First attempt at leathercrafting

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  1. PauliWalli

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    I needed a tool wrap for my carving knives, so I thought I'd just make one instead. Hand stitched suede. I need a tie-off for it and then it'll be complete.
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    Very nice job. We likes it. :dblthumb:
     
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    Nice and very very useful!
     
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    That'll work. Good job!
     
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the encouragement.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    I'm going to bomb my own thread here and ask : Where is the best place to go for good leather, tools and decent prices ? And what brand of tools are worth spending money on ? I stopped by my local Tandy store and inquired about how a guy can get the cheaper prices listed and was told I'd need to pay $150 per year !!! That's nuts !! Now I'm a frustrated, would-be leather tinkerer. :(
     
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    I've seen some reasonable deals on Amazon occasionally
     
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    Very nice, I've been meaning to make one of those.. I just need cheap leather to do it, so I'l be waiting for your answer too!
     
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    I made a small purchase from The Leather Guy website, and I'll let you know how the quality is. I like the site because I can by what they call "project pieces" that are 2-4 sq.ft. and selling for $20-$40, depending on your choice and need.

    I was off a bit on my Tandy info. The $150/year level is for higher volume folks, called the wholesale tier, and they do have a middle tier pricing that's only $35/year. You still have to purchase a fairly large portion of leather i.e. double shoulder or half side, which is too much of a commitment for a newbie such as myself.
     
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    Well ...... I received my leather and it's a decent piece, good value for the $25 spent. My disappointment is with the issue of not seeing and touching and feeling a piece of leather. That's where the web falls short, at least for me. Anyway ....... here's what I've done so far to my Swedish Bread Bag. Modified the strap, which is too long, so I'll have to modify later. Added a front flap, which I cut too short, so I'll have to redo it. Waxed the bag and I need to add an axe holder onto the back of the pack. Once I put on a better flap, I'll fashion an antler and thong closure. I'm not all that happy with it, but I learned a TON while doing it.
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    It really looks great!
     
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    I picked up a work bench from Costco today and have a start on my leather crafting center. I'm making journal covers for Christmas for all my nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters. I'll be making about 25-30 of them. I picked up a half hide from Springfield Leather, but will probably need more. Let the fun begin !!
     
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    Sorry if I missed something but is a Swedish bread bag a haversack?
    What is the difference with the Swedish model?

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    Basically, a bread bag is what we now consider a haversack. It may have been known as a haversack back in the day as well, I don't know for sure, but the name "bread bag" came from the fact that they literally carried a loaf of bread and other food items in the bag for sustenance in the field.
     

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