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    DIY Sporran #3, Rob Roy Sporran

    Decided to give this a go for myself. Stopped by a few thrift stores today and picked up 3 wool sports coats for conversion at a later date, and a leather purse and long ladies leather coat. I should be able to make quite a few sporrans with the leather I have now. I cranked this baby out in just a few hours. I still need a pic of someone elses Rob Roy from the back so I can see how it attaches to a belt? or is hung?
    [B][COLOR=seagreen]Irish[/COLOR][/B] of the Clan [COLOR=seagreen][B]Gaffney[/B][/COLOR] from the County Cork.
    [I]"You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would."[/I]
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    Great job for such a short time. Man you have talant! Keep up the good work!

    And BIG projects in the future?

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    here's how I do it. I attached the tab before I assemble the sporran, though.

    Convener, Georgia Chapter, House of Gordon (Boss H.O.G.)

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    Finished... Once again Thanks to all you guys for your willingness to post pics and answer questions. This really is a great group we have here. I feel very fortunate to be part of it.

    If I can get it to upload... I have pics of the finished piece.



    I went with a Celtic trinity knot for the clasp button. ( cause I'm still a good 'ol Irish Catholic boy at heart ) At a later date I may swap out the braided leather for some Bola diamond braided lanyard. ( I braided this myself, and it looks like it.
    [B][COLOR=seagreen]Irish[/COLOR][/B] of the Clan [COLOR=seagreen][B]Gaffney[/B][/COLOR] from the County Cork.
    [I]"You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would."[/I]
    [I]- Irish Saying[/I]

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    Sounds good.
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    I really like the trinity knot closure. Then again, I too am of the Irish-Catholic upbringing.
    The Barry

    "Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis;
    voca me cum benedictis." -"Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath)

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    Very nice job!

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    The Boy Scouts' stores have a nifty manual for doing all types of braiding! You might check there. What you have done is quite good BTW, just needs a little more practice.

    Great job!
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    looks great

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    That looks great, dude!
    Gillmore of Clan Morrison

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