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    Kilts And Boy Scouts

    Great thread!! I've never worn a kilt to scouts, but since our BSA Troop has an Eagle Scout who is also a Scottish scout and wears his kilt there, a Scoutmaster who completed woodbage and has a MacLaren kilt and myself who wears the kilt just because I like it, we might all wear our kilts to a meeting to get out there and show others how awesome the kilt is!! Oh and I would totally be behind any initiative introducing kilts as BSA uniform options, or even a BSA tartan!!!
  2. So I saw music video by 'Macklemore' (apparently hes quite popular right now). Wasn't too interested, until I saw a bunch of kilts Heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM At about 4:05 you start to see some guys dancing in kilts - actual tartan ones! Never thought you'd see a black guy (PC enough?) with a shemagh and a kilt playing the trumpet
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    New Belt!

    Thats awesome! Does anyone have any links on how to do this? I can do a basic E4-1 maille, but are there any online tutorial explaining how to put in that seam?
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    My New Punisher Sporran!

    Thats an awesome sporran man!! I really love the tooling and dying on the flap - looks totally sick!!
  5. So, since I make a sporran a couple weeks ago, I had some leather left over and decided I could make a nice kilt pin out of it. I used acrylic paint to paint on a fleur-de-lis design I found online, molded the leather into a dome shape and added the ring and wood back. I think it turned out quite nicely, considering it was made from recycled scraps, and hence did not cost a penny! Front of pin back of pin. The green stuff is a wax mark which I used to put my first initial on the back - a primitive makers stamp so to say Wearing the pin on my black watch kilt. Let me know what you think!!
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    My First Sporran!

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I picked up a thin belt strap a couple of dollars at a thrift shop for use as a sporran strap.
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    Even though I have no affiliation with or knowledge about freemasonry, I find this thread to be quite interesting. I have noticed some of the square and compass insignia in the signatures and was wondering about that. Due to mainstream media, the freemasons are often shrouded in mystery and subject to conspiracy theory - which, since its the sensationalist media, I frankly don't quite believe. As such, this thread is pretty interesting to me, since meeting people on the forum here sheds a whole new light on them and the organization which they are a part of. (I hope I don't offend anybody with my lack of knowledge, or display ignorance.)
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    New To The Brotherhood

    Hi and welcome to the forum!!!
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    I'm not all that much into celtic metal (even tho DKM are awesome), im more into the folk/viking stuff (ensiferum, despite being influenced more by norse mythology and music, does wear kilts!!). As far as the celtic metal goes, Grave digger is pretty awesome. an interesting mix I recently found is Skiltron - kilted bagpipe metal from Argentina. I personally think metal and bagpipes are just totally awesome together!!
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    Kilted Drumline

    haha the drumming was awesome. the kilts, not so much. i think the only one who had it on the right way round was the only one who was wearing shorts that were longer than the kilt
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    Submitted My Tartan!

    Wow that's a really cool tartan!! I really enjoy both its meaning, as well as the overall aesthetics. I really do hope you get approval for this, its really a great project!!
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    My First Sporran!

    Hi there, so, I finally finished my first ever sporran today! As this was my first time ever working with leather, I didn't expect much to start with (considering this was made with old leather scraps), but I am really happy with the way it turned out! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CRWVCNGtQYU91aEU/edit?usp=sharing wearing the sporran with my Black Watch kilt https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CeFZpOUcyejV2RzQ/edit?usp=sharing The hangers. I didn't have enough leather for a strap, so I went with hangers. Which isn't all that great since I don't have a kilt belt. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CTksydVZfNnZiM28/edit?usp=sharing The front of the sporran. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7Cc09wSy1nUUpRRXc/edit?usp=sharing Side view https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CdF9mU012MnI4SDA/edit?usp=sharing Back of sporran. Here is where I have already noticed a design weakness: the attachment point seems to be too low, so the sporran tilts forward when I wear it. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CRXI3bHRRdEhCM2M/edit?usp=sharing Inside of flap. The edge of the flap was reinforced with a leather strip, and the edge was braided with double-loop lacing. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CMlMyWHVyU2lsOGc/edit?usp=sharing The inside of the sporran. Large enough to hold my everyday stuff, but not as large as I expected (I read that 2" gussets are common, so I was expecting a roomy pouch by using a 3" gusset) It took probably around 5-7 hours of work to cut and sew all the pieces. The total material costs (leather, lace, chain & carabiners) was around 15$, all purchased locally at craft shops. Let me know what you think - I'd really appreciate some constructive criticism!
  13. Hi Grayson, welcome to the Forum from Europe!!
  14. Alright, sporran almost done. I just ran out of lace on the lid, so will have to buy some more, but other than that its finished. Will post final pics in the 'look what i've made' section (I guess thats where they belong). Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately I live in Europe and there's no Tandy shops here - in fact the only leather source I have is the Internet or small local craft shops that sell small leather scraps. Here is the Pattern I used: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CQ19hcXRTUUhoXzQ/edit?usp=sharing The opening is 5 3/4 inch wide, the total height is 8", the maximum width is 7", and the widest point is 3" up from the bottom center. I used this piece for the front and back. The gusset was 3" wide. For the length, just measure around the long curved edge of the above pattern with a string - that's the length of the gusset. The lid I just freehanded without a template. So, here is a sketch with the approximate measurements: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CY0dEd1JLNGdXdEU/edit?usp=sharing