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  1. Black Powder Possibles Bag

    Bag with my brother in law's firearms. Fits all his bits and bobs so he is happy.
  2. Excellent job, something to strive for as I get better. What portions do you use in your leather balm, if it is a family secret I understand.
  3. Black Powder Possibles Bag

    Garypl I will leave the muskets to those that know what they are doing,, will get him and his cousins to show me how they do it, I understand the principle just need to see the practical. Plinkercases, they are for doming and Shaping metals I occasionally work with, used to do some jewelry work but not so much anymore. JD62 thanks.
  4. Black Powder Possibles Bag

    It is a single compartment with a pocket under the flap. Was estimating on sizes from photos and articles. Storage body under the flap is about 10 inches and a bit.
  5. Brother in law is getting into black powder muskets, was talking about possible bags to carry equipment. Seemed like a neat challenge as I had never done a bag, so did some research online and with some magazines he provided and did up a pattern, and made it up, hand stitched and glued the the seams. Based on eastern beaver tail bags I saw. This is the closed to finished picture, need to finish the edge of straps and dubbin for waterproofing. Any suggestions or constructive criticism is welcomed. My daughter just started a new job so might take some skills learned and have a crack at a briefcase next.
  6. iPad Case

    Yes with the stiffing material it is a tight closing. Another 1/4 should make it better
  7. Old case fell apart so used it as template with some scrap leather and used old hard frame. Couple of dying issue and will make centre section wider in n next version, but am pleased how it came out. PGY The back
  8. Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    Also picked up a C.S. Osborne, handle did not survive the removal, made new one by joining the butt end of original handle with a piece of birds eye maple I had. Used brass to made pins to join two pieces of wood and epoxy filler with saw dust from woods used to hide the seam. Then shaped and sanded like mad. Had New Edge Sharpening clean up the knife edge as there were some small chips in it. I like how it turned out, also repurposed the remaking top piece of handle to make an awl handle.
  9. Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    Another photo
  10. Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    Finally finished the Rose knife, I feel it turned out nice. Was unable to get the blade separated from handle so for ferrule I utilized a twine wrap soaked in an epoxy resin the sanded up the grits to smooth. Had blade fixed by a Halifax local guy who sharpens with Japanese water stones, New Edge Sharpening, Peter Nowlan.
  11. Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    Thanks to all, there is no wiggle to the blade at all, don't see any wedge. Raining tomorrow so looks like I have a weekend project.
  12. Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    I recently purchased this small Rose round knife. Was looking for this size 3 1/4 " to 3 1/2" blade. Got it fairly cheap as it appears someone was using it to pry things open. I have a local sharpener who I figure can help me with the blade damage. I am looking to remove the handle to replace the ferrule and also to tidy the handle up. However I cannot find how it connects to the handle. There is no pin that I can see. Can someone with experience with Roses give me some idea of how to get it off?
  13. Diy Slicker/burnisher

    Thanks for the reply, the working surfaces came out very smooth, lots of hand sanding through grit levels. Good idea re the waxes, hadn't thought of that but it does make sense. I did put a beeswax/mineral oil coat on it and let it set over night, will likely just use the waxes from the edgings from now on. Peter
  14. Diy Slicker/burnisher

    I made a slicker/burnisher this date with a left over piece of Birdseye maple. Reading some of the forums by people that make the power burnisher I see they use a natural oiled wood that are superior to native woods. As I don't have access to those woods and am kinda proud of how this one turned out, Any suggestions as to how I should finish this one. I have access to danish oil, mineral oil, beeswax and a beeswax mineral oil combo. Any suggestions welcome
  15. Maul Weight?

    KingX, so you go 8-6 oz less, why is that your preference, I have seen your blog spot and can see you are turning out nice work. Thanks for the reply. Peter