collapse

Author Topic: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.  (Read 1310 times)

MakkyBrown

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« on: January 19, 2022, 10:32:51 AM »
This is the last knife I'll be making in the foreseeable future, it is a Buck 110 with Lune River fern scales. I only just got the scales out of the rough, there was less than 1mm space left on the slabs I cut them from. Very happy with the result, the white matches the brass and fern eyes curve nicely to suit the curves of the handle. I have upload a few macros aswell showing all the little agates in the fern eyes which is pretty cool :)
Enjoy
MB









Jamo

  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gippsland Rocks!
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 09:49:27 PM »
Love your work and the material is amazing. Well done.
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

MakkyBrown

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 10:56:32 PM »
Love your work and the material is amazing. Well done.
Thanks mate.

wallie

  • ALF'er Silver Member
  • *
  • Posts: 63
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2022, 11:11:50 PM »
That is stunning work. Congrats!

MakkyBrown

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2022, 07:47:30 PM »
That is stunning work. Congrats!
Thanks Wal, this one was my favorite. A bit sad sending it off to a new home.  :(

joannavoss

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2022, 01:28:09 PM »
Absolutely spectacular - we have been down to lune a few times now but we must be in the wrong spots haha ive never seen anything like this, My son is 6 and daughters 8 and they are addicted to fossicking with there dad, something we have all gotten into over the last few yesars as my son and hubby has always had a rock fetish :)
We will have to head back down again and try again maybe we were not holding our mouths right haha

again beautiful piece

MakkyBrown

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1632
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2022, 02:17:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum joannavoss.
It is hard to find good undug spots, I mapped up a large area over a couple of days using my soil probes. The pieces used for the knives came from about 1.8m deep. A lot of hard work to dig :)You are lucky your kids will go there, full of cutting grass, mozzie, snakes, sandflies, and lots of leaches. At about the age of 12 my kids refused to go there anymore. Later in the year, maybe in spring as I am fairly busy atm and I'm not going down the Lune in the winter, I don't mind showing your family a few spots. If you haven't got soil probes for find the gravel areas let me know and I'll post how I made mine.

CheersMB
« Last Edit: March 03, 2022, 02:22:41 PM by MakkyBrown »

Bucket

  • Global Moderator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1060
Re: Lune River Fern Knife - Last but not least.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2022, 07:53:48 AM »
Again, welcome joannavoss. If you've been to Lune River you're one up on me. If you want to learn more about fossicking, look at joining the Tasmanian Lapidary Club if you're in Hobart, they have a couple of trips schedules for Lune River later this year. By going with experienced fossickers, they will help point you in the right direction when you're there. I'm pretty sure MakkyBrown is a member there, although he's a very busy person.  Good luck with the hunt.
Common sense isn't exactly common

 

Recent Activities

Places to find radioactive rocks? by Plutonium
[September 28, 2022, 07:27:58 PM]


Joke of the Day by pc bowe
[September 28, 2022, 12:00:32 AM]


Rocky creek Rd by mindfulmoments
[September 27, 2022, 05:02:37 PM]


Any experienced tumblers around Central Coast NSW by laanguy
[September 27, 2022, 04:14:12 PM]


Weekend Trip to Port Macquarie by laanguy
[September 25, 2022, 08:56:05 PM]


Bendigo and Surrounds Gemstone location's by HarknessHunter
[September 25, 2022, 11:04:56 AM]


Jellybean Junction - Stannifer - great to contact if going to the area by Wendy Purdie
[September 21, 2022, 10:25:08 AM]


Perth Gem shows Oct 2022. by chookie2
[September 21, 2022, 12:26:04 AM]


Naturally speaking, Opal, 'To potch or not to potch' by dom105
[September 16, 2022, 08:04:01 AM]


What do you think this is? by wallie
[September 15, 2022, 10:57:09 PM]


Bangkok cutters by dom105
[September 13, 2022, 07:19:02 PM]


Free Beginners' Faceting Designs Ebook by MakkyBrown
[September 12, 2022, 09:53:16 AM]


CQ Gemfields by tinker
[August 28, 2022, 12:35:32 PM]


Father's Day Present by mehoose
[August 24, 2022, 03:58:54 PM]


Jarvi/Facetron Owners-please take note by mehoose
[August 22, 2022, 11:56:54 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal