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Handmade Leather Artisan

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Obbi, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Bash!

    Bash! Member

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    Slim Belt I just finished with Stainless Steel hardware [​IMG]
     


  2. Hot Dog Day #49

    Hot Dog Day #49 Senior Member

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    That's great dude, looks just like tanner. Are you selling?
     


  3. zissou

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    Nice belt, Bash. Do you burnish the edges at all? It's fun to develop one's own technique...
     


  4. hollowsleather

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    It's been a while since I've posted here, so here's a few of my favorite photos from the last few weeks... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  5. Bash!

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    That's great dude, looks just like tanner. Are you selling?

    Thank you very much. I'd definitely be up for making a belt for you. I'll shoot you a PM.
     


  6. Bash!

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    Nice belt, Bash. Do you burnish the edges at all? It's fun to develop one's own technique...

    Thank you for the compliment zissou. Means a lot coming from A skilled artisan such as yourself [​IMG] I do burnish my edges generally using water, gum tragacanth, and finishing with beeswax. I was experimenting with a different technique with this. The edges definitely came out more ragged, but the look grew on me so I kept it as is.
     


  7. Bash!

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    Made a quick trip to Tandy today to pick up some leather from the scrap bin for my first attempt at hand stitching. I decided to make a card holder. All in all it was very fun, but there's so much to learn and practice. I used a diamond awl 4 prong tool. I'm not sure I like how the holes turned out, but I'm guessing it's due to my lack of experience. I am open to any tips and techniques that you guys use. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Bump for the boys at OGL!! after a bunch of searching and consideration, I recently purchased an Condor veg tan mid wallet w/rein from them. Johnny out of the SG HQ is super nice, and answered all my questions.

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    This wallet is hella beefy, and quite a bit bulkier than I initally figured. My wife says it looks like an old lady's clutch, which I can totally see[​IMG]

    Looking forward to a nice tan, and indigo staining on this badboy. Both are starting to come thru. Plus a few jokes from those that just don't understand how cool I am with my man clutch!

    Any feelings on wearing a rein on the loop next to the back pocket? thats how I used to wear chain wallets, but the leather kinda bows out with a leather rein. anyone ever get harrased for doing this? [​IMG] not sure how I feel about the rein in general. sorta eyein a tether, and use it in the same way... any thoughts there?
     


  9. Obbi

    Obbi Senior Member

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    ^Thanks for your kind words [​IMG]
    We are always pleased to help.


    Here are some projects done based on customizing.

    Volkswagon Car Key Pouch
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    Name and Studs Custom Leather Belt
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  10. mikecch

    mikecch Senior Member

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    Name and Studs Custom Leather Belt
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    Is the belt for that nicolnicolnicol dude? [​IMG]
     


  11. hollowsleather

    hollowsleather Senior Member

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    I had the opportunity to make a watch band finally: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  12. Bash!

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    Nice watch band hollows! What weight leather did you use? I've been meaning to make one for my father.
     


  13. abeezy21

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    Another one from the good people of OGL ... I love it but its hard getting used to since im going from a thin little wallet to this

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    Wow, there's some great leather work going on in this thread. I might as well throw mine in to the mix. Here's a couple of molded leather iPhone 4 cases I made.
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  15. hollowsleather

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    Nice watch band hollows! What weight leather did you use? I've been meaning to make one for my father.

    That one is two layers of 4-5oz, and it was a good "thick but not too thick" weight in the end.
     


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