Sam I Am

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About Sam I Am

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  • Birthday 02/03/1962

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Dingmans Ferry, PA
  • Interests
    Family, leatherwork, teaching, music, camping, hunting, fishing, Tolkien

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Crafting and design
  • Interested in learning about
    everything leatherworking
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  1. Finally Made Something Again

    Considering they're genuine handmade, and as you said they'll last forever - eight to ten bucks is a good price. I don't know how prices are down south, but in PA I would say eight bucks for plain (the way you have them) and then if you stamp the flap with something (nothing fancy, just a 3D or gem rivets or something) then ten. Cool idea though. Sam
  2. Hello from PA!

    Thanks Ross! I found my niche leather working. I'll have to post more of my stuff. Nice to have someone else from PA. You're in my neck of the woods? Hey Billy! Pennsy is taking over LOL Sam
  3. Edc gun belt

    I made a IWB holster for my .40 S&W MP Shield. I used saddle skirting, rough cut big enough to fold around the weapon. I then took the weapon (UNLOADED of course!) and VERY IMPORTANT - taped a flat carpenter's pencil between the rear sight and front blade sight to make a draw channel. I covered the entire weapon in saran wrap to protect it. I took the leather and made it soaking wet, and folded it around the weapon, keeping the "back" side (which would go against my body) flat, and wet-forming the "front" side to the weapon, using my fingers and round smoothing tools, being careful to form the wet leather tightly to the trigger guard inside as well as out. (When it dries, these points of the formed leather will create a natural weapon retention.) I then clamped everything in position and gave it a few hours to dry a bit. When the leather tolerated some handling while still retaining its shape, I very carefully "opened" the leather just enough to remove the saran-wrapped weapon and closed and clamped the leather back together and left it for 2 days to dry. Once completely dry, you can manipulate the holster, cutting it to fit the length of the barrel, leaving a "tail" to protect your side from the grips, trimming the overall holster, setting out your stitching channels, dyeing the leather, setting rivets at stress points, etc. This holster is my edc, and I am looking forward to making more for my other carry tools.
  4. Help! Veg Tan Flesh Side Plagued With Fuzz

    I use a safety beveler from Tandy (Item #3001-00) to skive the flesh side down to "meat". Then I wet the flesh side and rub it with the grain in one direction with beveled glass and let it dry. if you let it dry, then even when you case the leather to prepare for carving, the flesh side will continue to behave. Hope that helps -Sam
  5. Hello from PA!

    LOL Thanks! Actually, when my wife and I were dating, she really made green eggs and ham for me one morning!
  6. Singer industrial machine model 281-24

    You can get a lot of info about your machine here: http://ismacs.net/index.html
  7. Checkbook Cover

    From the album Just tooling around

    checkbook or calendar cover
  8. Just tooling around

    Some pieces I made for my wife when I first started
  9. From the album Just tooling around

    Just a few things I made for my wife
  10. Tri-fold wallet

    From the album Just tooling around

    My wife's wallet was falling apart, so she asked me to make one for her
  11. Bible cover back

    From the album Just tooling around

    When we were married, my wife designed her bouquet to sit upon the first Bible I had bought for her. when we were married a few years, I saw that she had stopped bringing this Bible to church with us and was bringing another one. When I asked her about it she said that the cover was getting beat up. I decided I would make her a new cover. This is the back, with the Scripture from Song of Solomon that was our theme, "I have found the one whom my soul loves"
  12. Bible cover binding

    From the album Just tooling around

    When we were married, my wife designed her bouquet to sit upon the first Bible I had bought for her. when we were married a few years, I saw that she had stopped bringing this Bible to church with us and was bringing another one. When I asked her about it she said that the cover was getting beat up. I decided I would make her a new cover. This is the binding edge.
  13. Front of her Bible

    From the album Just tooling around

    When we were married, my wife designed her bouquet to sit upon the first Bible I had bought for her. when we were married a few years, I saw that she had stopped bringing this Bible to church with us and was bringing another one. When I asked her about it she said that the cover was getting beat up. I decided I would make her a new cover. This is the front design.
  14. Detail of leaf clasp

    From the album Middle Earth Pyrography

    This was my first attempt at pyrography. The elvish writing around the edge says , "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost", from the Riddle of Strider in The Hobbit. The map, of course, is Middle Earth. I needed a way to hold the cover closed, so I patterned the cutout leaf from the leaf brooches given to the Fellowship. My wife lined the cover with some fabric she had that was all pines and pine cones. After it was lined, I did the lacework and finished it off. As it ages, it is getting that worn, used leather look that one can imagine graced the cover of Bilbo's journal...
  15. Middle Earth Pyrography

    Decided to try my hand at some pyrography. My tablet needed a cover, and I love Tolkien, so...