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Handmade goods? Show them off!

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by TheKojack, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. TheKojack
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    Regardless of where it's made around the world, handmade items are generally of high quality. Fit and finish may not always be as clean as mechanized items but when something is made by hand, care and quality are always involved. Whether you made it yourself or purchased it from a maker, show off what you have that is a one-of-a-kind item or small-batch made by hand.

    I recently got into working a bit with leather instead of sticking to my strict "metal-only" mentality. I look at it almost like flexible metal. Nice thick hide wears like iron and if taken care of will last forever. My reason for starting was created by one of my favorite handmade items I recently got, my Michal Morris friction folder. I made a pocket sheath for it so it wouldn't get beat up. I found it relaxing and over the past week I just kept going with other random projects.

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    My key hook and copper pocket clip for my Manix 2
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    A few other items. A sheath for chapstick and St. Florian, leather wristband, belt loop keychains etc.
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    Now it's your turn!
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nice gear.

    Relocated to the Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications Forum :)
     
  3. archimedes

    archimedes EDC Junkie!!!

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    A handmade flashlight, called the "Spyglass" , created by EDCF/CPF member calipsoii

    As noted on the tag in the photo, it took 31 hours, over 2 months, to build. And much more time than that, of course, to design from scratch. The build thread on CPF has been running for about 15 months now ....

    Custom built to specifications, with dual LED emitters of choice, among other options. It has programmable mode(s), output(s), and user interface.

    Even the clip is hand-formed :)
     
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    Great gear guys i wish i had those skills
    thanks for sharing
    Xiii
     
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    My homemade wallet. Picked up some scrap leather and sewed it up. I love how thin it is. Very simple design.

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    Here is a belt I made myself this week.
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    That is some cool stuff TheKojack, I don't have the skills but will dig up some of my handmade stuff from makers.
     
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    Just a sheath/holster for my wave to sit in. My first leatherwork!
     
  10. jmann8686

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    Mostly leather work for me. It's my hobby. But I do make other things in metal as well. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Also made my bars the mid pegs the highway legs which are bike pedals from a 1980 Schwinn letour. I made the rack and sissy bar and the license plate and tail light bracket and also the speedo holder. I can get better pics if you all want.
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    What is the flat rectangular copper piece?
     
  12. TheKojack
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    I made it to hold a spare truck key and house key. It flips out like a knife blade. I kissed the boat for the keybar and key smart products. I guess I should have marketed the idea haha.
     
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    recklesstryg this looks interesting, can you post some different angles please? :)
     
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    I made my own variation of the "snag mag". I didn't like the thought of spending $30 on some flimsy plastic, so I made my own flimsy plastic. Made of kydex and was my first try, I plan on making more with improvements on design and finish. Works amazingly well and I have tried snag mag along side of my design and my design is easier at retrieving mag.

    I didn't always carry a spare mag because of adding bulk to my belt. Now I always have a spare mag.

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    The Divider has sides folded to hold the smaller iPhone 5 over the iPhone 6 and to protect the shock cord.
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    This is the last version. It better depicts how the divider is held in place.
     
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    I have no clue what I'm looking at ^.

    Is that a flat black iron mask??
     
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    hal_chase EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Love modding bikes; got a little yamahammer 250 I'm working on.

    Bicycle peds for highway pegs, nice.

    Got any more bike mod pics?
     
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    He's either Tony Stark or MF Doom.