Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'leather'

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Leather work #2: Leather strap cutter - make your own.

12-22-2020 12:05 AM by mafe | 8 comments »

Leather strap cuttermake your own. This is basic leather tool you can buy, but so easy to make, that anyone can make one, so I decided I wanted to make my own. This blog is a mess, as I don’t have all the pictures, I made mistakes and I did not take pictures to make a how to, but just for joy. I’m sorry but we start here…I can’t find the pictures of me drilling two 5,5mm holes into a piece of ash (scrap from my workshop floor) and then making a saw cut app. 2/3 down the one side…So s...

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Coffee ceremony shrine #4: Detour, sewing stuff sacks and making a leather strap for the canteen.

03-03-2020 11:43 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Coffee ceremony shrine for a Svea 123r camp stove Detour, sewing stuff sacks and making a leather strap for the canteen. Part four is a detour…, because I will not work on the shrine here, but just show some sewing of some stuff sacks and leather work, for a WW2 water canteen and that are a part of the set. So run away, if you only want to see wood working, it will continue in next part, where I will make the finish on the shrine. Sewing machine is a part of my workshop, I have ...

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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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