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Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:23 pm
by wtf?
Well... Ive just moved into Northampton and Ive wanted to take up leatherworking for a while... And I've just gotten my first paycheck... Can you see where this is going yet? So idly, I was checking out the web for leatherworking stuff and it turns out that Tandy are like... 15 minutes from me and they are open to the public. So... I thought it would be nice to share...

So... Got some bits of old chipboard and some screws...

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Got out the landlords broken chair and some more screws...

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And got all my new stuff, plus a few old purchases out all ready to go...
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I got myself a skiver, No 2 edge beveler, slicker, punch, daubers and dye... And tonight, I shall mainly be trying to make myself a new belt! The simplest of simple belts...

And thats the end of my sharing. :)

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:50 pm
by the blade master
sod the belt wraith lets see something decent like a nice sheath then I,ll put my order in :D

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:01 pm
by wtf?
I'm just finishing off a blade that I'm making for the Mrs... Then I shall be sheath making. Ive already ordered the firestick for it and some fittings... So watch this space. ;)

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:25 pm
by the blade master
keep us informed old friend some of my cutting irons really could do with some decent leather
cheers mick

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:19 pm
by wtf?
Quick 30 minute job... Im happy enough...

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Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:25 pm
by the blade master
nice one now i know where to come for a belt

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:37 pm
by wtf?
Ha... Tis only the simplest of things... Long lasting and solid, but simple... I need more tools before it gets pretty...

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:15 pm
by Lone Wolf
Tandy I thought they died in the 80s.

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:47 pm
by Big Lazy
I needs me a fat man belt :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER:

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:53 am
by Mellony
Larnz wrote:I needs me a fat man belt :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER:
Just chain two normal belts together Homer Simpson style :p

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:03 pm
by wtf?
Lone Wolf wrote:Tandy I thought they died in the 80s.
Nah, still going strong... The warehouse was huge! Well stocked too...
Larnz wrote:I needs me a fat man belt :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER: :bestemoticonEVER:
The one Ive just made was made from a 72" bit of leather...

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:27 pm
by the blade master
hey wraith
dont tell me your fatter around the midde than i am tall lols

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:59 pm
by wtf?
the blade master wrote:hey wraith
dont tell me your fatter around the midde than i am tall lols
Ha... The leather was 72"... I had to cut off a substantial amount... But in theory, you could have a belt up to ~69" Much longer if you were to get creative...

Re: Happiness is a place to work... (Leatherworking)

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:06 pm
by Rev.H
I'd like to post a few images of my leatherwork, alas there is no way of doing such that is 'obvious' to a technophobe...