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

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

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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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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!
 

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What a great idea for using limbs as holdfasts
 
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