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Leatherwork #2: vintage Schuh/Ebony-inspired leather shoes for my wife

05-12-2015 10:12 PM by Sodabowski | 3 comments »

So, some of the ladies out here might remember this model from the 90’s: Several nice details, others not so nice: leg string is a torture device my wife dislikes wedge soles Solution and walk-through: get a pair of Wife-approved sandals with the proper soles and nailed straps, new, for a very decent price ($15 with postage) get a used pair of the vintage model off ebay for cheap cheap cheap ($8 with postage, that was like many years ago though) dismantle both pai...

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Show and Tell #5: Small Desk Blotter

04-23-2015 10:26 PM by Marty Backe | 1 comment »

Here’s a small desk blotter that I made from 1/4” sugar pine and some 8 oz leather

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Side projects and stuff

04-08-2015 06:47 PM by asiago | 1 comment »

I’m still waiting for my mini kanna to arrive, and I’m kind of in-between big projects. I’ve really got nothing noteworthy going on. It’s been a slow period for my woodworking, consisting of nothing more than a sharpening day last week. My wife kept dropping a deck of tarot cards and the box is now mashed up pretty good, so I decided to do a quick little project and build a card box. I didn’t feel like doing any “high woodcraft”, so I grabbed so...

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Folding Camp Stool - Osage Orange and Leather

09-06-2014 10:15 PM by grfrazee | 11 comments »

I read Chris Schwarz’s book Campaign Furniture when it came out and decided that I wanted to make a Folding Campaign Stool (among other things in the book). The book recommends a straight-grained, very strong wood for the Stool legs since they see a fair amount of load when sat upon. A few months ago I contacted LJ Dan Krager about acquiring some osage orange (hedge) logs that he had harvested from his friend’s property. These logs made the trip from Dan’s place in Olney, IL t...

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Making a Leather Cuff for Men

05-20-2014 07:49 PM by Heavy | 0 comments »

For years I searched for some nice leather cuff but I always was disappointed by the lack of any good ones. So I decided to make one. I used grey, brown and black leather along with some really nice metal rivets. It took me about 8 hours to finish it fully by hand and I tried to show that as best as I could on the video. http://youtu.be/2vK7Dw054

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Wheelchair Woodworking #14: Letter fae Denmark

04-20-2013 04:40 PM by Jamie Speirs | 13 comments »

I got this great letter today from DenmarkAs you can see there is an Origami and a leather strop for my knifeThe knife in the picture is one that I made years ago another thing the writer and I have in common.We both also make knifes and do leather-work.Unfortunately we both have spinal injuries, but we both smile a lotDo you know who it is yet?Jamie

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The Perfect Leather Washer

12-28-2012 12:17 AM by hhhopks | 9 comments »

I was making replacement handles for my chisels. I tried the sockets and tang versions with good results. I got some old chisel handles that had leather washers at the other end. I was curious if I could make them too. I did the usual searches and had found great information. Since several LJ members is curious about the how they were cut, I have decided that I’ll post the process here. How the leather washers look really desn’t matter. It is an intermediate step of the chisel handle...

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Leatherwork #1: the mandatory pencil case

10-27-2012 09:58 PM by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Fed up of carrying my pencils in the basic, cheap, crappy chinese plywood sliding top pencil case…Found a scrap of thick pigskin leather at work for 1€, the color was not uniform and the veins were visible, which I absolutely LOVED. Grabbed it fast and ran away with it. I knew I would turn it into a pencil case, but I needed the kick to start it. This is the model I started with, changing it to account for the thickness of my leather: no outer rims, no liner :) http://sewmamasew.c...

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Tools #2: CS Osborne draw gauge/leather slitter (OLD)

09-04-2012 04:07 AM by GlennsGrandson | 2 comments »

I just picked one of these up at a garage sale for $2 not knowing what it was. (and got a lot of other great buys too!)It says C.S. OSBORNE & co. NEWARK, N.J. From what I’ve read it is indeed a leather cutter, aka draw gauge (http://www.csosborne.com/no51.5.htm). Mine has black japaning on the handle and the blade says C.S. OSBORNE & CO HARRISON N.J. The blade must have been a replacement. On the opposite side of the measurements is it stamped MADE IN U.S.A., it’s stamp...

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Pens & pouches galore #1: not the first, but the latest

11-18-2011 02:09 AM by Sodabowski | 9 comments »

.. and it dates from this very evening. Hey everybody. I’ve bin bitten to the bone by the pen turning bug, as some of you already know. Here’s the latest one. No, wait… I actually made four more after this one. Anyway. I took no shots of the turning – but I have plans to rebuild version 2 of the homemade pen lathe next month, and to include an iPhone stand to shoot still & video while turning and finishing.When sewing the pouch, it hit me and I grabbed my ...

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