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  1. #1
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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?
    Irish of the Clan Gaffney from the County Cork.
    "You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would."
    - Irish Saying

  2. #2
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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?

  3. #3
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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.)

    Where 4 Scotsmen gather there'll usually be a fifth.
    7/5 of the world's population have a difficult time with fractions.

  4. #4
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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.
    Irish of the Clan Gaffney from the County Cork.
    "You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would."
    - Irish Saying

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    Sounds good.
    I tried to ask my inner curmudgeon before posting, but he sprayed me with the garden hose…
    Yes, I have squirrels in my brain…

  6. #6
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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)

  7. #7
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    Very nice job!

  8. #8
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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!
    The pipes are calling, resistance is futile. - MacTalla Mor

  9. #9
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    looks great

  10. #10
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    That looks great, dude!
    Gillmore of Clan Morrison

    "Long Live the Long Shirts!"- Ryan Ross

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