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    Indio, CA
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    Fishing, Boating, Woodworking, Making Things
  1. Yea kind of a bad place to live for a fisherman. I do most of my fishing out of Long Beach. About a 2.5 hour drive each way if I plan correctly and beat the traffic!
  2. I was also worried about the pliers falling out as I move around. Used the pouch twice on the water so far and have not had a problem. I have made two addition bags since and I slimmed up the design, and made the pocket a bit deeper to help provide more of a friction fit. I also was thinking about a retractor, but all of them that I have used so far don't last in the salt water. When I finds heavy duty model I will probably switch it out. thanks for the feedback
  3. Eco flow water stain and satin sheen finish. Followed that up with a heat applied coat of snoproof weather guard
  4. Thanks for the kind words, I can't wait to get out on the water and see how it holds up to the elements.
  5. Got a nice set of Cuda brand pliers, diagonal cutters, and braid cutter as a gift from my wife for fishing. Decided to make a nice sheath for the set, and I got way too into the project. First time with this type of project, had a great time and didn't encounter many obstacles during the build. I prefer a belt clip to the more traditional loop style. I also used a tri-weave stamp along with a few other basic stamps to decorate. All stainless hardware. Let me know what you think. Thanks
  6. Thanks to both of you for your advice
  7. Does anyone know of a good carving/stamping course/class that they would recommend in the Southern California area? I am looking for something a bit more formal than the Tandy Leather weekend workshop. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Do you have a pic as a example of the mold you are looking for?
  9. Even something more like this would work as I am looking for lightweight seeing as I mostly fish in board shorts (the SoCal way)!
  10. Being an avid fisherman, I would like to make myself a small pouch like the one in the pic to carry 8"pliers, braid cutters (med scissors), and my bait knife. Since I am very new to the leather world, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share templates, advice, pics, or ideas they have used on similar projects. I am not at the point where I am very good at making templates yet. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  11. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and encouragement.
  12. Thanks, I used a video from make supply for the basic idea, but made my own template to fit the size of notebook I wanted to use.
  13. Here is a pic of my very first project. Have a lot to learn but very pleased with the start. I also want to get into some tooling so I can personalize my projects. Going to give it to a former student of mine who is now studying international politics at UCLA. Thanks for looking.