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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-09-2008 06:27 PM 964 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve taken a step away from the woodworking this week at work. Getting burned out, you know? So the kids are working with leather – wallets, pouches, motorcycle patches, etc. Normal kid stuff.

Thought I’d show my personal leather project: Wrapping the handles to my personal (and my work’s) tools. Something about the feel of good ol’ worked in leather around a tool. Feels good in the hand. Also, the kids get more control with the smaller tools, and it teaches them to swing the full hammer, not just choking up and swinging the head. Photo/hammer arrangement brought to you by Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”


What are some other customizing jobs (or simonizing in “Death of a Salesman” terms), y’all got in your collection?

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 01-09-2008 08:30 PM

I recently wrapped my fret saw handle with athletic tape to get better control. I’m not sure if you have ever seen how hockey players wrap their handle, but that is what I did to my fret saw. It worked really good. I like the leather idea though.

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 01:39 AM

The leather is working out very well…feels great, as I said, and I think it looks great.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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