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Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LawrenceMD, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. johnnymiz

    johnnymiz Senior Member

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    Oh, i have a new wallet because my Filson one died. Not a filson though.
    And i love redwing boots...got a pair of heritage boots, although i am partial to alden
     
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    Did you bend the sides on your bass? Almost looks like you bandsawed the center section then sandwiched the top and back?
     

  3. johnnymiz

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    No sir. The body is semi hollow. ... 3 pieces of 1x poplar routed out to hollow, then glued together.
    So, you got the construction right. Thats why i put in the almost done pic.
    Making it with traditional ribs and veneer is a very specialized thing with a steep learning curve, as you know.
    this is more like a solid body elactric guitar. It has the rough shape of a gibson es, but the construction is more like a G&L Asat semi hollow. Hes got a G&L with twin humbuckers, so i put dimarzio ultra jazz pickups on this for a different sound
     
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    Pretty cool my friend, I like it!
     

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    Thanks. It was a good project that turned out ok.
     

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    I don't understand any of that, but I like it!
     

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    Paul Bigsby built them that way, he was a very innovative guy.
     

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    I couldve left it solid, but it wouldve weighed a ton because its big, even though poplar is kinda light.
    Hollowing out isnt hard if you have the tools....and i have a ton of them.
    I think the body was made from 1 1x10x8 board from lowes.
    The neck was a little more involved.. its laminated from some oak flooring i had and a piece of cherry wood.
    Laminated wood resists warping. The scarf joint (neck bend) was the hard part.
     

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    7997FCE6-6B89-49CF-B8FD-7049824D9705.jpeg EB94C643-F41A-4F41-9B35-756771B2D199.jpeg C3222D3F-B60E-4BB8-BAD7-C57BC3524E7B.jpeg Taking the field coat out to... well... the field. Rain, hail, snow, favorite kind of day!
     

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    Stumbled on a little fly fishing shop here in San Antonio today that was having a sale on some past season items. They carry quite a large selection of Filson gear, from luggage to apparel, hunting and fishing gear. I picked up a Filson Bridle Leather Double Pronged Belt in Brown for $45.

    You can check it out @ https://www.filson.com/double-prong-belt.html#sku=11063218-fco-000002321

    I’ll post some IRL pictures as the product photos don’t really do it justice.
     

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    So basically it feels like a suit of armor? That is exactly what I thought when I tried on the Tin Cruiser at Filson NYC. I'd imagine this being beefier would feel even more like armor.
     

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    Yeah, but in a good way, I absolutely love the thing! On my way home today I stopped into Orvis to see some of the clothing I’ve been reading about. This isn’t an argument Otter about whether new tin cloth is thinner than old stock, more of an observation comparing 2 reputable brands and thoughts on longitivity...
    I was looking at Barbour jackets. First of all, what’s the deal with the zippers, lol? They feed on the opposite side of most men’s gear here, that would take me a while to get my head around. Barbour has a reputation for making a very rugged product, they make very good, long lasting gear. I tried on 4 diff coats, 2 of the mainstays and a couple of newer offerings. When I pulled on my field jacket to leave, I gotta tell you, whether the material is thinner than days gone by or not, it’s one very heavy duty, overbuilt jacket my friend, and I can see nothing failing on it for years down the road. It made the Barbour stuff feel like a nylon windbreaker, which it is not. No disrespect at all to Barbour owners on here, I know their stuff has a great reputation as I said.
     

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    To be fair I think you would need to compare filson cover cloth to a Barbour Beaufort or Bedal.
    In terms of longevity my Barbour is showing signs of serious wear and I only use it for shooting driven birds (open field no briars or the like) in contrast my tin field coat sees heavy action in some nasty briars on a weekly basis and besides the patina you all saw from my pics it shows no wear at all. It’s a beast that is overbuilt and after 5 years of very hard use is no worse for wear. In my experience most English coats (at least shooting coats) have the zips on the other side and it does take some getting used to. I laugh every time my father complains about the Barbour zipper I gave him a few years ago.
    There is a review on YouTube that looks at the Barbour beaufort vs the Filson Mike marker. If I can find it I’ll post. I think it’s a fair comparison.
     

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    Yes I’ve read it, thanks. As for the zippers, I thought I was wearing a woman’s jacket, but the sales guy educated me, lol!
     

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    Large Grab-N-Go Tote In Mossy Oak came in today. Sitting next to my 260 I picked up during the winter Sale on Filson.

    I think the Camo Tote will get a lot of use as I always seem to over pack on every hunting trip. Will be a great truck bag as well.

    Anyone have experience with the excursion bag? Been thinking about picking one up. I’m also
    excited to see what the hunting bags look like that they released at shot show. Only seen a glimpse and read about it, on the link that was posted on here, last week.

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