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Leather Projects and Ideas *Post a Pic*

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Jabbalaugh, May 5, 2013.

  1. Shike

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    That is the biggest watch strap I have ever seen. You must have the wrist size of a small child's waist. :)
     
  2. Peeveli

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    Made this from old german rifle sling leather. [​IMG]
     
  3. vegassprky
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    Made this for the wife's snap jewelry.
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  4. Retired Army

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    Decided to make a cover for my moleskines.
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  5. The Albino Yeti

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    First "major" leather project....going to try to finish it this weekend...it's a pocket organizer to hold my Case Sodbuster jr, gerber dime, Fenix e05, and Gerber Shard...[​IMG]


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  6. Loir

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    My cover for mini composition book. It's always with me, and shows it. Developing a nice patina

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  7. jmann8686

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    Did a little trading with a tattoo artist. Got a nice rib piece in trade for a portfolio. I still have some final things to do to it but this is what I came up with. This is the first time doing anything this big and anything like this.
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    Even got to use copper rivets for attaching the 3 ring part to the leather. Turned out pretty dam good in my book.
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  8. TheKojack
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    Made a new pocket sheath for my Morris FF.
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  9. Crew
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    Nice work and nice blade.
     
  10. TheKojack
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    Thank you! I do love the little friction folder.
     
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    Made this last night. Pic wasn't meant for the forum but if i dont post it now I'll forget to do it.

    Pocket dump thing:

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    Laplander Sheath:

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    Tinder Pouch:

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  12. amspratt

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    This is the first thing I've ever made, and, considering my only tools actually designed for leatherwork were the needles, I'm pretty happy with it! I do have a couple questions though. First, how can I seal the stitching without a lighter? I singed the leather, so I'd like to find a more predictable/less destructive method. Second, how can I finish it so it has a decent luster? Thanks for the feedback and inspiration! The work in this thread is simply astounding.
     
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  13. kertap75

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    That stitching looks great! When I stop procrastinating I have a few leather projects to try, I really hope mine turns out half as nice as yours!
     
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    Im pretty new at this but before using the lighter i would just make a square knot to finish off the stiches. The lighter is a lot cleaner finish unless you have enough room to hide the knot in between the leather you are stiching together. As for the finish there's alot of different finishes on the market but some mink oil or neatsfoot oil shoukd do the trick.

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  15. karlito

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    To seal the stitching, square knot as mentioned with a small drop of super glue, clear nail polish, etc.
    To finish: It looks like untreated veg tanned leather. There a number of dyes if you would like to change its color. As mentioned, neat or mink oils which will darken the leather not necessarily impart color to it. When dry wax and buff.
     
  16. amspratt

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    Thanks for the tips! How does one wax leather? Is it just ordinary wax, or do they make special leather waxes? I did a quick Google search and didn't find anything.
     
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    I took some dedicated pics of my leather projects.

    The Laplander Sheath
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    Key Fob with my initials
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    Pocket Dump Thing with goodies

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  18. karlito

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    Tandy leather has Fiebing's Leather Balm w/Atom Wax which is some sort of liquid. I've used carnuba car wax (paste) in the past and it came out fine.
     
  19. karlito

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    Tandy leather has Fiebing's Leather Balm w/Atom Wax which is some sort of liquid. I've used carnuba car wax (paste) in the past and it came out fine.
     
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  20. amspratt

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    Thanks! I'm lucky enough to have a Tandy store fifteen minutes away, so perhaps I'll make a pilgrimage soon.


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