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Offline dhaverstick

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Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:07:32 AM »
I finished this shooting bag last night for a friend of mine. He was adamant about me making the bag as plain as possible but I snuck in a little carp hide bling on the front and back flaps to cover up some stitching. He was quite pleased with the end product. Now he has to wait 9 long months to get the fowler he ordered to go with the bag.

The body and straps of the bag are made from bison hide and the saddle colored trim is elk hide. It has a small gusset pocket on the front, a small patch pocket on the inside of the main compartment, and a large gusset pocket on the back. I carved the D rings and hooks from moose antler and the buttons from deer antler. I then sewed it all up by hand using artificial sinew.

Darren









Offline doc nock

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Re: Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 10:09:07 AM »
Wow, Darren!  You and Bruce do make some functional art...and Tippet, etc...

Then there are the gun builders here...

I may never post up anything I make ever again... I'm such a piker compared to you gents and your lovely work!!!

Offline Huntschool

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Re: Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 05:05:29 PM »
Darren:

Carp hide….  cool.  Really great bag. Do you find the artificial sinew slides through the "holes" easier then waxed linen ?
Bruce A. Hering; AMM 761
Southeastern Illinois College (retired)

Offline dhaverstick

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Re: Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 08:33:13 PM »
I have sewed with waxed linen thread and I think artificial sinew is more versatile. It pulls through the holes more easily, it ties off better, and I can separate the strands to have thinner or thicker thread.

Darren

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Re: Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 12:01:39 AM »
Yep....
Bruce A. Hering; AMM 761
Southeastern Illinois College (retired)

Offline Yewbender

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Re: Finished this "Plain Jane" bag for a friend
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 08:41:19 PM »
Looks great :thumbs: