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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Only if it is a hip. And even then it's still freaky.
    Would be interesting filming peoples reaction if they were holding it when they were told what it was.
    This could be the start of a whole new business for you @EeeBees
    You're not getting any of my bones though. I'm still using them all.
    That's the point 7mmwsm, It's mine and I want to keep on using it. It might be redundant as part of a hipjoint, but it can continue to be useful. Just call it "recycling".
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    I'm surprised that with your French connection you're not making a local version of the Makila, Eesbees. I would dearly love one of those... maybe one day.

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    I could make a makila...!!!
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    Those Makila look really cool, might have to give that a whirl

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    @223nut, would you really want the dagger in it!!!! It would at least ward off the Island beasts for you...!!! If you didn't want the sharp pointy bit, I guess it would cease to be a Makila...
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    Yeah the dagger is a bit over the top, would class it as an offensive weapon I'd guess

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    Yeah, there are not too many wolves running around our hills so there's probably not much call for the pointy bit, but the basic idea and decorative bits are great. When I was in Bayonne I spoke at length with an artisan manufacturer and it was impressive to understand the methods and detail that went into a genuine Makila. As they're considered an offensive weapon in NZ I need an Import Permit to bring one home. One day... one day.

    As and aside, I wanted to call my daughter Makila... it was all fine until the wife found out it was also the name of a helicopter turbine engine. I lost traction after that. LOL.
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    I would have loved to be named after a chopper engine...
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    Haven't been too idle...!!

    Puppy Collar

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    Nice way to while away the winter evenings EeBees Very therapeutic.
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    Slipcollar for a forum member's dog...eight braid herringbone, solid brass rings...

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    Hazel nut branch that I had in the garage ceiling for several years.
    Made into a gift for the good bloke in France that keeps inviting me to shot driven boar
    Added a couple of Jay feathers from one shot on our shoot.
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    Final coat and ready to go! Might stain the antler a little not sure though?Name:  image.jpg
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    Here are some hawthorn sticks I squirrelled away a while ago.

    I was down in the neighbours farm cutting up some big old hawthorn trees which make great dense firewood. The odd tree had tipped over in a big blow and survived, putting up new branches off the fallen trunks. I immediately recognised the potential for making walking sticks. It's light but very strong, and you'll never break the handles off these as the grain is running where it needs to.

    I made a nice one for my father-in-law and he rates it, far better than his shop-bought one. The front one in the picture is not far from being varnished.

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    That is lovely ....
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