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Project by BigTiny posted 07-10-2010 01:25 PM 2061 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hand carved leather breifcase I did for a good friend of mine. The pics don’t show it, but there are two interior dividers about half the height of the inside. I even made the handle.
He loves it.
I don’t have any pics of my woodwork yet. Soon I hope.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!





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Gary

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 04:08 PM

If your wood looks like your leather, you have a broad range of talent. Great looking work. Welcome to the site

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 04:34 PM

Looks very cool there Big

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 06:28 PM

Very impressive tooling. I just spied some antique leather tools while visiting Georgia. It’s an intriguing hobby that I’ve not participated in but I can truly admire.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 01:42 AM

Nice job, Is that an Al Stolhman design? I need to get my tools out and make some belts for my wife.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 02:02 AM

Awesome job on your leather work, fantastic work. I love leather working my self. By the way welcome to lumberjocks, this is a great woodwoking site.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 07:31 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys. I’ve enjoyed doing leathyerwork over the years as it’s more portable than woodworking. No power tools. ;)

Not sure if it’s an Al Stohlman pattern or not as I got it as a photocopy and there wasn’t any info on it. I do own many of his books and patterns, including the ultimate, his saddle making encyclopedia! My dream is to someday make a half’size miniature saddle, tree and all, from scratch with a decorative stand to display it on. Get to combine two of my hobbies that way. Now if I could just figure out how to make it FLY and somehow connect it to MOTORCYCLES, i’d have ALL the bases covered. :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Toolz

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 11:43 AM

Good looking bag! I really appreciate the gusset. I designed and made about six of these in the past, all hand sewn. I never liked tooling but loved hand stitching.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 07-11-2010 11:22 PM

Very nice, real talent in your hands sir.

-- Dan Wiggins

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 07-12-2010 08:18 AM

I just thought it looked like his basic style that I learned to carve on. I used to think I wanted to make a saddle some day, but never will. Don’t know what I’d do with it :-)) No horses to ride anymore. I have a copy of that encyclopedia too. Got a bargin price off ebay a few years ago. There is a real saddle maker on here; Thomas Angle.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tomakazi

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#10 posted 03-19-2011 05:36 PM

amazing craftmanship!!! I would like to make some projects out of leather with my daughter. Can you recommend any websites of suppliers?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 03:03 AM

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/ will have a lot of what you need form basic instructions on up.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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BigTiny

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#12 posted 03-20-2011 09:47 AM

Hi Top.

I was a store manager for Tandy back in the early 70’s and still teach there from time to time.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 03-20-2011 10:51 AM

You should appreciate my response so you wouldn’t have to make a shameless plug ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tomakazi

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#14 posted 03-20-2011 10:11 PM

shameless plug! hahaha! thanks to both of you!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 10-28-2011 04:34 PM

Class Act, now who wouldn’t be envious of a case like that ! absolutely stunning !

don s. havana fl. porchfish @ porchfish studio

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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