Kindaki

Archery Arm Guard

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Kindaki   

finished my arm guard. I used Fred Moreau's pattern that he posted last week and altered it. I used 7 ounce veg tan and did the tooling with modeling spoons. once I use it I am sure I will alter it a little more. I see needing to take a little more off the bottom probably so bending my arm is more comfortable. need to get some more leather so I can start on my quiver next.

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Totally digging the feather... Good job

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Broc   

Very nice Job , does the 7 oz leather conform well in the hand ? looking at doing one myself like the pattern nice job

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Jazznow   

Very cool. Like the carving.

Greetings

Jonathan

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Kindaki   

Very nice Job , does the 7 oz leather conform well in the hand ? looking at doing one myself like the pattern nice job

i am wearing it right now since wearing something is the best way to find out what is wrong with it. i ended up skiving the wrist and around the thumb a bit down to about a 4 ounce. i've kept the main part of the hand (where the bow will sit) at 7 ounce and so far it feels fine. i will probably cut off a little from the top of the hand (where my fingers fold over) for more comfort. i also cut off some from the bottom cause it was hard to bend my arm. there are a few other alterations i will be doing as i wear it more i am sure. the plan is to not take it off till i can wear it all day and not have any discomfort. i laced it together with an elastic cord which is working out really nice.

the feather design is not my own. it is a tattoo by Wildspirit. he has a lot of other really cool designs that would look great on leather. i like how his work is slightly tribal but also kind of celtic looking. it's like a soft tribal.

Kindaki

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Very nice

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Broc   

Thanks for filling me in , I'm thinking of trying a piece of soft elk skin for the hand portion and the 7-8 oz for the arm . What ya think ?

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Kindaki   

yeah that sounds like it will work as long as the way you connect the two doesnt bother your wrist. i made mine way too long even though i measured everything twice before i cut. i dont want to cut off the bottom of my artwork so i trying to figure out how to fix it. i might end up cutting off the top and having just an arm guard and then making another one now that i know better how long it should be. practice makes perfect. maybe after my 5th attempt i will get it right :)

Kindaki

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Blazin   

Excellent! The feather is very well done.

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Beautiful.

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finished my arm guard. I used Fred Moreau's pattern that he posted last week and altered it. I used 7 ounce veg tan and did the tooling with modeling spoons. once I use it I am sure I will alter it a little more. I see needing to take a little more off the bottom probably so bending my arm is more comfortable. need to get some more leather so I can start on my quiver next.

Do you have a list to the post with the Fred Moreau pattern? I tried to search and came up with nothing.

Thanks.

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