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  1. Nice finished edge and stitching. Heavy duty.
  2. Very nice, I like the case design as well, something old is new again.
  3. Thanks, yeh 40 + years for me, except for 5 year beard phase in early 80's. Had used a Lee valley kit to make a razor before and had some left over wood so thought what the heck I 'll try recycling an old razor.
  4. Yes took old razor and removed head, made handle, with some left over cherry, birds eye maple, bamboo plugs and resin.
  5. Made a travelling razor from an old Gillette razor to see it was feasible, like how it turned out so tried to figure out a case. It came out pretty well, I like the sort of industrial look to it. Don't like the stitching on the flap, but was rushing when I worked on that part. Snaps went on well which had been an issue in the past, but need work on my mounded leather measuring, but I feel the irregularity makes for an interesting look. (Or have convinced myself of that as I like the case.).
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    Black Powder Possibles Bag

    Bag with my brother in law's firearms. Fits all his bits and bobs so he is happy.
  7. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  10. 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.
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    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.
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    Restoring a W. Rose round knife

    Another photo
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    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.