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Leather BCUK Badge

Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Jedadiah, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Jedadiah

    Jedadiah Native

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    So there i am, watching something on TV and wham, it came to me in a flash.

    We have so many members on here who work wonders with leather, why not try something a bit different. I've seen some clothing with leather badges on (some Swanndri items, etc) why not suggest some leather BCUK badges, all tooled etc? Brown leather squares with the logo tooled into it?

    Nothing against the embroidered badges, but i think the leather ones look classier and subtle. It also goes with the natural produce type of thing.

    Anybody out there agree? Your views, if you please! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Backyard Bushcraft

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    i agree! would look ace!!! someone volunteer and lets get them made! id pay well for one! we could even generate some money for a charity while we're at it!
     
  3. Klenchblaize

    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Proberbly best clear this with Tony first - copyright and all that? That is if you’re looking to make more than one and for your own use.

    Nice idea though.

    Cheers
     
  4. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Sounds good to me!
    How about raising the funds to support BCUK?
     
  5. Jedadiah

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    I've PM'ed Tony just to make him aware of my 'suggestion' and that is all it is, no copyright infringment intended and anyway, i could'nt find a certain part of my anatomy with both hand's, a map and a torch, so tooling leather is not within my capabilities. It would look like something like what a proud parent would attach to a fridge door with magnets............................'this is the BCUK logo by Jedadiah aged 38yrs and 2 months!' :D
     
  6. Backyard Bushcraft

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    so we have anyone to make them??
     
  7. Klenchblaize

    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Put me down for the first or second one produced if they are to be hand-tooled and even if, as is more likely, it takes the form of an embossing with steel stamp.

    Cheers
     
  8. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I want one too!
     
  9. Greg

    Greg Full Member

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    I'll have one of those for sure!!:D
     
  10. Jedadiah

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    OI, it was MY Idea, back o the line!!!!! :naughty:
     
  11. Eric_Methven

    Eric_Methven Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I was just thinking along the same lines myself. Here's one I did for my own use. It would be easy to include the BCUK or SOTP logo. In this case I have tooled oak leaves and acorns.

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    This one is antiqued but it would be a simple matter to dye the name and foliage in lighter colours.

    Eric
     
  12. singteck

    singteck Settler

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    WOW!! Very nice!!! :You_Rock_

    singteck
     
  13. Toddy

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    Eric that's just excellent; totally unique and so very apt for a bushcrafter.

    atb,
    Mary
     
  14. Greg

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    Nice one Eric, are you volunteering to make the badges then?:D
     
  15. Eric_Methven

    Eric_Methven Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Yes, if you like. I'll have to clear it with Tony and John (SOTP) first though. I won't be getting a dedicated stamp made for the logo's though, so each one will be done completely by hand.

    I'll make up a couple of samples and post photos here. Then if people are interested, I can make some to suit the individual.

    Anyone wanting one like mine, without the corporate logos, PM me and I can knock them out straight away.

    Eric
     
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    very very nice. :You_Rock_
     
  17. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Loverleee!
    I know it may be a trade secret as it is your employment but where can one get leather stamping tools at sensible prices?
    I have tried carving Box wood dies but I am a c**p carver!
    The only dies I have seen locally (Alpha numeric sets) are hugely expensive.
    I rue the day I turned down a set of dies - about 20 of various designs - for £5!
    John
     
  18. Jedadiah

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    I think Eric has done a terrific job on that Badge, well done geezer.

    On the subject of copyright infringment and cost, maybe Eric could charge a price that would not see him out of pocket but allow him to make a donation to BCUK or an appropriate charity, or maybe Tony could contact Eric or any others direct and commision a BCUK badge and everyone would be happy.

    Eric, how much would you charge for a badge such as this as it stands? Obviously, you'd have to take into account time, materials and your superlative skill's. It must need a very steady hand and more patience than a Chess grand master!

    Thanks for all the PM's saying what a good idea it was, but please, the talent is in the creation and should be recognised.

    If i put up a poll such as 'would you buy an official BCUK leather badge?' maybe the results would convince Tony to commission some. He could even add collectables such as the year or something on the badge, or 'Bushmoot 07' or some such legend.

    All in favour of a poll?
     
  19. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Aaaaaaah! Life is spooky!
    I just asked where to get leather dies etc (not realy expecting a reply) and then went into town. As per normal I visited Barnardos looking for anything I could turn into something and THE LADY SERVING ASKED ME IF I WANTED A FULL SET OF LEATHER CRAFTING KIT! At a very reasonable price at that....
    Spooky!
    But I still want one of Erics badges!
    John
     
  20. rich59

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    I know very little about working with leather. Are you marking your leather by scraping out the surface?

    I found this little tutorial on how to pressure emboss leather.

    http://licm.org.uk/livingImage/Project01.html

    Would this be a reasonable alternative method? If you wanted to be more primitive you could make the pattern by directly cutting a wood block?
     

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