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#1 John

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:56 AM

Heres some leather gear I've been working on...  Here is a first aid kit pouch I made, pretty simple but it was a good place to start. I want to make a decent batman style utility belt all in leather... sorry for the poor lighting! 

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#2 John

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:06 AM

oh and heres the tin and contents!Attached File  FAK open 3.jpg   181.02KB   4 downloads


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:10 AM

Looks good John!  I know nothing about sewing leather, other than it looks difficult - did you punch holes first and sew threw them?  I want to make a few small pouches out of leather, and that's the method I'm thinking of using.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:35 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:44 PM

Cool!

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:31 PM

Looks good John!  I know nothing about sewing leather, other than it looks difficult - did you punch holes first and sew threw them?  I want to make a few small pouches out of leather, and that's the method I'm thinking of using.

Thanks man! Yeah for this project i used a hand held hole punch and then sewed up! I find it much better to have holes pre punched, i have now moved on to using leather chisels that punch 2-7 holes at once.. ill post up some of my sheaths soon...

 

 

Cool!

 

thanks Walrus!

 

 

Very nice!

 

thanks Dom!


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#7 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

There is something inherently beautiful about handcrafted leather.
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#8 David Quevedo

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:07 AM

There is something inherently beautiful about handcrafted leather.

 

Agreed, wholeheartedly :D


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#9 Chris Szaroleta

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 12:04 PM

Very cool, John!  I share Walrus and David's sentiment.  Hand sewn leather is a thing of beauty.  

 

There was a time in my life when I didn't understand or appreciate the skill and artistry that goes into, and therefore, I was never a big leather fan.  Nowadays, I feel completely different.  Oh, man.........THE SMELL......tell me you can't smell a piece of leather in your gear even when it's nowhere near your nose!


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#10 John

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:27 AM

I love working with leather now. It's so soft but extremely strong! I've got a long way to go but it's really fun learning this craft! It also allows me to make covers and sheathes for axes I've been restoring ( another of my many hobbies )!
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Hi guys, My name is Chris and i am currently in not so sunny London, uk.

I have just stumbled across this website and have fallen in love with it! What is it about bags, carry goods and EDC that makes us get excited huh?

Anyway i was just looking at leather specific topics and saw your works. I thought i'd share my latest project with you guys, i hope you like it please feel free to comment. Apologies for the shaky image!

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

Hi guys, My name is Chris and i am currently in not so sunny London, uk.

I have just stumbled across this website and have fallen in love with it! What is it about bags, carry goods and EDC that makes us get excited huh?

Anyway i was just looking at leather specific topics and saw your works. I thought i'd share my latest project with you guys, i hope you like it please feel free to comment. Apologies for the shaky image!

That's straight up good work. 


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:28 PM

Very nice work!
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#14 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:32 PM

That is a helluva nice pack.
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#15 Mason Delpino

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:18 PM

John, in working with leather, what are the minimum tools you would need to get started in making leather goods (things such as wallets, cases and bags)? Thanks! Looks great, by the way


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 02:07 PM

I am envious of all craftsmen but I have to admit I am not one of them!

 

Good work here gentlemen!

 

Jim


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#17 Chris Szaroleta

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:07 AM

Excellent detail!


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#18 Chris York

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:28 PM

Hello again gents,

 

I made this for a friend, i thought i'd share it with you.

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

Very nice craftsmanship, Chris!



#20 Mason Delpino

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

First foray into working with leather! Very simple minimalist card holder

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