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Fantasy Scale Lamellae Cuirass

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Posting a few pix to see what you people think. This leather is 100% post commercial waste.

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Nice job.  Looks like a lot of work went into making it. 

Is this fantasy or are you going for a particular period with the design?

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Unique looking design... but what exactly is post commercial waste?  As in scrap left over from furniture manufacturing, or some infectious waste infested material removed from the rubbish bin?  just kinda curious, because the phrase doesn't seem very marketable to me...

YinTx

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That's really cool. Are the scales scraps left over from cutting out other pieces?

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Way to up cycle.

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26 minutes ago, bikermutt07 said:

Way to up cycle.

That might be a better phrase!

YinTx

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6 hours ago, YinTx said:

As in scrap left over from furniture manufacturing, or some infectious waste infested material removed from the rubbish bin?

Well I did do some dumpster diving to get this material.

6 hours ago, Horsemint said:

That's really cool. Are the scales scraps left over from cutting out other pieces?

Yes. These particular pieces were actually shaped like willow leaves, so each scale is one of those cut in half. I had to "pick" each leaf off of a tanned side with big pieces cut out from the manufacturing process. Each side only had like 10-15 leaves... The rest of the leather I hand punched to make other lamellar armor and items.

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6 hours ago, YinTx said:

Unique looking design... but what exactly is post commercial waste?  As in scrap left over from furniture manufacturing, or some infectious waste infested material removed from the rubbish bin?  just kinda curious, because the phrase doesn't seem very marketable to me...

YinTx

You would be surprised at how marketable "post commercial waste" is.  Re-using, upcycling, whatever you want to call it is really popular at the moment.

When I was younger we used terms like "scrounging", "scavenging", etc.  and it wasn't very marketable at all.  :lol:

Back to the armor.  Great job on it!  Very cool.  Is it for yourself or are you selling it?

 

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45 minutes ago, rodneywt1180b said:

Back to the armor.  Great job on it!  Very cool.  Is it for yourself or are you selling it?

I'm selling it. I have a few more I've made or 'up-cycled' like this one:

 

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