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  1. sherlockian100

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    I have recently started making knife sheaths, as you see from my recent post. I am not sure what other possabilities are out there for leather work other than wallets, pouches, book cover and the typical stuff you see in kits etc. I would like to see how creative and what types of things can be done with leather. Please post some of your leather work. We all post our sheaths and I like seeing those too, but would like to see what else is out there.
     
  2. many knives

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    kool thread idea, willpost some pics if i can get my camera to work....
     
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    I recently made this simple money clip-thingy. For as long as I can remember I've been using just a binder clip, but recently my debit card seemed to be wearing out sooner than they should, so I made this and only keep my debit card in there, the cash and license clip to the back. The binder clip just goes thru a slit in the bottom of the leather.

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    Howdy,

    This bag is pretty typical of what I produce for the re-enactors I serve. This is a 18th century shot pouch reproduction of an original. I also do knife sheaths and odds and ends. Also, forging and horn work.

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    Made this at the Professor's meet. I'm pretty happy with it for a first ever attempt.

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    Few things I have made. Guitar Strap, Flasks, Knife sheath, belt pouch for LEO buddy of mine and have really been working on holsters.Those pics later.
     

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    I like those flasks, saw the tutorial, don't look easy.
     
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    Here is about half of the leather "jewelry" that I make as a hobby for myself and wear. Leather is the main part of the items and sometimes I use pieces of brass tack rings in some of them. The medicine bag contains some sage for "smudging" and a small silver wolf fetish as the wolf is my chosen "totem spirit".
     

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    Here's my design for sheaths. One member aptly named it the "dangle with the angle" its called sword carry and is drawn cross body on my left, like a sword. Works for me as I like to keep my right side free from clutter.

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    I made all of these sporrans in the last couple of years.
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    Here is the sheath I made for a BushSword:
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    A simple hip quiver.
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    You do great work J! Can you (or anyone) tell me how you got the design on to that pouch? I can make pouches, I'm just not sure how you would go about engraving a design on it. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thanks Jake, I appreciate the kind words. I do most of my decorative work with a free handed stitching groover. Just draw or transfer the artwork to the damp leather, and then this does the rest. :)


    Here is a link to the item I'm talking about:

    http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/search/searchresults/88074-11.aspx
     
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    Hm, I've seen one of these before, just wasn't sure what it was used for. I'll look for a video or article maybe explaining a technique to using the tool. Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    Here is a shooting bag and patch knife I made. I distressed the leather to give a "20 seasons look. Everything is this picture is homemade.
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    Leather Hill sytle quiver.
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    Leather rifle case.
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    Butt cuff for 2 xtra magazines for Ruger 10-22
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    I make my own stuff because its cheaper and no one makes what I want.

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    Hey all, I'm new to this forum, so I thought I might post on what I'm familiar with!
    I've been doing leatherwork for a little over a year now, starting with suede and other light leathers and moving into veg-tan leather about 6 months ago... :)

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    Here is my throwing knife sheath:
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    Pretty amatuer compared to other people's work, but they are functional.
     
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  19. JakeThief

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    Doesn't look amateur at all to me. I'd actually like to know how you did that stitching.

    Here's an example of the best stitching I can do, but I'd like to learn how you make it wrap around the edge of the sheath like you did.

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    stitching

    It would be way easier to show than to describe.
    It is all one lenght of Waxed thread, it takes twice what you think you will need. I cheated and drilled the holes with a bit that was just bigger than the needle. Then I started at the top and stithched to the bottom, then came back in the opposite direction. That gave me the regular stitching. Then, starting at the top again, I came out the front of the top hole and took the needle around the side to the back and brought it back through the next hole. Like the wire on a spiral notebook. When I got to the bottom, I tied it off. Really simple to do, harder to describe. I am going to be making a sheath to hold my capper for my muzzleloader soon. If you want, I'll take pictures of the process and PM them to you. I don't want to hijack Sherlockinan's thread.

    Thank you. I'm glad that you like it.
     
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    made out of an old boot
     
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    If you would be so kind as to take pictures of the process for me, that would be great! I'm going to give it a try, I have an idea of what to do from reading that, and if it works out I'll post a picture here. Thank you.


    Oh and CK, I really like the sheath! I love the design you've got on it, very artistic and looks good.
     
