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.


    Tools used.

  2. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I was just thinking about you yesterday sticks - missing the lessons. Glad to have some new ones to study. Thanks
  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
  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Your welcome.

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

    sticks65 Monkey++

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

    Byte Monkey+++

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

  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!
  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

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

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Veeery nice!
  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

  11. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

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

    sticks65 Monkey++

  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?
  14. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

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

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    I meant while he was drilling it.
  16. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

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

    sticks65 Monkey++

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