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Leatherworkers

For those who work with leather, whether it be small projects, saddle making or anything in between.

Members: 140
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Pedro Pedrini

Started by R Hoffman Jun 11. 0 Replies

I recently added a discussion that directed people to Cary Schwarz's work. I thought I would add another that introduced Pedro Pedrini, for those who haven't been exposed to his work and…Continue

Cary Schwarz

Started by R Hoffman Jun 8. 0 Replies

Hey folks,I just wanted to point you all to one of my favorite craftsmen, Cary Schwarz. He is a brilliant saddle maker. He maintains a website and blog: …Continue

Leatherworking for thirty years and still learning

Started by Tim Hardy. Last reply by Tim Hardy Mar 8, 2014. 4 Replies

Great to see such a diverse and interesting bunch of like minded folk here and I shall enjoying swapping notes and ideas now I've found this forum - been at it for thirty years now and still learning…Continue

Starting out working with leather

Started by Liam. Last reply by Liam Jun 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I've been thinking for quite a while about starting a new hobby and I've finally landed on working with leather for a number of reasons. The main reason is I want a hobby where I am…Continue

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Comment by R Hoffman on June 3, 2015 at 12:33pm

I'm new to this group. Excited to be here. I only make small goods right now, and have been at it for about a year now. My goal is to hone the craft to the point where I am skilled enough to make saddles.

Please check out my Instagram: @hoffmanleathergoods

and my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HoffmanLeatherGoods

Thanks

Comment by Jens Rasmussen on February 23, 2013 at 12:30pm
Comment by Jeremy Milligan on July 24, 2012 at 8:28am

I bought a beginner leather kit (Tandy EZ-Do version) at the local hobby store over the weekend and was hooked right from the start!  I spent about 10 hours stamping/staining/stitching everything and I'm quite proud of my creations.  I saw that the next higher quality kit was on sale this month at Tandy, and I've already placed my order.  Looking forward to trying my hand at carving!

Comment by Philip Mayberry on June 6, 2012 at 5:48pm
I am a leather worker for the 3rd U.S. Info. Regiment (t
THE OLD GUARD). We hand make all the horse tack that's used for the Full Honor Funerals in Arlington National Cemetery. All of our tack we make is based out of the 1916 field artillery quartermaster drawings. We also work on some western tack that we have for trail rides...etc. we use the 1904 & the 1928 mcclellen sadles.
Comment by Christopher j. Brown on June 4, 2012 at 4:33pm

Take great pleasure in working with leather and stitching by hand. Yes there is non-uniform presentation to the process & the shredding of thy fingers, but yet pride becomes at the end of project.

Comment by SteveO on March 2, 2012 at 1:10pm

I have posted a variety of the leather items I have been learning on for the past year, just to keep the conversation going.

I am looking forward to earning some cash to buy a Leather Sewing machine, it would greatly increase my productivity.

The hand stitching is the most time consuming and frustrating part for me. From the hole punching, to the double needle work, it wrecks my hands, takes a ton of time and totally blows!

 

http://community.artofmanliness.com/photo/albums/leather-work

 Steve

Comment by james m on July 22, 2011 at 2:49am

Here's a couple of draw string bags i made for a friend

 

Comment by Patrick Ng on January 27, 2011 at 1:26am

Here's a leather notebook giveaway by Scription.

Which Traveler's Notebook Box You Like Better? (Giveaway Below!)

Comment by Damien Guerrero (Kicking Bear) on December 4, 2010 at 4:12pm
Just started leather working maid a coaster and learning how to tool with scrap pieces of leather can’t wait to get better.
Comment by Greg Binns on October 12, 2010 at 1:34pm
Thank you! I git the idea from a newsletter I read and I modified it to fit the application.
 

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