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  1. smo

    Another belt bag

    I has some leather lying around that I couldn’t decide what too do with.... So here’s what I came up with..
  2. smo

    New belt bag..

    Here’s my version of a older bag we’ve discussed before.....Lymans belt bag. Not an exact copy , but it should work well.
  3. smo

    Another roundball bag

    Here’s one I made , like Brokennock stated ... thinner leather is a plus when turning them inside out.... This leather is really too thick , but it’s what I had on hand at the time.. The plug and tube came from TOTW.. This bag has 25 .530 round balls in it, with room for a couple...
  4. smo

    Buckle on a sash...

    Guys, I have searched the web without any results , so I thought I'd ask here.... Were finger woven sashes ever worn back in the day (F&I) with a buckle instead of just being tied?
  5. smo

    Treating Leather garments...

    So I bought a set of leggings at Friendship last Fall, they are soft leather around 2-3 oz . I’m not sure of the tanning process. I wanted too ask before I wear them , should I treat them with something? I’m not really concerned if it is HC/PC , I just wanted too hear everyone’s thoughts...
  6. smo

    Jute strap

    I finally stayed out of the woods long enough too get something done.... The strap measures 5’ knot too knot X 2” wide . Finger woven out of jute twine.
  7. smo

    Made a little meat today....

    This Guy and his twin showed up at 1:25 today,3.5 year old 8 point ,field dressed 147 pounds. .54 cal flintlock .530 self poured round ball , 70 grns of Goex fffg The deer came within 50 yards and was facing me for the shot,he ran 40 yards and dropped.
  8. smo

    SOLD I found another one....

    Hiding in the back of the safe.... I took this gun in on a trade several years ago, it’s an older CVA percussion.50 cal. The gun has a 28” barrel and I believe it’s a 1 in 56” twist. The bore looks good I can see no pitting, there is a small amount of discoloration... But the lands and...
  9. smo

    Shooting/ Hunting/ Flint Wallet

    Hey Guys I just wanted give give one of our newer members here a quick shout out... I recently received a nice new buffalo leather flint wallet from Mr K Hulb, so I thought I would post it here for you kinds Folks too look over... It’s going straight into my haversack, which is always with me...
  10. smo

    More plunder...

    After the making what you need thread , Let's see some more of what you Guys and Gals are making...or just collecting. It’s a great way to pick up pointers on new projects..... like we need more projects. Here’s a few more of mine....
  11. smo

    Thoughts on casting...

    With all the talk of differences in lead purity , I thought I would see what you Guys make of this.... Over the past 40 years I’ve cast many fishing jigs, sinkers and a few round ball’s along the way. I don’t own a lead tester, thermometer, until now I’ve never really had any issues being able...
  12. smo

    Runnin’ Ball...

    I was getting low on .530 round ball’s , so I thought I’d run a few.... I’m using repurposed lead fishing weights, diving weights and misc. size round ball’s I no longer use. Out of shear boredom and for squirts & giggles I thought I’d weigh a few... The average weight came in at .234 - .236...
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    SOLD Another blast from the past goes on the block...

    Here’s another one that’s just sitting collecting dust in the safe. It’s an older CVA Mt. Rifle in .50 cal percussion lock. I’ve owned this gun for years , but only fired it 4 times. All 4 holes from a standing rest clover leafed at 25 yards, A little low and left but in a tight group. Soon...
  14. smo

    SOLD The Proven Killers “Little Sister” goes on the block...

    Here’s another original TC factory made Hawken rifle up for grabs. This one is in .45 cal, with a 1/48” twist. The rifle has a good clean bore. Guys, like I said this morning on the .50 cal “Proven Killer” they don’t make em’ like this anymore. I’ve owned this one for several years , but...
  15. smo

    SOLD A Killer goes on the block for sale...

    Here’s a TC Hawken that I’ve owned for a few years now, she’s a proven killer!
  16. smo

    2 for 3 today....

    With Tn Squirrel season coming to a close this week, I thought I should take a walk. I went up the ridge behind my house late this afternoon. I picked out a spot too sit on a stump just over the crest of the ridge overlooking an old hollow den tree. The squirrels had been scurring around...
  17. smo

    Inspiration..... Rev 1

    Well Guys, Thank everyone for the comments on my improvised shooting bag.... Unfortunately it didn’t work out like I had planned. The bag was built for my smoothbore too be used for hunting and woods walks . I was looking too build a flat type pouch, but one that I could get my hand into...
  18. smo

    Inspiration !

    Well after seeing the threads posted by Jerry and others here of their various winter projects, you Guys kindled a fire under this ole boy. First off , I’m not a bag builder, nor do I claim too be. But I do like too “piddle around in the shop” and make my own gear. I’ve made a few bags along...
  19. smo

    Hawks and Throwing Knifes for Rendezvous?

    I don’t recall this question being ask before , but I’ve been wrong before... For Rendezvous compititions in hawk and knife events, are all blades created equally? Or are there certain ones that kinda’ “stick”out? Here’s what I’ve got , the hawk was picked up at a CLA show in Lexington Ky. a...
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