Tag Archives: leather work

Project: Buckskin Bags

To aid in downsizing our worldly possessions (and tons of raw materials), I initiated the buckskin bag project.  The goal is to produce as many little beauties as possible while experimenting and learning new techniques. This is the first run … Continue reading

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Mid-Cut Huaraches From Tuxpan, Jalisco

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Tuxpan in Southern Jalisco is a small town well known for its Tacos “Tuxpenos” and less known for its unique Mid-Cut Huarache style. That being nowadays said their is so little demand for the Tuxpan…

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Occupation, Bag Maker

Bag maker and salesman from the 15th century.  This should inspire some Medieval era artisans out there. Cutting board and leather knife.

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Rucksack

I had a friend shoot a few pictures of the rucksack in action.  My only regret is that it could be slightly bigger.  But then again, I’d just fill it with more stuff. It should last a lifetime and beyond. … Continue reading

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Petite Portmanteau

One cannot have enough baggage in one’s life. Especially if one is a traveller.  On that note, I put together this 18th century style portmanteau to attach to the bottom of my rucksack.  It is on the small side for … Continue reading

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Leather Dopp Kit

A small toiletries bag made from a wax-impregnated leather.  The design is essentially that of a very small 18th century portmanteau.  Included here are some of the basic tools-of-the-trade for scale and perspective.  I think leather work is appealing to … Continue reading

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Leather Laptop Case

I needed a new laptop case and had some nice shoulder leather left over from other projects.  It’s a fairly minimalist design but serves to protect the little Mac.  A small brass button closure is the only hardware. After giving … Continue reading

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Henry Miller, a fine young man

Definitely watch this if you believe in a real handcrafted lifestyle.  He has obviously been given the right encouragement and access to knowledge.  Many parents would scoff at these things or actively discourage some of these activities.  I’m glad to … Continue reading

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Working a Hide

Fleshing a hide on a beam.  A familiar site to only a few of us these days but a common one for most of our history. Source: Turkestanskii al’bom, chast’ promyslovai︠a︡, 1871-1872, part 3, p. 26.

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Nicolás Lizares Huarachero in Tapalpa, Jalisco

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What a beautifully shot movie about 80 year old Huarachero Nicolás Lizares. For more detailed photographs check out a previous post titled Nicolás Lizares – Maker of Fine Huaraches from Tapalpa, Jalisco

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