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Moosez fire contest discussion thread

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by FAL'ER, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    A thread for the contest, seems like we outta have one. Just don't ask any questions:). Keep the chatter and random comments here instead of there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  2. mrn8

    mrn8

    Jun 8, 2007
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  3. Chameleonbear

    Chameleonbear

    Aug 14, 2008
    If it doesn't have a question mark, is it still a question...


    ^ is a pondering and not a question!
     
  4. SaturatedShadow

    SaturatedShadow

    Apr 28, 2010
    I'm so glad the burn ban got lifted last week.
     
  5. c10darren

    c10darren

    196
    Nov 30, 2011
    Burn ban... :(

    I might have applied for my BH number just to get in on this one.
     
  6. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Go get a disposable turkey pan, for like $.65, build them there on your porch or front yard.

    Burn bans be damned.

    Moose
     
  7. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    Tha Moose speaks truth. So long as it is a contained fire you should be fine, and ye olde turkey pan counts.
     
  8. bullet08

    bullet08

    289
    Apr 22, 2011
    i don't think question is needed.. i'll be burning lot of things very soon. hopefully my camera works.
     
  9. dramos1

    dramos1

    246
    May 4, 2012
    This is going to be a lot of fun
     
  10. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    made a little progress today by carving most of a bow for a bow drill set today. Western Red Cedar branch from a tree I cut down last fall.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Arkanian

    Arkanian

    Feb 27, 2011
    Actually firing that up in NYC, I'd still get busted.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  12. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    I used to BBQ and build big fires in a webber on my roof in the east village all the time. I was careful and safe no problems plus like being on a mountaintop with the skyline views. Do you have roof access? In NYC it's rare to have I was lucky I guess. We climbed up the fire escape to our own private roof deck.
     
  13. dramos1

    dramos1

    246
    May 4, 2012
    I'm in brooklyn, but im fortunate enough to have a yard to build fires in
     
  14. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    made a fire tonight. Anybody working on the contest? I've seen a few photos around....

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Col Defender

    Col Defender KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2011
    No fire yet but I did make a bow out of walnut and several spindles but I'm not sure how that will go. Never have I built a lens fire or a friction fire so my plan is to try to do both of those first - if I succeed then lots of other fires with steel, match and bic.. :)

    And a couple of days ago I spent a bunch of time trying to get a lens fire going with a magnifying glass and some Jute Cord. Never even got any smoke. Would try again today (last day I think) but its cloudy and windy so I guess I am out.Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  16. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    I've built friction fires before but never a lens fire. I'm building a fire kit right now outta cedar and not sure if its gonna work out or not. I've only used sage before and it doesn't grow around where I live now.
     
  17. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I am super duper excited, I did on this day make my first bow drill fire. I got a coal 3 times and lost the first 2. 3rd time is the charm.
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    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  18. abrasion

    abrasion

    Feb 22, 2011
    Congrats on your first bow drill fire! That's good stuff and not easy to do! Love the new quote man, good times!
     
  19. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    Nice one. Depending on your setup it can be a lot of work. Especially breaking in a new kit. What type of wood?

    I'm defiantly in on this one but still have yet to try out my new bow drill set. Doing that tomorrow. Hoping it's not going to rain...here in the rainforest! :eek:
     
  20. dresnor

    dresnor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I had a great time taking part in this contest today. I don't understand why more people are not up for this.

    Fire!

    Jeremy
     

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