Suede Tool Pouches

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 02-18-2010 09:45 PM 2324 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t really a wood working project, but rather a tool-related project. I carry my tools away from the shop regularly and decided to make some suede pouches for some of my block planes, shoulder planes, and cabinet scrapers. They are based on ideas that were in a issue of Shop Notes last year. They were very easy to make with a few simple tools available through Tandy Leather. I already had a leather punch. Other than the materials the only tool I bought was a leather sewing tool for under $10. Most of them are just bags that are sewn inside-out and then reversed. The closure is a simple tong. I’ve done leather work before so I had tools to set snaps, but those tools are inexpensive too. I’ve found the pouches very useful in that they protect the tools from dings.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 09:55 PM

Looks very nice.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 09:56 PM

Nice idea, Looks like bags of gold to me :)

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 09:57 PM

sweet suede

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 10:08 PM

Very nice!
Do you have to be careful about the leather? Doesn’t leather tanned in some ways cause steel/iron to rust??

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 10:43 PM

that is ironwood related
so it´s okay for me
tank´s for sharing


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#6 posted 02-19-2010 01:00 PM

I’ve heard the same thing about leather and I believe it to be true. I don’t store the planes in the pouches all the time, just for traveling. However, I’ve kept the scrapers in the case for several months and kljpo

-- Glen

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