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  1. Music bag

    I just took a picture of the bag while its being held:
  2. Music bag

    Thanks. Yes the closure is both good looking and practical Thanks a lot. The bar is what holds the bag closed. The bag does lean a bit but as the bag is not that thick it is not problem at all. Yes making the blog post takes a long time but it makes it so much easier to make another bag at a later point. The leather is 1,4-1,6 mm ( 3,5-4 oz) and the lining is 1-1,2mm (2,5-3 oz)
  3. Music bag

    I made this music bag. It was a lot of fun and as this was my first bag with a lining I learned alot about that. For the complete build go here:
  4. 800 stitches with one piece of thread?

    They use a number of threads... unless the use a sewing machine
  5. Dying Edges

    This is one way to do it: The trick is to burnish the very edge of the edge before dyeing the edge. I also use a felt marker. A wool dauber should only be used if the edge is the same color as the leather.
  6. I also think it is a matter of making the best use of the leather. On this briefcase which cost 4500 euro I really don’t get why they did it.
  7. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    I'm not sure I understand your question completely. Most of the bends are made by cutting a single slit around halfway through the leather. These slits only works when you bend the leather outwards (bending so that the grain side of the leather comes closer together) Only two bends was made using a groover. This was where the bend had to be inwards (bending so that the flesh side of the leather comes closer together) Also I did not wet the leather at all.
  8. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    I used a 3,2 mm italian double bend. It is not a bridle but a normal veg tan completely undyed. It is not at all waxy but very water absorbent.
  9. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    If the gusset you try to make is the same as this one I don't think that you need to wet it at all.
  10. Vergez blanchard pricking iron

    There is no perfect size. It's all a matter of personal preference. Here is an excellent comparison of spi and thread thickness. Why do you want blanchard pricking irons? Compared to other brands they are expensive and poorly finished. Wuta pricking gets good reviews and cost only a fraction of blanchard: Amy roke is at the very top with a finish that blanchard can only dream of: a hybrid between a pricking iron and stitching chisel: I'm not saying that blanchards are bad irons but I would never buy them.
  11. pricking iron under $200?

    I would recommend these cheap pricking irons. $15 is well below $200 so even if you dont like them you haven't lost much. here they cost a bit more but also have 3mm and 2,7 mm I wrote about them here:
  12. Hand stitching type? (not saddle for sure)

    Of course it will not unravel 2 seconds after it has been cut. The question is how it will hold up to continious use. I still haven't seen anybody document this. It should be pretty straight forward.
  13. Regarding some of the issues you had installing the lock here are some information that shows how set rivets:
  14. Yes I also find it difficult to snap the lock with an empty bag. I dont think it makes a difference to have more than an single gusset. As you say it depends on how rigid the front of the bag is.