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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Dove Decoys Part 2 – Shaping

Update on dove decoy making. The majority of rough shaping of the first decoy is done. Need to work on head shape, then detail, but in general its looking half decent. I don’t ever start a project thinking I won’t finish it, but I was genuinely concerned that I didn’t have the talent to shape wood blanks into a convincing dove.

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Dove Decoys Part 1

I plan to use dove decoys and some bird seed to get doves to more frequently land in the yard. I drafted a dove pattern on paper for a wooden dove decoy, glued up some blanks from some scrap 2x4s and got to work.

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