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Offline Marcruger

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Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« on: June 28, 2019, 03:16:44 PM »
Hi Folks, 

Here is my latest, a version of the one I did for the CLA auction this year.  This is for our immensely patient member Dennis who saw that bag and wanted something similar. I started this project in the winter and regrettably immediately ran into the awful hide issues with the Tandy leather I bought.  I put the project on hold for a while, searched out leather, and got my confidence back.  Never again will I buy leather from Tandy. 

All of that said, this later version went fairly smoothly.  This bag style is neat (from a mid-1700s steel engraving), but a touch complicated for a novice like me.  2-3 cowhide ounce for the bag itself.  4-5 ounce straps.  The attachment straps are anchored deep onto the back panel for long-term strength and bag stability.  There is also a five-ounce heavy leather stiffener inside the top edge.  The welt is goatskin.  It has an internal pocket, and a suede cowhide rolled edge on the front panel. 

I hope y'all enjoy it.  CLA is coming soon, and I can't wait to see everyone again and visit.  God Bless,   Marc











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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 03:48:36 PM »
 Really nice looking bag Marc, Nice work.

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 08:08:53 PM »
Dennis should be very happy with this one. Nice work, novice!
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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 08:17:00 PM »
Very neat work!

Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 09:17:26 PM »
That is s beauty.  How you make the finished product look so sharp, new, crisp and clean,  I’ll never know. 

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 10:05:41 PM »
It's a very well crafted and beautiful piece of work.
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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 10:29:01 PM »
Great job.
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2019, 03:16:08 AM »
Marc, that’s another beauty!  The  tooling on the flap, and the other little details really make it special.

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 06:26:14 AM »
Beautiful work, Marc. I know the new owner is very proud of it.
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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2019, 01:10:01 PM »
Excellent work... from my perspective as a stumbling novice , you no longer dwell in that realm.

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2019, 03:05:46 PM »
Marc
very very nice bag classic lines and great attention to detail sir.
V/R
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 12:25:50 AM »
Thank you all for the kinds words.  I am currently working on a bag that is completely different.  More later.   God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2019, 02:40:03 AM »
The bag will be used with this German mid-19th century cape gun.  The capper and powder flask are Austrian accessories of the same period and the shot flask is a shot charger that I salvaged and made a leather body for.  What fun. Thanks, Marc.


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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2019, 03:21:41 AM »
Thank you so much for the photo Dennis.  I always enjoy seeing the bags in use.  Please post a field photo of your gun and gear when you get out. 

Your photo is much superior to mine, especially the color of the bag.  I tried indoors and out, sun and shade, and non came out the color of the bag.  In your shot it looks just like it did in person. 

That is one fine looking double in the photo sir.  And I like your work on that shot charger.  Very well crafted. 

God Bless,  Marc

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2019, 12:52:38 AM »
Awesome. 8) looks very cool
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2019, 01:14:12 AM »
Thank you Master Will.  When you get to my age, "cool" is rarely mentioned in the same post as me.  :-)   

Offline Dennis Daigger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 06:09:03 AM »
Marc,
Here is a pic of your bag on its first hunt, it worked quite nicely.  The size was just right for the shot and powder flasks, the capper and the wad box.

Thanks again for a great bag.
Dennis


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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 06:13:32 AM »
Nothing better than seeing your piece of work in use.  That’s an awesome picture.

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 08:55:11 AM »
Great thread
beautiful bag and a great set love seeing the bag and gun in the field after successful use.
Kudos to Marc for a great bag and to Dennis for actually using it for its intended purpose.
thank you both for sharing.
V/R
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2019, 02:21:53 PM »
Oh wow Dennis. Thank you so much for the photo. I look forward to ongoing feedback as the bag ages. Your message makes all of the work worthwhile. God bless, Marc

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 03:43:39 PM »
Awesome work,,....and pics.

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 05:13:24 PM »
Dennis

What kind or birds are those?

Also love the bag and the shotgun!

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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 06:48:11 PM »
Great picture Dennis!  I love seeing photos of our projects in use!

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 08:51:04 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the feedback.  The birds are spruce grouse, superb table fare.  This was the gun's first outing also and feels like good karma for both it and the bag.
Dennis
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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 04:36:07 AM »
Dennis, What is the gun in the 2nd photo?

Jim