Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN!

Posted by: rainshadow1

Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/05/20 05:19 PM

Lots of you guys know I homeschool (5 boys!) Part of our curriculum is doing REAL stuff in the REAL world... This is one of the latest...



My 15yo son, Alex, is bringing the Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinner back to the RainShadow Shop!

Had a TON of people love these little knives! Made with sawmill bandsaw blade steel and micarta grips, sheathed in kydex thermoplastic. Shaving sharp, amazing edge retention and toughness, handy and cheap!

This one is SOLD... He's planning to make more as he has time, so they can be ordered.

Alex is meticulous and detail oriented, he's learned under supervision (and the heat treating will remain under supervision, these are wicked cutters, and they will always be.) His work is as good as mine on these!

This one is now representative, the style and size is almost always the same. 7 1/2 OAL, give or take.





Let me know if you want to order one. The time frame will vary, but no payments will be accepted until you approve the finished work!



(Edit...) $50 delivered






budget1b by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




budget1a by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Posted by: AdamT

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/05/20 08:46 PM

Those look really nice. Looks like you’ve taught him well. I wouldn’t mind to get on the wait list. I’ll send you a PM!
Posted by: Possumal57

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/06/20 05:42 PM

Steve, that is great that you are passing skilled work along to your sons. We need more of that kind of thing these days.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/07/20 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Possumal57
Steve, that is great that you are passing skilled work along to your sons. We need more of that kind of thing these days.



Thanks Al... I don't see it as optional. It's very rewarding when they take to it!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/08/20 05:34 PM

These three have been buyer approved and paid for...


budget1c by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

budget1d by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

budget1e by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




This is Alex (No Sunglasses) and his brother David (Sunglasses, the one doing pens in my shop) last Spring when we passed thru Loooziana!




dcbc2 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/12/20 02:07 PM

Here's a couple more that have been approved and paid for...

I inspect everything and I oversee the heat treating and the sharpening... they are shavers!


budget1g by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




budget1f by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




Will get to the next guys on the list in awhile, thanks so much for supporting Alex in this, and we will get back to everyone... it just might take awhile. Again, no payment up front, and no obligation when we get to you.
Posted by: digger11

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/13/20 12:06 AM

I’ll take one too,,,,anything to help the kids.

Pm me

Bryan
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/13/20 01:43 PM

You're on the list, digger. I'll contact you when he has one built for you. We'll talk details and $ then. It'll be awhile, he's only here 2 weeks on 2 weeks off and the list is getting long.
Posted by: digger11

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/17/20 09:40 PM

Hey that works for me
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/18/20 12:36 PM

Latest buyer approved and heading out.... actually shaved on my face with this one!

budget1h by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 03/03/20 11:54 PM

heattreat1 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



Alex is back in the shop! He's trying to get another 10 done this round! Heat treating...
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 03/12/20 12:15 AM

Will post a few here now, need to post the rest of this round tomorrow...

These are all approved and claimed by their buyers...


budget2a by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget2b by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget2c by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


Ended up getting 8 out of him this time here, not bad considering the playing music at church, and snowboarding, and a frenzy workout with the Selah football team, and all the other stuff we cram into life! Proud of this kid, I'll tell you what!

Will post the rest of this batch tomorrow...
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 03/12/20 04:01 PM

Here's the other 5 this round... All these are claimed and either pending or paid for.



budget2d by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




budget2e by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




budget2f by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




budget2g by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget2h by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




Next time he's home it'll be for two weeks, so I hope he gets a big batch (or two smaller ones) done that round.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/08/20 01:15 PM

Here's 4 more that have passed under the sneeze guard at the Post Office!

budget3a by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget3b by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget3c by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget3d by Steve Tormala, on Flickr





Alex is here, sheltering in place for another week. He's working on a large batch this time. Hoping to knock another 10 out.....
Posted by: Rem700WY

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/12/20 09:17 AM

I would like to be added to the list please.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/12/20 11:44 PM

I will add your name, Rem7000WY. I'll contact you when you're up, it will be awhile.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/14/20 05:16 PM

Here's some of the latest....

budget4f by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget4e by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget4d by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget4c by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget4b by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



budget4a by Steve Tormala, on Flickr














5 more to come from the "4" batch after they get selected and paid for....
Posted by: Shooter222

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/16/20 11:44 PM

I would like to be added to the list please.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/17/20 02:01 PM

Thanks Shooter, I'll put you on the list! It'll be a while, but I'll get back to you....
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/25/20 02:44 PM

Here's 3 more buyer approved...


budget4i by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget4h by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


budget4g by Steve Tormala, on Flickr





Alex comes back home for two weeks tomorrow, he'll get one or two more batches built... I hope.

