Jump to content

Toggle Leatherworker Board Leatherworker Board

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Show Off!!

What have you been up to lately? Show it here! If you want a critique, just ask! Our members willingly share their knowledge and experience.

  • 150 topics
  • 1,167 replies
A Terrible Way To Sew Up A... - last post by MonicaJacobson

Member Gallery

Please post your introductions, your pictures and your website links in your own thread. Let's get to know each other and the kind of leatherwork we do!

  • 2,095 topics
  • 10,900 replies
Hi From East Anglia, Uk - last post by twigletzone

How Do I Do That?

Ask the members...between us, we have made it at least once, or can figure it out. Some of us have even made mistakes that we can share, and keep you from wasting time and money.

  • 4,280 topics
  • 24,358 replies
Transfering Images Onto Lea... - last post by biker55

Leatherwork Conversation

Don't know where to post? If it's about leatherwork, put it here.

  • 2,866 topics
  • 19,430 replies
In Defense Of Tandy - last post by Toolingaround

Leather History

Do you have pictures of an old shop? Antique tools? Stories of long ago masters? Information gleaned from dusty forgotten books? We are the keepers of a ten thousand year old tradition, and we enjoy learning about what was as much as what is.

  • 224 topics
  • 1,750 replies
Plymouth Rock Rivet Setter - last post by greighson

Paul Burnett School of Leather Ornamentation

  1. Intro to the Paul Burnett School of Leather ornamentation,
  2. Carving ,
  3. Creative Stamping ,
  4. Painting

  • 11 topics
  • 94 replies
Patterns - last post by Blackey Cole

Toggle The Business The Business

  Forum Stats Last Post Info


Links, periodicals, books, Guilds and other professional organizations, trade show and demonstration announcements go here.

  • 309 topics
  • 1,393 replies
Wholesale Conchos? - last post by CaravanSharkey


Where to find what you need.

  • 1,971 topics
  • 8,934 replies
Tanneries And Suppliers In... - last post by Dozen

Marketing and Advertising

Discuss ways to improve your business and increase your profits. Whether you do custom work or stock vendors, your business cannot grow if people don't know about it. From flyers to websites, how to make sales.

  • 303 topics
  • 3,150 replies
Selling Items - Duties To U... - last post by bruce johnson

Help Wanted

If you are looking for a leatherworker to meet your request, post your message here. If you are a leatherworker wanting work, keep your eye on this forum.

  • 436 topics
  • 957 replies
Make Me A Leather Blanket O... - last post by heybro

Getting Started

Hey, we all start somewhere? What kind of tools and supplies do you need? Are there any helpful books? How can you get going now that you have been bitten by The Leather Bug? Post your newbie questions here, and let the more experienced folks help you through the initiation. The only dumb questions are the ones not asked!

  • 708 topics
  • 3,708 replies
Trying To Choose Between So... - last post by summerfabian

Toggle Fabrication Fabrication

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Patterns and Templates

Learn how to create your own, or how to use standard patterns.

  • 946 topics
  • 6,359 replies
Medium Messenger Bag Template - last post by CountryStyle

Leather Tools

Leather tools have specialized uses. Learn about available tools, how to care for them, sharpening, and safety.

  • 2,383 topics
  • 15,846 replies
Skiving Knife plus - last post by Tannin

Hardware and Accessories

Snaps, rivets, clasps, D & O rings, conchos and the like. Your project needs hardware that can handle the stress placed on it, and retain its appearance through the years.

  • 526 topics
  • 2,662 replies
4" Seamless Roller Buckle - last post by barehandcustoms

Sewing Leather

Whether you sew by hand or by machine, stitching can add beauty and durability to your work. Discuss lacing, appliqué, embroidery and the like here.

  • 810 topics
  • 5,671 replies
Barbour's Linen Thread... - last post by Colt W Knight


From whips to purse straps, braiding leather is an art of its own.

  • 1,360 topics
  • 10,298 replies
Thinniing A Head Knife Blade - last post by Tannin

Leather Sewing Machines

Lighter weight leathers can be sewn on home machines, but the tough stuff requires commercial or industrial sewing machines. They can be tricky to set up and operate, but can't be beat for production work.

