I finished something I've been working on for a while... Here's the background:
My father passed away back in September. Among his most cherished possessions was his Marlin .30-30. A few days after the funeral my mother gave it to me and explained my dad wanted me to have it...
Now, my father always loved scout rifles. Because of this, I took to turning that .30-30 into a proper scout rifle (no permanent changes though - all easy to undo).
As of last night, it's finally finished. I'm posting it here because there's paracord all over the thing. Sling, lever wrap, even the lacing for the handmade leather ammo cuff (the item I just finished).
This was my first time working with leather. I had difficulty getting really smooth, even cuts on the suede underlining (hence the uneven bits sticking out around the edges of the cuff). Still, I probably only notice it since I did it and know it's there.
I lost my Dad 2yrs ago and also was given his Marlin 30-30, by him several years prior to his death, but is one of my most prize possessions. I'm not a fan of scopes on them, but you have done a GREAT job with yours. Looks awesome. I would delete your insecurities about your leather work because it will only be noticed by you. Very nice work!