Hello from Alabama. I’m very new to leather working. I’ve been doing this since I got into muzzleloading a year ago when I built a Kentucky Long Rifle from a kit. Once you do that you realize you need a powder horn and a shooting bag, then a tool pouch and a ball bag, so on and so on. My shooting bag was made from a kit but I added a few things like trim and a different strap. I’m in the process of making another shooting bag from scratch, that is to say I made the templates and cut the pieces from milled 5-6 oz shoulder leather.
Leather kits are fine but once you start working from raw materials leather staining and conditioning become apparent, then you realize how deep the water is you just jumped into. I hope to learn a lot from the folks on this forum so I’m sure there’ll be dumb questions in our future, just bear with me. Thanks for approving my registration request.