  • 3,607 topics
  • 23,489 replies
Cowboy 4500 - last post by Wizcrafts

Exotics, Reptiles, Furs and others

It takes special expertise to use exotic leathers and furs. Find out more about these "rare" critters here.

  • 176 topics
  • 836 replies
The Best Way To Cut And Tri... - last post by MuddyClearWaters

All About Leather

Latigo & Harness Leathers are treated with waxes and oils to resist water and limit stretching. Garment leather is not just from cows, it includes deerskin, pigskin, goatskin, sheepskin, suede/splits, and other lightweight leathers. Upholstery leather is heavier weight and may require a commercial machine. Rawhide is not tanned, and has excellent properties for forming. It is not the leather your shoelaces are made from. Vegetable tanned leather is the only type of leather that will absorb water enough to stamp or carve.

  • 388 topics
  • 1,508 replies
My Chromexcel Smells. - last post by whipstitchwallets

Toggle Tooling, Stamping & Carving Leather Tooling, Stamping & Carving Leather

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Floral and Sheridan Carving

Sometimes called "Sheridan", or Traditional Western Style, it is the familiar scrolls, western roses and leaves brought to North America by the Spanish and used in California, Arizona, Porters etc

  • 293 topics
  • 2,189 replies
Sheridan Style Belt From Ru... - last post by ClintM

Figure Carving

Any scene can be represented on leather. Figure carving can be embossed or not.

  • 564 topics
  • 3,696 replies
New To Carving - last post by camano ridge


Geometric tools, basketweave, 3D stamps and alphabet and number sets. Learn to make patterns to suit your style.

  • 318 topics
  • 2,098 replies
Large Stamp. How To Get It... - last post by EmbossingDieCompany

Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.

The chemical department. Coloring and accenting your work, protecting it from the elements and ravages of time, care and maintainance of leather, and preservation and restoration of old leather.

  • 1,928 topics
  • 10,669 replies
Dyeing A Light Brown Jacket... - last post by electrathon

Toggle Specialty Leatherwork Specialty Leatherwork

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Saddles and Tack

  1. Saddle & Tack Maker Gallery,
  2. Saddle Construction,
  3. Saddle and Tack Accessory Items,
  4. Saddle Supplies, Tools & Trees,
  5. Saddle Identification, Restoration & Repair,
  6. Choosing the Right Saddle for the horse(s),
  7. General Saddlery Discussion,
  8. Saddle Trade Resources

Bridles, reins, harnesses and more... Do you know how to fit your animal for comfort and safety?

  • 2,492 topics
  • 16,172 replies
Cheyenne Roll - last post by kseidel

Gun Holsters, Rifle Slings and Knife Sheathes

Protect your weapons with style and safety. Law enforcement, hunting, self protection, sharp shooting, target practice.

  • 5,184 topics
  • 36,520 replies
Made A Muzzleloader Gun Sli... - last post by dhaverstick

Motorcycles and Biker Gear

Not all saddlebags are on horses! Bikers like quality gear they can depend on, and making and maintaining hard used leather is a challenge to any leatherworker. Show off your work! Teach the world how leatherworkers make bikes beautiful.

  • 1,511 topics
  • 11,588 replies
First Carved Solo Seat. - last post by Turn n Burn

Purses, Wallets, Belts and Miscellaneous Pocket Items

The bread-n-butter of leatherworkers, the things we carry or wear every day.

  • 3,421 topics
  • 20,996 replies
My Summer Bag - last post by Cynthia

Historical Reenactment

LARP (Live Action Role Playing) SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)Fantasy, Buckskinners, Muzzleloaders, Civil War buffs, Native American Regalia, and other period leatherwork.

  • 482 topics
  • 3,704 replies
A little of my work - last post by leatherquestions

Youth Groups

Churches, camps, scouts, and home schooled kids love leatherwork. Share projects that worked, or stories of what didn't. How to we keep leatherwork a dynamic art form? Each one, teach one.

