Well, “tomorrow” got delayed a day or two, but that is just how things are rolling in my house for a bit.
I had began using the new shot bag offered by PotterUSA. Can I just say, I LOVE THAT THING!?!?!? It is beautiful in every way. Here is what Kevin has to say about the new shot bag:
Silversmith’s Forming Bag, 8 inches in diameter, about 3 pounds, Ships in medium, flat rate box ($10.50 USA)
of heavyweight English Bridle leather. The leather is domestically
sourced from a premiere tannery out of Pennsylvania – Craig &
They are stitched by a good friend of mine who is a
professional saddle maker. First, he bonds the leather with hide glue,
then they are stitched with a double row of heavyweight thread and
filled with fine grain, clean sand. Then the edges are burnished and
polished. The bags come very firm. They need to be broken in. I prefer
sand to shot. The sand holds the form better, the shot tends to roll
back in place.
These are nicest forming bags I’ve ever used. These are definitely the nicest forming bags available.
I have to say, that I really do like this bag. It is so much nicer than any of them I have ever used. (no, I don’t get paid for this either. It is my honest opinion.) Perhaps I should start making Kevin pay me…. hmmmmmmm.
Visit the PotterUSA Website to order yours. The bag is $55.00 US.
PotterUSA is also holding a sale through Christmas day. 20% off all dies (you may have to be patient for some of them as they fly out of there so fast!) $50 off a 20-ton press frame and they have a lot of new tools being offered, including the new and improved, Koil Kutter.
I hope to be back with another Tool Time Tuesday this week. We will just have to see how things play out as we prepare for Christmas in our household. It sure is an exciting time, especially with a 5-year-old. I love that age so much. Everything is magic.