Running low on phenolic micarta, but we'll look for more, and switch to hardwoods in the meantime. (Different set of skills, mounting wood scales!)

Again, all knives will be buyer approved before arranging payments, so if you wanted one thing and we show you another, then it isn't a problem. No obligations, we'll make more! This is school!


Thanks Again, to all of you who are supporting Alex in this. He's taking to it, and it's sinking in as a trade skill. Who knows what he'll end up doing, he's a football freak, and a very accomplished musician (fiddle, texas guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, etc), and he really likes the idea of wildlife biology... But through you guys, he's also seeing the reality of bringing income through sweat and skilled hands. I genuinely appreciate it, guys. Thank You!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/13/20 12:26 PM

batch5 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

This was Alex's first batch with wood. He did great, didn't crack any of them out. Had really good lines and bonds and pin work... Proud Dad moment here, this is kind of a graduation! Hardwoods are tough, but not like Micarta, and he handled them like a pro!

"Wenge" hardwood makes for a really cool look on these budget blades!

I'll be presenting this pic with numbers on the sides to the guys who are next on the list, with the exception of the pen guys, because I don't want the pens waiting around, risking damage or loss... (there are kids in the house!)

My other son, David (just turned 14yo) is making the pens and letter openers. $20 each. These pictured are ordered and pre-sold, but let me know if you want him to make a pen or two for you!


Thanks guys, sit tight, I'll get to ya!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 06/08/20 11:24 PM

Didn’t get any completely DONE this time at Home, but he did get a BUNCH started, almost got ten done, and he’s setting up a shop at his mom’s where he can continue working... it won’t be long now!


thisweek by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 06/25/20 07:08 PM

This batch took awhile, but I'm really happy about it, because Alex did work at both shops on these! These were worked on in both sides of the State! My house and his Mom's house. (We're setting himself and his brother up to do knives and pens/letter openers/tops etc. over there too.) So, hopefully no more down time!

I'll be contacting the next ten knife orders to see if they want to choose from this pic... This batch is also Wenge.

You'll be contacted in order.

InkedJune25bb by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


Next batch will be a mix of micarta, Maple, and I'm not sure what all else.

Soon!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 08/18/20 06:54 PM

Been WAY too long, but lots of life been happening! Here's another 9 Alex just got finished up, I'll be hand inspecting and contacting the next 9 guys....

Inkedaug18batch_LI by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


R are Maple, L are Micarta.
Posted by: SeanE

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 08/18/20 07:22 PM

R1 and R4 please!
Posted by: cbat

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 08/23/20 10:31 PM

Can I get on the list ?
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 08/25/20 02:35 PM

I'll put you on it, cbat.
Posted by: JVHome869

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 09/11/20 02:17 AM

I’d like to pick up 2 of these ASAP for my wife and daughter for their upcoming first deer hunts! Please let me know if any available! Thanks.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 09/11/20 01:54 PM

Sent a mssg, JV... line is long!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 09/25/20 04:56 PM

Rainshadow Jr puts out another batch... finally. (School is slowing things down a little!)

Inkedbk1_LI by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


I will be sending messages to the next 10 on the list...
Posted by: SeanE

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 10/07/20 08:29 AM

Can I get #6 and #9?
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 10/30/20 12:01 PM

8 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


Latest batch... Left side 1,2,3,4 top to bottom, Right side 1,2,3,4 top to bottom.

Will contact the next guys on the list!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 11/20/20 06:41 PM

RainShadow2 (with subcontracting work by RainShadow3) turned out another batch of Walnut Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners! (I oiled the Walnut with Teak Oil after the pics...)



126279565_4053276744702401_227024211881511766_n by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



126871128_4053276784702397_5586559135066752284_n by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



126928437_4053276861369056_6795336576487301484_n by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



I will be contacting the next guys on the list for Dibs!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 11/21/20 09:33 PM

rs3 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



RainShadow3 (My 14yo son, David - RainShadow2's subcontractor) got a set or three of letter openers and pens out to present to previous inquirers.



If any of you want one, or a matched set, or ???... David is looking for customers!



Send me a message if you're interested!




Thanks!
Posted by: Panyote

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 11/26/20 08:33 AM

Any of the knifes available Rainshadow1? If not please put me on the list, and message me how to pay. Thank you sir!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 11/30/20 03:11 PM

I'll put you on the list, Panyote. It's getting shorter, but it'll still be a little while. Thanks! Will message at that time.
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 01/05/21 02:13 PM

The boys finished up another batch before Christmas, but I haven't been able to get them inspected and ready for you guys until now...

