Leather working thread

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

  1. VaughnT

    VaughnT Member

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    Well, the second bottle of dye helped even things out, but not by much.

    Weird how the dye seams to sink in.... then evaporate right out when I turn my back. It's almost like the suede texture is acting like a million little wicks to draw the dye out of the leather so it can waft away in the breeze!

    I've got it stuck in a trash bag now. Hopefully, that'll slow down the drying/evaporating of the dye and help it migrate a bit into the leather. If that doesn't work.... ugh.

    ETA: Looking around at dye stuff, I noticed that Fieblings and others offer dyes specifically for suede. The bottles I got from Hobby Lobby don't make any mention of suede, but you'd think that leather dye would dye leather. Maybe, just maybe, there's something about suede that you need a specific kind of dye for it, and that's why the companies specifically label some dyes as "suede and roughout" dyes.

    Since it appears I'll need a third frickin' bottle of dye to darken this apron and get it looking less mottled, I'll have to shop on line to find some suede dye. Better safe than sorry!
     
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    Finished this one yesterday:
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    Knocked this out for a friend on Instagram today
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    Hey @VaughnT you could also try Kiwi scuff cover, I've used it on swede leather with good results.
     
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    Got started on the sheath for my friends Buck 121
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    Finished the sheath for the BUCK 121
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  8. SEMO

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    BackPocket knife and sheath.

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  9. Strigidae

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    I finally got serious about making an overstrike collar for my axe. It was a lot of fun, even if it doesn't hold up all that well. I've got enough spare leather to whip up another.
     
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    While not as fancy as all of these sheaths, I put together a tinder bag over the weekend. I haven’t figured out what to use as the toggle yet. It seems bone or antler is the most popular choice. D0F57696-0055-459E-AC14-FD4984BE0E03.jpeg
     
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    Those are some fun and useful little bags. I think yours looks great. I agree about the antler or bone toggle. I have a pack of plastic cord locks laying around and so I used them for mine. They don't look as rustic but they're cheap and practical.
     
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    Stone, metal or other decorative beads also have a traditional/rustic look
     
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    Working on an axe mask for another member here. All I have left is the snap, stitching, dying and the finish.
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    BackPocket leather sheaths

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    For these...

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    Do you have those available? If so, what are the dimensions and what are you asking for a knife and sheath? Thanks man, and stellar work as always!
     
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    My first bag, and most cpmplex piece ive made to date. Im very proud of the job i did onthis one. Comments and critiques are welcome. IMG_20180814_172557_399.jpg IMG_20180814_172557_404.jpg IMG_20180814_172557_428.jpg IMG_20180814_171441899.jpg IMG_20180814_172557_398.jpg
     
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  18. Kaw-liga

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    That's a clean cut, great looking bag. I love how you used the S-biners to hook it to your belt loops. I use those things a lot and have been impressed with them.
     
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    Ferro rod.
     
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    Thanks! Im already working on a smaller version for my step-kid. That one pictured was for my girlfriend.
    It also has a belt loop which i forgot to mention. IMG_20180817_170643238.jpg IMG_20180817_170658788.jpg
     
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