Wasteland Champion Tire Armor by swanboy. I imagine a tire would actually absorb a lot of force from blunt instruments.
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Photo Tutorial: Making a waxed leather drinking flask in Tutorial Section - Leather/Hides/Tanning MXS Forum
Picture step by step tutorial on how to make a leather flask - great information for any leather project - best for older kids
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Must-Know Metal-Forming Techniques
Get the lowdown on two essential metalsmithing techniques for creating dimension in metal (dapping and swaging) and using wooden jewelry-making tools! -- Move Your Metal: Intro to Essential Metal Forming Techniques - Jewelry Making Daily