Leather therapy...

Where did you get that man purse?
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Leather therapy...

Post by JDC222 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:27 pm

...Ed’s ears perked up for sure!

I’m no expert by any means but I’m making a few old school key folds for some VW Club buddies.

There’s something very relaxing (for me) about working with leather, or maybe it’s just the whisky lol

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Looks great.

Currently working on a VW project for my two very close VW pals. Hope it comes through but it's certainly not as cool as this.

These folds remind me of my grandfather along with his old squeeze rubber coin purse (Ed's ears perked-up again!).

Can you provide a shopping list for the hardware and brief instructions? Using just a punch? I might need to give this a try over the Christmas break. Looks like a great little project.
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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Very nice! Did you borrow my ball-peen hammer? Looks just like mine.
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Post by JDC222 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:16 pm

HapaHapa wrote:Very nice! Did you borrow my ball-peen hammer? Looks just like mine.
I have a couple, inherited from my Grandfather. :)

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Post by Graeme » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:39 pm

That looks great! I love that old leather look

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Post by gwells » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 pm

very cool. leather is one thing i wanted to do when i got the laser cutter that i haven't started messing with. i did one small phone case with some saddleback scrap leather. but i need to get into a little more.

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Post by Selym » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm

gwells wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 pm
very cool. leather is one thing i wanted to do when i got the laser cutter that i haven't started messing with. i did one small phone case with some saddleback scrap leather. but i need to get into a little more.
Is there an odor when you cut leather with the laser?

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Post by gwells » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:55 am

oh yeah. smells like you're getting your teeth drilled. important to make sure the vent path is clear and unobstructed so that all gets blown outside.

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Post by Erratic101 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:58 am

Very cool Dave. I’m usually drinking whiskey while working on leather projects. And even if I’m not, it is still very relaxing. It’s a great hobby to get in to.

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Post by mellonb1 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:06 am

Really cool, Dave :fro: Love it!

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:21 am

Looks great, Dave!

And, I have the same ruler and embassy pen. No homo.

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Post by JDC222 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:37 am

Thanks fellas, I quite enjoy it!

I love the pen Michael, it must weigh 2lbs though lol.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:14 pm

JDC222 wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:Very nice! Did you borrow my ball-peen hammer? Looks just like mine.
I have a couple, inherited from my Grandfather. :)

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That explains it. I think mine came from a great uncle’s barn collection.
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