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Forum topic by ccpenco posted 03-13-2009 02:56 AM 1608 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2009 02:56 AM

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This isn’t totally related to woodworking, but i didn’t know anyplace else to get help from real people that might just know about it.

Do any of you do leatherworking? because i am wanting to make a leather case for a turned fountain pen that i am going to give to my aunt. I would by one but i thought that it would be more special if everything was handmade.

So does anyone know how to do that? or know of any good websites that will show me how?

thanks :)

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#1 posted 03-13-2009 01:49 PM

I would recommend Al Stohlman’s three set books on making leather cases. Available via, etc.

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#2 posted 03-13-2009 01:59 PM

You can’t go wrong taking Toolz advice. I dabble in making leather box’s and quivers and Al Stohlman’s books are a great source of info

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#3 posted 03-13-2009 07:45 PM

Talk To Thos. Angle.

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#4 posted 03-13-2009 08:13 PM

I do a lot of leatherworking (more than my woodworking at the moment) and Al Stohlman’s books are great. I would be glad to talk you through any questions you have while making this. Here is a basic site for materials/supplies though a well stocked craft store may have what you need too.

If you use vegetable tanned leather (like a saddle) you could mold it to the shape of the pen. Chrome tanned leather (like a leather jacket or furniture) would make a nice soft case. Hand stitching something this small is not difficult you just need to address the edges (smoothing, covering or lacing over). Vegetable tanned would need to be stained (I have heard people use the woodworking gel stains with success) while the chrome tanned is pre-colored. Be careful dabbling with leather as it can quickly become another hobby mouth to feed!

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