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Anyone doing much leather work 

I'm in the process of acquiring the equipment to try my hand at some leads, collars, belts etc, hopefully progress onto some other pieces

Be good to see some work if anyone's doing any,.. Cheers

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low plains drifter give me a shout when you up & running 

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Had a go at making a possibles pouch

Goat skin inner, and full grain cow hide outer

Good little practice piece, and surprising how many processes and tools are needed, saddle stitching, riveting, etc

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i used to make alot of stuff some years ago and sold all over the world  but its very labour intensive so these days my leatherwork is just confined to knife sheaths    i made a few beltpouchsat one time very popular in the states  

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1 hour ago, riohog said:

i used to make alot of stuff some years ago and sold all over the world  but its very labour intensive so these days my leatherwork is just confined to knife sheaths    i made a few beltpouchsat one time very popular in the states  

That's some tidy work mate, do you use different layers of leather to get that effect, I saw a basketweave knife sheath that the maker said was five layers of leather

Sometimes watch the odd knife making bits on YouTube, Jacklore in particular that also looks a lot of work 

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5 hours ago, low plains drifter said:

That's some tidy work mate, do you use different layers of leather to get that effect, I saw a basketweave knife sheath that the maker said was five layers of leather

Sometimes watch the odd knife making bits on YouTube, Jacklore in particular that also looks a lot of work 

no mate not different layers its done with a leather stamp  .  , 

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Another pouch, tried a water based dye for this one, heard it's not so good, but I was happy with the finish on this, bent the blade on my new awl after about three times pushing through the cowhide must be Chinese monkey metal lol

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