Tag Archives: leather

Making a NATO-Style Watch Band

Taking a break from work to make something for myself… I don’t wear a watch every day but when I do, I like it to be comfortable and not at all flashy.  I was never a fan of wearing a … Continue reading

Posted in leatherwork | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pack Basket

In a fit of energy I got around to putting proper and better shoulder straps on my pack basket made last summer.  The pack is willow and the leather work is approximately 10 oz. Hermann Oak harness leather. Once the … Continue reading

Posted in bushcraft, primitive technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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…

Posted in leather, leather working | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Make a Shop Apron

Shop aprons are not as widely used as in the past.  I believe this is related to our modern view on clothing and how it has changed over the past century.  Not only are we training less in the trades, … Continue reading

Posted in leather work, leatherwork, woodworking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

Posted in leather work, leather working, leatherwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment