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Finished my leather canteens (one holds four cups of water and the other holds 20 oz), pan brush, leggings, belt, and tomahawk sheath!! Next are moccasins, flint wallet, and an antler powder measure!


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Some nice gear you have there.


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Bowstryker wrote:
Finished my leather canteens (one holds four cups of water and the other holds 20 oz), pan brush, leggings, belt, and tomahawk sheath!! Next are moccasins, flint wallet, and an antler powder measure!


You are off to a good start Bowstryker, well done.
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Thanks guys! Criticism is welcome! I've made a flint wallet and vent pick... made some mistakes on the wallet but it turned out ok... the button is made from deer skull. The vent pick is made from a solid brass screw.


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Thanks guys! Criticism is welcome! I've made a flint wallet and vent pick... made some mistakes on the wallet but it turned out ok... the button is made from deer skull. The vent pick is made from a solid brass screw.


Well done. Did you do the stitching on the water containers yourself Bowstryker? I only ask because the other leatherwork looks so different.
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Yes, I did all the work myself. The lighter leather was more difficult to work with as far as laying out a stitch pattern. I eyeballed the stitches on the wallet and was in a hurry to complete it... the wallet took me about 1.5 hours, start to finish. I plan on making another soon. Hopefully it will look a little better
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Yes, I did all the work myself. The lighter leather was more difficult to work with as far as laying out a stitch pattern. I eyeballed the stitches on the wallet and was in a hurry to complete it... the wallet took me about 1.5 hours, start to finish. I plan on making another soon. Hopefully it will look a little better


So long as it works, that is the main thing. Some of my stuff worked out better than other projects I did, but so long as it works I don't worry too much about what it looks like. Back in the 17th & 18th centuries people must have been much the same, some more skilled than others at various tasks. All my work has been done with just an awl, needle, linen thread & a clasp knife or scissors. Just as it would have been back then (though some may have used sinew, which I do carry for repairs).
I think you have done very well Bowstryker.
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