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Offline TwinBlade

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Satchel I made for TBG
« 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









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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 09:14:50 PM »
that is awesome man!
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 09:53:09 PM »
Showoff  ;)
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 12:16:29 AM »
That is awesome looking TB.
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 06:07:32 AM »
Great work!  It is really nice!
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #8 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)

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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #9 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 :)
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 08:27:24 AM »
I love it and I get LOTS of compliments on it. :)

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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #13 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!!
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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 06:20:22 PM »
Awesome!

Fantastic work!

I'm jealous!

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Re: Satchel I made for TBG
« Reply #15 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: