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    A Movie Star Comes Back To Life!

    Well, perhaps that's not entirely accurate, but "A Documentary Feature Comes Back To Life" doesn't have quite the ring, no?

    Some X-Markers may be familiar with a certain short from the Scottish Screen Archive documenting the hand crafting of a sporran in the mid 1950s.

    I've just put the finishing touches on it's grandson.



    In custom-dyed pigskin- the colours were changed by the commissioner from the original (which had more of a mustard-yellow cast), and I slightly altered the carved detail
    applied to the flap, but other than that it's almost identical. The commissioner also specified an acid green interior with a card pocket and key lanyard.



    Along with a matching casual belt in the Sam Browne style and a matching sporran strap.



    After having watched and re-watched the movie so many times it was a real treat to get to make one.

    As always, constructive commentary is most welcome.

    ith:
    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
    Artificer Custom Sporrans
    *Home of the Original Kenneth MacLeay Sporran Project & Functional Brass Cantles*

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    Quote Originally Posted by artificer View Post
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    As always, constructive commentary is most welcome.

    ith:
    What do you expect, do you really think that anyone here has anything else to say than:
    WOW that is BRILLIANT

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    That is just amazing!!! Well done again great wee video as well.

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    I`m just shaking my head and chuckling. Man, you are awesome! Glad to see someone take advantage of that classic vid. Well done!!

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    Does your skill know no limit, Scott? Bravo, my friend. Bravo!

    The Official [BREN]

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    Very nice, as always, Artificer!

    However, if I WERE to offer some constructive commentary, or inquiry, it would be to perhaps see what it would look like with the outside tassels shortened a little bit to match the radius of the bag.

    It is always a pleasure to see your work, I really appreciate folks who are really good at what they do and you certainly know your stuff.

    Thanks for the look.

    Brooke

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that sporran! I too saw the video and was amazed at the work involved.. did you use the same sort of tool on the tassels in the video? (I forget what its called)
    Last edited by Theyoungkiltman; 28th August 14 at 12:31 AM.

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    That's absolutely fantastic! This could be my favourite one you've made.

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    As everyone else has said.... Amazing craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing

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    Very, very smart! Wow!!! Now, I'm looking even more forward to my own commission. How exciting!

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