Leather working thread

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Grog, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Grog

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    Post up your latest leatherwork, tips, tricks, questions, etc. There were some tutorials on the old forum that might be worth bringing over. Edit: Definitely some tutorials and tips that people should repost here.

    Testing a photo upload first on my most recent sheath.



    It's Hugh the Serious Morel with a CPK Field Knife. I kinda love this sheath. 8-9oz veg tanned leather, a ridiculous number of hours tooling it, antique gels and Resolene as a dye resist for the colors, sealed with Tan-Kote on the inside and Montana Pitch Blend on the exterior.
     
  2. Slade

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    I get the following error
    Randall's Adventure & Training® / ESEE® Knives - Error
    You do not have permission to view media within this album.

    Looks like you just need to change the permissions.
     
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    Doh! Hopefully that did the trick.
     
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  4. Slade

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    Yep. Can see them now. It turned out awesome. That knife seems like good match for mr morel.
     
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  5. 91bravo

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    I like your sheathwork Grog. The one you sold with that MMD was literally bombproof! Nice work!
     
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    Thanks man. It wasn't finished out real nice, I planned on it just staying home with me. The MountainManDu sheath was the first one I tried carving on, not a bad design but it was very tentative, there was no depth to it. Kinda wish I'd kept that knife but the 1111 and 1311 are more comfortable for me.

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    Leatherback for my new ESEE-6 with RI kydex.

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    I'll be starting a new project soon. I ordered a Hobonichi Techo planner for next year but the covers are fairly flimsy. I want to make my own slip on cover for it instead of buying a cover. I'll need to keep in mind "measure twice, cut once" so I don't have to start over and over again like I have on previous projects.
     
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    Need to change your permissions Joe. Can't see the pics.
     
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    I'll try to figure that out.
    Thanks Slade.
     
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    Where do I change it so you guys could see the pictures?
     
  14. Slade

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    I think it's prob the permission settings for the album. Grog had the same issue. The message I get for yours is the same as his was up above in this thread.
     
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    Should work now. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Yessir. Visible now. Love the rich brown you have on that axe sheath.
     
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    Thanks Slade. I appreciate it.
     
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    Sure thing, I'll take some pictures and focus on the tooling part on the next one I do.
     
  19. 91bravo

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    Are you doing any leatherwork right now for customers?
     
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    Almost. I'm finishing up a 2nd CPK Field Knife sheath tonight and I want to do one Survive! 4.7 sheath then I'm going to upgrade to the craftsman membership on BF and list all the ones I have up. I don't know if I'll take orders or just make what I want and see if they sell. I suppose I'll see how it goes. I think I'd rather start up too slow than get a bunch of orders then have people be pissed off because they take so long to get.

    2nd Field Knife sheath, getting another coat of dye then waxed tonight.


    I can get sheaths like that one done in a couple days but the fully carved ones like the morel one above took a couple weeks. I definitely like doing the carved ones best though. Poor Slade had to wait three months I think before I got this one done for a Fiddleback Bushboot. I really enjoy doing these over plain or just stamped ones though.


    I've just got to figure out a way to sell enough to at least pay for some of the material and tools I'm going through without getting a crazy back log and a bad name because of it.

    ETA- I need a picture taking person, those look kinda gross!
     

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