ebdavison

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  1. 4-strand round braid bracelet

    Yes, I meant the braid got tighter (which I would expect over time) but do not know know how to handle at the time of making to prevent the growth of the length over time. I made this from pig which has virtually no stretch. The length has only grown from the tightening of the braid. This was actually made from one piece that was rounded, a hole cut and then strips cut starting just pass the hole to make 4 strands. Works well except for a few details like the hole got looser and the braid got tighter. Beveling is a good idea that I will try next time. Rolling like under your hand or against the workbench?
  2. I have made a 4-strand round braid bracelet which fit just find at first. As time went on it got tighter and tighter and is now so loose it comes off too easily. I put a simple end with a hole on one side and a knot on the other. That was a simple design I had on the web somewhere but it is not really feeling finished, just technically possible to close. How would you or how have you guys "finished" or created a closures for a 4-strand round braid bracelet? Photos: IMG_2847 by Ed Davison, on Flickr IMG_2846 by Ed Davison, on Flickr
  3. Bible Cover

    Beautiful work! How do you keep the bible inside? Are there book flaps? How much bigger than the bible is the cover? Any templates or basic measurements and layout steps you would share to a beginner?
  4. Those are quite beautiful. I made my first pair and I love them but being made out of veg tan leather they are quite stiff. What leather do you use and what sort of process or treatment of the leather? (obviously not veg tan ...) Do you have any recommendations on how to make my veg tan more supple and less stiff?
  5. Is Something Wrong With My Cutting Board?

    I have ben trying to post a photo but short of that (since I cannot seem to be able to do that from my iPad) here is what I have. It is an ALVIN Cutting Mat # GM1218. No idea what it's made of though.
  6. I have a green self-healing cutting board and an Al Stohlman head knife (which I love). But cutting leather seems so hard for sme reason. I know my knife is sharp and cuts quite easily when I cut freehand without the cutting board by holding the leather off the table. But when I use the cutting board it seems like maybe the knife digs in too deal and does not slide. Am I using a wrong cutting board? If so, what should I be using? If it is ok then what am I doing wrong that makes e cutting so hard?
  7. Pancake Case For Phone Too Tight...

    I really like that phone case. Good character and construction looks simpe with no stitching. I had something like the in mind for my Leathearman. Would you mind sharing the pattern and construction method of that case?
  8. Looking For Gunn Style Glove Pattern

    I don't know what a gunn style glove is but this web page is he mot extensive collection of glove data I have yet seen: http://www.florilegium.org/files/ACCESS/glovs-mittns-lnks.html
  9. Tandy Market Place Handbag Pattern

    Measurements and photos would be great.
  10. Hello from Texas

    Greetings from The Colony. Glad to see other leathercrafters nearby.
  11. I Made A Sporran Pattern

    I tried to download the pattern and the link says the file is no longer available. Can you repost it?
  12. Awesome write up! Thanks for sharing.
  13. These look quite nice. What kind of leather did you use for the uppers? I made a pair with veg tan which was pretty easy to work with but is not as soft and comfortable as I would like. DId you use chrome tan? oil tan? What is the proper choice for these sort of mocs? Also, did you use pre-stained leather or did you dye your own?