  • 23 topics
  • 169 replies
Simple Slip Lead For Dogs - last post by Birdman

Other Specialties

  1. Archery Quivers and Bow Cases,
  2. Art,
  3. Books, Journals and Photo Albums,
  4. Boxes, Clocks and Game Boards,
  5. Collars, Cuffs, Leashes and Leads,
  6. Clothing, Jackets, Vests and Chaps,
  7. Furniture: Inlays and Upholstery,
  8. Guitar Straps,
  9. Masks,
  10. Miniatures,
  11. Satchels, Luggage and Briefcases,
  12. Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Moccassins,
  13. Musical Instruments

Clothing, art, bookbinding, boots & shoes, luggage, taxidermy, upholstery, working with furs, dog collars and harnesses, toolbelts, etc What is your specialty?
PM Admin about access to Adult Area.

  • 3,017 topics
  • 20,863 replies
Few Padded Collars - last post by Trevor

Toggle Leather is tanned animal skins, and is a byproduct of the meat industry. Leather is tanned animal skins, and is a byproduct of the meat industry.

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Announcements and Administrivia

Leatherworker.net News to know!

  • 42 topics
  • 654 replies
Adult area on Leatherworker... - last post by stealfdawg

Special Events, Contests and Classes

We have a lot going on here! See here for the latest scoop on board activities. Post your ideas, too!

  • 318 topics
  • 3,160 replies
Bob Beard In Portland Oregon - last post by electrathon

Feedback and Suggestions

How can we improve? Leatherworker.net wants to be the main place for leatherwork conversation. All comments appreciated.

  • 231 topics
  • 1,393 replies
The Quote Button Not Workin... - last post by stealfdawg

All About Us and Off Topic

We all have real lives. Share a birthday message, wish holiday greetings, post links of interest for IRL (in real life) stuff. Rant and rave, any subject. Congratulate a soldier, mourn a loss, share a laugh, a comment, some wisdom. We're more than leatherworkers, we're people with jobs, families, hobbies, happy times, sad times. General discussion of any topic, leather related or not.

  • 813 topics
  • 7,542 replies
How Many Ways To Screw Up A... - last post by rawcustom

Computer Help

Learn to resize images, do backups, create web pages and solve other computer problems with expert help from our members.

  • 253 topics
  • 1,492 replies
VISTA Picture resizing - last post by Troy Burch

Leather Photography

Cameras, light-boxes, pictures for sales brochures, websites, advertisements, catalogs and record keeping. Take realistic pics like a pro to show off your work to the best advantage.

  • 36 topics
  • 281 replies
how was this photo taken - last post by ConradPark

Toggle Marketplace Marketplace

  Forum Stats Last Post Info


Please read the Marketplace rules here. Your participation in this forum means you agree to them.

  • 3 topics
  • 17 replies
Surgery - last post by Mike Craw

Finished Leather Goods

Artwork/pictures Bags, Luggage and Cases BDSM Gear Belts Chaps and Chinks Chessboards Clocks Harness Holsters and Gunbelts Jewelry, and Watchbands Motorcycle Gear Rodeo Gear Saddles and Horse Gear Wallets, Handbags and Purses Whips

  • 45 topics
  • 67 replies
Ichabod - last post by MonicaJacobson

Items For Sale

  1. Books/Patterns/Periodicals/Videos,
  2. Businesses & Estate Sales,
  3. Computer Hardware/Software,
  4. Hand Tools-Leatherworking Tools,
  5. Hand Tools-Stamping/Carving Tools,
  6. Knives, Blades, & Things That Cut,
  7. Leather and Lace,
  8. Machinery -- Cutting/Leatherworking,
  9. Machinery -- Sewing and Stitching,
  10. Supplies and Hardware,
  11. Saddle Trees and Fittings,
  12. Miscellaneous/Other

  • 1,684 topics
  • 4,934 replies
Complete Hobby Shop For Sal... - last post by a2jacketpatches


Clicking, dyeing, tanning, commercial sewing, upholstery, straps, toolmaking, molds and dies, knife and blade sharpening, sewing machine repair, machine repair, computer and internet services, web design, printing, credit card processing and anything else leatherworkers may need and use.

