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Side Mounted Ferro Rods
#1
I like side mounted ferro rods.



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  • can be shorter and flatter in the pocket -> more rod length for length if concerned with PSK dimensions

  • can have more "handle" for not much > size

  • rods will last longer because you can wear it down thinner and it won't snap because it is supported along its length

  • you can use the FULL LENGTH of the rod and flip it around for even wear

  • you can mount more chit on the handle <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

  • you can build in a standoff to prevent compressing the target

  • you can apply more consistent, even pressure on the entire length of the rod as you scrape if you use the "move the rod" method vs "move the scraper" - à la flint and steel

  • more of the rod is "covered" to prevent oxidation and there is more mechanical support to prevent breakage from dropping




I should glue one onto the side of a Bic...
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#2
Looks really useful - Very cool - thank you for sharing.

What material are you using as an adhesive to secure the ferro rod?

Have you tried different woods for the handle - what type are you currently using.



Thanks again for post - this is the stuff that I like to see and hear about.
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#3
That compass is a nice extra touch.
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The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

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#4
Very nice! I like the idea of having more support for the rod and being able to flip it. Nive project!



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#5
Majorly cool innovation dude!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> Thanks for sharing that!





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#6
That's just scrap pine: 1/2" by 1.5".



I just used Gorilla glue and it seems to be holding up OK. I inletted the cheapo but accurate air-filled compass with a SAK. It is in there pretty tight with a friction fit. I suppose I could inlet a skateboard bearing or other things in there. Maybe drill a small hole in one end that can take some SAK tweezers.



You can also have a nice, clean place to cut your garlic into slivers... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#7
" skate board bearing" help a stupid old white guy, to what end????? Doug
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#8
Some guys use it as a frictionless contact between the hand hold and spindle in bow drill fire friction.
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#9
does the ferro rod affect the compass at all ???
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#10
The one I used does not affect the air filled compass. The rod is a kinda decent chinese globby type.



I dunno if other types of rods would be affected but I just tried a Swedish Firesteel/LMF type and those don't affect the compass either.
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#11
Thanks for the answer.I read "skate board bearing" and saw skate board BALL bearing and was stumped. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' /> Doug
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#12
onto a small Bic <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



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