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    I have reviewed many of your works Scott and I am constantly amazed and humbled by your dedication to your "art". What a blessing...keep up the good work! Maybe one day we'll collaborate on a "Tribal" themed piece....

    Hawk
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    Quote Originally Posted by artificer View Post

    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, mouldering 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?

    I hate to see things disappear, especially well crafted things.

    ith:
    Scott , what a stunning piece of work !!! I can see why you were excited to get started on such a classic sporran commission . Wow !!!

    Your precise craftsmanship is definitely second to none and your range of expertise from metal work / leather work / fur / hair .... has always impressed me .... that combination is rare in today's world .

    I share your thoughts and questions on the originals .

    I do have one guess on what happened to the original makers ..... they are setting in the hereafter and are smiling down with great appreciation of your continuation of the trade !

    Best , Mike
    Mike Montgomery
    Clan Montgomery Society , International

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    Nice one mate! Top class.

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    Thanks again, all. I'm truly humbled at the reception this piece has gotten.

    I'm actually going to print out this thread in it's entirety, laminate it, and hang it in my shop. On days when I'm pulling my hair out in frustration when dealing with some odd characteristic of a leather/fur, or some particularly troublesome braze I'll look up, read this, and feel worlds better.

    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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    That is beautiful work!! I'm thinking of having you make me another after I find the right cantles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkman View Post
    That is beautiful work!! I'm thinking of having you make me another after I find the right cantles!
    I actually make the cantles, @Sharkman, so there's really no need to find one.

    Actually, the reason I started making them was that old brass cantles were so darned hard to find. Of course it's been over two years and I haven't gotten to make one for myself yet.

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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 artificer View Post
    Thanks again, all. I'm truly humbled at the reception this piece has gotten.

    I'm actually going to print out this thread in it's entirety, laminate it, and hang it in my shop. On days when I'm pulling my hair out in frustration when dealing with some odd characteristic of a leather/fur, or some particularly troublesome braze I'll look up, read this, and feel worlds better.

    ith:
    Now, that's a splendid idea, Scott! You deserve all the accolades and more, my friend.

    Slainte,

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