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post #11 of 35 Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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Can the shooter come to MY house? I'll put him up, feed him, let him watch my DISH, and ride my horses, and eat some of my chickens--I REALLY NEED A COYOTE KILLER!!!!

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post #12 of 35 Old 02-11-2013, 06:00 PM
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Very cool hat! My cousin made one from a coyote he shot last deer season. He and I do all our hunting with flintlocks and usually in historical type clothes.



This is him with a deer he shot the day after Christmas.
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Very cool hat! My cousin made one from a coyote he shot last deer season. He and I do all our hunting with flintlocks and usually in historical type clothes.



This is him with a deer he shot the day after Christmas.
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post #14 of 35 Old 02-11-2013, 07:11 PM
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Ok, here is the right picture.

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Ok, here is the right picture.

Ah! So you guys are familiar with brain tan leather too? Love your cuz's coat AND hat. And flintlock nice!
And by the way, nice deer, lol!

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post #16 of 35 Old 02-12-2013, 07:48 AM
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Yes we are familiar with brain tanned buckskin. I did one deer hide and will probably not do one again. :) that is alot of work. when I was done I didn't want to cut it up to make anything. I kinda cheat when I make stuff. I buy the German tanned hides from crazy crow. It is the closest to brain tanned I have ever found. I get the seconds and it has alittle rougher look. Smoke them up really good and off I go. I've made several pairs of Moccasins and some leggings with the stuff.
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This is the best picture I have of my leggings I made. Not very good and they haven't been smoked really good yet in this picture. Also my coat I'm wearing is now much darker from being dyed. I was going to used black walnuts but couldn't find any so I cheated and used RIT dye. This Is pretty much my turkey hunting set up. For deer I add a few more layers or a wool blanket coat and an orange hat.


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lol yup.. that is kinda cheating! But quite an intelligent tradeoff perhaps! I've been collecting deerskins out at the end of my driveway for like 10 years now and it is tough to get any of them DONE.. I haven't given up though perhaps I wonder if I should have LONG ago.. I bought a powerwasher that fleshes these skins licketysplit 3500 psi with turbo nozzle.. doesn't help much for graining! Although I can actually grain them with it.. I can flesh anything from a domestic rabbit to a buffalo. Does make a heck of a mess but saves a great deal of physical exertion..
I have never seen the German Buckskin.. have heard of it. Might be the difference in doing beadwork on the skins? Like to see your moccs and leggins. Any pics?
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Here's my last pair of mocs I made. They are eastern center seams. These came out ok for me. You may know there's a thin line between to tight and to loose and slipping around in them. These are decent. Maybe a tad to tight after they got wet and hardened up when the dried. I need to make another pair bigger so I can put a few layers of wool socks for winter time.



I can't find any pics of my leggings . Only ones that they are covered down to my knees by my shirts. Of course they don't come up much higher than mid thigh anyway. Basically just leather tubes that cover my legs and ties at top that tie to my belt to hold them up. Then ties around my leg just below my knee.
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This is the best picture I have of my leggings I made. Not very good and they haven't been smoked really good yet in this picture. Also my coat I'm wearing is now much darker from being dyed. I was going to used black walnuts but couldn't find any so I cheated and used RIT dye. This Is pretty much my turkey hunting set up. For deer I add a few more layers or a wool blanket coat and an orange hat.

Very nice picture.. thanks for adding it.. I really enjoyed seeing your ensemble. The color of the leggins reminds me of my friend Melvin Beattie's most recent braintan skin.. he used both cottonwood and Ponderosa pine to have the finished deerskin just that color that it already is. Course we don't have Ponderosa pine here in MI and everything comes out the color of your coat w/out the dyed color. I have never used walnuts to dye any of my skins yet.. my daughter has a couple of those trees however and it is something I will be learning. The skins will be much tighter feeling.. (I think) once dyed with them.

The leather to me is incredibly fascinating. Love your pouch. I haven't done much bark/veg tanning either, LOL.. just hung up on the dang brain tanning! I think that pouch of yours is out of this world perty .. beavertail flap design huh? I will have to post my most recent pouch.. I'll start a new thread! Definitely not as nice as yours but this guy wanted me to make one of his little beaver's tail.. so ok.. I was just messin around! I also tanned a large beaver for another guy.. not super soft though, it could have been. I wouldn't resoften though without more $ to do so.. and this large beaver was just going over someones log cabin railing so just a wall hanger. I love this stuff.. not as much as horses but it is like artistry that is made to last. They might still be around long after I'm gone!
Oh and one more question if you don't mind.. that is a great looking coat.. probably a name for it.. Frock or duster? I should probably get a pattern and work on making one to sell someday or something?? If I made a coat for myself I couldn't really go anywhere without smelling like a campfire.. and it's just not too acceptable and I'm not in any group that does reenacting or anything like that.
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