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Eagle 2 Sheath (and An Airbrush Experiment)

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Eric Fisher, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Tweaked the design a bit for the Eagle sheath (called that because the first time I made it I carved an eagle on it). Adjusted the size for a better fit and tried out airbrushing a black boarder faded into antique brown stain.

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    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Looks great Eric. Sharp contrast with the stitching.
     
  3. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Thank you Dan. I keep working on it. Visited www.mainethread.com recently and raided what they call their "seconds" bin for thread. Perfectly good stuff, just short wound rolls or a little under waxed. Scored 20 rolls of assorted colors for $10. Can't wait to see what one of these things looks like with neon blue thread.
     
  4. wade7575

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    Looks nice I like the contrast of the colors,what airbrush did you use.I have a Paasche VL-Set that I have had for along time and it works great and much better then any Badger I had own before.
     
  5. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Actually, since I just started to consider airbrushing again and not wanting to blow the big money just yet, I used a $10 airbrush from Harbor Freight that I picked up on a recent US trip. https://is.gd/a6IUo1. I also have the $20 kit from Princess Auto to play with.
    I had a Paasche VL about 35 years ago and it is a great kit for this type of work, especially once you get on to the double acting control feature.
    I think the cheap ones are going to be great for spraying finish coating etc. For as long as they last anyway.
     
  6. wade7575

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    I always liked the way the tip's are done on the Paasche VL airbrush and the way you don't need to worry about treading them in like on a Badger witch also requires you to re-wax the threads with Bee's wax,the two things I really hate about Badger is the way the paint just loads up inside the nozzle part of the tip and can spit some of the build up off onto your work and the other problem with Badger is it's impossible to get a straight needle even when they are brand new brand new.

    The main reason for me going from Badger to Paasche was because for about the same money or just a bit more you got a double action airbrush and a good quality air hose where as with Badger you got 1 needle a super crappy vinyl air hose that did not last long at all.
    I know I felt really stupid when I switched for not doing years sooner,I don't use my Paasche much but I also don't think I could ever bring myself to part with it.
     

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