I would never put another mans work down.. I have a few homemade articles that have received the "that's interesting" award!
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|Posts: 92 | Location: PA | Registered: 27 April 2011||
I like your pouches.I am sure they will be put to good use.
When I want to make some usefull item. I will start going through the leftover box, then it takes on the shape of what I have to work with.
Keep your powder dry.
|Posts: 171 | Location: Southern Nevada | Registered: 14 January 2012||
Looks good to me. Normally when I make stuff I get umm what is that. I have fun doing it and no one ever mistakes for store bought.
"Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad."
Originally posted by Rifleman1776:
Congrats on making yer own stuff. Lookin' good. Not wanting to "put down" what you are doing but, IMHO, little critique might help with future projects. The thread you used for stitiching give a reall 'nylon fake' appearance to me. Not having access to enuf real sinew for projects, I have long looked for a proper subsitute. I picked up a ball of hemp string some time ago. It easily comes apart to make threads. Or, I often braid for heavier uses. Very strong, natural and looks good.
Good stuff there Rifleman, I have some Irish Linen that I was and use sometimes...but I still like the artificial sinew in some cases (mostly working with leather).
When I have the nylon doubled on the needle, I twist and wax excessively...if you run it between your fingers for a while, the wax will heat up a bit and soak into the nylon. It stays put(doesn't unravel) better that way. Then when I am done stitching, I reapply more wax on the nylon and the leather. Keep doing the wax on occassion and you'll never notice that it's fake.
|Posts: 403 | Location: In the Hardwoods of Eastern Iowa | Registered: 15 November 2005||
Rifleman, you're correct of course. Not being able to find what I needed put me in the position to use (ready for this?) dental tape! Since then I've found some heavy, green cotton cord which will be better than tape. Still looking for linen thread.
This is where I get mine: http://www.campbell-bosworth.c...index.php/cPath/6_71
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|Posts: 39 | Location: Middleport, NY | Registered: 06 April 2011||