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Cow bone needle.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Aug 25, 2010.


  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Here I have made a Cow bone needle.

    First I split the bone using a large stone.

    Then did the basic shaping with my knife

    I then used a small awl I forged to start boring the eye out,I used the tip of my knife using a circular motion until I was happy with the size of the eye.

    To finish I used a small flat stone which was wet and rubbed the needle on this to shape and sharpen.

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    Tools used.

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  2. RightHand

    RightHand Maslow's Contradiction Moderator Founding Member

    I was just thinking about you yesterday sticks - missing the lessons. Glad to have some new ones to study. Thanks
     
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Definitely cool. Thanks for the encouragement to keep making stuff on my own!

    But...I know you used a jigsaw and a belt sander. C'mon, you can't fool me!!! :p
     
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  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Your welcome.

    Nope no electric tools where used in the making of this needle[beat][nono]:love::love:
     
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  5. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thats good to know,just been a bit busy lately that all.[boozingbuddies]
     
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  6. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Looks like it came out of a mold. Very nice work, sticks.

    Byte
     
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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The Knapster is truly methodical and secretive in his practices. [respect]

    We need to pick his brain some more if you ask me. Let's start with a bone needle and a sadistic smile! That ought to get him spilling the beans!
     
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  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    That's cool!... I like that alot
     
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  9. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Veeery nice!
     
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  10. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I know how we can force him to make them even smaller and smoother...give him a week to make his finest needle. Then we'll hold him down and give him some stitches with it! :D

    Muahahahha <-- Very diabolical laugh

    Byte
     
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  11. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    ROFL!...I'm more for brain surgery!
     
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  12. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    [yukface][tng2]NO!!:rolleyes:biglaff[wannamesswitme][axe][ghrit][stoner]foosed[afro]
     
  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Never having done anything like this before, I have a question about the eye. Did you have a problem with the bone wanting to crack or splinter?
     
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  14. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Well...I guess if you stick it in someone's eye, it could crack or splinter... :D
     
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  15. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :lol:

    I meant while he was drilling it.
     
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  16. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I KNOW!!!... b::
     
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  17. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Not really,i just took my time and was gentle:D
     
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  18. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    too bad the pics dont still show
     
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  19. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Problem with a lot of these old post.. Old links that have failed or no longer active, photos or post that had just,,,, gone away.. Shame! Lot of lost information and more disappearing each day..
     
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  20. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Since we’re talking bones and needles,, I’ll throw this in the mix. Years ago,while visiting with a buddy up in the mountains of NC, along with a buddy of ours from Ga. Well, to add a little comedy to the addition of useful info ,, I don’t want to upset any of our women folk here. Anyway, our mountain bro wore a straw cowboy hat with pins and stuff on it. He had a toothpick he had stuck in the hat. It was about 3inches long with a slight curve to it. My Ga bro asked him what it was. He said it was a coon dick bone. Who’da thunk a coon dick had a bone in it. It did look like it would make a good toothpick ,, and now thinking back,, with an eye bored into one end of it ,, a needle. So being the smartass my Ga bro was /is , he said to our mountain ,,, “ So it can be said that you’ve had a dick in your mouth “ ,,, [LMAO][LMAO] That started a little fight that me and Ga bro was laughing to hard to participate in.
     
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