Leather crafted woodworking tool accessories #5: Easier to build and ruggedized combination square holder

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Blog entry by ChrisinOttawa posted 02-27-2018 05:48 PM 2525 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first combination square holster took a bit of time to build. So, this morning I tried to simplify things by laminating 3 layers of 1/8” thick leather with a rear mounted belt loop. The central thick piece has a slot in it for the ruler and 45 degree tapers at the top for ease of insertion. 4 nice ccopper rivets secure the parts together. I could add stitching on the sides. I’d have to do this before riveting. The rivets have sinched copper washers and are peened over on the rear side. Seems to work well.
Perhaps I should add the elastic pencil holder to one side with stitching to secure it in place. I use a sharp router plane to create a rebate for it. Any thoughts welcomed.

-- Chirs in Ottawa

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 08:17 PM

I like it! You’ll be the quickest draw in the west with your combination square. The design is simple and solid, well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 05:07 PM

Really nice leather stuff.
This completes woodworking in many ways.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 04-15-2020 08:19 PM

How can i buy one?

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