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Leather Helm

Post by Blackbird » Mon May 08, 2006 1:58 pm

Anybody ever made one? Thing is I cant find a helm I like at anything like a price I can afford so I'm going to make my own and since I frankly suck at working any metal thicker than a mm or so its gonna be leather. Just wondering if anybody round heres tryed it before? Personally I'm thinking something Rohanish with a hint of Norse (basically to match the shield really). Anyways anybody interested in step by step pics when I get started?

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Post by wtf? » Mon May 08, 2006 2:01 pm

id personally suggest making a fiberglass frame to work off of. its a simple task involving no special materials (just a car body repair kit) and if gives you frame.

if you made it thick enough, you could easily shape metals over it. and for leather, it will certainly help with fixing minor problems that arrise, and getting everything cut to the correct size.

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Post by darksun_uk » Mon May 08, 2006 3:59 pm

wet leather formed over a mold (similar to sheath making i belive) seems like one way to go about it im ust thinking out loud on that point though,the fibre glass idea certainly merits consideration, i would be interested in pics etc should you start work on this project at some point.

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Post by stYx » Mon May 08, 2006 4:44 pm

Step by Step pics would be very interesting if you can do so!! :)

Thanks and Good Luck!!! 8)

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Post by Kamui » Mon May 08, 2006 7:25 pm

pics would be awesome BB, would be very interesting to see how you make it

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Post by Blackbird » Tue May 09, 2006 10:13 am

Will do, I've got a couple of patterens with full instructions ready to go but I want to make a start on the scabbard first.

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Post by koga » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:36 am

just a thought and u can call me stupid but doesnt boiling leather make it stronger? if it does and after uve made a few y not try boiling one and see what happens?

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Post by Blackbird » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:59 am

Yea boiling veg tan leather can make it tougher but TBH I never got round to finishing this one, the leather I had was a pain in the ass its just about good enough to make a pair of vambraces out of but thats it :S

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