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Offline James Rogers

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Valise finished
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:34:29 AM »
Cowhide lined in horse. Die forged buckles.























Offline webradbury

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »
You are very, very skilled.

Do you have a machine or do you hand stitch all of that?
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 03:04:36 AM »
Beautiful, impressive piece!  Every gentleman needs a set!  Just out of curiosity, what weight is the leather...it looks pretty thick.

Greg
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 03:13:47 AM »
Thank you!

Webradbury, it's all hand stitched as is all my work.

Greg, 12 oz.

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 05:19:12 AM »
Wow,...that's good work.

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 02:23:15 PM »
The precision and finish of your work is outstanding. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 03:39:18 PM »
Very nice, James. Excellent work.Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 04:42:14 PM »
 THAT is Beautiful, Man what workmanship!

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 05:43:42 PM »
Whoa...excited to see this one in person...

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 08:17:45 PM »
Looks like a very high quality item ;) 8)
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 01:46:00 AM »
that is a work of art.  Just wow!

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2018, 07:15:59 AM »
James....you keep outdoing your own previous work.  Superlative !
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2018, 11:29:06 PM »
Superb work!

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 04:37:44 AM »
I am admiring daily

Offline James Rogers

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 05:32:44 AM »
Thank you gentlemen!  Mr. Pease, I am truly humbled.

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2018, 02:39:04 PM »
Hi James,
That is absolutely wonderful.  What a beauty!

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Offline Hungry Horse

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2018, 09:54:01 PM »
How does a valise differ from a portmanteau? Just curious.

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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2018, 02:10:55 AM »
Hungry,
Many call it a portmanteau, some call it a grip and it seems those into 18th century documentation are currently using the term valise. You won't be wrong with any of those terms in my company.
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2018, 05:19:11 PM »
Beautiful, impressive piece!  Every gentleman needs a set!  Just out of curiosity, what weight is the leather...it looks pretty thick.

Greg

Greg,
I went back and checked the weight of the leather used (actually just fumbled upon a piece from that hide) and it is 10 oz. not 12.
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Re: Valise finished
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2018, 05:53:22 AM »
Thanks James. I looked for it on your table at the CLA, but didn’t see it...I was hoping to see it first-hand.  The bags I did see were pretty darned impressive, though!

Greg
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