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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: TwinBlade on August 22, 2012, 09:08:23 PM

Title: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: TwinBlade on August 22, 2012, 09:08:23 PM
Never even thought to post it but saw St Nicks thread and figured I would. She has used it every day for well over a year and loves it. Every hole was punched by hand by one of those rotary punches (yes my wrists were swollen for weeks) and totally hand stitched :)

On a side note, Chicago screws need locktite... :D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/DSC04070.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/DSC04069.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/DSC04068.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/DSC04067.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/DSC04066.jpg)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: Red on August 22, 2012, 09:14:50 PM
that is awesome man!
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: GrowlingBear on August 22, 2012, 09:34:20 PM
That's really spiffy, TB!  You need a Dremel drill press.  Best piece of leather working equipment I ever bought.
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: wolfy on August 22, 2012, 09:47:49 PM
Nice work TB.......reminds me of the mail pouches that were part of the mochilla on the old Pony Express saddles! :deadhorse:
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: Saintnick001 on August 22, 2012, 09:53:09 PM
Showoff  ;)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: TwinBlade on August 22, 2012, 10:21:37 PM
Showoff  ;)

Bet your ass! LOL!! :rofl: That frickin thing took me 20+ hours easy. Unless someone has some REALLY deep pockets, or by some stroke of misfirtune she loses it, ...

Never again :D

 
That's really spiffy, TB!  You need a Dremel drill press.  Best piece of leather working equipment I ever bought.

I will check into that. I have the Dremel already. What size drill bit ya use?
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: greyhound352 on August 23, 2012, 12:16:29 AM
That is awesome looking TB.
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: MATT CHAOS on August 23, 2012, 06:07:32 AM
Great work!  It is really nice!
 :)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: land cruiser on August 23, 2012, 07:37:41 AM
Very very nice. Not the form my wife prefers, otherwise I would certainly explore just how deep the pockets need to be8)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: TwinBlade on August 23, 2012, 08:24:00 AM
And thanks for the kind words folks. She really does love it and that's  what matters most :)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: TwinBlades Girl on August 23, 2012, 08:27:24 AM
I love it and I get LOTS of compliments on it. :)
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 23, 2012, 09:21:28 AM
Great job on that!

Couple of things I've found to make it easier. Drill your holes instead of punching them. And, a little teflon tape will keep thosv Chicago screws from backing out if you don't have loctite handy.
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: TwinBlade on August 23, 2012, 11:14:32 AM
Great job on that!

Couple of things I've found to make it easier. Drill your holes instead of punching them. And, a little teflon tape will keep thosv Chicago screws from backing out if you don't have loctite handy.

Yup, I forgot to say that I also use beeswax. A little chunk on the threads really seals it up, like Teflon tape, without being unable to take apart with locktite. Even blue locktite makes it hard to take apart.
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: trentu on August 23, 2012, 05:06:24 PM
Let me know what you would trade for one of those babies!! I carry a canvas mansatchel in OD green but would be proud to carry one of those! Nice job!!
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: Mr. Tettnanger on August 23, 2012, 06:20:22 PM
Awesome!

Fantastic work!

I'm jealous!
Title: Re: Satchel I made for TBG
Post by: WI_Woodsman on April 09, 2013, 04:49:20 PM
Wow, individually hand punched now that is devotion!  Very cool satchel it's reminiscent of WWII equipment, love it!   :thumbsup: