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Blog series by Combo Prof updated 01-01-2021 02:28 AM 2 parts 1087 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Skiving knives - make your own.

12-21-2020 01:16 AM by Combo Prof | 7 comments »

I was trying to decide on what tools I would take camping and how I would protect them. I soon realized I would need some sheaths. In particular a sheath for my carvin axe. But I had no leatherwork tools or leatherworking experience. Among the necessary tools are skiving knives. Skiving knives are used to thin leahter to remove bulk when sewing. They are also used to cut leather to shape. I thought I would make them. I first thought to repurpose a chisel, but the angle needs to be b...

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Part 2: Table top leatherwork vise (stitching pony)

01-01-2021 02:28 AM by Combo Prof | 8 comments »

There are several table top stitching ponies around. You can buy them commercially like this one for $106: You can build your own (for under $20) as did LumberJock muesli did: You can also make a traditional chair seat one similar to what master mafe shows in his Stitching pony (quick and clean) blog All of theses suffer the same flaw, the clamping mechanism requires a screw that travers the interior thereby limiting the vertical length of leather that can ...

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