|Project by MalcolmLaurel||posted 04-29-2014 10:25 PM||850 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My daughter’s fiance gave me this flask for Christmas; he knew I’d like it for hiking as it’s so small and light. Unfortunately, the plastic cap cracked after only a few uses. Rather than drive to the Victorinox outlet to try to get a replacement, I figured I’d just reinforce the existing cap. I thought of turning a piece of brass or plastic, but that just didn’t seem right. A scrap of mountain laurel did the trick, took some looking for the right diameter since I wanted to leave it natural rather than turning it down. I carefully bored it out with a 7/8” forstner bit while hoping it wouldn’t crack (it didn’t, somehow), then another tiny piece turned down to hold the lanyard, epoxied the whole thing together, and my flask once again is leak free. Looks like it belongs there, doesn’t it?