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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,068
Posted By SamHarper
I just add a can of tuna fish to it.

I just add a can of tuna fish to it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,917
Posted By SamHarper
My cat got diabetes, and his neuropathy got so...

My cat got diabetes, and his neuropathy got so bad he could barely use the bathroom. :-(

But then he went into remission, and his neuropathy is almost completely gone. :-)
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By SamHarper
Wow! You have both my sympathy and my admiration.

Wow! You have both my sympathy and my admiration.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By SamHarper
If I could afford a leather sewing machine, I'd...

If I could afford a leather sewing machine, I'd use it, too. I only hand stitch because I have to, but it's very time consuming and isn't a whole lot of fun, especially if you're doing something like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By SamHarper
There are some people I follow on Instagram who...

There are some people I follow on Instagram who do. One person, in particular makes them with the added bonus of being a Christian herself: https://www.instagram.com/christian_custom_leather/
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By SamHarper
When I was a kid, my dad got me this red...

When I was a kid, my dad got me this red fiberglass recurve bow that was about 20 lbs. I'm pretty sure it was made by Bear. I absolutely loved that bow, but I can't seem to find one like it anywhere....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,806
Posted By SamHarper
I don't like the handles on Cutco knives. ...

I don't like the handles on Cutco knives.

Here is a web page that allows you to browse knives by brand, type, and steel.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com

Since I started making kitchen knives,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-26-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,632
Posted By SamHarper
That looks perfect! You could probably even make...

That looks perfect! You could probably even make s'mores on it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By SamHarper
I wouldn't be okay with it. My point is that it...

I wouldn't be okay with it. My point is that it would be worth it to me for my gun to be confiscated if that same gun saved my life. Of course I'd like to keep both my gun AND my life, but if I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By SamHarper
I think if the police take your gun away from...

I think if the police take your gun away from you, it will have been worth it to have bough it and carried it to save your life or somebody else's. And considering the low probability that any random...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-24-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks y'all! So far I've gotten almost all...

Thanks y'all!

So far I've gotten almost all of my leather from Tandy, but I will probably start getting some Herman Oak leather once my present stash dwindles. I do hear Herman Oak makes a big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,485
Posted By SamHarper
A few years ago, I got everybody in my family a...

A few years ago, I got everybody in my family a new can opener. I've noticed that people are reluctant to throw away an old can opener even after it stops working. They'll wrestle with it, cuss at...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By SamHarper
It looks good, though. And that wooden Saya, is...

It looks good, though. And that wooden Saya, is pretty awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By SamHarper
I got a Daisy Red Rider BB gun when I was seven...

I got a Daisy Red Rider BB gun when I was seven years old and absolutely loved it. I used it all the way through middle school. I did not have a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-14-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By SamHarper
I don't know if I'd want a boot sheath on the...

I don't know if I'd want a boot sheath on the inside of the boot. What if you went to stick the knife in the sheath, but you missed the hole? You'd probably stab yourself in the leg. But I can see...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,763
Posted By SamHarper
My childhood would've been very different if...

My childhood would've been very different if YouTube had existed back then.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks. Here's what it looked like before I...

Thanks. Here's what it looked like before I folded it in half.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By SamHarper
That looks very nice. Good choice of beer, too....

That looks very nice. Good choice of beer, too. Goes great with fajitas.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
As an update on my progress, I made a YouTube...

As an update on my progress, I made a YouTube video showing every drawing I did over the 30 days.

Thirty days of drawing Sheridan/western floral designs - YouTube

And here are some sheaths I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks. I leaned from YouTube and Bob Park's...

Thanks. I leaned from YouTube and Bob Park's book, Creating Western Floral Designs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,345
Posted By SamHarper
For the record, that is not me.

For the record, that is not me.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-29-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,691
Posted By SamHarper
I have only ever turned one thing in wood. I was...

I have only ever turned one thing in wood. I was originally trying to make a bowl out of a piece of walnut, but I kept messing up. In the end, I came up with a salt cellar.
Forum: Traditional 11-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By SamHarper
Happy Thanksgiving from Sam I Am.

Happy Thanksgiving from Sam I Am.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-18-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By SamHarper
Can you explain the process?

