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#107886 - 12/13/08 06:56 PM basket, pellet stove, multiaxe
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Hi,
Here's a couple o'interesting shots. My wife and I finally took a college class class together, in this case, pine needle basket weaving. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />I picked up 10 inch needles from my from porch. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


Then I bought another 40mm square miniature electric blower 12 VDC at Radio shack number 273-240. I soldered two of my wife alligator clips to the wires and I clip it to the terminals of a 9v battery.

This stove was made from a campbells soup can. The forced air tube is bent aluminum flashing. I used pellets because I have them, and I lit them with a propane torch, again because that's how I light my pellet stove in the living room.


The next stove is made from a stainless steel pan with Titanium tent stakes as pot rests.




oh and heres my home made axe multi tool in use.


cutting a sandwich


spreading peanut butter



and my favorite summer time stove


Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />


Edited by Jimshaw (12/13/08 07:04 PM)
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#107887 - 12/14/08 01:51 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Registered: 05/26/08
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that stove is really putting out the heat jim,i,d bet they probally noted the flaring from the space station .the ingenuity showen in this section is inspiring ,good post.

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#107888 - 12/14/08 03:26 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Jim, how is that multiaxe at shoveling snow?:) I'm sure you are getting pounded now. Three inches here so far. Your summer stove, does that do those tar plugs for roofing too? That thing is humungous.

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#107889 - 12/14/08 10:37 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Is that axe a wedge of cheese you found in the back of your fridge?
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#107890 - 12/15/08 05:29 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Basket Weaving Huh. They used to teach that to the mentally insane. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
How long does the fuel last with a powered fan? As far as your axe, that's absolutly funny. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I have a steel wedge for spliting but wouldn't use it in the kitchen. Although mine is flatened out from hitting it with a sledgehammer, (another useful camp tool). <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#107891 - 12/15/08 06:43 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Basket weaving as a college coarse. I thought that was meant as a joke. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#107892 - 12/15/08 08:58 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada

I love the basket! wish the pine needles were that long here..

What'd you make the axe out of? is that just a splitting wedge?
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#107893 - 12/15/08 10:28 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: midnightsun03]
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Is that axe a wedge of cheese you found in the back of your fridge?


EXACTLY what I was thinking!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
An edible ax. Only in America!

Jim, you are the only person I know that actually took a college basket weaving class. "Prehistoric bird calls" is next. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

You should be able to craft your own ax from iron ore with that forge you built. That thing looks serious! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
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#107894 - 12/15/08 10:49 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Registered: 09/17/06
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Nice, Jim. I would write a better reply, but i'm laughing too hard at the cheese sandwich <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Next project: homemade thermo-nuclear water filter and toe nail clippers?

BF <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#107895 - 12/15/08 06:54 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: phat]
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Registered: 02/23/03
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phat, that looks like a plastic felling wedge. Can't split with that thing unless it is balsam wood.

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#107896 - 12/15/08 07:47 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: hikerduane]
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Yeah but it splits a cheese sandwich so nicely <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#107897 - 12/15/08 08:08 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: phat]
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That's a very nice looking stove Jim.

For optimizing efficiency with that stove you should actually
raise the pot up a bit, 30 inches maybe, and go with one of these...



Specs can be found here...
http://bayouclassicdepot.com/CI7430_jambalaya_pot.htm

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#107898 - 12/16/08 05:34 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: JAK]
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Oh god now I'm in tears laughing. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

You may laugh at a plastic splitting wedge, but if you swing it fast enough, it can do some damage... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

These wedges are driven into a cut behind your chain saw blade to prevent pinching or to help free a stuck blade. They weigh around 2 ounces as I recall. There are actually many more uses for them:
1) small pillow
2) cracking nuts and acorns
3) leveling a leg of your camp chair or your stove
4) scraping hides
5) driving in tent pegs
6) breaking into your truck when you return to find the keys in the ignition and the doors locked
7) trail marker
8) Camera leveler stand

Now prehistoric bird calls sounds fascinating.

etc Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#107899 - 12/16/08 05:43 PM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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they work great for getting fiberglass parts out of stubborn molds too.
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#107900 - 12/17/08 08:16 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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What about reusable artificial bait for food gathering.. it looks so much like a slice of cheese I'm sure you could put it under a figure 4 deadfall trap and mice and rodents would home in on it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#107901 - 12/17/08 10:58 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: phat]
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mice and rodents would home in on it




Heck I'D home in on it! Big 'ol block of cheese like that, out in the boonies.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#107902 - 12/18/08 05:53 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: Jimshaw]
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Loc: Arizona
5000 yrs from now a Pleiadian archaeologist will dig up your plastic wedge and try to determine, from the scratches & dings left on it, what it was used for.

Back at U of Pleiades he'll be droning on about how, "I suspect it was used for ceremonial religious practices, but the exact function is undetermined thus far."

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#107903 - 12/18/08 07:32 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: coyotemaster]
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5000 yrs from now a Pleiadian archaeologist will dig up your plastic wedge and try to determine, from the scratches & dings left on it, what it was used for.

Back at U of Pleiades he'll be droning on about how, "I suspect it was used for ceremonial religious practices, but the exact function is undetermined thus far."


Later they'll find those little yellow cheese shaped obolisks in other star systems and a movie will be made about them. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#107904 - 12/18/08 08:11 AM Re: basket, pellet stove, multiaxe [Re: coyotemaster]
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5000 yrs from now a Pleiadian archaeologist will dig up your plastic wedge and try to determine, from the scratches & dings left on it, what it was used for.

Back at U of Pleiades he'll be droning on about how, "I suspect it was used for ceremonial religious practices, but the exact function is undetermined thus far."


No way man, Back at all the Universities in Pleiades they'll all publish hundreds of papers with well supported theories about the bizzare yellow wedge shaped object, I mean there'll be the Pleiadian journal of astro-archeology, the Pleidian journal of regular polyhedrons, the Pleidian journal of yellow things... It will keep the Pleidian bureaucrats at the granting agencies busy for years handing out money for academics to have graduate students study an new theory about the mysterious yellow wedge..
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