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A time for making moccasins

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Bishop, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Full Member

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    Or at least there will be when I finish tidying up! It's been a long day skinning this beast and there's still a fair bit left to do pulling off the fluff and removing staples from the leather but all the grisly work is done. Come the new year the fun begins :)
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    PS: as there's no way I will ever need all this leather some large pieces will be making there way to Swap-Shop if anybody is interested.
     
  2. snappingturtle

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    How are you going to integrate the wood and springs?:p
     
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    :D

    Looking forward to seeing what you make though :D

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  4. Bishop

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    When a man has got wood at christmas, anything is possible :joyful:

    There's half-inch baton that will slice up nicely for carving buttons. Some will become a shelf for the shed, with the nicer planed timber earmarked for a paddle strop or three. Chipboard rarely survives my disassembly technique yet this will find one last use in fire-starting faggots, so nothing is wasted even the floor sweepings.

    Not really geared up for metal working so bashing a blade out of the serpentine springs is beyond me. There is however a healthy trade in them on Ebay for furniture restoration, failing that we still get a 'Rag & Bone' scrap metal collector doing the rounds. Steampunk shoulder straps, snowshoes, pot-stand, gate closer, more suggestions welcome lol

    Polyester stuffing and open cell foam is saved for re-filling soft dog toys and cushions.

    The staples, oh the chuffing staples! can be made into chain for hanging pots.
     

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