Re: My First Jack
- Cool idea! THank you!
--- In medieval-leather@y..., Phlip <phlip@9...> wrote:
> John Hood wrote:
> > Just finished my first drinking jack. Not half bad
> > for a first effort if I say so myself.
> > I used a (I call it) a fork punch? Is that right? to
> > create the stitch holes, then followed up with a
> > simple lock stitch with a jerk needle. The bottom is a
> > circle of leather, molded concave, simply by wet
> > forming it to the bottom of a water glass and allowing
> > to dry.
> > The whole thing is pitched using the Jos. A Townsend
> > brewer's pitch, which seems to be simply a clarified,
> > distilled pine sap. The Jack is both water tight and
> > slightly flexable. I smells vaguly of pine. I'm
> > going to see how cold I have to get it before it
> > cracks.
> > So, How did I do? Can anyone recommend where I can
> > get a copy of "Black-Jacks and drinking bottels?" or
> > some other source for Jack patterns and research?
> > FatJohn
> Sounds like you did just fine ;-) As a suggestion for nice
> for drinking jacks, you can get the waxed paper cups from fast food
> places, invert them, and dismantle them and use them for a pattern,
> you have a concern about how many ounces they will hold. The
> the glued paper is just about what you need for a seam, and the
> are simply circles slightly (1/8- 1/4 inch in radius) larger than
> original lip of the cup. Not particularly period, but fast and
> you don't have all your stuff with you.