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About jamesd

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  • Birthday 04/02/1977

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  1. I know this is a lot a bit late. Here is a YouTube link and the maker offers the strap pattern for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-0bUhq5uF8
  2. I have been playing with leather for a few months, learning as I go. I was very excited to find this forum and love the content I have found here. The various topics being posted and the helpful tips everyone gives are great. I can't wait to really try and improve by applying what I can learn from everyone here. I have been working with leather for a few months at the request of some friends to do some work for them. After playing with some leather and trying some new things I found I really enjoy working with it and hope to expand my knowledge. Currently I am primarily working on renaissance coronets that have been commissioned, but really want to get deeper into doing other things, not sure which direction yet to start with. Below are a few pictures of coronets I have done and would love any feed back on how to improve. Thanks, James
  3. Newbie Armorer Seeking Education.

    I haven't done a lot in the way of pricing armor but if I had to guess I would say around $1200 give or take, depending on the buyer. Here is a piece that is on ebay for $1800. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIGHTINGALE-LEATHER-ARMOR-SET-LARP-COSPLAY-skyrim-/111004490769#vi-content
  4. Newbie Armorer Seeking Education.

    Here are some sites I have used for patterns. You can use metal armor patterns with leather in most cases as well, with some modifications when needed. http://almogavares.f...as-y-mas-cosas/ It is in spanish, but the patterns and pictures are pretty easy to follow. http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/ Great source fo various patterns. http://home.messiah....or/weblinks.htm Another source of patterns. Hope those links help for the patterns. In regards to basic understanding of leather working there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube to get you started as well as some posts in the forums here. Most of it comes down to practice. As you get started things will not come out as clean as you would like. As you practice the techniques you will get better. The best thing you can do is practice on leather scraps and pieces before using your good leather for the project.