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  1. Acrylic will definitely work as an antique but it all depends on your application and if it suits it or not. Sorry if it is ruined, I hate it when that happens.
  2. Ahhh, I did take a bit of a Murica centric approach to that, apologies. Sucks y'all have them too up there. I'm actually surprised we don't have them here to be honest.
  3. That looks very classy. The only thing I can add is that since it is black anyway, you could soak that piece in beeswax and never have to worry about weather. Well, maybe a tornado, but rain and mud would bead right off.
  4. Yeah, gluing would be off the table but you could also just run a hairdryaer or heat gun around the stitch line and bond the beeswax from both side into one. That'll make it water (or whiskey) tight. Since you can't see the inside you could even forego the building up of the wax layer on the inside. It is more for aesthetics anyway.
  5. Was going to suggest that. Glad that you found it. Ours don't have safety caps this side of the Atlantic.
  6. Beautiful work and great color choice with the bison brown!
  7. @chuck123wapati, I haven't made a canteen, yet, but have made several mugs with just beeswax and what I do is I put the mug in a food saver bag with beeswax and then seal it. In a pot that can accommodate it, I use a silicone oven mitt and start submerging the mug in the very hot but not boiling water until all the beeswax has liquefied and has coated the mug. Once you are sure all the leather is impregnated with beeswax, take it out of the pot and out of the bag. Ensure the shape is what you want it to be and then let it cool. Keep the beeswax in the bag and submerge it to keep it liquid and once the mug is cool enough, pour the beeswax back into the mug and slowly tilt it to cover the inside of the mug with the desired thickness of wax and pour out the rest. After the first one you figure out a lot on how to do it better on subsequent ones. I say all that to say when I get to making the canteen, I'll approach it similarly. Not sure how to keep the belly on the canteen though, maybe just pour in the liquid wax from the start? YouTube probably has some answers too.
  8. Sinabroks. Sorry, I mentioned them in your craft beer caddy thread as well. I love mine. I don't have the punches but if they are anywhere close to the stitching irons they will make you happy.
  9. Sinabroks make me smile. They aren't giving them away but man are they good irons!
  10. That looks about as good of a fit as I've ever seen on a holster @tsunkasapa and the stitching and stamping look about perfect.
  11. Hell yeah, man. That is some hooah stuff right there! Can't wait to see the final product.
  12. Another beautiful piece! I used to live down by the mouse house...be careful about reproducing Disney stuff, they will drop a lawsuit on a child for drawing Mickey ears in crayon.
  13. lol, that one on the left is suuuuuuper long. Don't get me wrong, the work looks just fine but I can't help imagining Clint Eastwood pulling out a long barrel like that during a duel.
  14. *low slow whistle* That is super nice work @Danne!
  15. Yet another exquisite design and execution @Marius Pirvu!
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