I remember visiting the old Salz Tannery in Santa Cruz when I was a kid. I would go for school field trips, or just to pick out leather scraps for a belt to go with a buckle I whittled at Scout Camp, etc.
Anyway the old Tannery is now a thing of the past but I recently found out about a tiny leather store in town and I have been stopping by to buy leather for various projects, jigs, etc. And I just thought I would share one of my favorite and most simple uses for leather:
A blade-changing hand protector:
The man at the leather store punched a hole and added a grommet so I could hang it on the wall right next to my table saw.
Call me old fashioned , but I like mine a lot better than this:
So I was just wondering, what are some of the other uses YOU have for leather in the shop?
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