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    Tribesman Woody's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehecatl View Post
    Hi Woody. When dry the chute is more bulky than heavy. When wet it doubles in weight. I consider it a "carry from car" item. The woodland where we stayed is relatively young (~ 20 years old) so there are few trees that are as tall as I'd like, otherwise I'd have got the top of the chute much higher and considered having a small fire in the middle.

    The chute is as you say versatile and a great bit of kit for group meets. I think I got mine for about 50 from eBay including string. I appreciate that's not cheap but I've had it a few years now and so consider it a good investment.

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    M@
    Thats not bad for 50 , I mean of course 50 is not cheap , but it's a versatile bit of kit .
    Thanks for explaining about the bulk and weight and difficulty in drying it when back home.👍.. I expect I'd have the same probs too ...

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    Haha, sometimes you really get what you pay for. My cheap chinese ebay leather working set is really crappy. So far I have broken 4 needles and 2 awls, and I am only halfway into sowing up a sheath that had all the holes ready...
    Victory awaits the one, that has everything in order - luck we call it
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    Oh dear doesn't sound good, hope it gets you through

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    Mission accomplished!
    And finsished off by giving the sheath a healthy dose of Kiwi Camp dry Beeswax waterproofer :-)

    Victory awaits the one, that has everything in order - luck we call it
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    Looks good, neat job, I hope you get lots more years from it

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    One with Nature Ehecatl's Avatar
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    Nice one Rune!
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    Good work Rune. Doesn't sound like you caught the leatherwork bug though!

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    I got the patience and attention span of a 2 year old...I bore easy.
    Like when I got myself a spoon knife. I made two spoons. And that was it. I still have the spoons and see no reason to make more.
    The two I made back in 2012 or something still works, and I would just get tired in my hands if I made more.
    For me it has never been the journey...it is arriving there that interests me :-)
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    That's the issue with hobbies that involve making stuff. What do you do with all the stuff you've made?
    I'd like to have a go at spoon making but I don't really want a house full of wonky spoons!

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