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About robbied

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    Adelaide, South Australia
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    Metalwork, Leatherwork, knifemaking, cooking, photography, cycling

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Sheaths and pouches
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    carving, bags, saddlework
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  1. That certainly looks the business!
  2. These aren't recent, but I was inspired to post based on another I saw here. I was loaned these two razors, and made cases for them as a token of appreciation for the owner. Both done in veg tan, with the addition of a plywood tube for the tube style case. These were done early on in my leather work.
  3. Nice work. I like to see straight razors in a nice leather case.
  4. Very nice indeed!
  5. This was based on an image I saw somewhere online. Veg tanned leather with saddle tan dye and mahogany antique paste. Baseball stitched around the edges
  6. Can't go past the Pink Floyd one, some great imagery there! Now where's my guitar....
  7. This process is known as 'milling'. I've used this to great effect on veg tanned metalwork aprons, to give them some pliability, as they are useless when stiff as a board. The commercially milled leather is as soft as fabric, but mostly that would be too soft. Nicely explained too.
  8. Dye, hide rejuvinator (a couple of massages in) then resolene. The rejuvinator seems to soften it nicely without the greasiness of neats foot oil. The resolene goes well over the top of that.
  9. Nice work on the tooling. The design overall is simple, elegant and functional.
  10. Consider my jaw... dropped. That is a brilliant execution. I know this topic is a couple of months on, but would you mind posting the underside? I'm about to plunge into strap making, and want to know if you folded the pigskin under the veg or just stuck it flat and left the cut edge exposed.
  11. Another vote for inkscape here. Use it for almost everything.
  12. Agreed, this is what my leather guy told me to do when I bought 1 litre tin of barge.
  13. I knot and burn all the ends of my threads. I'm pretty sure my local leather guy does too.
  14. I've been asked to make one of these for a fellow leather crafter, I'd make the bevel a little longer. They almost look like a Kiridashi in appearance.