Saturday, April 14, 2012
Lard bucket lid handle
Over the past few days since returning from Sam's "Arizona Challenge", I have been cleaning, repairing, and modifying my gear for my upcoming trip to Maine.
One of my projects was to put a "D" ring handle on my Lard Bucket cooking pot lid. It was a simple thing really. After rooting around in my plunder I found a "D" ring from something, a square washer, 1 machine screw, 1 nut and a small piece of steel with a hole in it.
My tools consisted of an Awl for punching a hole in the lid, and my Swiss Army knife to screw it all together with.
I made the handle so that it will lay down when packed away (in my river bag), and then stand up when Im cooking.
It came out pretty good. I have always enjoyed making useful things from cast off junk. Im looking forward to using this pot over an actual fire(instead of my stove), and get it blackened up with pitch and soot - just like a real Maine woodsman of long ago.
Anyway, I hope you like the pics.
Tomahawk - soon to be "Whisky Jack" again - Scouts Out!