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My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:33:19 PM »
This is my possibles bag I made recently.  Bison hide body, deer hide trim & horse hide hanger tabs.  My everyday bag for out in the woods, holds everything I need.
The strike-a-light box is an Altoids tin that I hammered the lid with a ball peen...to get rid of the embossed logo, fired charcloth in my woodstove.  Ferro rod & a piece of hacksaw blade striker, the handles are deer antler from my 'yard'.  The knife is a little Coon Hunter, the sheath is rawhide covered in Bison hide, attached with the Chicago screw to the horse hide strap hanger.
Holds my food bag ( a 5lb flour sack ) my little Bubba coffee thermos & various other sundries, just fine.  Use it just about every day. 
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 04:54:06 PM »
Well done.  That looks right handy (or left handy if you prefer).

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 05:06:22 PM »
Damn that's nice. Nice choice of leather too. Top shelf stuff.
How'd you get the deer hide trim on there? That really sets the bag off nicely.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 05:08:01 PM »
Actually I think I see it now. Double it over and stitch it in the seams?
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 05:16:18 PM »
That looks very nicely done.. :thumbsup:
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 05:21:37 PM »
Thanks, folks.
Nick, I make piping for the trim, cut a strip of deerhide about 3/4 inch wide & long enough to go all around, glue some waxed hemp cord down the center, then fold to make a rounded edge.  Then I sew that piping strip into the seams.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 05:25:14 PM »
Thanks Quinn. I'm gonna have to use that trick on something now.
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My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 05:25:43 PM »
That's a good looking bag right there :thumbsup:
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 05:45:58 PM »
:thumbsup:
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 05:55:19 PM »
Very nice, do like the trim.
I'd carry that proudly.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 06:44:59 PM »
Great job.  I like it.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 09:45:24 PM »
Thank you
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 09:48:07 PM »
Yeah Quinn nice job, the trim really makes the bag pop, did you hand stitch that or did you machine stitch it?   :thumbsup:

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2013, 06:18:03 AM »
Quinn that's a gorgeous bag!   Is or could the cover flap be used as a pocket too?  Say for maps or something?

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013, 09:48:14 AM »
Very nicey.

The contrast in colors really sets it off!

Well done!

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2013, 01:44:02 PM »
Thanks, again.
Woodsman, it's all hand stitched. Days of hand stitching, just an old Osborne awl, two harness needles and a bunch of heavy cobbler's thread.

WW...no, the top flap is closed, but I suppose one could leave the inside top seam open, close with a button or something...mite make the flap cumbersome, though.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2013, 02:05:40 PM »
Thanks, again.
Woodsman, it's all hand stitched. Days of hand stitching, just an old Osborne awl, two harness needles and a bunch of heavy cobbler's thread.


You 'da man, Quinn! :hail:   I REALLY like the combination of different textures and colors in that bag, but the workmanship is just OUTSTANDING!   :cheers:
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2013, 02:35:37 PM »
Thanks, again.
Woodsman, it's all hand stitched. Days of hand stitching, just an old Osborne awl, two harness needles and a bunch of heavy cobbler's thread.


You 'da man, Quinn! :hail:   I REALLY like the combination of different textures and colors in that bag, but the workmanship is just OUTSTANDING!   :cheers:
+1!  Hand stitching 4 laters of leather while keeping them all lined up!  :hail:

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2013, 02:58:25 PM »
Thanks, again.
Woodsman, it's all hand stitched. Days of hand stitching, just an old Osborne awl, two harness needles and a bunch of heavy cobbler's thread.


You 'da man, Quinn! :hail:   I REALLY like the combination of different textures and colors in that bag, but the workmanship is just OUTSTANDING!   :cheers:
+1!  Hand stitching 4 laters of leather while keeping them all lined up!  :hail:

Thanks, Wolfy
Woodsman, I glued the seam edges to keep them straight for stitching...Weldwoo d contact cement from the hardware store. For my purposes it works as well as Barge cement, and it seems now one has to produce a business license to purchase good old formula Barge, in the yellow can, not the blue can 'safer' stuff. (which doesn't work as well)
Now, stitching through 3 or 4 layers of horsehide...ya need Popeye arms for that!
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2013, 03:34:31 PM »
You're kiddin' me!   We have "Glue Nazis", now? :doh:  I still have some left, but I have to have a permit to buy my next can of the 'good stuff'? :pissed: :shrug:

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2013, 12:15:33 AM »
Oooohhhh....now that is nice. The piping especially gives it a very refined look.

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2013, 08:59:04 PM »
That's a pretty sweet bag, Quinn.  If you don't mind my asking, what was the weight of the bison hide leather?  4 -5 oz.?  Less?  I've been thinking about making my own and haven't decided what weight of leather would be the best to keep it light, but strong and long-wearing.  I've made a lot of knife sheaths, belts and holsters, a possibles bag would be something new for me.

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2013, 09:53:21 PM »
Thank you, Half Axe.  I appreciate it.
The bison hide is about 6 oz, but it has a nice soft hand, as you can probably tell from the pics.
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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2013, 10:25:25 AM »
Really nice bag! The attention to detail is spot on.  :)

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2013, 11:49:10 AM »
Wow. That's nice.

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Re: My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2013, 06:50:29 PM »
This has got to be the "Gucci" of Possibles Bags!  8)

If it were mine, I'd probably lose custody of it to my wife. Like that would be a first. . .

But really, and I do mean most seriously, very well done!

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My possibles bag (pic heavy)
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2013, 12:43:37 PM »
Oh nice!!! I'm wanting to make my own pack and this just add fuel to my fire...