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Ball Bags

Postby hanshi » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Here is a fuzzy pic of two ball bags I made recently. Left is for .50 and .54; right is for .32, .36, .40 and .45. For stoppers I used a piece of bamboo capped with an antler button; the other one is made from a piece of oak.
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby TradRag » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:01 pm

Nice! I like the idea of the leather lanyard. I may have to modify mine. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby Winter Hawk » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:34 pm

I hope I don't offend anyone by attaching a photo of the ball bag I made years ago. Not as nice as Hanshi made, but serviceable. It started out for a .50 T-C Pennsylvania Hunter. That one went away and I had a .54 Lyman GPR. That is gone and now I have the .45 Deer Creek rifle. The .45 balls are the hardest to get out. With the bigger ones I could squeeze the sides of the neck of the bag while holding it upside down and the ball would enter the neck. Then just put my fingers behind the ball and massage it out. For some reason I can't get it to work that way with the .45 caliber. I may have to make another one with a tighter neck and see if that fixes the problem. Maybe with a lanyard; that's a great idea!

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Re: Ball Bags

Postby hanshi » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:31 am

Hawk, your bag looks pretty good to me. It is nicely shaped. I also occasionally have a slight amount of resistance trying to get smaller balls to drop out. The small ones do tend to "bridge" and a shake will dislodge them. Still faster and easier than fumbling with clumsy (mine) fingers in an open pouch.
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby hanshi » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:59 pm

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Here's a better pic that's not real fuzzy. They still look like crap, though.
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby Winter Hawk » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:23 pm

hanshi wrote:Here's a better pic that's not real fuzzy. They still look like crap, though.


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Give yourself a little more credit! I like the stitching on the left one - nice and even. Once they have been out in use for a while everything will even out. Besides, it's like any other building project. The builder knows all of the flaws and defects which the observer will never notice! I think you "done good"!

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Re: Ball Bags

Postby Captchee » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:27 pm

ya they look good to me . once the thread gets colored up they will shine.
how about doing a tutorial
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby hanshi » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:22 am

I don't think I'm qualified to do a tutorial. It's certainly possible for me to lay out how I did mine, but. The but is that I'm not too good with a computer. When I've tried to post anything that took more than a few minutes to compose it wouldn't post because it said "it timed out". I'd be happy to go over the steps in brief enough form to post if you think anyone would be interested in the way I went about it.
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby Captchee » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:33 am

what i do is i write in Microsoft document " doesnt really help my spelling LOL" .
but if been free on every PC i have ever had .
I only use the sites post box for setting up a photo . then i cut it and past it to document .
once i have the post completely ready , then i copy and paste it to the site . then hit submit .
that way if the site times out . not a big issue . just open a new box
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Re: Ball Bags

Postby hanshi » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:24 pm

Thanks, Capt. It might even be possible for ME to do it now.
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