Working while taking a break from the shop
Today, I had the day all planned out, but that all changed when I got in the shop. At first the weather was terrible, so I had planned to just stay in the shop and work on a handfull of knives, in all different stages. But then after a couple of hours in the shop, the weather cleared and an idea I had been brewing on for some time came back to me.
I had a couple of knives I had finished yesterday, and a bushcrafter that needed to be tested. Cleaned out the knives, gathered a box with firewood, and grabbed a beer on the way out, put it all in my car and headed to the beach.
Long story short, I spend a couple of hours at the beach setting up a small campfire, capturing most of it on video and in pictures and I will share a bunch of it on my social profiles (instagram/facebook/pinterest/linkedin/twitter) in the next couple of days. Anyway, here is a few pictures I took. I hope you will enjoy them!
Here is the Bushcrafter v1 that needed to be tested. It completed everything I used it for, I am very pleased with that! Also to take a breather i opened the beer and just sat there, looking at the fire and hearing the waves collide. It was so peacefull.
This is the special Bushcrafter made in o1-tool steel instead of RWL34 steel. O1- is a high carbon steel, and is a very popular tool steel. I made my first many knives in this steel. So it was a trip down memory lane making this knife.
Here you can see how the forest goes all the way down to the beach, it is very beautiful, even at this time of the year.
Except for me and the phone. This is all the gear i brought. And my day-camp spot.
In my opinion the best shop from the entire trip. This is the latest JGT II I've made. The handle is made from a set of hybrid scales I bought a while back.
When it started to get dark. I let the fire slowly die, as is packed all my stuff. Before leaving I threw a couple buckets of water on the fire to make sure nobody would step on it. Also, I picked up most of the charcoal for later use.
Just before I left the beach, this was the view in on Aarhus, the city where I live.
Thank you for reading along.
- Mikkel Hvedegaard