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Man where can I get that book?? Someone please PM me!

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hey guys, busy weekend for me, working on stuff to sell at a local arts and crafts swap meet coming up. here are a few things. never done anything like this before looking forward to see peoples reaction and comments about my stuff. wish me luck! :)

the weekends bounty :)

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the cardholder is based off a H.R. Giger painting. one of my favorite artists. here is the inside shot. lined with chrome tanned calf skin. and hand painted black rivets

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the inside of the biker style wallet.....its a big one! 7.75 inches long!

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and a few picks of the tried and true red moon "style"

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looking great mate! looks like we get our conchos from the same place haha

thanks corter,

joe makes some nice conchos, I have tried making them myself, but i can never get them to dome right. so i leave it to the pros. ha!

I have been messing around with some sand casting and pewter smelting lately, hopefully will be making my own hardware in the near future.

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I have been messing around with some sand casting and pewter smelting lately, hopefully will be making my own hardware in the near future.

That's really exciting! I get so mad about the scarcity of good solid brass hardware that I often daydream about learning to cast my own brass hardware. Some day, maybe.

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Here's a little lanyard I made:

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nothing special, especially when you consider the recent posts.

I just got tired of carrying around a lanyard I made of hemp so I redid an old coach lanyard I had and repurposed the hardware for this, same design and everything too.

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hey guys, busy weekend for me, working on stuff to sell at a local arts and crafts swap meet coming up. here are a few things. never done anything like this before looking forward to see peoples reaction and comments about my stuff. wish me luck! :)

the weekends bounty :)

[5361666171_f1b1a81860_z.jpg

the cardholder is based off a H.R. Giger painting. one of my favorite artists. here is the inside shot. lined with chrome tanned calf skin. and hand painted black rivets

5362278652_70ecc478bb_z.jpg

the inside of the biker style wallet.....its a big one! 7.75 inches long!

5361663911_fa6ae72ddd_z.jpg

and a few picks of the tried and true red moon "style"

5361666327_0520d78a11.jpg

5362278356_a71b3f56d2.jpg

Hi,

May i know

Whats the dimension for the red moon style?

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That's really exciting! I get so mad about the scarcity of good solid brass hardware that I often daydream about learning to cast my own brass hardware. Some day, maybe.

my friend does a bit a sand casting, and he let me mess around with his stuff. its not easy! put pewter is a bit easier cause is melts at around 600 degrees. so you can melt it with a cast iron pan, propane torch or charcoal BBQ. and there are some really cool high temp plastic molds you can make to re-produce any object.

look up "pewter figurine kits" on google and you will find a multitude a websites. you could just take one of those cool new fish hook key chains you got from japan and make a mold. i bet you could produce 4 to 8 hooks in a hour.

Aspanol : the size flat on a table not including the snap part is 8in x 4in

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tbg - casting your own hardware would be seriously cool. its something ive looked into but frankly its way down the road for me atm.

Information for informations sake though a friend did recommend the delft casting system to me, like sandcasting but using clay. Meant to be really suitable for small timers like me who doesnt want to invest too much space/money into the operation.

anyways tgb - best of luck with it and please post pictures of the outcome! ciao

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Been some time since posting my new work, it is really a treat to see many members here into leathers nowadays. Good work!

Here is a iPhone case. Very interesting to make and fun :D

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Wanted to show this here. This is obviously not my creation, but I thought it might act as inspiration for those of you with talent (unlike myself). This is an old Swiss rucksack made of salt and pepper canvas and leather straps. The leather was black and completely unbendable when I got it, but some Skidmore's softened it up nicely. p><p><img src=Picture 567 by ray.wendolowski, on Flickr[/img]img]<img src=Picture 563 by ray.wendolowski, on Flickr[/img]

If anyone feels this is an inappropriate place to post this just tell me and I'll remove it.

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Ray, Im glad you posted this. I really dont like rucksacks at all but im in the market for a new bag (going back to college after years) and for some reason this ruck REALLY caught my attention. I actually just did some research and I found numerous sights saying things along the lines of "if you dont like strurdy and overbuilt bags, this bag is not for you." So what this means to me is this bag is a beast.

Not to mention they are cheap. I have found a few for about 50 bucks. I think Im going to try to get one even though a ruck isnt my cup of tea. Thanks again for sharing.

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Ray, Im glad you posted this. I really dont like rucksacks at all but im in the market for a new bag (going back to college after years) and for some reason this ruck REALLY caught my attention. I actually just did some research and I found numerous sights saying things along the lines of "if you dont like strurdy and overbuilt bags, this bag is not for you." So what this means to me is this bag is a beast.

Not to mention they are cheap. I have found a few for about 50 bucks. I think Im going to try to get one even though a ruck isnt my cup of tea. Thanks again for sharing.

Yeah, they are dirt cheap, and it's basically a tank. But make sure you find one with the straps, as they are the only thing hard to come by.

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Yeah, they are dirt cheap, and it's basically a tank. But make sure you find one with the straps, as they are the only thing hard to come by.

I had one of these back in high school. The leather straps are easy to replace and they last forever. If you look around you can get them for as low as $15.

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here's another gal's wallet. Machine stitched the inlay in, other than that hand stitched as normal. Hand dyed shell, painted and aged concho.

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^^^

I really like this Corter. The machine stitching is nice and subtle keeping attention on the inlay. But I still like how the rest is hand stitched.

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Some coaster cut from 11-12oz saddle leather.

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Also a simple cardholder

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^^^

I really like this Corter. The machine stitching is nice and subtle keeping attention on the inlay. But I still like how the rest is hand stitched.

thank you! that's what I'm kinda trying for.

started doing leather keepers on belts, had to figure out how to make them in bulk!

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no, I just use a scratch awl to get through the thick leather of the keepers because it produces a big enough hole to get multiple passes of thread through, but it's not as wide as a hole punch that would be too large of a hole.

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@corter

eric, pls check your PM. thanks!

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