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Arts & Crafts - Making some of the props yourself




In this topic I will collect instructions how to make some of the props

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Often, collectors want the leather case shown in the miniseries too, although it is not an Object.

A member of The Collectors, Pizmeyre, discovered that the case can be made from a cigarette case kit available from Tandy Leather (King Size Cigarette Case Kit #4119-00) The kit is meant to be stitched together with leather cord and then tooled. However, when it is put together with rivets and the tooling is omitted, it looks exactly like the case in the miniseries.

Here is the case as it is meant to be constructed:

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Here is what the case looks like when it is purchased:

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To construct the case you will need these items:

Saddle tan oil based leather dye, large nickel rapid rivets, a riveter, and the accompanying anvil:

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Everything you need can be purchased from ]Stecksstore.

The leather must be dyed before the case is constructed. To do this, wet the leather thoroughly and apply the dye with long even strokes. Two coats must be applied and the leather must be allowed to dry between each coat.

The riveting is difficult. Wet the leather before riveting to make it more pliable. Every rivet must be set with one hammer strike. If you attempt a second strike, the rivet will bend and ruin the leather. To get the last rivets you will need some kind of hard square object that will fit into and fill the case: an expendable sharpening stone or metal block.

After the kit is assembled, it must be stretched to the correct size and shape. The stretching can be done with a block made from a deck of appropriately sized cards. The dimensions should be exactly as shown. It needs to have an attached handle so that it can be romoved when the case has dried. First soak the case in water. The block can be coated in mink oil before it is inserted so that it will slide out without damaging the case:

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To give the case a nice glossy appearance, rub on mink oil.

The deck of cards is relatively easy to make, but the leather case is extremely difficult and frustrating. Do not attempt it unless you are committed.



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Here's Paul's Bus Ticket. Just download the front and back and print out using a color printer on card stock paper. Use a hole punch to punch out the number 3, add Duct tape and distress.

I use weak tea to fade it, let that dry and then use damp coffee grounds to create the stains but I'd be curious to see what you guys can do with it.

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Just print on glossy card stock. If you want to age it, just apply a little weak tea or coffee and voila!

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Here's the wrapper for the Bar of Soap.

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Remember you can make two objects out of this. The Bar of Soap, and the used Soap Wrapper.

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You can try printing on a thin rice-paper or an origami-paper and then spray lackuering it afterwards to be glossy.





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