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vpatanio
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Hey everyone,

I just finished making my own busking pouch from a square yard of leather I purchased. The material cost me $6 in all. I would have loved to have bought a pouch from theambitiouscard.com, but I am dry as far as funds go. The entire pouch is hand stitched and has 2 thick belt loops that are wide enough to accommodate most belts.
The pouch dimensions are about 9” wide and 8” deep. It can easily accommodate 4 large oranges. There are slots for coins (which I use for 4 Kennedy’s) and a slot for a thumbtip. This size works well for me as I usually do a 2 cup routine with three final loads.

I currently can fit 4 Kennedy’s (in the coin slots), a thumbtip (in its slot), a deck of cards, 4 spongeballs, a sharpie, a pencil, 3 crochet balls, three oranges (or other final loads), and my cups, all with plenty of room to spare.
Below are links to the pictures:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45281065

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45279856

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45280921

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45280992

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45281017

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45281042

I hope you like it!
Let me know what you all think

-Vinny
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If that is your first one that don't look to bad. If you like it that is the important thing. Maybe you could market tham your self one day. Good job man.
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It is the first pouch I made...I don't think I'll be marketing it, Frank Starsini does a much better job and his prices are more than reasonable, I just can't afford one right now. This will have to do.

-Vinny
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Not bad, I like it.
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FANTASTIC!
Considering that magicians do it with sponge balls (sorry could not resist). I extend my sincere complements on your work,very nice indeed friend.
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What matters. Do you like it? Does it do the job?
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It looks good many times when I make a new pouch I take it my local shoe repair place and tey do my stitching for a low price.

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Donrodrigo,

I don't use sponge balls as a final load, those are there for a sponge ball routine, I use lemons or small oranges/clementines; or if I don't have any produce, I'll use the juggling balls (the cups I have are small...UDAY, so I can't exactly fit large final loads).

Thank you for the complements.

-Vinny
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That's great. Making props was one of the things that attracted me to Magic in the first place. Now, I'm wondering where you got a sq yd of leather for only six bucks??? Smile

Keep up the good work!!

-=tabman
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I asked the woman at the fabric shop for less than what she gave me...she gave me the whole piece and charged me $6...she said the remnants would be useless so she told me to take it all...I lucked out.

The props I make may not be amazing, but it gives me a great amount of pride to be able to say I made them.

P.S. the wand in the above pictures is also made by me (but I made it a while ago and had already posted pictures of it)

Thanks again for the complements! It means a lot.

-Vinny
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This looks very good. Using a natural finish leather was an excellent choice, because it will be less likely to leach dye on the props you have inside the pouch if it rains.

Back when I first started performing out of a pouch, I got some kit pouches from Tandy and used them. They used to make a possibles bag that was almost perfect as a busking pouch. It was just a bit small, though.
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Quote:
On 2009-06-18 09:52, vpatanio wrote:
P.S. the wand in the above pictures is also made by me...


Making your own props, bags, etc gets you a lot closer to the magic IMO and the pride you'll get from using them will take you a long way.

The master prop makers will have more respect for you too when you are able to deal with them since you will have more than a clue about what it takes to make a nice prop.

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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Not bad for your first leather project, vpatanio. You will improve as you make more stuffs. Congratulations!
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Thanks everyone for the comments! Bill Palmer suggested I turn it inside out and put the finished surface faced out, I'm gonna give it a shot to see how it looks and I will post pictures after I restitch the pockets and belt loops.

-Vinny
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Ok, I inverted it…what do you think?

The external stitching looks cleaner because it is no longer exposed.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381342

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381390

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381446

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381479

…and I also made this wand as well (14” maple with a rosewood stain and tung oil finish)

-Vinny
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Honestly, I think woodworking is a bit easier...maybe it's because this is only my second attempt at leatherwork. I previously made a zippered coin case for 4-5 half dollars...the stitching on that was not so good (looking), although it has held up exceptionally well. I have carried it with me almost every day since I've made it.

Pictures I have previously posted on the Café of the coin case:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381821

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381856

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204......45381884

-Vinny
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On 2009-06-18 23:20, vpatanio wrote:
Ok, I inverted it…what do you think?


It looks clean but a lot like a girl's purse, sort of like a Coach pouch, turned inside out. More rugged looking the other way. Depends on the look you're going for and remember, with the seams on the inside its easier to catch your fingers or props on them.

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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Hmmm...looks like I'm switching it back. I guess a lot of this is trial and error.

Thank you for your honesty.

-Vinny
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The pouch looks great. I like the fact that you have made holding area's for the coins and other gimmicks. Vinny keep up the work.

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Good job Vinny. It looks like you'll be able to use that one for a while.
The size is nice. Keep up the efforts. They will pay off.
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