Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Haversack #2

Got bored again the other night. And since I said I didn't have any use for the first haversack I made, it was perfectly logical to make another one. I can't say this one really went any quicker. Made the flap a different design with different stitching. I will say that my button-hole stitch improved a little, even if you can't really tell it from the picture. Now I have an excuse to go back to Colonial Williamsburg and get another pewter button to complete this. :-)

I know I said I'd never have a use for one, but I actually found myself wishing that I'd brought one with me to the Baltimore Woodworking Show this past weekend. Would have been a good way to carry the mortice chisel and spokeshave that I bought. Much better than that plastic bag that the chisel kept poking through. But I could just see myself repeatedly saying, "It's where I keep all my things. I get a lot of compliments on this. Plus, it's not a man-purse. It's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one."


Eddie Bacon said...

Hey Son, If you cant find a "Don'
t Tread On Me" button, Maybe you could use a cross section of a deer antler. I know where you could get one.

Jamie Bacon said...

No problem finding another Don't Tread On Me button, but I think I like your idea even better. Can you get me something between 3/4" and 7/8", but no bigger than 7/8". And I'm thinking about 3/16" thick. No problem drilling through it right?

Eddie Bacon said...

I can find the size your looking for. Just remember that the thickness and the diameter together have to be able to fit thru the hole. You can try a piece of square stock (round over or sand the rough edges)to see what the ideal size should be. Or better still I'll find one of my old racks that will have at least 7/8" diameter to it and you can get your ideal size from it. and you will have plenty of left over for some other project or decorate your shop with the left over. As far as drilling the hole a hss drill bit works just fine but if you want to do it "old school" antler is nothing more than bone and the center is porous so it would be easy to drill it with any method.

Shannon said...

The official term is "murse".

Shame I missed you at the show. I kept an eye open but it was a bit busy. No axes at Lee Valley either eh?

Jamie Bacon said...

Hey Shannon,

Nope, no axes. I'm also kinda eying up the Hans Karlsson Sloyd Axe that Drew Langsner carries. Follansbee gave it a good review and it looks to be well made. Same price as the Gransfors I was looking at.

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