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    Each morning go out and gather fresh strawberries for breakfast.

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    Excellent when mixed with cereal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chigger View Post
    Each morning go out and gather fresh strawberries for breakfast.

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    Excellent when mixed with cereal
    Used to have a line of strawberries growing along the front of the house, never got to eat any because the bower birds always got to them first.

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    Bower birds are ravenous birds and go for anything brightly coloured. A fellow I know up northern N.S.W has to put meshed enclosures over all his fruit plants and veges. Otherwise the birds get first go and they are quick.

    Possums like a nibble as well.

    The only problem I have is with ants so have to put ant dust out. Which keeps them a bay most times.

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    Spent last Friday and Saturday using my Cold Steel kukhri to limb down branches as my mate dropped the trees with his chainsaw. Big couple of days but the kukhri held up very well.
    On Sunday, went with a mate and did a recce for a canoe guiding trip next weekend. Made for a big weekend and I was a bit tender yesterday. Then the boss reminded me this morning that we had PD with a couple of new canoe guides. Good way to shake the sillies.
    Life is good.
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    Wander around (in 36 degree heat) this afternoon - came across some tracks



    Maybe about 6 inches length, thinking maybe Emu.

    Also found some bird of prey eating site. Many fish carcus’ and scales, about a km from any permanent water. Big fish too, saved some bone to try and make some needles or hooks.




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    Good find, well done.
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    And that has made all the difference".
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    Sharpened my Cyclone hatchet and put more stakes on the tomato plants which are starting to sprawl all over the place. Always something to do when growing vegetables.

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    Loaded up the truck & did a tip run, quite a pleasant drive through the countryside to a small bush town tip. Recent rains have greened the paddocks & the bush, lovely to see.
    Keith.
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    A Stormy Solstice Sunrise in the mountains ....
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    Made up my Enzo Trapper knife kit from Bjorn at Creative Man over the last few days.


    Glued up the blade, red liners and curly birch scales with 2 part expoxy

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    Filed down the brass bolts

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    Sanding the rough handle with squared edges into a smooth comfortable form was less tricky than I had thought - it seemed to just transform itself with little direction from me. Worked through sanding grits: 120, 240, 300, 600, 800, 1200 then the paper Bjorn included in the kit: 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000 and 5000. The last gave an incredibly smooth and polished surface.

    The only concern I had was that dark stain came off the bolts and tang at several grits and worked itself into the wood. It was hard to get this out and I don't think I fully succeeded: patches of faint grey stains remain in the finished handle. Any advice to prevent this in future gratefully received.

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    Coated the handle with Scandinavian Oil, sanding lightly between coats

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    The final coat showed streaks from the application rag (probably applied it too thickly) so I sanded these out (1500 - 5000) and may add a thinner coat later

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    The leather sheath came with the kit, fits tightly and is really well made. The blade came razor sharp and just a bit of whittling with it has turned it into my current favourite fixed blade knife - really aggressive, so much so I had to reduce pressure to avoid cutting too deep too quickly.

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