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Author:  Batmancaver [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  Leatherwork

One of my other hobbies is knife making and leatherwork. Well, I've not done much knife making last year, although I do have a number of blades, wood and ideas to start putting together!
I've not done a lot because my old workshop (shed) needed replacing due to rot and it's taken a while to get it replaced and to get the new one all sorted out. At last it's all sorted with my power tools all nicely stored on a shelf system whereby they are attached to the shelf. The shelf can then be slid out and securely bolted to the workbench. The system is quite a neat way of storage/use and works well. The workbench is also handmade out of a felled sycamore from work and took a bit of time to make. The legs are 2x3", support struts 2x3" and the top is about 50x26x2". In all it weighs quite a bit and is going nowhere when you hammer/drill/sand on it etc!

That aside, I managed to do a few bits of leatherwork when I was allowed to use the kitchen table!

My two lads and I took up archery last year. As a result I needed a bracer:

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Then I needed a quiver:

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Then I needed a belt to use the quiver:

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Then I made a simple wrist sling;
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My two lads decided they wanted proper bracers (I'm just waiting for some Ecoflo dye to be delivered so I can finish them):

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Whilst I was making the quiver and then the bracers I repeatedly got fed up scrabbling for my tools that were just stored in a tool tray. Collecting some wood from work I cut, sanded and drilled a couple of tool racks.
The stamping/carving rack is made from a branch off a Yew that came down in last years snow and the punching rack is made from a small silver birch trunk that also came down last year.

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Now that my workshop is eventually all sorted out I can get on with some knives this year :D What do you think?

Author:  jaz66 [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:40 am ]
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all very nice work BC... :thumright:

particularly liking the tool holder.. :ymhug:

Author:  suspend [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Leatherwork

very nice work

Author:  Bradlad [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:41 pm ]
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do you just do that as a hobby or do you sell?

I ask as I'm a bowman but I'm also the Wing Archery officer for the South and West Yorkshire Wing of the Air cadets, I would love a personalised leather bracer, and the cadets are really beginning to pick up on Archery, some even buying their own kit, so I'm sure a few of them may be interested in personalised bracers too.

Author:  Fat Rich [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Leatherwork

Now there's some proper talent there! Do you have a website to sell your wares?

Author:  Tony V [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:35 pm ]
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All top quality work there BC, just like your previous hobby post with your knife collection ^:)^

Author:  Finbar [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:08 pm ]
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Lovely work there BMC. :-bd

Author:  chromedome [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:11 pm ]
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Craftsmanship. Nice to see it's still around. :thumleft:

Author:  Drac [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:36 pm ]
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Excellent work

Author:  Jelly [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:51 pm ]
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My uncle does that for a living, and I can say that what you've posted up here is top quality work.

Top work Karl. ^:)^

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