Dennis Oakley

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About Dennis Oakley

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  • Birthday 05/18/1961

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    Beecher, IL
  • Interests
    Leatherwork, fishing, firearms, ponds, smoking meat

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Belts, cases, Harness, tooling
  • Interested in learning about
    Everything I can.

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  1. Very nice. Where did you find the Willie G conchos?
  2. Thanks. If you subscribe to the Tandy Leathercraft Library there's a two part video that shows how to make them. Tomorrow night I'll put up some detail pictures, the pattern, and some instructions.
  3. Thanks for the feedback. The cups are made of 8/9 oz leather. The bottom is a disc that is larger than the diameter of the cup which is wet-formed and put into the cup while wet. Once it dries I hand stitch around the bottom to hold it in. A second disc of leather goes inside the cup to form a flat bottom over the wet-formed piece.
  4. Awesome Morsith outfit Treybecca!
  5. Here are a few more dice cups I made, two smaller ones and a larger one. I put a lighter in the picture for scale. I'm getting better but still have a long way to go.
  6. Did you have a pattern for the sunflower or is it your own design? I ask because a customer just asked me today to make a journal with a sunflower on the cover.
  7. Went to the local granite countertop company today. Got a 16" x 19" piece of 1" granite for free!

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    2. Dennis Oakley

      Dennis Oakley

      I told them I was looking for a piece about so big and didn't care what color it was or if all of the edges were perfectly square. The took me to their cutoff bin and let me pick a piece out. When I asked them how much they said nothing, it was in the garbage anyway! Couldn't believe my luck.

    3. prc77ro


      I just want to say thanks for the motivation. went down the road to the countertop store and asked if they had any scrap. The sales woman asked what i was looking for and i pretty much said the same as you. She came out with a cut out from what looks like a powder room vanity, 15 1/5 X 18" by 1 1/4 thick. I looked at her and said "thats it?" she said yes and i went on my way.

    4. Dennis Oakley

      Dennis Oakley

      I guess good people find good people huh?!

  8. I'd also be interested in the pattern packs. Good patterns are hard to find.
  9. If you look in the Leather Tools forum there are several threads on the subject, including a pinned topic at the top of the list.
  10. Thanks David
  11. My first Dice Cup. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.
  12. Thanks Joe.
  13. Well, for better or worse it's done. Just posted the finished product in the Show Off forum.
  14. Love it. Looks really nice!
  15. This is the first guitar strap I've done. I bought the strap as a kit from Zack White leather. Tooled in the shamrock and the Umphreys McGee logo from artwork off the web. Not super happy with my letter carving but I've only been doing this for a couple of months. Used Cova color on the tooling and Fiebings USMC black overall. Pretty happy with the way it came out but always eager to get feedback!