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Better Solar Battery Bank

I built a solar powered backup battery a couple years ago, but decided to make a better solar battery bank. I originally thought I needed more room for more 12v lead acid batteries when I built the last version. I never added 12v lead acid batteries, because LiPo batteries started looking appealing, and did not […]

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1322 Walnut Grips

I’ve always wanted walnut grips on my 1322. Something about the walnut grips and forend just take the 1322 to the next level. It took some time marking and shaping the walnut grips, and they aren’t perfect, but they are pretty dang close. The next pair I make will probably be done on a hobby […]

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Leather Axe Sheath

I sharpened my axe, and made a leather axe sheath to protect the edge. Its not the finest work I’ve ever done, but it was really for utility. I’m moving into a small wood stove heated mountain home for at least the next year, and I need to play catch up on getting some cords […]

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Leather Ammo Pouch

I put together a nice leather ammo pouch to carry around my extra 270 ammo. I wanted one for a lot of reasons, tossing them in a pocket was dirty and disorganized, as was the case for tossing them in pack pocket, they made noise when loose, etc. The design process is fairly simple, and […]

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Leather Rifle Sling Customization

My leather rifle sling was a little too long, and made the rifle awkward to carry. I bought it from abroad inexpensively, and figured it would need work. Truthfully, I couldn’t buy the raw leather materials in the USA for anywhere near as cheap as I bought this leather sling finished. I figured I would […]

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Leather Shot Shell Carrier

I wanted an easy way to carry around and quickly access shot shells whilst shooting and hunting, so I made my own leather shot shell carrier. Making a leather shot shell carrier involved making a ‘mold’ to form pieces of leather into ‘parts’ that will hold nice bends and shapes. It’s not absolutely necessary, but […]

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DIY Antler Mount

I’m trying to improve my welding skills, so I made an all steel deer antler mount for a nice pair of sheds I had sitting on a shelf. I tried to match the style of a euro style antelope mounting bracket I made last year. I occasionally harvest an animal, or find sheds while out […]

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Dove Decoy Finally Finished

I’m calling the dove decoy project done. There are a million other things that need to get done, and are sort of a priority over the dove decoys. I finished one dove decoy, and it ‘looks good from far but is far from good’. I’m sure it will con some birds to land in the […]

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DIY Portable Solar Power Supply

I put together a basic portable solar power supply from a 20 watt solar panel, and 4 12v Batteries from Amazon. I thought I would turn summer camping out of the back of the Durango into summer glamping out of the back of the Durango. Hence the husky tool box battery housing, to make it […]

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