Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

How many of you have one other than hunting?
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Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:40 am

I couldnt find a section on traditional leather crafts so Ill post this here.
I spend a lot of my time making my own traditional gear.
Here are some hunting bags Ive made.
I use bobcat,grey fox,coon, etc.
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by allanburden » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:01 pm

Man you are gifted. Any chance you'd do a build-a-long? Or how to type post? Do you sell any of your work? I wish I had your talent man. Those bags are beautiful.
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:17 pm

Thanks Allan for the kind words.
I dont sale them.
I usually just give them away or I give them to organizations for fund raising or raffles.
I can do a post where I do a bag from start to finish.
I use the book: Recreating the 18th century hunting pouch, by T.C. Albert.
Mr Albert has his own website:http://thehuntingpouch.com/photoblog/?q=node
Mr Albert is a great guy that will help anyone anytime.

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Post by TradRag » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:43 pm

tommyg, that is awesome! Very cool and a build-along would be awesome too. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:51 pm

Thanks TradRag for the kind words.
Ill do a step by step guide on my next project.

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by born2hunt » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:36 pm

Love seeing self-made gear. I like to make my own stuff too, so I really appreciate your craftmanship.

Very nice stuff.

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:14 am

Thanks Ken for the kind words

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by buckwild41 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:18 am

You've got talent for sure. I admire but at times envy guys that have the skill and patience to do work like that. I have a long time friend that can make anything and his leather work is beautiful. Every time I visit he has something new and amazing to show. Too cool....

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:43 am

Thanks buckwild.
I find it calming and relaxing when I work with leather.
It is stress releiving.
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by robert n leeper » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:19 am

wow guys im truly impressed, i do a little leather work, or have in the past, making a possibles bag about 2o years ago, but nothing like the stuff ive seen here... unfortunately im allergic to most types of fur, deer fur and rabbit and cat. its a bother, yes, but even so i admire those people who work with it ...and produce high quality items..wow
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by BowHuntingFool » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:21 pm

Sure is some pretty cool stuff there fellas! Nice!
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by SticknString » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:58 am

That is cool stuff. I do leathercarving and have made several things to include quivers, bible covers, knife sheaths, etc. As soon as I get my computer set up I will post some pictures.SnS

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by Lance Coleman » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:01 pm

tommyg wrote:Thanks buckwild.
I find it calming and relaxing when I work with leather.
It is stress releiving.
OK apparently I'm doin sumpin wrong because when *I* work with leather I wanna choke somebody!

Great work Tommy.
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by tommyg » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:41 pm

Thank you Lance.

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by old training wheels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Hi Tommyg I see that you do beautiful leather works. I noticed in the first picture that you are wearing leather boots. Is this prom plans or did you just make them from scratch> If you did make them from plans could you share them please? Steve

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by Spotted Bull » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:35 pm

I have been admiring this fellers work for awhile now!! Awesome stuff Tom!

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by Seneca Archer » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:22 pm

Rather new here and just started checking out this forum...

That is really, really nice work. All of it. Man I can't imagine the time you've put in to make all that.

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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by bowhunterfrompast » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:25 am

tommyg...that is some awesome work.
Lance Coleman wrote:
tommyg wrote:Thanks buckwild.
I find it calming and relaxing when I work with leather.
It is stress releiving.
OK apparently I'm doin sumpin wrong because when *I* work with leather I wanna choke somebody!

Great work Tommy.
Lance...it's best you stay away from the leather :rolf:
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Re: Traditional leather crafts and Hunting Bags.

Post by mountainrifle » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:45 pm

my experience with leather is limited, but it doesn't take a genius to see the beauty in some of those gear setups! :D
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