Greetings from a fellow craftsman.

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Uncle_Erih, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Uncle_Erih

    Uncle_Erih New Member

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    Hello Joerg, hello everybody!<br><br> Name's Erih. Being of a Russian descent, I currently reside in Israel. <br><br> I am a leather craftsman and metalworker - I craft and sell different accessories made of leather and brass, themed in steampunk/dieselpunk style, for most part. I'm also being involved in SCA/Larp activities for the last 10 year - mostly in armorsmithing. <br><br> I was following Joerg's channel during this year, and while being particulary unfamiliar with slingshots, I was fascinated by his his skill and ingenuity, especially in regards of making rubber powered weapons. Lately, this facination turned into obsession and I just couldn't resist the urge to try and replicate some of Joerg's finest shooters, so now there is a stock of TBG and T-tube Silver here on my bench and I'm ready to start a project <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> So wish me luck, guys!
     
  2. JoergS

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    Erih, welcome to the forum! Can't wait to see what you will come up with.
     

  3. Uncle_Erih

    Uncle_Erih New Member

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    Hello again, Joerg, and thank you for a welcome! You make marvelous wepons, and I just can't tell you how much inspiration I am getting from your channel! Heh, I bet you hear this a lot, though <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">!<br><br> I am currently composing a message in the topic about you newest creation - the nail shooter. I don't want want to be too arrogant and ask pesky questions right after I say "hello", but if you'd be able to answer at least some of those questions, that would be much appriciated. <br><br>You see, I will cut the plywood with CNClaser, so I will be making a CAD blueprint this way or another. Now, if will know a couple of dimensions (nothing that can't be measured with a ruler in a timeframe of a minute, I swear <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">) - that would make my work much more precice. <br><br>On my part, I promise to make a PDF file with a printable blueprint of the weapon, once I'm finished, so everybody will be able to use it, and noobs like me wouldn't bug you with blueprint requests...well, at least not for this shooter, I guess <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>Anyway, thank you again for sharing your great hobby!
     
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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome Uncle <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  6. zwillie

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    Hi Erih welcome to the forum.<br>I´m looking forward to see your projects.<br>Do you have any pictures of other things you made?<br>zwillie
     
  7. Uncle_Erih

    Uncle_Erih New Member

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    Zwillie<br><br>Well, just as I said, I am not particulary familiar with slingshots and other rubber based shooters, and I'm taking my first steps into this realm of mass destruction <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>Other than that I make stuff from leather and metal. And some armour for re-enactment and SCA battles, as well as weapons. It's a forum about slingshot, so I'm not going to post any pictures of these, but if you're just curious - click the link in my signature - it leads to my facebook page with lots of pictures of what I make on daily basis <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. zwillie

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    I think every kind of craftmenship is right in the offtopic area.<br>I am curious about your work.<br>zwillie
     
  9. Uncle_Erih

    Uncle_Erih New Member

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    Well, for the most part... I make goggles <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> Brass and leather dieselpunk/steampunk goggles. And I can proudly say that I'm damn good at it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Here is a link to my DA with some of my works <a href="http://ambassadormann.deviantart.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://ambassadormann.deviantart.com/</a><br><br> I might as well make a topic about leathercraft in an offtopic area. That is, if ther isn't already a topic like that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">)
     
  10. zwillie

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    ..............no words man!!!!!!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br><br>That is <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26"> .............just amazing, ...........No!!, <strong>fantastically beautiful.<br><br>Wow!!!<br></strong>
     
  11. JoergS

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    These are just amazing. I am stunned. Do you ever take orders for custom made safety goggles? I'd love a signatory set to wear in my videos.
     
  12. Antraxx

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    Those really look amazing.<br>The leather is so clean and shiny...and that brass...are those thin gear-wheels also self made?<br>Thoses masks and goggles remind me a bit of Kroenen and Johann Krauss from Hellboy!<br><br>If they are comfortable to wear and also functional, not just for the looks, you may PM me if you like. I think they would be a nice addition for one of my Oldtimer Motorbikes.
     
  13. Uncle_Erih

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    Wow, thank you guys, thank you very much! It is always a pleasure to hear a kind word about my craftwork, especially from people who are also into craftwork.<br><br><strong>Joerg </strong>- in fact, I'd love to make a custom set of protective goggles for you! But I'm not going to take any money for it, not from you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Not from a person, who donates so much of his personal time and effort to share his skill with other people! So it will be a gift. Let me know what particular design you want me to make as well as the leather color, and as soon as the holiday rush will pass, I'll make it in no time!<br><br>To be honest, after me and my fiance (she's into leather/metal crafts) saw your videos for the first time, we were just like "OMG, this fellow is so amazing!! We need to send him our goggles!". No kiddin' <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">. We wasn't sure though, if you'd like the style, though. But after you mentioned in one of your videos that you're into post-apocalyptic stuff, I was relieved - post-apoc. style is very close to what I make (but less shiny) <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>So, again, feel free to let me know what goggles's design you'd like to have, and it will be our pleasure to craft especialy one for you, Joerg. <br><br><br><strong>Antraxx</strong> - the leather looks so shiny, because it was buffed with bee's wax, so nothing special, just an old trick, any veg-tanned leather can be finished that way. <br> The gears are hand made... Well, not particulary hand made - rather die-cut out of a brass sheet on a press. Point is - these were made for decoration purposes, but by implementing of the authentic gear making tech. It is much better than breaking old clockwork mechanisms for decor purposes, as some people do <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br>
     
  14. jonathanfv

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    Wow, these googles are beautiful! Welcome!
     
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    Really cool
     
  16. mhpr262

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    Those goggles are amazing! And sending Jörg a pair is perhaps some of the best advertising you can get, considering his click numbers.
     
  17. FIAAO

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    Welcome (Privjet) Erih! That´s some very cool things youve been making. I wish I was capable of such craftmanship...<br><br>I´ve been trying to learn some russian but the only thing that stucked in my mind is "Jesli tjelavjek kuritj un plocha igrajet v futbol" that means "If you smoke you get bad at playing soccer". That is probably totally misspelled but I hope you get what I mean <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  18. JoergS

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Uncle_Erih wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> <br><br><strong>Joerg </strong>- in fact, I'd love to make a custom set of protective goggles for you! But I'm not going to take any money for it, not from you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Not from a person, who donates so much of his personal time and effort to share his skill with other people! So it will be a gift. Let me know what particular design you want me to make as well as the leather color, and as soon as the holiday rush will pass, I'll make it in no time!<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Wow - what an offer!<br><br>While I will gladly accept your gift, I insist in making a special "steampunk" themed slingshot for you in exchange. A nice challenge, something I have never done before!<br><br>As you have noticed, I like post apocalyptic stuff - therefore I love these:<br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/117135332/steampunk-goggles-black-leather" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.etsy.com/listing/117135332/steampunk-goggles-black-leather</a><br><br>This is very exciting. <br><br></span>
     
  19. tokSick

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    Those goggles are great. I can' t wait to see the " Steampunk Slingshot" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27">
     
  20. Uncle_Erih

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    <strong>Joerg</strong> - just sent you a PM regarding all the stuff.<br><br><br><strong>Failure</strong> - that is pretty much all right <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> The hardest part with learning foreign language, is when this language utilizes different scripts. Russian is not the easiest language to learn, and Cyrillic script doesn't helps either <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">. But no sweat - I live in Israel for last 16 years and I still speak and write English much better than Hebrew - mainly because of the it's script, totally alien to a person speaking Latinic and/or Cyrillic based languages.<br><br>To all the guys - thanks again for the compliments! Happy Holidays, everybody!