Can you explain the process?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,125
Posted By SamHarper
On my kitchen knives, I use water stones followed...

On my kitchen knives, I use water stones followed by a strop. On most other knives, I use the Lansky system followed by a strop.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-11-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,654
Posted By SamHarper
Did you scrimshaw that elk in there? That is very...

Did you scrimshaw that elk in there? That is very cool. Scrimshaw is something else I'm trying to get into but not having much luck.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-10-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,654
Posted By SamHarper
That's pretty cool. I've been wanting to try that...

That's pretty cool. I've been wanting to try that myself.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By SamHarper
I wondered how long he would last. I knew he was...

I wondered how long he would last. I knew he was getting pretty old. I guess, considering how old he got, it isn't exactly a tragedy.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-28-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks. It's Tanner's Bond contact cement. I got...

Thanks. It's Tanner's Bond contact cement. I got it at Tandy. It's similar to Barge except that it sets up faster.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By SamHarper
It isn't as crazy as it sounds. If you live in...

It isn't as crazy as it sounds. If you live in the city, and you have a telescope, it's hard to find a place that's dark enough to set it up. I've thought about going out of town and finding some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By SamHarper
That sounds pretty dodgy to me.

That sounds pretty dodgy to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By SamHarper
I think they were lost or maybe looking for a...

I think they were lost or maybe looking for a place to set up a telescope, and when you started following them, it freaked them out a little since they were in the middle of nowhere. When they sped...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,608
Posted By SamHarper
I had this same question a while back and...

I had this same question a while back and searched the internet high and low for answers. What I got was mixed opinions. Here's my own opinion, not based on experience, but just based on what I've...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-21-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks! I just buy tools on an as needed basis....

Thanks! I just buy tools on an as needed basis. You can really nickel and dime yourself to death with leather stuff.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-16-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Now that I've spent 30 days learning how to draw...

Now that I've spent 30 days learning how to draw floral patterns, I thought I'd do a real project to top it off. This is going to be a wallet. I drew this pattern right on the leather with a 7B...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-16-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-16-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,029
Posted By SamHarper
It looks like it had too many wire anyway. Surely...

It looks like it had too many wire anyway. Surely it doesn't need all those wires. I would've cut them out, too, to make the truck run more efficiently.

:-)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Here are a few project I did a long the way (I...

Here are a few project I did a long the way (I was practicing tooling, too).
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
My thirty days are over. I did my last drawing...

My thirty days are over. I did my last drawing last night. I didn't make near as much progress as I hoped to make, but I did make some improvements. I guess I'll just keep drawing until I figure it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Ha! I agree. I didn't notice the error of my ways...

Ha! I agree. I didn't notice the error of my ways until after the video was recorded.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-13-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks. Most of my sheaths are 6-7 oz...

Thanks.

Most of my sheaths are 6-7 oz leather, but I'll use thicker leather on the bigger knives.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-13-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By SamHarper
I really like that!

I really like that!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-13-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SamHarper
Making a sheath

I don't know if anybody will be interested in this or not, but I made a youtube video of me making a sheath. There's no talking or explaining, just showing. It's 45 minutes long, but it's even...
Forum: Traditional 10-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,853
Posted By SamHarper
You shot a bison with a bow! That is one of my...

You shot a bison with a bow! That is one of my bucket list items that I expect never to check off.
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By SamHarper
1. I've always shot split since I was seven years...

1. I've always shot split since I was seven years old. I fisted it before that. I have tried three-under a few times, but it just didn't take.

2. I have mostly shot instinctive my whole life. It...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
I can imagine a guitar strap taking a long time....

I can imagine a guitar strap taking a long time. I'm working on a dog collar right now--my first real project since I started this quest to improve my leather game. It took me about three and a half...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-26-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
Since there are so few tutorials on how to draw...

Since there are so few tutorials on how to draw Sheridan style patters on line, I thought I'd try to keep track of all the ones I could find. Here's what I've come up with so far:

Joe Meling has...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-26-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,213
Posted By SamHarper
It's been 11 days since I started. Here's my...

It's been 11 days since I started. Here's my latest drawing and tooling. I also drew the one that I tooled. Progress is slow, but I don't think I've plateaued.
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