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My first leatherworking attempt...

 
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: My first leatherworking attempt... Reply with quote

I've put together this very rudimentary Baldric - mainly because I didn't want to stuff my sword into a modern belt again when I do a year 8 lesson. The stitching isn't super neat but it's strong and does the job. I bought a kit from Bowstock and followed the instructions provided. It wasn't as difficult as I imagined but when I go the the re-enactors fair I might get an edge shave and some burnishing fluid so I can give it a proper finish.

Anyhow, here's some pics of the finished article:







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bigmartin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. Better than any of my attempts at the like - I leave that to Gordon - he's the practical one in the family.
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abbey wants me to try and make some Cockers! I don't think she quite realises how much work that will be - especially as I would have to master Butt-stitch, which is not easy.
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Abs



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I actually said was that he should practice until he is good enough to make us some cockers!! Smile I don't see what the fuss is about - I made him a doublet!
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Rob Jones



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb stuff. What a house full of talent.
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Abs



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And terribly garish sofas!
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sofas? Plural? Where have you been hiding the other one?

The only problem is that I now want lots more leather so I can make things!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All that leather gear...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always one isn't there? Rolling Eyes

...and it's usually a Crates!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but not usually THAT one.... Laughing
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