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Blog entry by learnin2do posted 1408 days ago 992 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had to make a skinning knife on the fly-i left mine at home. I could not find anything reasonable to use, even though there were many assorted knives in the trailer.
So i used the Dremel to shape a cheap meat cleaver (that was already dented heavily on the blade) and sharpened it on my grinder. -then the handle broke.
We had just dumped some cherry in the fire pile, so i figured that would do!
It was better than that! -not too pretty yet, but maybe i’ll refine it someday -at least sand it!!
-i smoothed off my cedar fleshing log real nice too!



-- christine



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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1408 days ago

Nice knife handle refit! I really like that the cedar log in pic #1 looks like a leg of lamb. Goes well with the knife. LOL So have you decided what you are going to do with that deer hide if you both survive the preservation process?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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BreakingBoardom

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#2 posted 1408 days ago

Very cool and resourceful. I like the look of the cherry handle better anyway.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1408 days ago

Great looking skinner, especially made on the fly, as you say. Great job, nice looking knife.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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learnin2do

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#4 posted 1405 days ago

I will put it in the closet with the other 5 i don’t know what to do with, so the dogs don’t eat them, until i figure it out.
-actually, Pan took it with him to try to work it some more. I don’t know if the guy who shot it might want it. I have another one in the fridge.

The whole set up worked quite nicely; i guess i’ll be using it again tomorrow night! -I still haven’t had time to make the handle pretty.

-- christine

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WhiskeyWaters

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#5 posted 1318 days ago

My father used deerskin to cover his chair in the office. I used it as a cape.

—WW

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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