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  1. #21
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    Thanks ever so much. Projects like this are really what keep me excited and engaged. I'm always forced to wonder what happened to the originals. Was it discarded? Still stuffed into a trunk in some attic somewhere, moldering away? How do these things become lost to time? Doubly so the skills- Why were things like this no longer made?

    How does something like this vanish from the world? What happened to it's maker?

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    Fear not, Scott. You create family heirlooms, amazingly beautiful original works of Art that will stand the test of time across the generations. It is a distinct privilege and an honour to own one of your Masterpieces. The path for mine, once I leave this mortal coil, is already well established within the family. It will be passed along, complete with a detailed written & photographic record of our collaboration and a printed copy of your own Thread - The Bespoke Process from Start to Finish, to my daughter and her husband in trust for my grandchildren.

    Scott, through your artistry and friendship, you have become a rich thread our family story. I give you my word, that you, and this family's own Artificer Masterpiece will be appreciated and cherished for many generations to come. Thank you.
    Orionson
    "I seek not to follow in the footsteps of the men of old.
    I seek the things they sought." ~ Basho

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    Oh, my. A fantastic piece of work. I envy the commissioner and covet the sporran, I must say.

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    I always enjoy seeing your new creations Scott. I'm interested to know if you do the heart piercings using a die. They look very accurate and uniform. Keep up the great work! I'm anxious to see some engraving.

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    This is fabulous, I would love to have one made just like it. It is lovely.
    LOCH SLOY!
    Cheers, Wil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluescelt View Post
    I always enjoy seeing your new creations Scott. I'm interested to know if you do the heart piercings using a die. They look very accurate and uniform. Keep up the great work! I'm anxious to see some engraving.
    No Die, they are hand cut using a jeweler's saw and finished with files. Having dies made for each individual project would be immensely expensive and time consuming (not that sawing all those hearts out wasn't time consuming )

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    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 Calgacus View Post
    Well done once again Scott, what a fantastic piece. You have done a sterling job of replicating it perfectly.
    I like that functional cantle, that's very smart, very smart indeed!

    You are the go-to sporran man, anything else is second best.
    I agree. I think that I can actually say that you are the best sporran-maker currently living in the entire world. I've not seen any modern work that's better. Seriously.

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    I know what you mean about time consuming. When I did my wedding sporran I cut a fancy profile on the cantle and it did take quite a lot of cutting, grinding and filing to get it done. One thing that might help with the layout would be to make a drill pattern template of the heart in a piece of steel. It would take out some of the measuring and make repeating consistency of the feature a little easier. Plus, once you have it you can use it on future pieces.

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    I think that is one of your best. The dyed mink is really unique.

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    I cannot add anything to what others have said already. That sporran is a work of art. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Tom

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    With that particular color and nap of fur, I would also have guessed young Bobcat still weaning. I'm pleasantly surprised and impressed. Excellent work!

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