The tooled leather thread

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  1. Nolan Wilder

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    Just finished this one. Some tooled leather inspired by the black hills in South Dakota.

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    Hand tooled and painted leather belt sheath inspired by the Appalachians in Virginia.

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    .Don't have anything to add, but looking forward to watching this thread. Those sheaths look amazing by the way.
     
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    Talented knife maker is now also a talented leather worker - Film at 11
     
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  5. Nolan Wilder

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Nolan Wilder

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    Another tooled leather sheath finished up.

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    Here's another tooled leather sheath finished up. This one and the last one are for Scavengers.

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    Started tooling leather when introduced to Tandy kits in junior high school. Sample of some "bling" added to ordinary hats. Some of the tools here are 40 + years old when Tandy still used good heavy chrome plating on their stuff.
     

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  9. Nolan Wilder

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    A hand stitched and tooled leather sheath for this wood's stalker.
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    A sketch of tooled leather to come.

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    Here's a hand stitched, tooled and painted leather dangler I just finished up.

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    Here's the hand stitched and tooled leather belt sheath for a recently finished custom longhunter. Now it's ready for its new home!

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    Very nice linework and creative tooling. What paints or dyes are you finding give you the look you want?
     
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  14. Nolan Wilder

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    Thanks!
    I've been using EcoFlo pains and dies from Tandy leather. Works pretty good.
     
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    really dig the painted look. How does the paint hold up in field use?
     
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    Thanks!
    I use a leather finish over it, so it should be just fine.
     
  17. Nolan Wilder

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    Getting a sheath prepped for some tooling work today.

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    Just finished up this hand stitched and tooled leather sheath. The artwork depicts the farm that the customer grew up on. Pretty cool project to get to do.

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