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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
.. 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 ...
Foam ready to be glued to the seats with spray adhesive.-----Seats are cut to a pattern, allowing 1/8” gap around back legs. Edges are rounded over at the router table. -----Threaded inserts are located, and I used #8 machine bolts to attach the seats.-----Leather hides.----- Foam overhangs the seat by 1/2” in all directions. This helps to pad the side of the seat. -----Next wrap with high loft dacron, and compress the foam moderately. Staple the dacron (polyester batting) ...
I wanted to share a bit of my father’s day weekend here. It involved time and play with both kids outside and in the garage shop. My wife and I even had some quiet time together…..all in all a super weekend.My son’s mosquito level baseball team had a family day fun game on Saturday. My son is going up to bat in the photo. My daughter played second base with me and she was able to get a hit and make it home…not bad for a girl who has not played in two seasons. Sun...
Things to make with 3/4" inch cast iron Clavos #1: Bought some of these big door nails on sale at Van Dykes
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