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Jotto626 
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Jotto626
08-08-18 09:57 PM - Post#1696812    


My third bag. My new muzzleloader turned out so nice that my hunting bag wasn't up to snuff. Spent about 10 hours yesterday making me a new one. 5 oz. leather and trimmed it all with lamb skin.....equals alot of time. 2" gusset tapered to one inch. I used the brand on the hide for the back pocket flap.

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Black Hand 
Cannon
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Black Hand
08-08-18 10:06 PM - Post#1696813    

    In response to Jotto626

Excellent workmanship!

 
DoubleDeuce 1 
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08-09-18 01:01 AM - Post#1696825    

    In response to Black Hand

Ditto ! Plus one !

 
azmntman 
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azmntman
08-09-18 08:34 AM - Post#1696849    

    In response to DoubleDeuce 1



 
Arcturus 
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Arcturus
08-09-18 10:20 AM - Post#1696856    

    In response to Jotto626

Very nice work!

 
BrownBear 
Cannon
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BrownBear
08-09-18 11:02 AM - Post#1696866    

    In response to Arcturus

Great stuff! I'm a particular fan of "distressed" leather like on your back flap. I tend mostly to use Tandy's cheapest craftsman leather just because they caution that it has occasional flaws ranging from insect bites to brands and holes.

My all time favorite bag came from a side of leather with a brand very similar to our family brand growing up, so you can bet your bippy that I proudly centered it on the front flap of the bag. My brother took one look at it and wanted it bad, even if he's not a muzzleloader. He's got it hanging on the wall now.

Your bags, your tastes. My rule is do what pleases you, and you sure appear to be doing that. Excellent!
"Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
Merle Haggard


 
Art Peltier 
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Art Peltier
08-10-18 01:38 PM - Post#1697094    

    In response to Jotto626

Looks fantastic! The work and craftsmanship looks amazing!


 
BillinOregon 
Cannon
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08-10-18 03:45 PM - Post#1697107    

    In response to Art Peltier

Great use of the character leather. Your edge binding and stitching are just excellent.

 
BrownBear 
Cannon
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BrownBear
08-10-18 03:54 PM - Post#1697108    

    In response to BillinOregon

  • BillinOregon Said:
...edge binding and stitching are just excellent.



They are! Might be my old eyes, but it looks like you're doing a single-needle stitch rather than a 2-needle saddle stitch. There are pluses and minuses between the two, the biggest minus being if you ever break a thread with the single-needle method. Saddle stitch with two needles is a lot stronger. Can't take away from the great look you've got going though!
"Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
Merle Haggard


 
trent/OH 
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08-10-18 04:17 PM - Post#1697112    

    In response to Jotto626

That's finer than frog hair split three ways!

 
Redstick Lee 
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Redstick Lee
08-10-18 05:17 PM - Post#1697125    

    In response to trent/OH

wow!!....to do that high quality work in only 10 hours, you must be a leathersmith or upholsterer
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Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner...
Liberty is a well armed lamb !


 
cotcrab 
32 Cal.
Posts: 45
08-17-18 12:22 PM - Post#1698246    

    In response to Redstick Lee

very nice! You could start a business


 
Pete44ru 
45 Cal.
Posts: 672
Pete44ru
08-26-18 03:07 PM - Post#1699740    

    In response to Jotto626

Well done

FWIW, On my 1st bag (38 years ago), I applied some dk. brown leather stain to the exposed edges of the raw leather at the bag & pocket mouths.



 
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