  • 48 topics
  • 153 replies
Looking For A Splitting Ser... - last post by FStyles


Swap, buy, sell, barter, exchange...What are YOU looking for?

  • 627 topics
  • 1,455 replies
Wanted To Buy: Hand Cranked... - last post by bruce johnson


Archives (over 60 days)

  • 866 topics
  • 2,487 replies
Barely Used Techsew 3650 Hd - last post by Cowgirlup8807

Recent Status Updates

  • Photo
      24 Aug

    I have been working on a attache bag for my wife and items to sold at a local pagan pride festival photos will follow as soon as they are done

  • Photo
      10 Aug

    rebuilding my shovelhead and remaking the seat from pan up..made a new lace cutter and am contemplating rawhide for the edges any thought from you braiders??

    Show comments (5)
View All Updates

Donate to Leatherworker.net

Your donations keep the lights on and the coffee fresh. Contributing Members (blue) have more permissions and features on the board. Leatherworker.net could not exist without your gracious help! We appreciate all donations!

Enter Amount

Donate Sidebar by DevFuse

August 2014

1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • 369,595 Total Posts
  • 49,127 Total Members
  • 8 Members Registered Today
  • Wuber Newest Member
  • 800 Most Online

151 users are online (in the past 15 minutes)

28 members, 119 guests, 4 anonymous users   (See full list)

Bing, Google, billybopp, JLSleather, Yahoo, Ellacott, potter, Doberman, Stephenpuhakish, MonicaJacobson, ramrod, Magnus a, dhaverstick, Redd, veedub3, kanboy, roxannelovelace1974, Bluegnome22, Mitchell, Paulsleather, cowdog128, Wizcrafts, Yonder, dirtclod, ANeat, King's X, walletman, RidgebackJack, Elton Joorisity, tallboy52302, avr1020

Members Online Today: 669   [Collapse]

Most members ever online in one day was 1214, last accomplished on 02 Oct 2012.