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    First, and only attempt at leather work:

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  24. CKjeep84

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    JakeThief....thanks, it was the first on i have made. i realy want to pick up some tooling leather and make another one(or a few more lol)
     
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    CK, I don't want to fill up this thread with questions (although that's what I seem to be doing) but did that leather come with the design, or did you do that yourself? I'm just trying to better my leatherworking ability, and everyone in this thread seems to be pretty good at it!
     
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    the design was on it already. it was an old boot i cut up. i tried to make the cut of the sheath and the design work together. i really want to pick up some tooling leather to have a go at some real leather work.
     
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    some of the things i made in the last wee while.
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  28. Looker

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    Here are a couple of my projects:

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    Good luck on your quest for new projects, it looks like you have a lot of ideas here!

    Looker
     
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    WOW you guys do some awesome work!!!
     
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    nice work guys.. i have been doing leatherwork for the past 6-7 years now.. i love it..

    here's some of my work.. i primarily make sheaths and traditional archery related leather goods..

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    an armgaurd i made for a friend..
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    Lots of skill here. Im really impressed. Keep at it!!

    Of course you guys know I do sheaths, but I thought id post up my bushbag. Its probably my favorite thing Ive ever made...

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    right on J.. great job.. that thing came out waaaay nice.. it reminds me of Indiana Jones..
     
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    Now thats a ultimate man purse right there!!!! Very nice!
     
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    Someone earlier showed me the tool used for engraving a design on to a piece of leather, could anyone point me to a tutorial or article showing a technique for using such a tool? Or making such designs on a piece of leather. I'm sure there's some technique, and if there is I figured here would be the thread to ask for a tutorial on the subject.
     
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    I think it looks cool too.
     
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    Here is some of mine.

    Vinyl necker.

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    Leather Hip Pocket Sheath.

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    Leather open top for rescue folder and whittler.

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    From a Tandy pre-cut kit.

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    A couple hatchet masks.

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    J,
    I can see why that's your favorite!

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    Nothing crazy but here's a quick release sheath I did for my girlfriend's mora. There's more pictures in another thread of it...

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    And an axe holster for my belt... made from a ton of scrap I had from other projects...

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    Here is my first 2 I made
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    A few things I've done.

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    I made this satchel for PlainsWoman. She carries it every day. :) Every hole was punched by hand, every stitch was done by hand. I have many hours into this sucker. LOL!!

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    This is mysecond sheath. I made it for an older feller that I river fish with.
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    I wasn't sure he would like the dangler so I put snaps on the belt loop so he could wear it that way if he wanted.
    This one turned out a little better than my first one.
    Also my first attempt at wet-forming.
     
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    My first sheath.

    So after milling over which camp/survival/bushcraft knife to buy. I decided to go with the Ka-Bar potbelly. Like the knife wasn't all impressed with the sheath. I did like the roomy extra pocket, but I carry a murse with me almost every day, so the extra space wasn't really an issue.

    I love the styling and look of a scout style sheath, but nobody makes one for the Potbelly. So I figure it is time to make my own. But I have NEVER made any thing from leather that wasn't originally from a kit, ie. wallets and such.

    So what is a guy to do? Watch some videos on you tube, buy some basic leather working tools and get with it.

    My original plan didn't turn out like I wanted it too. And I had some minor mistakes along the way. But the only way you learn is by doing. So I made a pack sheath, or bag sheath.


    Showing sheath that came with the knife.

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    Finished product after trimming, sewing in welt and finishing the stitching, dyeing and treating.
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    I'm pretty pleased with my first one. Now back to the original plan.

    Thanks for looking.

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    My trail hawk sheath
     

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    Did you make the Kydex sheaths as well? I really like the one holding the 840mg.

    We definately have some very talented leather workers/ Artists on this forum. Simply Beautiful Work Gentleman!!!:4:
     
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    Ive made a lot of random stuff over the last 4 years. Mostly stuff I was too cheap to pay full price for, or some idea I had floating in my head. My Girl and I also make Ren-faire Gear.

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    That's pretty serious Jeff!

    Awesome man.
     
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    Here's the first holster I ever made. Its nowhere near the level of most of the work on this forum, but it draws smooth, and it doesn't fall out. Plus it has several options for mounting, which I put a lot of thought into. Ill have to just post the link so you can copy and pste it though. I'm doing this at work from my phone. http://m1198.photobucket.com/albums...ds/?action=view&current=utf-8BZ3VuOC5qcGc.jpg
     

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