February 22, 2021
One is my ball mold, ladle, and bar lead carried in a deerskin pouch.
The other is a cleaning kit that is set up for my fowler or my rifle. It’s to use once back in camp for a little better job on cleaning.
I’m using a tinder horn, made by Ron Vail to store the items needed to clean my firearms. The tinder horn works well for this, because of the shape, it fits well in the bottom of my pack or rolled up in a blanket roll.
I have a small cleaning kit in each shot bag also.
February 12, 2021
Here are photos of two shot bags completed for customers. The first is 7” by 7” the second is 7” by 9” there is a small inside pocket in both and the bags have a 1” wide gusset tapering to about 1/2” giving a little added room. The straps are both fitted with a iron buckle and a tab for a pick & brush. The flap is held down with a button. The bags are completely hand stitched, dyed a dark brown and treated with nests foot oil and bee’s wax.
February 3, 2021
January 8, 2021
First finished item for the new year. I picked up this belt axe this past fall and made up the shoulder carriage for it. I don’t know who the maker of the axe is but you can see the makers mark. I believe it’s a cast head. The carriage is made from veg. Tanned leather 4/5 oz. stained a very dark brown and treated with nests foot oil and finished off with bee’s wax. The strap is 3/4 in wide,fitted with a iron buckle.
December 23, 2020
December 18, 2020
Now he is in a better place, walking the fields of god with his old 12ga. Lafever and saying get ready dad, there on point again!