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  1. Problem I have is I know I would want 69 thread to put in my patcher. Mostly near me (rural area) in the big town 30 mins away is a joann fabric. While Im sure i can match a color there I know they wont have it in 69 size. I will probably check at some point. The Quest continues
  2. Some Scout awards for Spac Derby.

    Kind words thank you! Thanks very much I suspect the kids will have a ball.
  3. Hi folks, I haven't posted much in a while so I figured I would add these into the mix. These are all awards for our Space Derby for our Cub scout Pack. Had fun making them up. Carvings are simple things from Line art I pulled from Google. I added the color cause I thought the scouts would like it. I can never get the look I quite want once I dye and finish them. either too shiny or the dyed brown part seems not to pop as nice. These pics are prior to finish being added. Also I used very thick harness leather 12 ounce and it was scrap I had around so not the best cut. As always I welcome critique. Cheers Ross
  4. Hi folks, Any other scouters our there. My oldest son is a boy scout now and I am trying to figure out what color the green is on the meritbadge borders. I own a singer 29k and I have red white, and tan so no issues there but I cant seem to figure the best green color. I almost pulled the trigger on one color on the thread exchange. But figured someone might know. Thanks for any thoughts...and yea I know its not leather but...hey I got a patcher so why hand stitch these Thanks Ross
  5. Those wood badge stamps including the axe and log are as rare as Hens teeth. I am not clear if Tandy marketed them or not. I see them pop up on ebay from time to time in packaging called scout crafts. I have been slowly trying to assemble all the boy scout ones. I did procure the owl, bear and beaver and two of them came in the scout crafts package which appears to be from BSA directly. So i wonder if boy scouts had them at their shops at one time There is also a copyright of 1996 on them. Recently on ebay there were four stamps, Axe and Log, Woodbadge eagle and bear, and the Order of the arrow with the arrow on it shown. The final bid was $420.99 plus $5 for shipping. So they obviously command a premium when they come up. At one time the OA Indian head was on ebay for a buy it now of $200(no idea if it sold). Also the Bsa eagle shown in the picture top two on the left, I only have ever seen one listing on ebay over the last couple years for one. I am also not sure but I dont think you can not use any of those and sell product unless you get licensed by BSA. That being said I do the scout ones for fun and for the scouts we have in Pack and troop. Or in the woodbadge case for woodbadge gifts when the course comes around. Im always surprised these command such a price but I guess its due to rarity? Ross
  6. No Clue on that one Gary. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try. i wonder if it would be too thin? Ross Of course there is no end lol, but isn't that part of the fun! Thank you sir
  7. Gary i followed this I found on a Google search. That is for the compliment. Give it a go they aren't too hard Thanks yin. And yea the cobbler with no shoes I understand
  8. Yea I should have used the skiver on it but it's fine for me. Next one I'll do some playing with that. Just a reality of how it goes together.
  9. I was inspired to make one of these after seeing @YinTx post on the beautiful one he made. This one is oil tan leather. Veg tan for the carved panels. I just played around with some simple carftaids I had, I also machine sewed the whole thing. Not a hard project at all really. I did rush it a bit and it shows in my carving and sewing in spots. This is a user for me and will replace the bag I have that is worn out. should last me a long time! Always welcome ways to improve so have at it and Thanks Yintx.
  10. Ok I got mine done . Overall it wasn't bad. I did machine stitch mine. And I did get off a little on the one side carved panel. I cant imagine hand stitching these my hat is off to you Yin! the machine made it pretty quick. Most of the figuring was just in the learning on how to do it. I would make the left to right handle a shade bigger next time and the inside bugs me with the mass of the leather showing in there. Which could be tamed by skiving it down. Bag is Oil tan leather(Is this what is called pull up leather?) The side panels that I carved are veg tan of course. Overall I felt I rushed the carving and sewing the carved panels on a bit. But its a user for me. So that is ok I guess! I dont want to hijack Yins topic here and I will post another one under show off but figured I would add the pics Ross
  11. Thanks Yin and yes it does. I also found this on a google search Seems similar Ross.
  12. Yin, Did you have a specific plan or template you followed. I found lots of info doing a search but just curious what template you followed if any. I need to make one for myself. Mine is wearing out(not leather) and its old. SO I figure might as well make one for myself Thanks Ross
  13. Calf Skin?

    Hi folks, Looking for some help and seeing if anyone would be interested in this leather. I have 20 to 30 hides of what I was told is calf skin in black. Its about 2 to 3 ounce and i would say is maybe 6 to 7 square feet on avg. I really dont know for sure what it seem to be nice stuff and i have used it for linings and such, but I have too much of it.. I would love to get $1000 a hide(ok i"m kidding but I don't know what to ask here) So the help part is can anyone identify and then we can come to a price and I will list it here. The pictures ares a example of a full hide, the back side and the front side. Thanks Ross
  14. Bonis Fur Sewing Machine

    Hi Folks, I have a head only Fur machine for sale. I do not know much about these but it seems to turn fine and I see nothing broken on it. Asking $300 pus shipping. Or shoot me an offer. Thanks Ross PS: Will do my best to answer any questions
  15. Looks fine to me all around. and Three isnt a bad learning curve at all. Its all about the journey!! Ross