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#3721 simontuntelder

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:03 PM

Holy guacamole, that is one hefty wallet.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

marineabilly - I really like the color combo and stud work.

Here's a slim long wallet I made recently. It's about 1/3 slimmer than the more traditional biker-style wallets I've made in the past but you can still pack it with stuff if you want to. I've been using it daily for about a month, and with 6 cards, some business cards, a few bills and receipts you hardly feel it in your back pocket.

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#3723 corter

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

Custom snaps with my logo on them, samples finally came in. Couldn't be happier.

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#3724 FALERBRAND

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:11 PM

Corter those look great i really like the matte finish!
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

Indigo dyed totes

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

what/where kind of dye did you use? they look great.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:07 PM

American Bison leather, and my newly redesigned card wallet

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

Just read through the thread (from start to finish, so hopefully I can keep my stupid questions to a minimum.) and signed up to say 'Hi!'.

I've just started to dabble, and I'll see if I can get some photos up shortly. Love some of the stuff you guys are doing, hope I can work a few of your techniques and wisdoms into my own process.

I've heard a lot of good things about some of the higher end leathers, and while buying them exclusively is somewhat pointless for me at the moment, would anyone be happy to sell me a couple of square feet each of a few leathers I can use to fiddle with a bit? Unfortunately easy leather access isn't a widespread thing in upside-down-land (Australia), and it'd be nice to have a play with a few things before I bother grabbing an entire hide (much less the shipping costs for them, jesus.). Happy to take offcuts and edges, don't want to be taking the prime cuts from the hides from you guys.

edit: There was a bit of a chat about patterns before. I was contemplating, if/when the time comes, to CAD mine up and have them lasercut onto stainless or aluminium (or something else that won't rust.).

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:03 PM

Sorry if this has been answered before but could someone tell me how you adjust the Tandy adjustable groover? I got it but am not sure how to work it and I don't want to damage it / the blade
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:02 AM

If it's the one I have, it comes with a small screwdriver that you can use to adjust the width. Screw is right at the tip.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

Got it, i guess mine didn't come with the screwdriver which is probably why i was confused.

Here is someone's gallery / tutorial on making a belt, not bad for beginners:
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

What kind of thread (brands, sizes, whatever) are you guys into? So far Ive only bought from Maine Thread and Im not sure what else is out there. Ideally it would be suited well for wallets and other smaller pieces.
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#3733 simontuntelder

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:46 AM

I've switched to linen thread almost exclusively.

I use brands like Barbour, Hoogen and Somac. All of them are very good.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

Nice snaps, corter! I owe you one for convincing me to buy that Tandy hand press. I just set 60 snaps (120 halves) in about 45 min. What a dream to use...
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:00 PM

Finally got some belts done. This one is for my best friend, it took many hours.


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Some wear on a sliding bi-fold my friend bought.


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#3736 corter

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Nice snaps, corter! I owe you one for convincing me to buy that Tandy hand press. I just set 60 snaps (120 halves) in about 45 min. What a dream to use...


Hell yea dude! Makes things so much more enjoyable. I remember back when I did the Japan bracelets I got to 200 sets/hr, could probably never do that now but it makes working so much more enjoyable. What are you making with the snaps?
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:45 AM

i have an extra copy of al stohlman's the art of hand sewing leather. if someone wants it, let me know. i'll ship it free to anyone in the US.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:35 AM

i Made a dog collar the other day for a friend....its thick as a belt, but thats the way he wanted it.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Hi guys, wondering if anyone knows any good place in bangkok for leather/silver supplies! Tools,hardware,leather maybe?
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

Today I went to the farm where i buy bees wax for my leather pieces. While i was there i was able to take pictures of their bee colony, chickens and some other cools stuff. The farm also sells flowers, small amounts of organic produce, and different varieties of eggs.
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Old combs getting ready to be cleaned and re used
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

Tried out some burgundy and black Chromexcel on a couple of iphone cases. It molds to the shape of the phone nicely.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:19 AM

Figure this is the right place to share this stuff.

I've made lots of products for friends, and recently decided to cast a wider net. Just started an Etsy storefront, and we'll see how that goes. Check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/...tarLeatherGoods

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:11 AM

i just finished reading through this entire thread and am really impressed by how much everyone has created and improved.

i decided to finally try my hand at it by making a passport holder... 5 oz tandy shoulder... learned a lot making it and still have tons to improve on... especially the burnishing. i dont know how some of you do it so well!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:06 AM

A bag I made for my mom this week:
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

HI guys. this one is done now but when i took the pictures i had a little more sanding and burnishing to do :)

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:44 AM

I recently inherited some leather crafting tools that belonged to my grandfather and started learning to make stuff. There's a lot of great work in this thread...i'm really inspired by guys like Hollows and Corter. I still have a lot to learn but I'm enjoying the process!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

Made a watchstrap for myself yesterday. Burgundy Chromexcel, Panerai style pre-v buckle.
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#3748 FALERBRAND

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:12 AM

Friday I like your strap, I have made a few watch straps for my personal watch but have yet to come across a great source for watch buckles. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#3749 corter

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

Shop stuff, belt making

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

Horween Chromexcel outer, natural inner. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageKeegan
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