Some items I've made

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New to the forum, wanted to share some of the pieces I've made. I'm a hobbyist, but really enjoy it.
This is a small priming horn with some scrimshaw
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A small "Day Horn", holds enough for a full day or light weekend of shooting
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My tomahawk sling
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And here is the patchbox I made for my Kibler Southern Mountain Rifle Kit. My father helped me forge the hinge and make the springs, we had a lot of fun with it.
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New to the forum, wanted to share some of the pieces I've made. I'm a hobbyist, but really enjoy it.
This is a small priming horn with some scrimshaw
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A small "Day Horn", holds enough for a full day or light weekend of shooting
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My tomahawk sling
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And here is the patchbox I made for my Kibler Southern Mountain Rifle Kit. My father helped me forge the hinge and make the springs, we had a lot of fun with it.
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Looking forward to being a part of the forum!
Great start
 

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Just finished another haversack and small pouch which I will paint today with linseed oil and hang on the line for a week or two to age and dry. Fighting Metastatic Melanoma, and up all hours of the night so I may as well be productive! Haversack will hold jerky, parch corn, cup, dried squash, hard tack and gunpowder tea, fire steel and fishing kit etc. Have couple "machine sewn ones, but they just don't "look" right in some camps so had been using my home made saddle bags to hold/carry everything. Have couple new 100% wool blankets coming in so will get a little more canvas and get to work on new bedroll next week. You-all have a nice day!
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Just finished another haversack and small pouch which I will paint today with linseed oil and hang on the line for a week or two to age and dry. Fighting Metastatic Melanoma, and up all hours of the night so I may as well be productive! Haversack will hold jerky, parch corn, cup, dried squash, hard tack and gunpowder tea, fire steel and fishing kit etc. Have couple "machine sewn ones, but they just don't "look" right in some camps so had been using my home made saddle bags to hold/carry everything. Have couple new 100% wool blankets coming in so will get a little more canvas and get to work on new bedroll next week. You-all have a nice day!
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drax that is some nice bags there. You take good care of your self. Post some more of the items you make.
 

drax05

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New to the forum, wanted to share some of the pieces I've made. I'm a hobbyist, but really enjoy it.
This is a small priming horn with some scrimshaw
View attachment 3463
A small "Day Horn", holds enough for a full day or light weekend of shooting
View attachment 3464
My tomahawk sling
View attachment 3465
And here is the patchbox I made for my Kibler Southern Mountain Rifle Kit. My father helped me forge the hinge and make the springs, we had a lot of fun with it.
View attachment 3466

Looking forward to being a part of the forum!
noticed the strap on your hawk sling, looks great, I presume you made it. I have to make a couple now for small pouches and was going to try to make the CLA show this year and pick up couple narrow ones from a lady vendor that weaves them and makes them to color, design, and measure, however this cancer fight may not let me drive up from Mobile Bay area this year.
 

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noticed the strap on your hawk sling, looks great, I presume you made it. I have to make a couple now for small pouches and was going to try to make the CLA show this year and pick up couple narrow ones from a lady vendor that weaves them and makes them to color, design, and measure, however this cancer fight may not let me drive up from Mobile Bay area this year.
Been through it myself. You take care and our prayers, if they do any good, are with you. Keep fighting drax.
 

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Well, I know generally anything you add to hard tack except flour, water, and salt, tends to reduce shelf life. However I have it on good authority that just flour and honey will keep just as long. We'll see. Used whole grain milled flour as the white flour we know now wasn't common until after 1906 or so when they allowed certain chemicals to be used in the bleaching process. I heated the honey a little, mixed it straight into the flour, did vary a little from the recommended method by adding a pinch of salt, and then lightly sprinkling salt on top of pressed cakes. Baked about 20 minutes at 300, then turned off and let cool with door cracked, had to later dry at 120 or so for couple hours. Came out as hard and tough as my regular hard tack. I usually twice bake/dry it, but one go-around seemed to do ok on this. They tasted great. Will have to check on the historical provenance of this method, as to date, have never seen it referenced. Will hang it in the cloth sacks from the ceiling in my reloading room for year or so. Made enough to sample along the way....
 

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