Been wanting these for a long time.

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Every time I think about it I don’t have the right limbs available, then when I do I never think of it. kek.

Been eye balling this limb that had broken out of a tree and landed on a fence and tangled in vines so it was kept off the ground since we moved here a couple of months ago. It was already there. I didn’t expect to get any good wood from it but today I decided to check it out and was happily surprised. Got enough for these two holdfasts, and several other pieces one to two feet long 1 1/2” to 3” dia.

Posted on the forums earlier about my improvised shaving pony, this is what I was working on.

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#1 posted 10-11-2019 12:11 AM

Superb, so much better than buying from the store.
Nice one

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#2 posted 10-11-2019 03:41 AM

Thanks. Ya I really enjoy making rather than buying, don’t do it enough. One of these days, hopefully not to far away I want to put together some kind of forge and make some other tools.

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#3 posted 10-11-2019 05:45 AM

I’m intrigued by the holdfast- can’t wait to find some for myself. Plenty of trees my place, so I can probably just harvest a couple.

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#4 posted 10-11-2019 10:56 AM

I thought the picture was about the brace… ha ha!
OH well.
Fun stuff though.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 10-11-2019 12:14 PM

me too!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-11-2019 03:09 PM

hmm, I never give too much thought to taking pictures beyond trying to hold the camera still and have it lit well enough.

Focus on subject needs more attention in the future.

Thanks for that feedback. I see what you mean.

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#7 posted 10-17-2019 03:07 PM

I wasn’t sure what you were so happy about getting from the photo, but my eyes went directly to the tree limb holdfasts and immediately recognized a great idea and possibly the way holdfasts came into being in the first place.
A great idea and something I will have to try!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-22-2019 04:32 AM

What a great idea for using limbs as holdfasts

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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