Leather burnisher

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Project by usmcdeerhunter posted 12-15-2016 02:28 AM 717 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dont have a lathe but wanted to make a leather burnisher to finish another project. Something the military tought me was to adapt and overcome so i came up with this to work for me. Since it worked i decided to make a handle for an awl\scribe i wanted to make. Both of the material i used was from a tree we cut down for fire wood.

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 03:16 AM

It works and was done with the method we learned well. Improvise, adapt and overcome. They look great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 12:16 PM

Nice lathe! Way to “Git r Done”

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 04:46 PM

Great Idea. I am (was) a leather crafter, so I know exactly what this is. If I ever get back to making that calender cover for me wife, I’ll have to make me one of these! Thanks for sharing.

-- Pete

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 02:07 AM

Less is plenty.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 02:43 AM

thanks everyone

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 01:07 PM

Well done deerhunter. Before I got a lathe, I did this a time or two. Never had the good sense to even think that it would be easier if I laid the DP on it’s side!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 12-17-2016 12:37 AM

It made the tool rest much sturdier for me hokieken

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#8 posted 12-23-2016 04:19 AM

Nice job!

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