March 30, 2021
Another shot bag is finished for a customer.
It’s 7” at the opening and tapers out to 91/4” and is 8” deep with a 1” gusset. The inside pocket is 5” wide by 3” deep. The seams are all welted and everything is hand stitched. The flap is large enough to keep everything secured in the bag yet opens wide enough to retrieve what you need. The strap is 1” wide with a iron buckle also added is a iron ring to the strap to carry a pick and brush.
March 10, 2021
Sometimes I take a little time out and put together a shot bag that isn’t for a customer. This is small simple bag, 6” wide by 7” deep, small inside pocket, welted seam and I lined the flap and trimmed it out with a rolled edge. Add a copper button to hold the flap in place. The strap is 1” wide and fitted with a forged iron buckle. It’s all hand stitched, dyed a dark brown and treated with a bee’s wax and bear oil.
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. From the makers mark it was made by Larry Zornes from the Mold & Gunshop. 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.