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Offline Curtis Makamson

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2020, 04:52:53 PM »
That is indeed impressive--very impressive.
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2020, 02:25:21 AM »
Working on a knife for myself.










Offline Brokennock

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2020, 03:30:52 AM »
Lyman pouch just started. Testing pattern and new stitching clamp.



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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2020, 04:47:37 AM »
Working on a knife for myself.










Thats awesome!
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2020, 05:57:02 AM »
Nice looking projects, guys!  I made a pattern for a Lyman pouch today, then couldn’t find a big enough leather piece in my scrap bag to cut it out.  Time for a re-supply, I reckon. I don’t have the forging skills for knife making, yet...but I’m thinking about making up a couple more on Green River blades.

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2020, 06:02:19 AM »
I like that blade JC!

Offline Mike from OK

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2020, 12:11:07 PM »
Lyman pouch just started. Testing pattern and new stitching clamp.



How are you liking the clamp so far?

Mike

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2020, 05:40:07 PM »
Lyman pouch just started. Testing pattern and new stitching clamp.



How are you liking the clamp so far?

Mike
Well, not having worked with one before, I have no way to compare it to others. I did glue some cheap soft leather, rough side out to the jaws to keep from marring the leather being held. I definitely see the advantages of working with one. It is nice not having to juggle everything in my hands. Having the edges of the clamp as a straight edge and a defined position makes pushing the awl through straight a lot easier.
Over all I'd say I'm happy with it. Is it the best one can do? Don't know. For $18 I doubt it, but, for $18 it is a useful tool if one can't make a better one themselves.

The only thing I really would like to improve is clamping power. I'd definitely like to be able to grip my project tighter. But, this project is using very thin leather, I'm sure a thicker project will be clamped harder.

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2020, 07:30:29 PM »
Brokennock,
Is that a homemade stitching clamp?
Can you show the clamp locking system?

Thanks
Jeff
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2020, 11:12:02 PM »
Brokennock, on the piece opposite to what you show, there is a machine screw going through. Loosen the little nut and tighten that screw up, and it will tighten up the tension some. I'm still experimenting with trying to get it tight enough for me.
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Then let us rise and play our part
And bloody tirants to the heart
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And Liberty resound from shore to shore

Offline Mike from OK

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2020, 11:35:22 PM »
Brokennock,
Is that a homemade stitching clamp?
Can you show the clamp locking system?

Thanks
Jeff

Jeff, it's a commercial model... I think he got it from Weaver Leather Supply if I'm not mistaken... Which I can be often.

There's a thread down the list here talking about them. Edit: Here's a link...

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=59469.0

Mike
« Last Edit: April 27, 2020, 11:55:04 PM by Mike from OK »

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2020, 01:48:20 AM »
Working on a knife for myself.


  Good luck with that  :D

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2020, 02:08:14 AM »
Brokennock,
Is that a homemade stitching clamp?
Can you show the clamp locking system?

Thanks
Jeff

Mike from OK is correct, it is from weaver leather.

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2020, 02:09:43 AM »
Brokennock, on the piece opposite to what you show, there is a machine screw going through. Loosen the little nut and tighten that screw up, and it will tighten up the tension some. I'm still experimenting with trying to get it tight enough for me.

Ya, I've played with that a bit. I think with thicker leather it will be fine. I need to come up with a little shim for this thinner leather.

Offline J. Talbert

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2020, 06:47:28 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Jeff
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2020, 10:36:36 AM »
Brokennock,
Is that a homemade stitching clamp?
Can you show the clamp locking system?

Thanks
Jeff

Not the best pics,







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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2020, 06:12:24 PM »
Thanks,
Much appreciated.
Jeff
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2020, 09:51:28 PM »
Greetings All,

Here's a couple photos of my work in progress.  The base plug is inspired by a horn in Madison Grant's "The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch" book - "The pine butt plug has facets left by the strokes of the knife and the pierced knob is an integral part of it."

A while back:





Now its a more mature horn with its braces off, a defined spout with shoulder, but still with some scrapping to be done:



I'm still debating if I make my first attempt at aging a horn or just go with some green milk paint on the base and stopper and call it done.  After all, every horn was brand new at one time.

Thoughts and comments welcome,

Kevin

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2020, 10:02:55 PM »
Kevin, I like that.

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2020, 01:16:52 AM »
 Man Kevin I must have missed that one, I like the look and the "Outside the Box" design. Let's paint the one, "Sea Green" or "Butter Milk" Milk Paint and some Brown shoe polish sounds right to me.

   Tim

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2020, 09:46:12 PM »
Very unique, Kevin.   I love it.
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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2020, 07:25:10 PM »
Mick, Mike, & Tim,

Thank you for the kind words about the horn.

Further location details about the original horn plug that got this all started:  page #153, horn i'd as PH-7 in the small horn section of Madison Grant's Hunting Pouch book.

Tim, a special thank you for the finish suggestion.  I'm still letting the horn speak to me about that.  In the mean time, I used the search feature here to find mentions of "shoe polish" and came across some good looking horns that you have used it on.  There one or two with shoe polish over a horn colored up with AF that really look sharp.

Thanks Again,
Kevin

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2020, 07:39:17 PM »
BriWax is also a great choice, but it is fussier and stickier to use than shoe polish.  Tough stuff though. 

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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2020, 04:00:25 AM »
Greetings All,

Well, I think I'm done now. I did go ahead and attempted some light aging (my thought was a hand-me-down horn - grandfather to grandson).  The stopper is a "replacement" quickly whittled from a scrap of poplar.

The butt got a coat of Lexington Green milk paint from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company which was rubbed back until a touch of paint loss was achieved.

I gathered up a pinch or three of gritty dirt and rubbed the horn to give it some small scratches.  Next the whole thing was hit with some vinegar & iron solution followed by some heat.  That was followed by a very light coat of light brown Briwax.

Thoughts and observations welcome.  Take Care & Stay Safe,
Kevin









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Re: Works in Progress
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2020, 05:01:35 AM »
Kevin, I think it came out very nice!  I like the distressed look you got on the plug...my daughter does something similar with vintage furniture.  So, what’s next?

Greg
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