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Online Darren Haverstick

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Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:34:00 AM »
I finished these arm guards Saturday for a couple of friends. Now I get to make something for myself!

Both have a backing of vegetable tanned cowhide. The one on the left has a facing made from elephant ear leather and deer hide trim. The one on the right has a shark skin facing with elk hide trim. Both arrowheads are made from ostrich leg skin. I carved the lace hooks out of deer antler and sewed everything up by hand using B-50 bowstring material and artificial sinew. I sewed in a little extra mojo into each of them to bring these guys success this fall.

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Re: Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 09:28:48 AM »
Very nice, Darren! You have a great knack for leather working!  :toast :hairy
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Re: Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 12:46:13 PM »
Darren!
Can I be your friend too?  :laughing  Seems you are always making great stuff "for a friend".

In these postings I see what you create and it motivates me to pull out the leatherworking tools and inspires me with possibilities.
I just gotta give a big  :hairy for sharing with us.
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Re: Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 04:14:00 PM »
Nice!  :bow

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Re: Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 04:51:10 AM »
Darren, can you sew me a little something? Something like..... '
Quote from: Darren seez
a little extra mojo to bring a little success this fall".
What in the world are those things?

Looks to be wood, possibly mahogany, but it could well be stone with Marine Varnish, I don't know, have no clue in fact.
But I do like 'em. And I like the thought of a little Mojo to help bring on success.
 
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Re: Finished these arm guards over the weekend
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 02:47:36 PM »
If you are referring to the light tan inserts, he says they are ostrich leg skin.

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