very nice! - love the carving! ........... wish i could draw!
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nice piece of work that i've been contemplaiting something of a similar design my self and i've just got some nice carving tool too so i'll post my efforts when i get them finished
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Stuart F. That is absolutely fantastic. Cracking job M8.
The artwork , how on earth did you do that?
I have just tried engraving (?) a pouch, using the Dremel with a mini diamond head. It was a great opportunity to make a lot of noise and mess.
Results, however, left a lot wanting and so,I scrapped the panel and started again on more modest lines.
But all your artwork looks like its been hand-pouted, must,ve taken forever.
that is deffinately the the best possible pouch i've seen
Hi Seagull, actually it was really quite simple and did'nt take that long. How i did it was to draw the design i wanted and then used heavyweight tracing(140gsm) paper to trace the design(you could just trace any design you want from a book ,magazine even), then i stuck the traced design with sticky tape onto the leather,next i stuck a leather sewing needle into a cork from a wine bottle then just engraved on top of the design, by using heavyweight tracing paper it wont rip when you use the needle on it. When you've finished going over the design with the needle,peel away the paper and the design will be embossed onto the leather,i then went over the picture a couple of times again with the needle.Job done!Originally Posted by Seagull
I hope that this helps and is clearer than mud
That's really nice Stuart.
You make it sound so easy. It's something that never fails to surprise me the way folk with artistic tendancies can make things look a breeze.
Looks like a handy size.
i love the wolf well done... any reason why you chose a wolf?
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Hi Wolf, sorry to have taken so long to reply but i have been away working, the carving on the front of the pouch is that of a foxes head, i wanted to go for a british forest scene hence the fox and the deer in the woods,the carved firesteel handle is supposed to be a wolfs head,there was no particular reason for the subjects i,m afraid, its just i like wildlife in general.Originally Posted by wolf
All there is for me to do now is to get out and use them,
very nice. love the design. An online tutorial would be lovely
I assume the carving was done before putting it together?
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Great pouch stuart. Look forward to seeing it at next meet. Have you planned what to fill it with yet?
Still hoping to discuss that great shelter youmade recently.
Originally Posted by Big Geordie
Hi George, i plan to put my first aid kit in there as i always kept it in my rucksack,and inevitably bled all over other gear but now i will have it to hand. I have'nt quite sorted out what else is going in there yet.
Ps i will be on Islay next Tuesday and Wed, if your over that way,failing that i will see you at the next meet to have a natter, all the best mate.
That looks bloomin brilliant!!!
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