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Packing Iron
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:42:38 am »
FINALLY! Got myself a copy of this book. It?s going to be an awesome reference book. Has some really good photos.
Now I know why you guys are always talking about it the way you are!

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 09:06:48 am »
Yeah, it's really a great book. Hard to pick it up without getting inspired to make something.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 11:45:08 am »
Beginnin to see that, lol.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 06:44:17 pm »
I know I'm  a bit prejudice, but I love that book.  Might be because I have 17 photos of items from my collection pictured in the book.  When Bill Manns was here to do the photo shoot, he took over 400 pics in 5 hours.  He said it was one of the best photo sessions he did for the book, because I had so many little trinkets  that could be used with the gun leather in each photo.  It was a great time.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 09:08:39 pm »
Well I don't even do leather work but knew the reputation of the book so I got a copy last year. 

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 11:59:13 pm »
I know I'm  a bit prejudice, but I love that book.  Might be because I have 17 photos of items from my collection pictured in the book.  When Bill Manns was here to do the photo shoot, he took over 400 pics in 5 hours.  He said it was one of the best photo sessions he did for the book, because I had so many little trinkets  that could be used with the gun leather in each photo.  It was a great time.
That's really interesting. I don't have any items pictured in it but I also love it. It's just a great book.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 06:04:24 pm »
It was very interesting to watch Bill Manns take the photos.  I made suggestions as to what items I had that would fit the time period of each piece of gun leather he was photographing.  I had a lot of stuff that ended up in each photo.  These pictures were all taken before the age of digital cameras, so everything was shot with a 35mm camera.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 06:14:17 pm »
That is so cool!

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 06:59:44 pm »
I remember the days of 35mm photos and working from proofs. Digital sure has revolutionized that.

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Re: Packing Iron
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 09:48:52 pm »
I wonder how many hours I have spent with that book. I checked it out from the library so many times that my wife thought that I owned it. When she found out that I didn't, she encouraged me to just buy a copy. I found one with some loose pages for cheap and snapped it up. It's an excellent book.

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