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Jesse Belsky
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Nov, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: A couple of recent projects.....         Reply with quote

Hello all, I thought I'd share pictures of some recent projects....I've had the chance to work on some new scabbards and suspensions over the last few months, as well as this sidesword. There are lots more pictures and some descriptions at http://www.jessebelsky.com/stageswords if you are so inclined. Feedback is always welcome!


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The incised leatherwork on the suspension belts is very nice! How did the back side (stiched area) of the scabbards turn out?
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, i think they both turned out pretty well. Here are some pictures of the stitching on the backs. One of them shows the transition from one type of stitch to another.....i cut the leather a tiny bit too wide from that point down, so the stitching on the right sucked up the excess and kept it good and tight. Its well below the part of the scabbard that rests against the hip/leg, so i figured what the heck.


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Jesse! You've done a wonderful job and your scabbards are very nicely made. I wish I could have just 1% of your skills...

Cheers,

David
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words David. I bet if you gave it a shot you'd find yourself a lot better at it than you think!
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Dec, 2009 5:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

lovely work, keep it up and you'll make yourself a reputation- and possibly some money!
just another student of an interesting subject, Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Dec, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: A few new pommels....         Reply with quote

I was working this past week at a college in Connecticut (i'm a freelance lighting designer, so i travel a lot), and the technical director there had just acquired a huge and beautiful old South Bend lathe for about $300, in perfect working condition. What a steal! Anyhow, they were kind enough to let me spend a few hours of downtime on it so i turned some pommels i've had in mind. One is for the rapier guard its shown with, which carefully matched my drawings. The others i just freehanded with the remaining stock i had. Probably the more ovoid one will get faceted. Its proportions are a little off....
I haven't done any pommels on a lathe in ages....its sort of like drawing curves with an etch-a-sketch.



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