The 2017 Expedition 1882 Era Black Powder Hunt At Weltevreden Farm In Limpopo South Africa

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  1. Gert Odendaal

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    Ragman, it is a great pleasure ...thank you for taking the time to follow the thread..it is much appreciated..(y)(y)
     

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    @Gert Odendaal I've always enjoyed your historical hunt reports- best of luck on this year's hunt. Can't wait to read all about it.
     

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    I did some milling work today, this project is nearing it`s completion...
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    Thank you Rinehart , it is much appreciated...
     
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    Some table saw knife blades I profiled for using as kitchen/camp knives to barter/trade with during the black powder hunt....
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    Here are the blades with their preliminary bevels before hardening and then the tempering process...these are kitchen/camp kitchen knives..
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    Here are the same knife blades hardened, it is currently in the oven to be tempered
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    I am commencing putting the vice/anvil together to complete the project..
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    Some good quality charcoal I burned in my charcoal burner..this will be used in my new charcoal forge with a blower as a power source..
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    A cable forged knife blade with vine filing and a Hippo tooth for a handle with brass/copper bolster for kitchen use on the 1883 Era black powder hunt 2018..all that is left is putting the blade in Ferric chloride and sand all surfaces smooth...http://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/happy0065.gifhttp://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/happy0065.gifThis is one of my favorite self made knifes...http://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/thumb_up.gifhttp://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/thumb_up.gifhttp://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/pill2gif.gif
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    A new addition to my camp utensils..made for me by my good friend Chris Moolman...
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    Yes, Garry it is all copper and trimmings are mild steel heated in a forge and bend to it`s form(y)(y)
     

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    Chris Moolman and I commenced with building the two melktert panne from copper..I need to press the final profile with a press tomorrow...
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    Here is my new camp bed sleeping set up for this year:
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    I managed to complete my first smal chopping axe as well as working on another camp knife...
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    Holy Hell! You'd better be careful of your bare feet while quenching red hot steel!!! Nice axe!
     
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    Ragman, I do not hold the hot axe with my bare feet, so they will not get burned ...:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
    Thank you Garry, yes my problem at this stage is that I already made a few camp knives for myself, and then another for myself and another .....how may is enough???:LOL::D:D:D
     
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    Members, with the assistance of my good friend Chris Moolman and with his guidance I am embarking on a training program for twelve calves to train them to be oxen for the next three years. I will commence with a new thread in this regards.http://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/thumb_up.gifhttp://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/happy0065.gif
    Chris Moolman in action, he is assisting my good friend Herman Nel with inspanning the oxen. Chris Moolman is one of the last knowledgeable person to train oxen. He worked with oxen since he was a small boy. My aim is to commence with ox wagon hunts and camps in the near future..http://www.**MENTIONING**LINKING**TO**FORUMS**NOT**PERMITTED**.co.za/forums/images/smilies/thumb_up.gif
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    Yes, Garry you are correct..I really think you then definitely need to join me for such a hunt..you can conduct forging knife making courses for the hunters...and definitely help me making food for the hunters...(y)(y)(y)
     

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