Made a Haversack last night

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  1. Ken Fisher

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    I’ve been looking at bags and drooling over some of the haversacks I’ve seen. Last night I decided to pull out some scrap canvas and see what I could do. Still need to figure out the main flap closure and add some snaps to the inner pocket flap, I’ve also discovered I left the main strap too long.
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    I like it!

    Are the two side "flaps" in the main compartment to help keep things inside? I don't know a lot about this style bag.
     
  4. Ken Fisher

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    Thank you, that’s the intent, I need to add ties to them to keep them together.
     
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    That looks great man! I recently received one in similar to that in a trade with another member! 20190720_120342.jpg
     
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    Fine job lad, I like it. joe
     
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    ^^^^THIS!^^^^
     
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    ¿ an antler button on one of the inner flap/tongues and a button hole cut n stitched into or button loop sewn onto the other inner flap/tongue ?

    i kinda like cordage button loops that are sewn onto flaps

    as for the big flap raise the button position(s) up the front side a coupla inches and sew the loops underneath the fap so that when the flap is secured the plain fat surface would shed any dirt or rain clear of the bag itself
     
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    Very nice! Anyone would be proud to have that on their shoulder in the bush.
     
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    Nice job Sir!

    good call mounting the straps on the backside :dblthumb:
     
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    Very nicely done!
     
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    Great job right there.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    How much too long is the strap? You could fold and sew a loop on the 'front' strap that a carabiner slides into for things you want close at hand. Or sew it on the back, put a piece of cord through it so you can attach it to your back belt loop to keep the bag from sliding around.
     
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    Dang man, that looks incredible. :dblthumb:
     
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    It’s about 6” too long, I think I’m going to go with two loops for hanging things from.
     
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    @Ken Fisher that looks very nice. What are the dimensions of your haversack and do you plan to waterproof it?

    I don't know if it would work but old hunting pouches had a decorative weight on the flap so when you were done pulling something out of your pouch the weight would make the flap close.

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    I plan on putting some leather on the main flap to give it some weight and help protect the edges. It’s 12”x12”x4”. I’m not sure if I’ll be waterproofing it yet, if I do I’ll either wax it or paint on some boiled linseed/turpentine mix. More likely I’ll remake the bag out of duck canvas, Cordura or oilcloth.
     
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    I’m going to call this one finished.
    Added some D rings and straps for the front flap, a couple of ties for the inside flaps and snaps for the pocket. I shortened the strap to be more comfortable, not 100%, but better. I learned a lot making this and think I can make a better one next time.
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    Have you ever considered making a rucksack?!
     
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    It’s on my list of things to make :)
     
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    if the strap is to long shorten it with brass snaps, you may want that extra lenght with a heavy coat.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    I'd be intrigued to see that! Also interested in purchasing if you did. So far I have a pretty comprehensive handmade bit of gear but I'm still missing some fundamentals.
     

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