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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 1113 days ago 1897 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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1113 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: leather craft forum

Martin, you might consider doiing a leather craft forum. There isn’t much on the web that I have found. Wood and leather go together well in lots of instances.

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


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littlecope

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#1 posted 1113 days ago

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 1113 days ago

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

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

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1113 days ago

Leatherheads.com, perhaps? :)

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

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1113 days ago

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 1113 days ago

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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Billinmich

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#6 posted 1113 days ago

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 1113 days ago

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…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1113 days ago

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.

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

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1113 days ago

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 1113 days ago

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 1113 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1113 days ago

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.

-- "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 1113 days ago

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…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 1113 days ago

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…

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1113 days ago

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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