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Old 14-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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i would use 1.2mm vegtanned calf,get a stitch marker, learn how to x stitch you will get a much neater finish, take your time, always use a sharp blade, and have fun. make sure the hoods fit the birds, as i think the ones that you are stating with, don't look like they will fit, keep going and you will find hood makeing very addictive. atb Dave
Looks like you've been making hoods for a while, i highly agree that it is addictive, I'm already hoked.
I've got a good collection of leather but nothing to measure the thickens , i think they will be 1.4 - 1.6 mm but thats just a guess.

Hood one and hood two above I've tested on male Harris hawk and they fitted OK, but i think i will have to adjust the beak opening so they can cast there pelts. i will see if i can add a pic of them on the hawk soon.

For a knife i use my second Swiss army knife that i sharpen very regally, it makes better cuts than a Stanley knife

I rely need a stitch marker as so far its all been marked by hand (using a thick needle for spacing between the stitches,

Could you post a pic of the outside of your hood to show the stitching on the outside, and I'm guessing you have used a hood block, can you recommend hows best to make a good one or where to get a one for a starter like me

Adam

Heres two pics of the hoods on a Harris hawk
Sorry but these are the best pics i have of them on a hawk.

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Old 14-12-2012, 08:35 PM
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I use 1.2 leather for hawks and falcons and 1.4 to 1.6 would be used for redtail up to eagle as uve got to make a bigger hood for there heads and holds better
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:41 PM
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I only been makeing them for a couple of months, so got loads to learn,this was my first blocked dutch hood that actually fitted.
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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looks like you've been making hoods for a while, i highly agree that it is addictive, I'm already hoked.
I've got a good collection of leather but nothing to measure the thickens , i think they will be 1.4 - 1.6 mm but thats just a guess.

Hood one and hood two above I've tested on male Harris hawk and they fitted OK, but i think i will have to adjust the beak opening so they can cast there pelts. i will see if i can add a pic of them on the hawk soon.

For a knife i use my second Swiss army knife that i sharpen very regally, it makes better cuts than a Stanley knife

I rely need a stitch marker as so far its all been marked by hand (using a thick needle for spacing between the stitches,

Could you post a pic of the outside of your hood to show the stitching on the outside, and I'm guessing you have used a hood block, can you recommend hows best to make a good one or where to get a one for a starter like me

Adam

Heres two pics of the hoods on a Harris hawk
Sorry but these are the best pics i have of them on a hawk.

Adam


I know your only starting this pic show how you get the rite fitting hood on your bird as I can say that hood is too big
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i only been makeing them for a couple of months, so got loads to learn,this was my first blocked dutch hood that actually fitted.
David that's a real flipping good job you done on that hood for only starting to make them a few months ago ,
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:17 PM
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Hi all,

Very nice looking hoods your coming up with here.

Just thought i'd chip in with a site i found recently:

Http://apfalconry.proboards.com/inde...e=1#1196276596

Seems to be a few good patterns on there.

Atb
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Old 16-12-2012, 07:58 AM
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i only been makeing them for a couple of months, so got loads to learn,this was my first blocked dutch hood that actually fitted.
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David that's a real flipping good job you done on that hood for only starting to make them a few months ago ,
that is relay good looking hood, and a great job.

Where did you get the pattern from and I've looked at some hood blocks and they were ú70-ú80. do you gave any recommendations of where to get them from or make them.
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Old 16-12-2012, 08:05 AM
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I know your only starting this pic show how you get the rite fitting hood on your bird as I can say that hood is too big
What type of hood is this,
And i did think my one was a little to big.

Plus the bird hadn't had a hood on it for over a year so was a right pain to get hooded.

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Old 16-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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Hi all,

Very nice looking hoods your coming up with here.

just thought I'd chip in with a site i found recently:

http://apfalconry.proboards.com/inde...e=1#1196276596

Seems to be a few good patterns on there.

Atb
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I've found this forum before but there is a problem with some of the patterns. there is nothing to size them against (example a 1" line to print them at the correct size)

if you can work out what size to scale up or down to, please share as no one has said on the that forum.

great find though!!!

Adam

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dont look bad, good job
can you post where you found the desigin?
and the type of hood it is
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