This is a passport wallet I made. I included a sleeve on the right for the passport, and a bill/document sleeve with two card slots on the left. I hand-dyed the leather with a mixture of Fiebing’s Saddle-Tan and Fiebing’s Dark Brown (both oil based). The colour up being a medium brown with a hint of orange. I included a double snap closure, and sanded, burnished and polished all the edges.
5:37 pm • 5 January 2014 • 72 notes
I made some Christmas gifts for the family this year. I made my wife a natural veg tan coin pouch, my brother in law a bi-fold wallet (hand-dyed dark brown) and glasses cases for my dad and father in law (both hand-dyed dark brown).
9:02 am • 28 December 2013 • 4 notes
The latest off the bench is another tobacco pouch. This time with a snap enclosure.
7:52 pm • 5 November 2013 • 4 notes
A carpenter friend of mine asked me to make him a wallet for his hand scrapers similar to this:
He needed the wallet to hold 4 large scrapers, and one small one. I drew up the template, and cut out the pieces from a piece of veg tan, and dyed it with Fiebing’s Saddle Tan oil dye.
While that was drying, I made 3 separator sleeves to go inside the wallet, to protect the individual scrapers from scratching against each other. I made the sleeves from canvas.
Once everything was dry, I finished the edges, installed all the hardware, stitched on the small rear pocket for the small scraper, and stitched the sleeves in/wallet together.
9:50 pm • 4 September 2013 • 6 notes
“I learned a man’s gotta be alot tougher then the timber he’s cutting.”
— Johnny Cash (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: prime-northwest, via coldwindandiron)
8:48 am • 6 August 2013 • 3,256 notes
I Finally got ahold of some olive green heavy canvas and can start constructing my roll-top rucksack. It will be day-trip/overnight/commuter bag. Fairly simple with canvas construction, leather strapping and brass hardware. This is my first attempt at bag making, so we’ll see how it goes.
I think I may wax the canvas with an equal blend of beeswax and paraffin wax for waterproofing.
The lighter weight, untreated canvas shown in the picture is for prototyping (it’s cheaper to screw up than the heavy weight cotton canvas). Once I have the design/pattern down, I’ll construct the final version with the olive green canvas.
I’ll post progress as it moves along.
12:01 pm • 4 August 2013 • 9 notes
My wife’s beautiful smile on our LA stop during our road trip. Love her. x
4:08 pm • 22 July 2013 • 1 note
Picked up some hardware yesterday and made a few key lanyards. I’ve had a few requests for these, so made some for a few buddies to test out.
I made 2 dark brown lanyards and one saddle tan (for me).
Veg tan dyed with Fiebings Professional Oil Dyes, solid brass trigger snaps, and brass plated rivits/snaps.
8:25 am • 21 July 2013 • 6 notes
My friend’s birthday was a couple weeks ago, and he’s a pipe enthusiast. I decided to make him a simple tobacco pouch that he can keep in an inner jacket or pant pocket. It holds about 2-3 pipe’s worth of tobacco. My original intention was to dye the leather a dark, rich brown, but I ended up deciding to leave it natural veg tan. The only dye I have on hand right now is Fiebings dark brown oil dye which smells pretty harsh. I didn’t want the chemical smell to interfere with any tobacco my friend put in the pouch, so I opted to leave it natural. Besides, it will develop a really nice patina over time.
I put a little pocket on the back to hold matched, or a pipe tool, or a lighter.
3:45 pm • 10 July 2013 • 4 notes
Finished a minimalist 15” Macbook Pro sleeve today. Veg tan, hand stitched, and burnished edges. It’s really simple in aesthetic, but it looks classy. Stoked.v
1:34 am • 9 May 2013 • 8 notes