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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Shaun, with my great-grandmother having been a Johnston, does this mean we can no longer be friends? Or should I just let you thump me next time we meet up so you can get it out of your system?
    Toby......there are enough Johnstons in Texas, walk with the clan.

    So, anymore on artificial mask sporrans?
    Last edited by Baeau; 6th March 19 at 06:44 PM. Reason: took out the edged weapon reference,...rule 11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Shaun, with my great-grandmother having been a Johnston, does this mean we can no longer be friends? Or should I just let you thump me next time we meet up so you can get it out of your system?

    Toby, the days of the border families “thumping” one another are long since past (though the Johnston(e)/Maxwell feud was one for the record books! I’ve heard it described as the largest non-state war in European history). Ultimately, it went very badly for the Maxwells at the Battle of Dryfe Sands, but the violence simmered on a while longer.

    Let’s just say that our families made the Hatfields & McCoys seem like amateurs when it came to feuding.

    That said, the only thump you’re likely to receive from me is a clap on the back, a handshake and the offer of a dram or beer!😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by imbrius View Post
    LOL @ Muppet on a chain.
    Don't laugh. I have seen it done.
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    On the subject of more humane ways of sporran production but is it possible to produce a real fur sporran from grooming clippings?

    So for example I have a westie who I threaten with thehaggis and sporran factory when he's naughty...

    Then I thought whether next time he got groomed if the fur had been prewashed and brushed prior to clipping could the clippings be used on a leather sporran or would it just look rubbish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Thomson View Post
    On the subject of more humane ways of sporran production but is it possible to produce a real fur sporran from grooming clippings?

    So for example I have a westie who I threaten with thehaggis and sporran factory when he's naughty...

    Then I thought whether next time he got groomed if the fur had been prewashed and brushed prior to clipping could the clippings be used on a leather sporran or would it just look rubbish?
    I would guess that most of not all fur sporrans use pelts (hide with hair/fur still attached). I don’t know if there’s a feasible way to attach loose hair to leather.

    On the other hand there are film costumes made to look like natural fur/hair so it might be possible. Think of the Sasquatch costume from Harry and the hendersons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Thomson View Post
    On the subject of more humane ways of sporran production but is it possible to produce a real fur sporran from grooming clippings?

    So for example I have a westie who I threaten with thehaggis and sporran factory when he's naughty...

    Then I thought whether next time he got groomed if the fur had been prewashed and brushed prior to clipping could the clippings be used on a leather sporran or would it just look rubbish?
    I think you’d be more likely to need a pelt than clippings, which might be a little hard on your dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    I think you’d be more likely to need a pelt than clippings, which might be a little hard on your dog!

    SM
    Lol not doing that no matter how naughty he is.
    I guess one way to produce the effect of hide would be stitching the clipping through the leather and glueing on the inside. But I guess that would take ages!

    How do synthetic makers do it?

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