projects and then some

Well...Im real busy these days...I have lots of bags on order, and lots of writting due, but so far its working out...one of my projects is a small leather covered campaign chest. I have an original Im patterning after, but all of the leather from that one is missing...its pretty neat though, its lined with old news paper from 1812. I was able to trace the location it was made to Connecticut based on some of the article details...and I have all of the square shanked brass tacks that used to cover the bindings etc...these tacks are actually a story and history lesson all to themselves...anyway, its all being written up for an upcoming Muzzle Loader article in case any one else wants to make one too...
Tim