This BushClassUSA Assignment was to improvise a fishing hook. I carved a piece of hardwood dowel for the gouge and used jute twine, which I two-strand twisted together, for the leader. The gouge is about an inch long and maybe a quarter inch wide with a small grove cut out for the twine to sit in. Still probably a bit too large but serviceable I think.
This weeks project is one I’ve been itching to try for quite awhile. The full kit isn’t completed yet, but I got the handline finished yesterday.
It’s made from a section of pine carved to shape with my Mora Triflex and a good bit of sanding. It’s whipped with OD green paracord, with a lanyard. It’s’ finished with mineral oil. The bobber is a hollowed piece of aspen.
A couple weeks ago I made this spoon and entered it in the BushcraftUSA Spoon Competition IV at the BushcraftUSA forums.
The competition closed today and the votes were tallied. There were twenty entries total and bragging rights were claimed by Werewolf Ron with 25% of the vote.
Although I didn’t win, it was fun to participate and a good reason to practice some skills.
My spoon was made from a piece of Aspen carved with a Mora Triflex, Mora spoon knife, and lots of sandpaper. Finished with several coats of Mineral Oil.
- BushClass USA Assignment – Sharpen Your Knife (shadowwolf32.wordpress.com)
- Perth, Australia: Bushcraft, within sight of the skyscrapers (telegraph.co.uk)
This is a wood spirit carving I did recently following a tutorial at BushcraftUSA.