Sompla

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About Sompla

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  • Location
    Umeå, Sweden
  • Interests
    Leathercraft, knifemaking, and fishing

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    None, as of yet
  • Interested in learning about
    Everything related to leatherwork. Mainly bags and wallets.
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    It was the first result in a search for leathercrafting forums
  1. You live and learn...ideally?
  2. Thanks! Wanted to keep it simple the first time around, might add some more pockets if I make another one. Thank you! Was planning on using it for both leather work and in the kitchen! Thank you for your kind words! The anticipated patina is what made me decide on natural colour, as I am not a huge fan of it as is. Not sure if it is dry milled, but the tannery describes the process as: "Upholstery leathers are then processed in a rotating mill by tumbling against each other in order to achieve the desired softness", (step 7/10). And this specific leather is indeed very soft.
  3. Hello! Been doing some work lately, and managed to finish this apron. It's made from 1,3mm vegetable tanned leather, stitched with linen thread and copper rivets. I'll be changing at least three thing on the next apron. Rather than having the top edge being a separate piece, I will simply roll it over and stitch it for a cleaner look. The rivet heads are uneven since I did them "by hand" with a hammer, I have since ordered a setting tool, which should make them more consistent. And my logo is not all that clear, going to order a arbor press to sort that out as well! In addition to a full-size apron I'm going to make a version that fits from the hip to the knees. I could stitch the straps instead of using rivets and make the neck strap adjustable with d-rings, a buckle or snap fastener. - Let me know what you think! Kind regards Max
  4. Thank you! I was trying to figure out how to stitch along the belt, but it seemed more bothersome (although more elegant). Will be trying it in the future!
  5. Wow! looks superb!
  6. Looks nice, well done!
  7. Thanks! That rock is indeed quite nice! Thank you! It's a nice piece of shale! I was also rather surprised when at first I could not get my phone out.. To my relief I figured out that I could squeeze the bottom of the sleeve and pop the phone out that way..!
  8. The belt is made from Italian vegetable tanned leather, 3,5mm thick, 38mm wide with a cast brass buckle. Dyed and burnished edges.
  9. Hello, I've been doing some leatherwork recently, and managed to finish these three projects. All firsts for me, and so much fun! A few misstakes here and there, but I am learning as I go! All three items were sewn with linen thread. Passport cover in vegetable tanned leather from Tärnsjö garveri (a swedish tannery founded in 1873), this was the first one that I finished. Any thoughts and comments are most welcome! Kind regards Iphone 7 plus sleeve, hand dyed vegetable tanned leather, also from Tärnsjö.