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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Well done laddie! Not a style for me, but there is no denying the thought, effort and skill that went into the sporrans construction. I have no doubts that your client will wear it with huge satisfaction and pride.

    Agreed. Well done, Scott!

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    Simply exquisite!

    That sporran transcends craftsmanship rising to pure art - foundationed in the past, framed by the needs/desires of the commissioner, and molded by the mind's eye of the creator into an original work of art. Whoever is blessed enough to possess that gem has not just an heirloom, but a museum piece. Like Simon, I think you outdid yourself. Bravo!
    I changed my signature. The old one was too ridiculous.

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    Mookien totally nailed it.
    "It's all the same to me, war or peace,
    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    I am always so impressed with your work. Very nice.

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    I've always been a huge fan of Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald and I think you've encapsulated the style of the Glasgow School Four quite well. This is an absolute beauty. I do wish the bells had a tiny bit of ornamentation, but I understand if that's what the commissioner wanted.

    If I may lend some advice - Don't attempt to emulate Mucha. You'll spend the rest of your life curling that horse hair and trying to get it to wisp just-right.

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    I can't really add anything that hasn't already been said, but... that's one beautiful sporran, and an amazing display of artistry and craftsmanship!
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    Jings Crivens! That is outstandingly special. Well done Sir. Perfection in my book!!
    Last edited by English Bloke; 13th May 13 at 10:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Bloke View Post
    Jings Crivens! That is outstandingly special. Well done Sir. Perfection in my book!!
    Nice to see you John. To quote Take That - hope your back for good.
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    Never has there been a better sporran maker, great job ,man this is you best hair sporran yet
    Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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    Thanks again, chaps! I did want to add that the soon-to-be owner is trying to join the forum right now, but having some issues getting registered, so hopefully we'll see some pix of it in action in the not-too-distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by mookien View Post
    Simply exquisite!

    That sporran transcends craftsmanship rising to pure art - foundationed in the past, framed by the needs/desires of the commissioner, and molded by the mind's eye of the creator into an original work of art. Whoever is blessed enough to possess that gem has not just an heirloom, but a museum piece. Like Simon, I think you outdid yourself. Bravo!
    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas H View Post
    Never has there been a better sporran maker, great job ,man this is you best hair sporran yet
    Careful, you lot are going to make me blush. I appreciate the sentiment Thomas, but I've still got any number of techniques I'm working on. There have been some truly astonishing sporrans made, particularly in the High Victorian era. I still have quite a way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Llama View Post
    I've always been a huge fan of Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald and I think you've encapsulated the style of the Glasgow School Four quite well. This is an absolute beauty. I do wish the bells had a tiny bit of ornamentation, but I understand if that's what the commissioner wanted.

    If I may lend some advice - Don't attempt to emulate Mucha. You'll spend the rest of your life curling that horse hair and trying to get it to wisp just-right.
    This had me laughing quite a bit. I don't fancy myself a horsey-hair-stylist, so perhaps we should steer toward Mackintosh

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