Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'leather'

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Morris Chair #4: Upholstery - Seat

04-27-2017 04:18 PM by PPK | 6 comments »

First off, all credit is due fellow Lumber Jock pintodeluxe, who’s tutorial I copied many ideas from. Thanks Pinto! I built a frame from Hickory. I chose hickory, because it is really tough stuff. The frame gets a lot of tension from the webbing pulling on it, getting sat on, etc. It turned out well, and there was zero discernable deflection after I stretched the webbing over it. I used half lap joints, and added corner blocks to make it even stronger. Next, I start...

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Morris Chair #1: Morris Chair Design and Cut out parts

02-28-2017 04:26 PM by PPK | 8 comments »

Here I’m going to outline the method I am taking to build myself a Morris Chair. I’ve been wanting to have one of these because I really like the look and the comfort, but also because I want to learn some new techniques, especially upholstery. I know there are a number of other blogs on building a Morris Chair, but they are all different, and everyone has their own unique ways of building. So here’s mine! I am not using a plan, per se. I have been looking at lots of pic...

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Make A Leather Strop Board

01-01-2017 01:57 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Take sharpening of your tools to the next level by creating a strop board. The one I have created here is not only portable for sharpening knives, but also able to be bench mounted for chisel, iron, or other tool sharpening. Check it out, give it a like, and subscribe to my channel for more videos. Click Here to Subscribe and watch this video on YouTube..

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Sharpening Center #3: Contact Cement & Clamping Cauls

10-14-2016 03:11 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I selected some blocks of wood that I could use as clamping cauls once I spread the contact cement on both surfaces: my hardwood block and the side of the leather I was going to place on the wood block. One side of this strop will be using the rough side of the leather and the other side will expose the smooth. I spread the contact cement on both surfaces as instructed. Plus afterwards I gave the glue 15 minutes to turn or cure. Then carefully I laid the leather on top of the ...

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Leatherwork #2: vintage Schuh/Ebony-inspired leather shoes for my wife

05-12-2015 10:12 PM by Sodabowski | 3 comments »

So, some of the ladies out here might remember this model from the 90’s: Several nice details, others not so nice: leg string is a torture device my wife dislikes wedge soles Solution and walk-through: get a pair of Wife-approved sandals with the proper soles and nailed straps, new, for a very decent price ($15 with postage) get a used pair of the vintage model off ebay for cheap cheap cheap ($8 with postage, that was like many years ago though) dismantle both pai...

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Show and Tell #5: Small Desk Blotter

04-23-2015 10:26 PM by Marty Backe | 1 comment »

Here’s a small desk blotter that I made from 1/4” sugar pine and some 8 oz leather

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Side projects and stuff

04-08-2015 06:47 PM by asiago | 1 comment »

I’m still waiting for my mini kanna to arrive, and I’m kind of in-between big projects. I’ve really got nothing noteworthy going on. It’s been a slow period for my woodworking, consisting of nothing more than a sharpening day last week. My wife kept dropping a deck of tarot cards and the box is now mashed up pretty good, so I decided to do a quick little project and build a card box. I didn’t feel like doing any “high woodcraft”, so I grabbed so...

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Folding Camp Stool - Osage Orange and Leather

09-06-2014 10:15 PM by grfrazee | 11 comments »

I read Chris Schwarz’s book Campaign Furniture when it came out and decided that I wanted to make a Folding Campaign Stool (among other things in the book). The book recommends a straight-grained, very strong wood for the Stool legs since they see a fair amount of load when sat upon. A few months ago I contacted LJ Dan Krager about acquiring some osage orange (hedge) logs that he had harvested from his friend’s property. These logs made the trip from Dan’s place in Olney, IL t...

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Making a Leather Cuff for Men

05-20-2014 07:49 PM by Heavy | 0 comments »

For years I searched for some nice leather cuff but I always was disappointed by the lack of any good ones. So I decided to make one. I used grey, brown and black leather along with some really nice metal rivets. It took me about 8 hours to finish it fully by hand and I tried to show that as best as I could on the video.

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Wheelchair Woodworking #14: Letter fae Denmark

04-20-2013 04:40 PM by Jamie Speirs | 13 comments »

I got this great letter today from DenmarkAs you can see there is an Origami and a leather strop for my knifeThe knife in the picture is one that I made years ago another thing the writer and I have in common.We both also make knifes and do leather-work.Unfortunately we both have spinal injuries, but we both smile a lotDo you know who it is yet?Jamie

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