Peter Darby

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  • Location
    Manassas, VA
  • Interests
    Leatherwork, Medieval re-enactment, traditional archery,

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    medeival reproductions
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  1. Purses in Pieces is probably the best source for Pouches and a few other leather items. The books based on the York archeological dig cover sheaths and shoes from the angelo-saxon and Viking era. You just have to spend some time googling and there is quite a bit. Some are out of print but many are not.
  2. Nice job. They are fun to do no matter how impractical the gun is. This one has an open front down to just below the rear sight and attachments so he can wear it on his belt or attach it to his four wheeler. The double snaps keep it in the holster but can be undone so he can roll it out of the holster with minimal lift.
  3. Neither. That is why the stitching isn't evenly spaced. I used a small drill bit. Then I went over it with an awl to give me the diamond shaped hole.
  4. No real problem putting the layers together. I Molded the top, cut it to size than as I glued up the U shaped layers for the accessories I had the outer size. than one final full piece to separate the accessories from the tool and I was ready to drill the holes.
  5. I bought the accessory pack for my leatherman wave. But quickly realized that I probably wouldn't have the accessories when I would finally find a use for them. My cure was to make a pouch that would contain the leatherman, two tool packs and a screwdriver extension (very handy). To ensure that I could keep to the stitch line from front to back I clamped a straight piece of wood to my drill press and used a long but less diameter drill bit than my awl. I freehanded the spacing of the stitching so it isn't as even as it would be if it was a commission or for a friend. In a picture it shows, on my belt not so much. I used snaps on the belt loop so I could remove it from my belt without undoing my belt. Being left handed my belt buckle makes it harder to put on and remove things on the left side of my belt. I used two snaps to make it harder to come unsnapped by accident and harder to slip off if it does come snapped.
  6. no picture yet
  7. Lots of Scadians here
  8. You can include the welt in the wet molding stage. It will allow for a tighter fit although I would sew up the sheath then wet it down and mold it around the handle. Without the welt you run the risk of the knife blade edge cutting the stitching. Usually at a very inopportune time such as when wearing it and sitting down or bending over.
  9. It looks good to me.
  10. I also use a drill press. I make sure I elevate the stitching line with some leather or wood so it is perpendicular to the drill.<br />
  11. I really like the pen as a closure Nice job overall.
  12. II may have to try some of those designs. Here is my unfinished version. I do the pinch the corners and secure with chicago screws or rivets style . I put the flesh side up so I can carve a design. It is the first time I put them in a celtic themed craft show and they all sold.
  13. Beautiful. I think you hit the mark.