Category: Projects

  • Pressed for Time

    I believe that I’ve finally crossed the midlife threshold if my newfound love for vintage things is anything to go by. As a kid, nay, even as a young adult, the thought of willingly sacrificing my personal time to peruse the local antique shops and vintage markets would have been cause for concern, and nowadays […]

  • The First Hunter

    The Value of a Good Knife Having recently completed the ACB-90 that has been haunting my dreams since my school days, the time has come to set my sights on something slightly more practical. As a passionate outdoorsman and active bow hunter, I hold a great appreciation for knives of all shapes and sizes. Short […]

  • The Forging Perch

    I’ve briefly covered my entry into the world of hobby blacksmithing in the Operation Belt Grinder post which included the acquisition of a little two-burner hobby propane forge produced by the great minds over at Devil Forge in Lithuania. Quick shout out to bigstackD over in Perth for paving the way in terms of proving […]

  • The ACB-90

    Background When I was in primary school circa 2000, there was a little internet cafe close to my school that someone ran from their private residence in a double garage converted to house a good amount of, what was at the time, good gaming PC’s. They had this special where for ZAR60.00 (AU$6), you could […]

  • Operation Belt Grinder

    A while ago I came across a small 15kg Hardwear anvil on Facebook. It was priced really well and I’ve always had a fascination with anvils so I got it and I was super excited. It was dirty and rusted so I first took great care to clean it to a majestic, like-new state, then […]