Jazznow

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About Jazznow

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  • Birthday March 21

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    http://www.nordlicht-leder.de

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Germany, NRW

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    not an Specialty yet
  • Interested in learning about
    everything :) Think i stil have much to learn
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  1. Hi everybody, Im currently thinking About Little Projects (20-30 minutes completly) to practice my sewing skills. I hate just sewing straight and curved lines on a patch of leather. I want to make something. Maybe im not the only one and we can collect and share Ideas. Important: add leather thickness, so we can see, if ist suitable for our machines (for example: i have a pfaff 901 post machine, it will sew 2 or Maybe 3mm of softer leather but not vegtan) what i imagine is a Format like that: What: Little Coin Purse with key ring leather thickness: 1,5mm Description: a triangular coin purse with folded edges and a Strip of leather at the Bottom to install a key ring Pics/Pattern: will add later
  2. Hello again

    Hi everybody, id like to introduce myself once more. i have been inactive for several years now, so i guess, nobody knows me anymore Im Jonathan, 34 from Germany. I started Leatherwork 10 Years ago (more or less), when i was at the University. At the end of my studies, i decided that i dont want to become a teacher but make something with leather. So i started an apprenticeship as a orthopaedic shoemaker. I kept making bags and belts an stuff in my freetime, but that stopped when preparation for my master craftsman Degree (itss an official Degree here in Germany) started. I just recently started again doing bag and stuff and want to Keep that going now. Ill add some Pictures of the last two Projects i did. One is a massenger bag i started 3 Years ago. It was tooled and partly dyed and then i stopped leatherwork. Just finished it at Christmas Holiday. The other is a backpack made from a bought pattern. I just wanted to test se pattern so i used the shittiest leather i had. My gf liked it, so she kept it Greetings Jonathan
  3. Hey fellas, im Looking for another leatherworker who has a drawing of a swivel knife crossed with another tool (don't remember which tool) as a logo .does anybody remember this guy?

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    2. Johanna

      Johanna

      SteveB in New York

    3. ramblinrovers

      ramblinrovers

      Grey Drakkon, I was going to suggest that but I thought, we have 56,306 members... :D

    4. TexasLady

      TexasLady

      Hi jazznow. I'm dogged enough to have tried to help you look for it, BUT then I remembered,...people change their avatars!

  4. Classic English Briefcase

    Yes You can. Write them an Email and ask for a price list and how to Pay your order. I doubt they accept paypal or credit cards. If you order from them, take the first grade stuff. It costs a bit more, but the leather is really good (in my opinion)
  5. Just my opinion on this discussion if glueing of sole (leather or rubber) will affect breathability or not. This discussion is common among shoe aficionados who have (to be honest) little to no knowledge of leather, it's production and it's properties. They have a vague imagination, that leather is able to breath and suspect anything that is not leather is not good. In fact, leather is soaking and storing sweat. Veg tanned leather can take as much as 2,5 times of its own weight in water/sweat. So a thick insole can take more moisture than you will probably sweat all day. It won't need to penetrate the insole to get to the outsole. Brewerkel already mentioned that this wouldn't be good too. Which is way more important to the live of your shoes is that you give them the necessary brakes to let the moisture vanish from the leather after wearing them. That means after a workday of wearing your shoes, let them rest for the following day. Best wishes Jonathan
  6. Help-Drawing Your Own Patterns

    Hey Jim, Any chance you will scan your book and sell it as an ebook? It's hard to get here in Europe and shipping would be 20+ bucks.
  7. Classic English Briefcase

    Hi You did a great job here. Love this case. Where in Denmark do you live? If you're in south Denmark, there is a tannery in northern Germany. you could visit them. They have great leather and fair prices. Kobel-leder.de
  8. Very nice. You did a good job.
  9. Grüß Gott!

    So after all I found a forum for leatherwork and linguistics. Moin is indeed used in areas with frysk heritage and I think I read somewhere that the word has frysk roots. But I'm not sure what it's translation to high German is. I used it all day and night too when I still lived in northern Germany.
  10. Very nice, but what is a daughter in progress?
  11. Grüß Gott!

    Welcome, You tricked me into thinking, another German joined the Forum
  12. If Money Was No Object....

    An Upper Swing machine A Heavy leather stitcher Clicking device Hydraulic or Manual A Set of Real Good knifes A Custom workbench Stitching Pony A Set of Ed bear Mauls A Set of carving Tools by One of the Good makers A Real Good swivel knife A Belt Sander And a walk-in refrigerator for beer and mead!
  13. Great bags! You have a developed a neat and slim design. Love both bags. Burnishing the edges of the straps was mentioned before. You could have made the edges of the main piece and the side piece come together better by wetting and folding the edge of the side piece before sewing. Jonathan
  14. I dont know Nylon shanks. Where i work we only use the steel ones.
  15. Stunning work! You are my Hero