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In Topic: Cub Scout Project

15 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

I am sorry I didnt post back sooner. I thought I did.
All went well. I had everything prepared to do the class. But being the first time I did not know what to expect.
I got there a few minutes late and the master already had parents cutting new blanks. And had most of the new cuts immersed in water and drying out.... I stopped them from immersing any more. I broke out the new mallets I made and the blanks, and got started. Had about 10 stamps each boy could choose from and they loved it. We ended up doing two sets each... a practice and a real one. Most boys chose the same stamp. They all turned out fairly well. I didnt think to take any pix.
All the leather got sent home with the boys... and I didnt think to tell them to leave them for me to take home and I would finish them... I hope to be able to get them to bring them back next week and finish them for the boys.

In Topic: Cub Scout Project

05 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

In all honesty, I have no idea. I was asked to cut out 45-50 blanks - the triangle two hole on top one hole on bottom type. But I believe that total is for every boy in the pack, not for those expected to show up next tuesday. Tuesday is an off school day and a non official pack meeting day. So the Pack Master is guessing maybe less than half will show.
No one there that i know of that has any leather experience other than me.
I like the no dye approach.... case, whack with stamp, wax, burnish the edges and there ya go....
I have to get to work this weekend on making mallets. I have a plan to have 8-10 mallets ready for Tuesday.
But I only have one portable 12x12 piece of marble/granite.
Will be a learning experience for all of us I am sure.
I will have a few den parents who will be there to help out.
Thanks for the advice and pointers.