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by TopamaxSurvivor
posted 04-07-2011 09:13 AM


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littlecope

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 10:53 AM

I’d be interested in this, but the wood-only doctrine would be violated… sigh…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 10:57 AM

If it got to be popular, it could be divided off into another successful site ;-)

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

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 11:06 AM

Leatherheads.com, perhaps? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 02:34 PM

Leather? Hey, I thought this was a family site. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Toolz

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 03:29 PM

Topamax, take a look at this site it is for the Puget Sound Leather Artisans Co-op. I know you are in the northwest and they have lots of information and a great newsletter. http://www.pslac.org/index.htm
Larry

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

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 04:39 PM

Great idea,maybe some advise on inlaying leather for a desk top

-- Bill in Mich

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 04:50 PM

Bob,
I like your suggestion on the leather crafting idea that could be included in with woodworking. Besides woodworking, bass fishing, and a few other “hobbies”, I also do leather carving and stamping. Been doing that for about 30 + years…. Also being a musician, I guess you could say that I specialize in instrument straps (i.e. guitar, banjo, belts, etc. I use to carve pictures and other assortments, but haven’t did that in several years. I have all the stamps (well, not all but about 130), dyes, finishes, patterns etc. I may go for a long, long time, and never do any stamping, and BAM!. Here in the last 2-3 weeks, I’ve carved and stamped 2 guitar straps…one for a local, and one I’m working on now that goes to Texas….so to do it for others is a “hit or miss” thing. I’ve thought about putting the two together, and it’s been done… I’ve carved somethings and built picture frames to mount them in… so it’s possible… besides, it’s easier on the old back setting in a chair and working that way….lol. Don’t know if Martin would go for it, but it would be interesting. I’ll be glad to post a couple of pictures of things I’ve tooled, if anyone’s interested to see them…..Thanks, Bob…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 07:23 PM

Toolz Thanks, I have never heard of them B4.

Rick Not sure about being easier on the back. I can do anything except stand in one place or sit in one place doing something like that. That keeps my projects limited, but I still dabble from time to time.

I always wanted to do the ultimate wood/leather project; a saddle, but never will. It is not a one time thing to get right ;-)) Not sure what I would do with it any more.

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

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 07:27 PM

I’d be interested in that. I make leather bushings for my chisels & I have no idea what I’m doing. I cut them with a hole cutting bit on the drill press (lol).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Elizabeth

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 07:34 PM

I’d be interested. I have no experience but have always been interested in getting into leather work.

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 07:52 PM

For those of you who may be fairly new to the site, if you have an interest in leather craft, you really want to check out the projects of fellow Lumberjock Thos. Angle. His work is amazing, and he’s a heck of a nice guy who would be willing to answer your questions, I’m sure.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 07:57 PM

I have asked Thomas a few questions, He is a real master at both wood and leather. Wonder how he is doing? haven’t heard for a while.

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

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 08:03 PM

Bob,
I’m exactly the same way….cam’t stand in one spot or sit without a hard pillow behind my back….I guess what gets me is my knees and hip…Knee replacements and a bd hip don’t go together…..

It sounds like there may be some interest in doing this leather gig….

Bertha: That’s too funny…..cutting bushings out of leather on a drill press….I’d like to see that done….lol:)

Elizabeth: Leather-working is a lot of fun and relaxing, and you don’t have to have a big investment to get started…. Sorry, Bob, didn’t mean to step on your thread like that…...I’ll get off, and you can get back on track…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 08:12 PM

Charlie, I just took a look at the projects of Thomas….....

Boy….. you are right….Thomas Angle is a real master at the craft…..He’s someone I could take some lessons from…..I need some…. I am self-taught, and never had a lesson. I just got some books and started reading them, then practice, practice, and more practice…..I’m not where I want to be, either….Probably will never get there…

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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Bertha

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 08:14 PM

Whoa! Thomas has got the skills! Thanks for turning me on to this craftsman.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Rick Dennington

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#16 posted 04-07-2011 08:21 PM

Uh oh…...double post….. Sorry about that..don’t know what happened…

Hummmm…...it went away..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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rance

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#17 posted 04-07-2011 08:36 PM

>“I’d be interested in this, but the wood-only doctrine would be violated… sigh…”

I think he meant like Garden Tenders & Home Refurbs. I could imagine several other interests that would bode well such as Photography, Metalworking, etc.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#18 posted 04-07-2011 08:41 PM

Rick, I don’t consider any comments stepping on my thread, this is a public discussion going where ever it goes.

I’m self taught to, got a Tandy starter kit when I was about 10 years old. I got to a very high level but i’m way out of practice now.

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

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Jim Finn

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#19 posted 04-09-2011 12:21 AM


I have inlayed tooled leather into these fireplace bellows and into the lid of some boxes.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#20 posted 04-09-2011 12:35 AM

looks good from here Jim;-)) I’ll have to find the deer antlers I did for my dad when I was a kid. I have them here somewhere. Most of my projects are all leather without any pictures.

Did yio post any of them as projects here? They are wood, eh??

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

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#21 posted 04-09-2011 02:51 AM

No, I did not post them as projects. Some of them I did 20+ years ago. The box I did just a few months back though. (The bellows do not sell well)

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#22 posted 11-11-2013 03:47 AM

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#23 posted 11-11-2013 03:52 AM

Just saw this forum.
Here’s a site you might look at.
http://leatherworker.net/content/

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#24 posted 11-12-2013 11:55 PM

I Agree!! Also. Just a Friendly Note. Seeing as how this started with Martins Name.

According to Ms Debbie, Martin is no longer a Part of “Escalade Media”. So…. I guess his status as of now is a Member Only of this Site.

Mr. & Mrs. Finn: Beautiful Work!! Post them in “Projects”, by all means! I’ll bet you Dollars to Donuts thy make the “TOP THREE!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#25 posted 11-13-2013 03:25 AM

I’d also like to see a copper working site here. I do that as well, and some leather work.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Jim Finn

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#26 posted 11-13-2013 01:29 PM

Thanks for the link to the leather working forum. I posted my bellows there.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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