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Offline DougS

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New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:44:55 PM »
Hi all,

I just recently completed a new belt pouch and wanted to give a shout out and a hardy "Thank You" to Gary Elsenbeck for his help and encouragement in making it.

Gary put up with several emails and questions, and also provided a pattern that he drew up. Gary also encouraged me to call if I had any questions.

There are many talented artisans out there (and on this board) and I am thankful for their help and encouragement on my journey.

Thank you again Gary.

Best Regards,

Doug














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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 06:07:11 PM »
 Good look'n pouch. What are the dimensions?

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 07:19:00 PM »
You did an excellent job Doug and I appreciate the kudos. 

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 07:44:40 PM »
Hi,

The measurements are approx. 4.5" high by 6" wide.

I wanted a "small" belt pouch and thought it might be a little too small, however with the gusset, it has just the right amount of room, and also has two inside compartments.

Thank you for the kind words.

Regards,

Doug

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
Nicely done and your selection of leather is spot on ;). Is it veg tan 3-4 oz and did you dye it :-\
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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 09:09:54 PM »
Hi,

The pouch is made from some bark tanned deer hide that I tanned, and also some bark tanned horse hide that was tanned by Dunrustic. I did over dye it a bit to take off the "new".

The back of the pouch is lined with block printed linen. I also used beeswax on the inside of the flap.

Regards,

Doug

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 12:46:38 AM »
 Takes some work (something that is left out in many projects and peoples minds) to get it Right and a pretty good learning curve. I like it even better now.

   Tim


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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 01:39:44 AM »
Good looking little bag that you made.

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 01:44:41 AM »
Thank you for the kind comments.

Yes, the knife is a double bladed folder made by Lonnie (great stuff)

On the leather, it is a lot of work for sure. It sure makes me appreciate all the work the old timers did!

Regards,

Doug


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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2019, 04:15:36 AM »
Great looking piece.

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 04:45:13 AM »
That’s just a Jim-dandy!  I’ll place a wager it won’t be your last...😉

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 07:23:48 AM »
Quite nice sir. Well done.

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 05:07:44 PM »
Very nicely done!!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 05:24:01 PM »
Looking good.

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2019, 08:57:33 PM »
Thank you again for your encouragement and kindness.

I am always striving to get better and keep learning and improving.

Regards,

Doug


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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 01:27:04 PM »
that,s a great looking belt pouch Doug, did you stain the outside ?

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 07:21:32 AM »
I really like that. Don't lay it down or someone will steal it.  ::)

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 03:17:45 PM »
Classy little pouch, Doug. Nice mellow look. Thanks for posting.
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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2019, 10:28:28 AM »
Hello Hawkeye,

If I remember, I might have used some dye just to "match up" the bark tanned deer and the horse.

I did use saddle soap on it.

Thanks,

Doug

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Re: New Belt Pouch / Thank You Gary Elsenbeck!
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2019, 06:29:09 PM »
I never fail to marvel how the little things, such as one crafted as well as this, add such a great dimension to the sport.