Knife Sheath

I realize this isn’t the most exiting project of the year but a necessary one nonetheless.  My knife sheath for the “regular” camp knife was a sloppily done remake of the original.  The knife maker did an excellent job on the knife itself but the sheath wasn’t up to the standard of this fine tool. […]

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The Crafting of Traditional Vegetable Tanned Huarache Footwear Leather

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Unlike most mainstream footwear, Mexican Huarache footwear leather is still vegetable tanned using tree bark. Fewer tanneries in the world still offer vegetable tanned leathers because of the slower tanning process and higher costs of the natural raw materials used. The natural benefits of vegetable tanned leather are: 1. The…

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Roman Loculus

Or what we might call a messenger bag. I finally finished the commissioned bag from last month based on the beautifully proportioned Roman design.  As far as I know, this design dates back to at least the First Century C.E. and judging by it’s logic, probably much further. I think the true loculus (satchel) utilized […]

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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 me, in part, due to the honest simplicity and lack of power tools.  Most projects […]

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Knife Sheath

Maybe not the most exciting project to document but a vital one.  My F-S knife needed a sheath and I’ve been too busy lazy to make one.  Well, I finally got down to business and got it done. Part of the reason to procrastinate this was that I wasn’t sure what style sheath to make.  […]

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NakedLeatherBCN

Father daughter leatherwork studio in Spain. It’s a video I want to rewatch again and again just to see the details of the shop.  Kudos to those who Make!

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Leather Carry-All

Here’s a recently finished commissioned work.  It’s an open-top carry-all in 8 oz. oak-tanned leather with nickel furniture.  The bag as a snap closure on the top and a snap closing security pocket for wallet, phone, keys, etc.  Overall dimensions are 16 x 12 x 5″ (41 x 30 x 12.5 cm) for about 15 […]

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Haversack

Over the weekend, I was able to design and nearly finish a new leather haversack.  I’ve wanted to make one for a while but I’m always hesitant to start a big sewing project if I don’t think I’ll finish it in a short time… I hate lingering unfinished projects (not to say I don’t have […]

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New Quiver

Finished up the quiver.  It’s been unfinished for at least a year and this weekend finally saw some completion.  It’s a time for closure on unfinished projects.

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