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    Just posting some bustle pics for Derek ("Crazywolf").

    The first pic is to illustrate the spike overlap at the end of the fletching as well as the prism tape decoration on the quill and on the decorative tape over the bases of the hackles. And yes, I use tape. It's quick, easy to put on, and it's easy to change. It also doesn't get dirty.

    This pair I made a couple of years ago, hackles from Supernaws and spikes from Crazy Crow.

    I did not do any decoration on the inside, the owner was going to do it.

    I would consider these a medium size pair for an adult whose about 5'10" to 6 ft. Not many fancy guys up north that are taller than that.

    Horse hair was a screw up, was supposed to be the long stuff. Since these I found a new supplier that has the long stuff always.
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      Originally posted by Iowa_Boy View Post
      Just posting some bustle pics for Derek ("Crazywolf").

      The first pic is to illustrate the spike overlap at the end of the fletching as well as the prism tape decoration on the quill and on the decorative tape over the bases of the hackles. And yes, I use tape. It's quick, easy to put on, and it's easy to change. It also doesn't get dirty.

      This pair I made a couple of years ago, hackles from Supernaws and spikes from Crazy Crow.

      I did not do any decoration on the inside, the owner was going to do it.

      I would consider these a medium size pair for an adult whose about 5'10" to 6 ft. Not many fancy guys up north that are taller than that.

      Horse hair was a screw up, was supposed to be the long stuff. Since these I found a new supplier that has the long stuff always.

      Boozhoo niji,

      If Supernaws has a website then I cannot access it from a library computer. I also see a lot of advertising blocked on pw.com and suspect there are no buying privilages on these computers. In fact I only get to use it for an hour at a time. I wonder what happens when time runs out?

      Anyway the pictures look great for what I can see. This computer has text large (like 40 columns) and pictures small. I have no way of saving the images to print or look at later. I guess this is more information retrieval and checking email than looking at stuff. What you wrote is good advise, and I have always kinda resented buying online, but right now I have no other choice.

      Now for another question. Do you tend to sort hackles according to appearance, or maybe reject some entirely? Few hackles I see have that nice shape you described that are "bright" all the way through. Most are thinner and have a shiny streak in them, and a few have fat fluffy bottoms and an irregular shape to them. Their spines are thin and whispy with kind of an arrow shaped solid part, with this outline of thinner webbing. I used to mix these up to make the most out of my feathers that I would get, but in my last set of bustles I was more selective, using the "average" feathers with the shiny streak in them. This at least made my work look more consistant, and far better than my first attempt.

      I will discuss using tape with my "client", and see if that is what he wants. It would make my work much easier, you can find colored electrical tape almost anywhere, but in my honest opinion I can find far more colors and types of thread, embroiderary floss and yarn at a craft store. He has already told me he wants me to use white flagging tape.

      Anyway I basically came here to use the copy machine. I made a blank copy of a bustle that I ran off about 8 copies, now I can color them however I want, hopefully stay inside the lines, and mail them to my client. He can pick out whatever he likes best, then I can get started.

      I gtg, someone else wants to use the computer. Miigwetch for your advise and posting those pics. I was thinking of using mayve some flourescent tape on the feathers the way you have the prism tape there. That looks pretty sharp.

      Derek
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        • #5
          Those are beautiful.

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          • #6
            That's some nice thread wrappin on the visible end of the hackles.

            Originally posted by Iowa_Boy View Post
            Just posting some bustle pics for Derek ("Crazywolf").

            The first pic is to illustrate the spike overlap at the end of the fletching as well as the prism tape decoration on the quill and on the decorative tape over the bases of the hackles. And yes, I use tape. It's quick, easy to put on, and it's easy to change. It also doesn't get dirty.

            This pair I made a couple of years ago, hackles from Supernaws and spikes from Crazy Crow.

            I did not do any decoration on the inside, the owner was going to do it.

            I would consider these a medium size pair for an adult whose about 5'10" to 6 ft. Not many fancy guys up north that are taller than that.

            Horse hair was a screw up, was supposed to be the long stuff. Since these I found a new supplier that has the long stuff always.
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            • #7
              When I first started making bustles I was taught to sort them into lefts ans rights. It took forever to do. I have since talked to many bustle makers who do NOT sort hackles and their bustles are just perfect. If I were to make another set I would not sort the hackles. For what it's worth.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BeadMan View Post
                When I first started making bustles I was taught to sort them into lefts ans rights. It took forever to do. I have since talked to many bustle makers who do NOT sort hackles and their bustles are just perfect. If I were to make another set I would not sort the hackles. For what it's worth.
                I did not sort them on my first set that I made, and was told that it would look neater if I did so for my second set I did sort them. What I have noticed that as time goes on, (these bustles are now about 8 years old) all of the hackles lay in the same direction and now, look, thinner. My first set never did that, even after having broken several spikes and the tape starting to peel off the hackles laid in different directions and still looked full.

                So now I am wondering if it is worth the trouble or not to sort them. I guess its preference, I just wish I had time to construct a third set before I actually undertook the set I am making for someone.

                Derek
                I believe in something I want to believe, not what someone wants me to believe.

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                • #9
                  Question...are those secondary laces going through the quill or the dowel?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beeleaf View Post
                    Question...are those secondary laces going through the quill or the dowel?
                    usually I try to place the hole where there is both dowel and quill, I think it makes it more sturdy, others just through the quill. Depending on your dowels, they may not hold up to drilling.

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                    • #11
                      Ahh, ok. Thankya much, Iowa Boy.




                      Am making some progress. Flattened, stripped, and part way done cutting quills. Enjoyable work.
                      Last edited by beeleaf; 01-27-2009, 10:29 AM.

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