InkedB_LI by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


I will be contacting the next guys on the list.

Let me know if you'd like to be on the list! $50 delivers
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/20/21 07:44 PM

A small batch of 4 for now...

Another batch coming soon...

(He's playing football and has a girlfriend now, so......)


4 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr




I will contact the next 4 knives worth of guys, then, like I said, another batch soon...


Thanks for being patient!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 02/22/21 12:43 PM

Here's another batch of 8. On Carhart.

Will contact the next 8 knives worth of guys...


Inked8_LI by Steve Tormala, on Flickr
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 03/02/21 08:31 PM

InkedreB_LI by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


These are from the last two batches, things just got a little confuddled... Will contact the next 6 guys...
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 03/11/21 11:36 AM



Ok Guys, To my knowledge, the list has been played out! All have been contacted. (If somehow I missed you, please let me know asap!)

From now on I will try to keep Alex going on knives as he has time, and I will get him to profile out different styles. I will also keep David going on Pens, letter openers, and etc.

We'll still accept orders, I may even start forwarding your contacts to them directly and begin teaching them to do customer contacts as well.

When we don't have orders going, we will post them up for open sale, and they will go first come first served. So please watch for this thread to pop up occasionally!





I have to thank you all again for supporting and encouraging both Alex and David on this! My homeschooling efforts are being rewarded with brain wrinkles that seem to be set in, and this one is due to you guys! I recognize that completely, and thank you all sincerely. This is wonderful stuff, in the long run, when they look back on their education with me, they'll know that you guys have been a very important part of their early years. THANK YOU!

Steve
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/26/21 04:38 PM


bb1 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



bb2 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


Batch of Buckeye Burl Budget Bushcraft Skinners By RainShadow2 (Alex) who subcontracted RainShadow3 (David) to do a few steps for him.

Thanks to Big Rick from RR Calls for the nice burl wood!

This whole batch is for one customer, they are already pending sale.

The “list” has been exhausted... if you’d like to order a budget bushcraft knife, please send me a message with an email address. I will forward them to Alex, and he can begin the “customer contact” portion of his training... and take ‘one off’ custom orders directly from you! (I will supervise, and make sure he takes good notes and collects contact information.)

Thanks for the help you all have been raising my boys!
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 04/26/21 05:58 PM

man those are slick lookin. kudo's to RS2 and RS3 for putting in some good work.

interesed in one or maybe several. pm sent smile
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/14/21 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By: rainshadow1





L1 is still available... Send me a message.

Also taking custom orders! He's on plantone's order right now! Make it your design or his, interact directly with the maker from now on, send me a message and I'll connect you!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/20/21 01:03 PM


Ok, here he goes, the post I'm making...

"RainShadow2 (16yo son, Alex) made these two recently. Custom orders that he handled himself, start to finish.

Alex is continuing the “Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners” for the RainShadow Game Calls & Custom Knives Shop!
Sawmill bandsaw blade steel, amazing performance and unbelievable toughness!

Message me and I can connect you with a budding entrepreneur who has JUST taken flight!"

ab1 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

Custom profile, Micarta.


ab2 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr

Traditional profile, Desert Ironwood
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/20/21 05:10 PM

as the recipient of that ironwood handled blade... wow!

thanks Alex (RS2) for a great blade! turned out incredible.


and yea... i could shave with this thing. lets just say you dont wanna oopsie with one of these in your hand!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/26/21 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: rainshadow1

bb1 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr



bb2 by Steve Tormala, on Flickr


Batch of Buckeye Burl Budget Bushcraft Skinners By RainShadow2 (Alex) who subcontracted RainShadow3 (David) to do a few steps for him.

Thanks to Big Rick from RR Calls for the nice burl wood!

This whole batch is for one customer, they are already pending sale.





Customer for this whole batch has gone silent without payment...

Time has passed with regular attempts to contact, and these have been ignored.

These knives are up for open sale, please let me know if you'd like one....


Thanks!
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 05/26/21 01:34 PM

Buyer (suddenly) reappeared, said family emergency and the check has been mailed... I'll give him a little more time...
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Budget Bushcraft Pack Skinners RETURN! - 06/11/21 01:54 AM

Buyer came through for the batch of 10, so they're gone.

If you'd like to get in touch with the Budget Knife Maker, or the Pen/Letter Opener maker, send me a text number or email address, and I'll get them in touch with you. Thanks!