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Project by Jim Finn posted 06-02-2017 12:43 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make and sell small keepsake boxes. For a change of pace, I tooled some leather and inserted it into some box lids. These boxes are 6”x 6”x 3” and 6” x 8” x 3”. The bottom and the wood just under the leather is eastern red cedar and the sides of the boxes are stained Ash. I apply wipe on poly over the whole thing, including the stained leather. Making the box is simple and straightforward but I am a novice at tooling leather.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 01:06 PM

Beautiful work, Jim!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kiefer

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 02:41 PM

I wish I could do that kind of leather work !
I can make a box no problem and this would be a nice touch to add to a box .
Love the leather work you did !

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 10:12 PM

lessons on tooling leather are free at your local Tandy leather store.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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Druid

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#4 posted 06-03-2017 12:52 AM

Nice combination Jim. Good that you have a local Tandy. Their supply of Al Stohlman books is also a great resource for both instruction and design ideas. Sorry I’m a bit too far away to lend you any of my leatherwork books. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 06-03-2017 01:21 AM

Well done!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 06-04-2017 02:41 PM

I take off a hat…........

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#7 posted 06-04-2017 05:08 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. I sold this box on the first sale of the year June 3rd.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#8 posted 06-04-2017 05:11 PM

Jim, I like wood and leather. This is a very nice piece of wrt work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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