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    Pattern Search for Shooting Bag

    I apparently have not made myself clear in asking the question. It wasn't for an 8+4 box case. Either an 8 or a 4 box case. The one pictured is an 8 box with a front accessory bag. They also make a 4 box similar to that, but half the depth. They can be made like that plus 2 side bags for more accessories. No, no one makes a 12 box case,. The max is 8 boxes, which in itself, is kinda heavy. I'll check out the Stohlman reference. Thanks.
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    "V" groove sharpening

    Update on this....I took advice from all who contributed concerning the "V" groover. After sharpening as I described in the above message, I started wetting the leather (just like casing it) and then took smaller amounts of material on each pass. I didn't adjust the depth each time, but angled back to start and tilted forward on every pass. Works very well. Really helped out since I just grooved 10 shot shell pouches that needed 6 grooves each. Thanks again for the help. Hopefully I can help someone in the future also. Tim
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    Pattern Search for Shooting Bag

    Have recently started doing more trap shooting accessories and made my own patterns for pouches, muzzle tabs, etc. Looking for a pattern for a 8 box and a 4 box Trap Shooting bag. Anyone have anything like this? Similar to the attached picture (Shamrock Leathers) Appreciate the help. Tim
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    "V" groove sharpening

    Thanks for the reply guys. I figured out about the burr on the inside.This is what I did. Had a stone that I use to polish the angle on a sear durung trigger work, and lightly stoned the outside. Then I stoned the inside with the stone that is exactly at 90 degrees. Took enough off to sharpen and then stropped it a bit. I admit I was trying to take too much at one time, so I'll try your advice on taking a little at a time. I'll also wet the leather to see if that helps. Side note: I am not a new member. I have been a member here for a few years and have had posts listed. What happened to my old info? No big deal, just curious. Thanks again for the help. Tim
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    "V" groove sharpening

    I use a "V" groove tool sometimes and have run into an issue with dulling. I tried to sharpen my old one and messed up the angle, so I purchased another. Worked great on 2 projects and then got extremely dull. I am grooving the unfinished side of the leather, so I am sure that makes a difference. Does the interior of the blade dull to the point that it just digs into the leather and not glide through it as expected? I did strop the exterior carefully following the angle, and it still digs. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks,