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by Spotted Bull
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Alternatives to flint?
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Alternatives to flint?

An agate may work, but I can't promise. Your best bet would be to get a fire steel and try out various pieces until you find something that makes a good spark. Then knap it into shape for your lock.
by Spotted Bull
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 9376

Re: Photos

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OK, I understand that. I wasnt aware that it worked that way. I did find a website called imgur.com. The image above is posted using that web site. The format is essentially the same as photobucket.
by Spotted Bull
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 9376

Re: Photos

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I just wanted to show that this forum has the capability of uploading photos from your computer...
by Spotted Bull
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Knife Sheaths
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Re: Knife Sheaths

Im sorry I don't have any pics of the backs, but I will say that I just make a long loop and just stitch it across to the back of the sheath.
by Spotted Bull
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Leather Work
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Leather Work

hawkthrower wrote:Nice work! Love to see what you include in your fire starter kit........
Well this isn't my fire kit, just a prototype for ones I may make for sale. But there is a nice sharp piece of flint and there will be a tinder tube with a piece of cotton rope in it as well.
by Spotted Bull
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Leather Work
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Leather Work

Spent a little time at the work table this weekend. Made a double sheath for my throwing knives. I need to take a pic of it since I oiled and worked it down so that the knives fit more tightly. http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/1622864_10201546929422106_37173490_n_zpsa0b369...
by Spotted Bull
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Knife Sheaths
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Knife Sheaths

Here are a couple of knife sheaths I made...these are the first two I've ever done. The brown one has skunk tail fur in the tin cones. Not quite Chuck Burrows quality but I like how they turned out. http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0290_zpse97d30e6.jpg http://i299.phot...
by Spotted Bull
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Wilderness Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Wilderness Bag

study and practice my friend...lots of sore fingers and tired hands.
by Spotted Bull
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: cerimonial pipe and bag beadwork etc
Replies: 11
Views: 4377

Re: cerimonial pipe and bag beadwork etc

Cant wait to see the progress pics and the finished product.
by Spotted Bull
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: MY Shooting Bag
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

MY Shooting Bag

Well I got to looking the other day and realized that I didn't have a bag to carry to the vous that I made myself... :oops: Yeah I am also a maintenance man, and I had a drippy faucet and a broken dishwasher up until yesterday too. So I made myself a little pouch outta 3 oz veg tan. I put a double t...
by Spotted Bull
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Wilderness Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Wilderness Bag

In the ministry that I am involved in there are three different levels, the top-most of which is called Wilderness. To get there you have to go through testing and an all-night prayer vigil. One of the requirements is to make a trade item and donate it to a missions auction. Naturally, my trade is l...
by Spotted Bull
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Leatherin'...
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Leatherin'...

Here are a couple of things I just finished this week. First is a little bag for a Christmas present... http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0212.jpg http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0213.jpg Next is a bag that I made for a charity auction to...
by Spotted Bull
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Squirrel Cooker
Replies: 0
Views: 1431

Squirrel Cooker

I had my favorite blacksmith make me up a squirrel cooker set and ole Wally Peters does a great job with the steel...His twists are really really cool! http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0190.jpg http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0191.jpg ht...
by Spotted Bull
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Some Stuff...
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Some Stuff...

bag I made for a Christmas present for a young buck. My wife is making him a shirt, and a good friend is giving him a muzzleloader as well...great great kid that has had a kinda hard go of it lately but has a kind generous spirit! http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0180....
by Spotted Bull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Shooting box i made
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: Shooting box i made

THAT IS AWESOME! I have been wanting one about that size and shape for the wife...
by Spotted Bull
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Keeping Busy
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Keeping Busy

Here are a trio I made for a trade...

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by Spotted Bull
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Rum Horn
Replies: 7
Views: 3352

Re: Rum Horn

Beautiful scrim work there Cap...that really shines.
by Spotted Bull
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Double Pouch
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Double Pouch

Here is one I put together for a friend. He wanted a deep bag with two sections and some fringe...Not very good pictures because I couldn't see my phone when I took them, Its made from oiled chrome tan and hand sewn with waxed linen. Each section has a pocket sewn to the top with the flap folded ove...
by Spotted Bull
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: belt bags
Replies: 5
Views: 3800

Re: belt bags

Very nice work for both of you. I am always amazed at the regularity of the stitching some folks get. Mine always ends up with varied lengths on the stitches, and the back goes in zig-zags. :shock: I've made several holsters and knife sheaths which were serviceable, but not too pretty! -Kees- The t...
by Spotted Bull
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: belt bags
Replies: 5
Views: 3800

Re: belt bags

Hanshi all it takes is practice and a little bit of instruction. I suggest that you get the book, "Recreating the 18th Century Hunting Pouch"...best book there is on the subject. Taught me a LOT!

By the way...gonna copy that style!
by Spotted Bull
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: belt bags
Replies: 5
Views: 3800

belt bags

Sewed this up with selling it on my mind, then the wife took a shining to it...so she gets it. Little belt bag that was sewn with waxed linen and then browned in the sun, then oiled up good with bear grease and mink oil. I engraved a celtic cross on the front flap. Its about 4 1/4" by 4 1/2". http:/...
by Spotted Bull
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: 40 for squirrels??
Replies: 8
Views: 3005

Re: 40 for squirrels??

Track of the Wolf sells just about every caliber know to man I think...
by Spotted Bull
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Fav rod tips and why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: Fav rod tips and why?

I leave the jag attached to all of my ramrods. That way I don't lose the stupid thing...unless it comes unscrewed down the barrel. Had that happen once, many moons ago. Didn't even know it until I went to swab before the next shot... :oops:
by Spotted Bull
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Rifle Storage...
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Rifle Storage...

This is something that I was told by the folks that got me into BP shooting...store your rifles with the barrel pointed down on a cloth. This will keep excess barrel lube from running down and collecting in the breach area and getting into the vent and nipple channels? Anyone else do this? The ones ...
by Spotted Bull
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: CVA Missouri
Replies: 11
Views: 5158

Re: CVA Missouri

Cap I usually add several drops of dish washing liquid to my hot water...not sure if it helps, but it certainly doesn't hurt! After I have the barrel good and clean, I run a couple of patches down to help dry the barrel, then lube it up good.
by Spotted Bull
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Who Makes Leather Sheaths??
Replies: 19
Views: 9727

Re: Who Makes Leather Sheaths??

Im a leather worker and make knife sheaths on occasion...
by Spotted Bull
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Spider Web Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Re: Spider Web Bag

Thanks guys! Hanshi, I drew it very lightly with pencil first, then wet the leather ALOT and let it soak in a little so that it went deeper into the leather. Then I used an empty mechanical pencil to draw the lines into the leather. Let it dry some and dye it. If you draw it in deeply it can look pr...
by Spotted Bull
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Spider Web Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Spider Web Bag

A bag I crafted for a feller in trade for a nice mountain man type blanket! It has a rather short strap because the gentleman wears his bag up close to his armpit...spider web on the flap and a bone button for adjustment on the back. http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/109b44...
by Spotted Bull
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: why dont you ????
Replies: 16
Views: 7468

Re: why dont you ????

DUDE! I want that!!!

VERY cooool Cap!!
by Spotted Bull
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Recent Work...
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Recent Work...

A bag sewn as first prize for a ladies black powder shoot. Notice the AWESOME woven strap by the AWESOME Weaving Welshman! http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0044.jpg http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/RoaringBull_photos/IMAG0045.jpg http://i299.photobucket.com/alb...