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Eric G.




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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: help with a question about leatherwork         Reply with quote

I was looking through the gallery today when I found this image.

http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/1987.html

I have the windlass 16th century german mace that looks like this one. I would like to re-do the grip so that mine looks more like this one.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Assuming that the surface is leather, I would say that that is simply a spiral-carved wooden grip covered with thin leather.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

that might not be leather.... might be horn or just wood.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An easy way to get a similar look would be to wrap a thin rope around the handle, to get the spiral look, then add a thin layer of leather covered with glue. Wrap the handle with a string going in the same direction of the rope to conform the leather to the rope. Instead of carving out a spiral in the handle this is a relatively easy way to get the desired effect.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Greathouse wrote:
An easy way to get a similar look would be to wrap a thin rope around the handle, to get the spiral look, then add a thin layer of leather covered with glue. Wrap the handle with a string going in the same direction of the rope to conform the leather to the rope. Instead of carving out a spiral in the handle this is a relatively easy way to get the desired effect.


Thanks Paul,

I like the idea, but I am worried that doing it that way would make the grip overly thick... still, I'll have to try it out and let you know. =)

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