshipfree.com) and...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-27-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Franciscomv
After a little hiatus due to my government trying...

After a little hiatus due to my government trying to take over all Internet services (ain't the socialist third world grand?), I'm back!

Thanks again for the great pictures, guys. I love those...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Franciscomv
The Lansky system, like all similar sharpening...

The Lansky system, like all similar sharpening gadgets, has a lot of limitations. It will work fine on some blade sizes and shapes, but it is a pain in the butt to use with others.

The angle...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-18-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
Jo, if the if the cord keeps slipping off the...

Jo, if the if the cord keeps slipping off the spindle you can use a trick that dates back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians used bow drills as a tool to make holes as well as fire, and in order to make...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-15-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Franciscomv
Oh, and just to make it more interesting...

Oh, and just to make it more interesting everybody who cooks something or makes an interesting solar oven (beyond the basic one I described) will take part in a drawing for a little prize.

So get...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-15-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
As soon as my next paycheck comes in next week,...

As soon as my next paycheck comes in next week, I'm getting a decent camera. I thought I would be able to do it sooner but some unexpected expenses came up (home repairs and such). I've got to get a...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Franciscomv
Look at the bright side, mate. You've got loads...

Look at the bright side, mate. You've got loads of clean water literally raining down on you quite often. And plenty of firewood.
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-13-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Franciscomv
Awesome post, Panda. I think you should move on...

Awesome post, Panda. I think you should move on to 1095, but wait a bit until you tackle D2. It's a lot more complicated to work with. 1095 is a simple steel, but it can yield fantastic results when...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-13-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Franciscomv
Cheers for the heads up. I posted around 2am, my...

Cheers for the heads up. I posted around 2am, my brain goes to sleep around 12. :)
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-13-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Franciscomv
Two ways to use the Sun (FTF Bushcraft School Lesson 3)

Hey, guys. Here's this week lesson. It's time to mix some modern science with a bit of primitive knowledge. I thought you would appreciate something a bit easier than last week's bow drill, so...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-13-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,681
Posted By Franciscomv
Gate, I'm glad CS took good care of you. Their...

Gate, I'm glad CS took good care of you. Their customer service gets mixed reviews, I know of many cases in which they weren't helpful at all and others in which they were great.

While I think...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-12-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Franciscomv
You need to come to the traditional side, mate!...

You need to come to the traditional side, mate! We don't care about tweaking complicated cams or sights. Just beautiful wooden bows made by true craftsmen.

It's cheaper, too!
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By Franciscomv
Here on FTF you'd have to add Klaus telling us...

Here on FTF you'd have to add Klaus telling us that German lightbulbs never need replacing, Benning's other personality (Soviet spy) claiming that in Soviet Russia lightbulbs change you and NGIB...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-08-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By Franciscomv
A charcoal grill will do. Try to get your hands...

A charcoal grill will do. Try to get your hands on some hearth bricks and you'll be set. The guy I was telling you about is into neo-tribal bladesmithing and he made some great pieces for me using...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
When I kill an animal, I try to use everything....

When I kill an animal, I try to use everything. You can make glue by boiling hooves from cows and horses and I've had very good results with mountain goats as well. It's a simple proceedure. Boil...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-08-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Franciscomv
Great work! Those Carbon V knives were made by...

Great work! Those Carbon V knives were made by Camillus for Cold Steel, and are excellent. The only bad thing about them were the rubber handles (I know it's practical, but I'll never warm up to that...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By Franciscomv
Nice work, Panda! What sorf of tools do you have...

Nice work, Panda! What sorf of tools do you have for the heat treatment? I might be able to offer some advice. I'm not a knife maker but a couple of my friends are and I've attended their classes and...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-07-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
Appendix: Batoning Rather than have a whole...

Appendix: Batoning

Rather than have a whole separate lesson dedicated to different wood carving and knife use techniques, I decided to explain them as they come up in other projects. Since...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-07-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
Give it a try, guys. It's challenging but not...

Give it a try, guys. It's challenging but not impossible.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 09-06-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,783
Posted By Franciscomv
Everybody needs to do it a few times in their...

Everybody needs to do it a few times in their back yard before mastering the technique. It's something that you're not used to and it isn't easy.

When it comes to bushcraft skills, sometimes it's...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-06-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Franciscomv
FIRECRAFT 2 (FTF Bushcraft School Lesson 2)

Friction fire starting (stick rubbing!)

In our previous lesson we covered percussion fire starting, itís time to move on to friction. There are certain advantages to each method, and in turn each...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 09-06-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,783
Posted By Franciscomv
That last line cracked me up! :D

That last line cracked me up! :D
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-05-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 43,254
Posted By Franciscomv
I added Boker, Blade-Tech and Benchmade. :)

I added Boker, Blade-Tech and Benchmade. :)
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 09-04-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,783
Posted By Franciscomv
Yeah, I should have included a separate activity...

Yeah, I should have included a separate activity for Jack. From now on he should just start each assignment with his hands and feet bound, in a tank full of piranhas lined with half a ton of C4 with...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 09-03-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Franciscomv
R.I.P. R. W. Loveless

Bob Loveless, one of knifemaking's legends, passed away yesterday morning. His work influenced a lot of people. His selfless sharing of techniques and information left a mark on many knife makers and...
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