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Custom Leather Work Shop

We don't like machine work! So we make our own custom style...in leather!

 This group is for every one who would like to make and for those who make custom leather production!

Members: 61
Latest Activity: Jun 5

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Knife Pouches / Slips Made with simple everyday tools Tutorial WIP

Started by Derek Wells. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Jun 5. 17 Replies

This WIP was inspired by a post on a local forum here in Australia a couple of days ago about a pocket slip a chap bought on EBay for 10 Pounds out of the UK – just under $20 Australian – that’s…Continue

Leather Belt Pouch - New Design For Me

Started by Jamie Law. Last reply by Bryan W Apr 16. 4 Replies

Hi forumI've just put together a prototype belt pouch design using a few techniques I've not tried before.I've used goat hide and cross laminated it back to back, outside dyed black and inside left…Continue

Leatherman Wave Belt Pouch - And hello!

Started by Jamie Law. Last reply by Jamie Law Apr 14. 6 Replies

HelloI've just joined the forum and spotted this section, I'm a leather hobbyist and look forward to sharing some projects and asking a few questions.I've recently finished a Leatherman wave belt…Continue

sheath advise

Started by advansite. Last reply by Jay Dec 17, 2017. 4 Replies

Finished a hatchet for one of my best customers.. need to make a carry sheath .. any ideas.. been looking around and nothing has excited me yet …Continue

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Comment by elbin bunnell sr on January 23, 2012 at 17:40

I like your work,I'll keep up with you,I might would like to see more

Comment by Terry Waldele on January 22, 2012 at 17:44

Hi Ivars,

I read your comment about leather for your knives, and maybe I can help you out.  I need to visit my local Tandy Leather Factory store tomorrow and pick up some leather working supplies.  If you're interested, I could buy some leather and sell you part of it at cost plus shipping.  You asked about tooling leather, which is what is commonly used to make knife sheaths.  I have some, but probably not enough to meet your needs.  Tooling leather is sold in quantities called "sides", which are selected parts of animals' hides that have been cut from the whole hide and cured in different ways for different uses.  The leather's thickness is not commonly used to order it -- what is commonly used to order it is the leather's weight in ounces (per square foot).  The weight varies with different types of leather.  If you can tell me the thickness you want and the finish, I'll see what I can do for you.  Also, I suggest that you look at your UK Tandy Leather Factory's online catalog and try to find some leather that looks like it will work for you, and then let me know what it is before I go to buy my stuff.  Good luck!

Terry

Comment by Terry Waldele on September 30, 2011 at 22:01
Thanks, D ale!
Comment by D ale on September 30, 2011 at 6:12

Terry .. good to see you here !!!

  

Comment by Terry Waldele on September 30, 2011 at 4:16
I have just started making my own leather sheaths for the knives I make.  Recently, I made a fixed blade riggers knife and stainless steel marlin spike.  When I started designing the leather sheath for these two, I had a lot of trouble figuring out how wide to make the sheath and how to form it around the knife handle so the knife would be held in the sheath only by friction.  Any suggestions on how to do this?
Comment by D ale on September 28, 2011 at 1:34

Hey Ivars .. nice group to start !!!   This is an area where I could seriously use some help.

 

 

 
 
 

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