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Offline Marcruger

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Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:18:00 PM »
Hi Folks,

I just finished up my fifth leather project.  I discovered copying something is a lot harder for me than creating from scratch. 
A good and generous friend asked if I would make this for him, and I said, "Sure."  What could go wrong, right?   ;-) 
A few catastrophes later, and voila.  A shooting bag. 
Here is the original....



And here are photos of my take on it. I changed a few things, like using stronger thread, larger and stronger strap connections, etc.  2-3 Ounce leather.  Fiebing's Pro Dye in Chocolate.  Suede side is a Fiebings Light Brown cut heavily with Neatsfoot oil (thin coat).  Hope you like it.  Oh yes, I also got a maker's stamp since my last bag.  God Bless,   Marc















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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 11:14:09 PM »
Oh how I do like that bag!
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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 12:31:20 AM »
Congratulations on another fine effort, Marc.  You are doing some very nice work right out of the gate.

I notice you omitted the mystery cloth strip under the flap and the circular hole.  I still wonder exactly what those were all about.  I like your rendition. 
Jerry

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 03:15:54 AM »
I like it.
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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 05:09:58 AM »
Sweet!  I REALLY like this one...great job!

Greg
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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 07:36:00 AM »
Spectacular job, Marc. Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next.
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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 12:20:23 PM »
Very nice Marc..... Who made your stamp for your name ?

Regards

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 03:49:35 PM »
 Great bag Marc, thanks for the other Pix.

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 04:11:10 PM »
Marc, Very Nice!! You continue  to impress!  I can`t help but wonder , what put that dang hole , in the original? :o :o :o :o :o  . Any idea why the original has a couple of the incised chevrons on the flap with stitching , and the rest aren't??   Looking forward to your next  unveiling!!!    Thanks Nate

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 08:20:03 PM »
That is a wonderful shooting bag. There doesn't seem to be a welt ...... is that correct? 
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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 12:44:01 AM »
Hey guys,  Thank you for the kind words. 

Jerry, I too wonder about that cloth and hole on the original.  My guess is that there was a rolled strip of patching in the bag, that came out through the hole on the flap.  The red cloth up near the hinge would keep the patch strip up and out of the way when the flap was opened.  Just a guess.  Yes, I omitted both as I don't think they were original to the bag.  I am no expert though....

Frank, the stamp was made by:
John Dobzenski at leatherstampmaker@gmail.com
High Desert CNC Designs
Leatherstampmaker.com

They do a great job.  Pretty fast too.  Reasonable price for the quality of work....and certainly not "budget priced from China."  That is a good thing. 

Nate, that stitching you see secures the red cloth strip under the flap on the original.  The person that added the red strip followed the original "X" tooling.  Since no one for sure knows the use of the red cloth strip, I omitted it. It could always be added later if wanted.

John, there is no welt.  The general consensus earlier was that there was no welt on the original.  Therefore, I didn't add a welt to this one.  This one was glued with contact cement, and stitched tight with some heavy waxed cotton thread.  I think with regular use and care it'll last just fine. Modern polymer threads can cut leather, as I learned from Gary Eastman who makes the top WWII flight jackets reproductions.  The old cotton thread is much more forgiving. 

Bob Hill, the next bag will involve some pigskin you gave me.  :-)  I hope I do right by it. 

Again, thank you for the boost folks.  It was a fussy little bag to make, but I am pretty pleased with the result.  I hope the new owner is too. 

God Bless, and best wishes,   Marc 

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 05:45:27 PM »
Hey, well done! Great rendition of the original, and great finished piece all around!

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 02:44:50 AM »
Nicely done sir.

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Re: Bag #5 - My rendition of the 19th Century Original
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 05:42:58 AM »
Very well done Marc!
I like your interpretation.