The following members have visited today:
19klf80, 25b, 50 years leather, 666rotflrotfl, 6StringGeek, 777Leathers, 8010tech, 80g, 9tpi, a2jacketpatches, Abram, ACarver, Adam Jimenez, AdamTill, aermotor, Ajay, alackofcolor, Albert IT, AllanD, aloisius, Andrew Chee, AndyL1, ANeat, anhurset, anthonyg1382, anukis, apilar, Apy, ASMA, asoupley, athenstrestle, Avgvstvs, Avogadro, avr1020, awharness, azrider, azunk, Barbed Wire Leather, barehandcustoms, Basically Bob, bbjones, BDeyeForge, benlilly1, Beqrfisher, Big Sioux Saddlery, BigMatt, Bigpaws, biker55, Billsotx, Billy H, Billy Sunday, billybopp, blackat, BlakesBlades, bloggs, blue duck, bluecarpenter, Bluegnome22, Bob Blea, Bob Keyes, bobensero, BobW, BondoBobCustomSaddles, BPDLeather, BradR, brianevans, broncobuster, brturn, bruce johnson, Bruno Rock, brycew74, BubbaJon, Buckingham Badger, buffalorain, bugmenot, builderofstuff, Buttons, buzzardbait, cac, cajun, camano ridge, cantman, cantu59, capsterdog, capthop, Carl Arnold, Carrieanna1172, cedargirl, celeste, celticleather, cem, cgleathercraft, Chadlee, Chain, Chaka Zulu, chapelstone, Charliewz, cherrybomb, chicagojane, ChicagoJim, Chief31794, chillybean, Chipper, ChipProf, choctawhunter85, choo, Chris B, ChrisB, chriscraft, christeeni, chromedome, ChuckBurrows, CJ208, cjmt, Cjrademaker, Classicride, claude, ClayM, cleanview, cmart, cmberrell, CoachShep, CobbleGritz, Colt Hammerless, Colt W Knight, compound, Constabulary, Corvus, CountryStyle, CowboyBob, cowdog128, Cpack, creAtivehuy, cristabel, crw4345, csm672, csmartin73, CSMcK, Cthomas1998, cuero, CWR, Cyberthrasher, Cynthia, Dan28, Dangerous Beans, danhux, Daniel1957, danli1980, Dave Richardson, davey0, daviD A Morris, david64, DavidL, dbusarow, debbie77, deloid, Denise, Denster, dentat2, Deryjk, Dgaz, dhaverstick, diablodeal, Diane Anderson, Dirakah, dirtclod, Divafnk, dkbutcher, dkuehn, dmac65, Doberman, DonBurch, Double Daddy, DoubleC, dougb, Dozen, dragoncut, drrector, Ds Leather, DS STRAPS, Dually, DuaneBallard, Dudu, dwdixon, e36, Eaglestroker, earlthegoat2, EB 509, ec2121, edd, Eddie Xero, Eddie1968, El Zipster, el34han, ElConquistador, electrathon, Ellacott, Elliot, elpresidente2801, Elton Joorisity, eLw, EmbossingDieCompany, emil87, ENIleatherworks, epsilonought, equine, EricIsaiah, Erystawi, EvadCarpenter, fancye9876, featherston, Feraud, Fowlingpiece, frankel, Frankqv, fred, Fredo, Frenchphil, Fullmetalsam, Gadget Mouse, Galloways, Gamefreak2291, gary, Gary Winckler, geckostraps, George B, George3, GerryR, ghumphr1, Girl, gl3on, glockanator, Goldshot Ron, Gord K, Gorilla66, gotafly, gottaknow, GPG, GrampaJoel, Greenwood, Greg Tidwell, Gregg From Keystone Sewing, greighson, Grey Drakkon, Greystone, groovytech, Grumpy Coyote, Grumpy1, Guardrail PGR, Gump, Gunny94, GuyB, hackaday, Halitech, harley007, harley45, harnessman, harrington, Haystacker, HEAVY LEATHER, Hector7, Hi Im Joe, hidepounder, Highlandrest, hillbilly jack, Hockeymender, hogshooter, Hotdog, howie696, humperdingle, Hunhunt, hunter131, husker, idkalf, IHL, impulse, infinitehalves, invent777, Itch, Ivan Benchev, iztluevich, jack2stitch, Jake D, jakeisme30, JanC, jasj, Jason311, jdeer96, jdmracer12, jfdavis58, jfisher, jfozzie, Jim, jim58, jk215, JLD, JLSleather, jmuir, Joe21, Joe55, Joeyd7, Johanna, JohnD, johnncyber, JohnnyTremendous, JohnOK, JohnP, joke55, JoMama, jonasbo, JonnhyChimpo, Josh Ashman, Josh33806, joshua3, JourneyLeather, joyw, jpt, JRCHolsters, JREESER1, jstar61, JTjoelker, jtweatherford, justken, jwallace, jwdfire, kai1865, kaiyuh1, Kaje, Kalutika, kanboy, Kangee, Kansan, karlpv, Kastil03, Kate05, keketo, KelseyR89, keplerts, Kevin, kevlar34, King's