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Online dhaverstick

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Finished this shooting bag last night
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:57:15 AM »
This is a shooting bag/purse I finished last night. I'm donating it to the United Bowhunters of Missouri Festival live auction held this coming Saturday, February 9th. The body of the bag is elk hide and the trim is deer hide. The dark brown bling is elephant ear and the scaly stuff is ostrich leg skin. I carved the D rings and hooks from moose antler and the buttons from deer antler. Everything was sewn by hand using artificial sinew. The bag has a large main compartment and a patch pocket on the inside. It has a gusset pocket on the front and a patch pocket on the back.The strap is adjustable. Hopefully, it will make the club a little money.

Darren


Front of bag



Back of bag

Inside main compartment

Front outer pocket

Back outer pocket

Side of bag


Strap closeup


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Re: Finished this shooting bag last night
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 05:04:47 PM »
Wow Darren,  you did a great job on that!  Where do you get your exotic skins?

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Re: Finished this shooting bag last night
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
I'd say you're in a class all you own, Darren... I can't even envision how you do such artistic stuff...

Hopefully that will bring big bucks...

Very beautify, ornate and artistic!

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Re: Finished this shooting bag last night
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 08:52:08 AM »
Wow Darren,  you did a great job on that!  Where do you get your exotic skins?

Rodd, you can buy most of them from various places on the web including Ebay. However, I have the good fortune of working in Springfield, MO which is the home of Springfield Leather Company. They are one of the largest leather suppliers in the country and when I walk into the store the folks there holler my name like they did for Norm on the old sitcom, "Cheers". It would probably be easier for everyone involved if I just had half my paycheck automatically sent to them each month. They always have some exotics laying around for me to fondle.

Darren