I like riding atv’s, doing light machining on the lathes, welding and recently got into metal detecting and lapidary work.
While in Arizona over the winter I built stone handles for 6 steak knives and a chef’s knife from rocks. The blanks were bought at Woodcrafters.
Here is how it starts. Slabs are cut from raw rock. The pattern traced and cut to rough shape with a tile saw and glued to the knife.
Then on to the polishing wheels that go from coarse 30 grit for stock removal to the final polish with 50,000 grit
the finished product:
Started into metal detecting recently as well.
First serious hunt was in the back yard yesterday. Found what most would expect around a home. Screws, coins, nails, etc.
Can’t wait to prospect around some old homesteads.
Well may get me shunned from the group but here goes, you asked and I keep no secrets as I am only judged by one. Besides hunting I like to hunt Indian and prehistoric artifacts, brew beer and grow and breed cannabis. Let the criticism begin!
We have found thousands of points, many bison skulls, prehistoric horse and Mammoth teeth and an 8 foot Mammoth tusk that came out of the bank of Cooper creek along with some petrified tortoise shell some of which is nearly 2 inches thick.