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Capt. Jas.

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As always, thank you for sharing your inspiring work.
Can we please see the inside of the bag?
I dont have any photos of the interior. Its pretty basic. A turned bag with the main pocket sewn to the back and the smaller pocket on that one.
 
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I dont have any photos of the interior. Its pretty basic. A turned bag with the main pocket sewn to the back and the smaller pocket on that one.
Wow. This time you have taken one of the most basic of all designs and elevated it three or four times over.

Ok, ok, I just have to ask. Did you wet form it with shot/sand/something else or perhaps just used an oversize front - to make it fill out that way?

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Wow. This time you have taken one of the most basic of all designs and elevated it three or four times over.

Ok, ok, I just have to ask. Did you wet form it with shot/sand/something else or perhaps just used an oversize front - to make it fill out that way?

Gus
Gus,
It was stuffed while drying. I always like to lightly form my bags that way. You can use shot, loose bags of rice, bags, anything. Rice is a good moisture absorbent.
 

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Gus,
It was stuffed while drying. I always like to lightly form my bags that way. You can use shot, loose bags of rice, bags, anything. Rice is a good moisture absorbent.
Interesting, I was thinking of using rice. Was wondering if because it absorbs moisture it might keep things damp too long. As opposed to something that doesn't absorb and hold moisture so the water just evaporates as the bag dries.
I imagine the rice could be put in the oven on low to dry back out and then be reused?
 
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Gus,
It was stuffed while drying. I always like to lightly form my bags that way. You can use shot, loose bags of rice, bags, anything. Rice is a good moisture absorbent.
Thank you, that's another great tip.

I can see it now. The Lady says she is going to make pork chops, greens and rice and beans for supper. You wince. Then she asks, "What happened to all the rice?" Your reply, "Well, Honey, you see I needed the rice for this pouch I'm finishing..............." :eek: 😆

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Interesting, I was thinking of using rice. Was wondering if because it absorbs moisture it might keep things damp too long. As opposed to something that doesn't absorb and hold moisture so the water just evaporates as the bag dries.
I imagine the rice could be put in the oven on low to dry back out and then be reused?
Beans and Rice a la Vinegaroon? 😉

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Interesting, I was thinking of using rice. Was wondering if because it absorbs moisture it might keep things damp too long. As opposed to something that doesn't absorb and hold moisture so the water just evaporates as the bag dries.
I imagine the rice could be put in the oven on low to dry back out and then be reused?
Pull the rice bags after 12- 24 hours and allow to finish drying with nothing in the bag. It will retain its shape
 

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Thank you, that's another great tip.

I can see it now. The Lady says she is going to make pork chops, greens and rice and beans for supper. You wince. Then she asks, "What happened to all the rice?" Your reply, "Well, Honey, you see I needed the rice for this pouch I'm finishing..............." :eek: 😆

Gus
Gus, my wife was making those rice packs you can use for heating pads and I got the idea of loading them with less rice so they are easier to use and conform to a shape.
Interesting, I was thinking of using rice. Was wondering if because it absorbs moisture it might keep things damp too long. As opposed to something that doesn't absorb and hold moisture so the water just evaporates as the bag dries.
I imagine the rice could be put in the oven on low to dry back out and then be reused?
The rice pulls the moisture but at the same time retains it close to the leather. Thats a good thing because a rapid dry can cause pulling where you don't want or need it. Paper towels can do the same thing
 
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