First project post - Costrel!

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First project post - Costrel!

Postby MasterStrong » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:02 am

I'm awful when it comes to 'in progress' pictures. I get too caught up in my projects. That said, this one isn't quite done. I still need to add the strap.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Peter Remling » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:54 am

Very nice !
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Taurinor » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:06 pm

Wow, that looks really good! Very polished looking. How much does it hold?
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby MasterStrong » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:24 pm

I realized I don't have a volume measuring device in my pantry, so I eyeballed it and was pleased to find that it holds a 750ml bottle of wine at about 2/3 full. I'll have to get an exact measurement at some point, but I'm confident it's a full liter.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Ursus » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:41 pm

Nice work, looks really good!
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby MasterStrong » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:24 pm

Thanks all! I've actually made several of these over the years, all hand stitched, and they just keep getting better.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Manveruon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:39 pm

There are a few other people here on the boards who make or have made leather bottels and costrels, and have done a pretty phenomenal job. You've got to check out this thread about the collaborative costrel project by Ringulf and Caedmon. pretty stellar stuff:

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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Elleth » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:25 pm

That's awesome - I love the shape!

Did you turn / whittle your own plug?
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby MasterStrong » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:32 pm

I bookmarked that thread for more in depth review.

Unfortunately, no I didn't turn the plug myself. A friend of mine did several of them for me. I need a lathe so I can start doing them myself.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Kortoso » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:55 pm

Haha, the shape reminds me of the big ones made out of a whole skin.
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Almost like you used a whole squirrel or something to make yours. Very nice.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby MasterStrong » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:04 pm

Haha! I like that.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Manveruon » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:49 pm

Whoa - those things are crazy!

...Also, now I kind of want a whole-squirrel-skin bota.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Greg » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:55 pm

...with eyes and tail intact.
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Udwin » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:43 pm

A few years back, a buddy and I case-skinned a rabbit (tail included) and stretched it over a wine bottle, so that the rabbit's mouth went around that of the bottle. 'Kissing the bunny bottle' made for a great conversation piece; but pouring from the bunny bottle into a cup brought to mind a rabbit projectile vomiting :lol:
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Re: First project post - Costrel!

Postby Urthgard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:43 am

Awesome job MasterStrong! Just checking in on the progress. Have you had a chance to finish it? I would love to see some more pics of the finished project.
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