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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMillans son View Post
    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
    I actually like the tassels a wee bit longer than the bag/front. This is often seen in vintage sporrans; both for daywear and eveningwear. It's actually a style that I have chosen for my next sporran commission with Scott.

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    That is great. The video is really concise. Watch it enough and you may be able to do it in your sleep. I am really glad you brought that gem back.

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    You are indeed a master! I was also fascinated by the video.
    Great work as always!
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    Thanks, All! Figuring out the lacing was one of those 'Pound Head Here' sort of nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacMillans son View Post
    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
    Generally speaking, I agree with you. This one was built as close to the original's specs as possible, and as Kyle notes below, the 'tassels-below-the-bottom-edge' look was quite common. So the design stayed as-intended. If I were to make one for myself I'd probably shorten the hang of all three by a little bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by creagdhubh View Post
    I actually like the tassels a wee bit longer than the bag/front. This is often seen in vintage sporrans; both for daywear and eveningwear. It's actually a style that I have chosen for my next sporran commission with Scott.


    Quote Originally Posted by Theyoungkiltman View Post
    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)
    That particular tool is a Pinking Iron, and no, I don't currently own any. I cannot locate anyone today who is making them, and good quality antique pieces go for an arm and a leg.
    After completing this piece I am considering having a set made, consisting of two different 'sawtooth' sizes and two scalloped sizes, which are the four primary shape/size combos I use.

    The other issue I found is that there are a good number of steps missing as the sporran is made. You never see the craftsman set a snap anywhere, but one appears on the inside of the flap eventually. Rather comically, it's mate never appears on the front of the bag- so something was either left out or they were making these with a really useless snap

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    artificer Pronunciation: \r-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈr-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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    outstanding work
    Buaidh tro rite

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    Beautiful work! Did you also wear a coat and tie to make yours, Scott? Classy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thistledubh View Post
    Beautiful work! Did you also wear a coat and tie to make yours, Scott? Classy!
    LOL! Not only do I NOT wear a jacket and tie in the shop but I can tell you that there is a very specific reason that film is Silent, as much cursing is involved in several of those cutting and assembly procedures.

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    artificer Pronunciation: \r-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈr-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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    Very impressive work, Sir! Thank you for sharing the excellent photos and the fascinating film.
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    Virtus et Victoria - Virtue and Victory
    "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by artificer View Post
    LOL! Not only do I NOT wear a jacket and tie in the shop but I can tell you that there is a very specific reason that film is Silent, as much cursing is involved in several of those cutting and assembly procedures.

    ith:
    That gent sure makes using a head knife look easy, though.

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    Wow! Gorgeous!

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