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FrontierGander

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Made this last night! Pretty basic. I will think up my own design that suites my way of shooting/hunting best. I ended up splitting the leather thong and added some beads for a little pop. Overall, I am really darn happy with it. I made it with a very wide mouth at top so the balls come out easier.
 

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Looks really good! Very well done.  You'll be happy with that wider mouth. Not so easy for balls to hang up when you need one in a hurry.

What kind of leather is that? It's a great color.
 

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you know, i am not sure. It is cow hide, but very soft. I used rays gun stock wax on it to darken it up.

I also used 80lb artificial sinew, 3 layers actually, to sew it up. I wanted to  make sure she  didnt come apart lol. Next time, I would prefer to use leather stitching so it matches my shooting bag.
 

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Here's the second ball bag I just made. I cut the "ears" off and used leather lacing and at the end, tied it off to leave me with a little strap that I can slide my belt through while hunting. I like my ball bag attached to my belt.
 

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That second one is like the one I made a while back. It's easy to do and works well.
 

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I need to use the hides I got from you Jonathan, they are thin enough for ball bags and small bags for accessories.
 

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