X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website The Scottish Trading Company
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    Join Date
    1st May 09
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    512
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellent! That is coming out great!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    22nd June 14
    Location
    scotland
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, I am thinking about using brass fittings such as the ones used by leather working to make belts to fix the bag to the cantle.
    This should Allow the bag to be screwed off to change it or polish the cantle. ....what do you recon !!!

  3. #23
    Join Date
    1st May 09
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    512
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That would work or check brass lamp parts for knobs and such. That's where I got parts for my cantle projects. You could drill holes in the front and back plates to use rawhide to attach the bag to the cantle like I did on my last cantle. Artificer has some good examples of that.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    22nd June 14
    Location
    scotland
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haven't considered lamp parts......Will look into that.....pardon the pun...but it may be quiet illuminating.

  5. The Following User Says 'Aye' to jock gray For This Useful Post:


  6. #25
    Join Date
    21st July 14
    Location
    Burien Washington USA
    Posts
    1,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @jock gray, you are a very talented metalsmith! I`m looking forward to seeing your progress on this sporran. I would encourage you to start your own thread in the DIY forum. I like your drawing, too.

  7. The Following 2 Users say 'Aye' to Dughlas mor For This Useful Post:


  8. #26
    Join Date
    22nd June 14
    Location
    scotland
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't know about talented metal Smith !!..... first attempt.
    Useing the only tools at my disposal...4" cutting disc, two old files, and a set of fine nosed files, gas blow tortch ( stole the wife's out the kitchen )and some soft solder.
    It started off 7" wide and 1" deep but was too bulky.
    It is now 6.5" wide and only 0.75" deep.
    The pull catch was made useing a brass flange which had a step in the internal diameter of the aperture, into which I fitted the earth pin of a British electrical plug socket...being flat...and soldered it all together.
    Fixing it under compression useing a compressed spring, washer and pin.
    I do have some brass nuts and bolts for the hinges that I will probably use.
    Any advice would be most welcome.

    It certainly won't have a high polished Finnish as the brass is very old and poorly formed, copper is visible within the brass sheet and is crumbling out in places due to corrosion.....giving a aged look, which will probably suit the final look !!.
    Last edited by jock gray; 30th November 14 at 02:21 PM. Reason: explination of patina within brass sheet

  9. The Following User Says 'Aye' to jock gray For This Useful Post:


  10. #27
    Join Date
    18th October 09
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    8,080
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)



    We approve of this sporran

    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

  11. The Following 3 Users say 'Aye' to OC Richard For This Useful Post:


  12. #28
    Join Date
    30th September 08
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    1,252
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And for something a bit different, Texas bobcat and MOD cantle:

    Shaun Maxwell
    Vice President & Texas Commissioner
    Clan Maxwell Society

  13. The Following 6 Users say 'Aye' to ShaunMaxwell For This Useful Post:


  14. #29
    Join Date
    18th October 09
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    8,080
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's my favourite Artificer sporran of all. Congratulations!

    Have you posted a photo of it being worn in the "Artificer MOD sporrans in action" thread? I'd love to see it.

    Thanks!
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

  15. #30
    Join Date
    30th September 08
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    1,252
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No, OC, I'm afraid the one time I've worn it no photos were taken... I'll try to remedy that at the upcoming Texas Scottish Festival next weekend.
    Shaun Maxwell
    Vice President & Texas Commissioner
    Clan Maxwell Society

  16. The Following User Says 'Aye' to ShaunMaxwell For This Useful Post:


Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0