X, kminer49er, KnotHead, koolio, korokan, korvys, krappstein, Krystian, kseidel, Kustom, Lambda, Lassiter, lazya, Leather Guru, leatherfeather, LeatherLegion, leatheroo, Leatherpownder, leatherquestions, leatherthresher, LederRudi, lee3839, leetpuma, Legendary Leathercrafts, lemons, lilpep, lionfly, LNLeather, lofl, LoneWolf1973, LongRider1911, longtooth, Longview, Looper125, Lord5oooo, LoriF, LouraLeather, Luis MDQ, Lynxlady, MAC JD, Macca, Madadh, made2ride, MadHatter, magnetik, Magnus a, MakerUnknown, Malaki, Manypawz, Marvolo, masterofevil, Matt T, MattTheHat, maxpreacher, MBreeding, mccottie, McTavish Leather Works, meagain, MedusaOblongata, meijwj, Michael Schwartz, MichaelT, Mike Craw, MikeG, minimal Oz, Mitchell, mitchell4ging, Mjdean77, MLand, mlapaglia, Modad2010, MonicaJacobson, monotreme, montrealleather, morb, mothman92, msand1977, msdeluca, Muevlo, murielc, muzzleblast, Mwatkins, Myz, Nate C, Needle Crook, needles, Neillo, NexusMaster, Nine, ninety5percent, niterdr, Nojack, northmount, nrk, NVLeatherWorx, nymphetamineviii, OdinUK, OKCtitan, olemanstrong, olenawills, Ollie Stench, oltoot, Omegaice, OutEast, Pablo27, pabloz, pachara, Palacki808, pamhegs, papadanny, papaw, parsec, Patrice, Patriot Rider, pattyharrington, paul renner, PaulJCole, Paulsleather, pcox, penguineer, PePe 2, Peter T, Phil2011, piberggren, piddler, PJMleatherdesigns, PL01, plowboy73, pmreed, Polluticorn, PorterS, potter, Pounder, Pt 109, pyrophage, python4me, pzarkov, Quecke, ramrod, ranger7541, Rarere, raulandcindy, RavenAus, rawcustom, raygon, rdb, rdkngmstr, Realm13, recreative, Red Bear Haraldsson, Red Cent, Redd, Renoir, rgepting, rickybobby, RidgebackJack, rinigado, risa, RiverCity, rktaylor, rlkey, rlpullman, rmmayo, rmr, RoadsEnd, robdezoveelste, robertmeco, Robledo, Rody, Rohn, Rol, Roland007, Roq, rosiart, RoughEdges, rowneyart, roxannelovelace1974, RPAYNE509, rucanor, rufusjames, ruger, Russ, Ryan Barto, s69x, saddlemaker, sangmort, SARK9, sassyschoolmarm, Scetoaux, schloot, Scorpion Wood, scottk1967, scottyslife, screed, Sdelapasse, section8dave24, SgtGing, Shaunread, sheathmaker, Shooter McGavin, shtoink, silverwolf1775, simontuntelder, skopco, SkullCanyon, SlowShadow, Smjs, SmokedPig, smokeeater722, smokinjoe, smotster, SMSLeatherTooling, snaallen, Solace, soleripper, Solofalcon, SpaceRanger42, stained glass leatherman, steadybrook, stealfdawg, stelmackr, StephenP, Stephenpuhakish, StephenThammavong, Steve75, Steven Kelley, stewjacobson, strat113, Studio-N, Subtle Hustle, Sudden66, summerfabian, Sunny Day, supercub, Swo1966, Sylvatica, Sylvia, tacomawd, tallboy52302, talon, tanda4, Tannin, tboyce58, Tejas, TexasJack, texback, Texu, the gafer, TheAnderman, thefanninator, thekid77, thepirate, thesergeant, TheTrooper, thompsonr, Thyri, TINman, tnhomestead, Tom, TomG, tomh, Tommy217xxx, Tommyboy, tomstas, TonyY, Toolabilly69, Toolingaround, Toolster, Torktan, Tosch, tossik, Tree Reaper, Trevor, triage1998, TriggerMonkey, Triticaca, Troy Burch, Troy I, Tulsa, Turn n Burn, tvasiliou, twigletzone, twinchester, Twod, TXAG, TXBob, TZBrown, TZHunter, Uigeadail, uncle jack, usmc0341, VanDutch, veedub3, venthompson, Vertz, Viking Queen, voondebah, Wade Schroer, walkg, walletman, Waynger1, WDB, wearejohn, weconway, welshedd, whipit, whipstitchwallets, whynot, Willie0, Willy Boy, WinterBear, wiscofab, Wishful, Wizcrafts, wnb, Wolfsax, Woodentop, wrightcamp, Wuber, wyatt1958, WyomingSlick, XariSm, yannis, yogurd, yoji, Yonder, zaynexpetty, Zellanna, zipper168