Retswerb

Riveted Rivet Box

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Hi all,

I've been lurking for a bit but haven't posted anything.  Most of what I've done since picking up leatherworking last Fall has been journal covers, but this was something a little different.  Got fed up with keeping my rivets in the cheap plastic packaging they came in, time to upgrade so I whipped this together last night with some scrap chrome-tan I had laying around.  Top and bottom leather don't match but I made it for utility, not for looks.

Thanks everyone for sharing your work!  I love seeing it all.

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Clever!

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Well that certainly does the job, and looks great. Next time, try gouging a little thickness from the inside of the folds to add some sharpness to the corners. If it's a veg tanned leather, you can dampen the folds too and knock them down for extra points.

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O_O  I swear, there must be a brain wave going through the air or something, because for the past couple of days I was thinking about making a box by riveting it together!  (I've been making boxes by saddle stitching them)  Great job and great way to use up scrap while organizing your area, which organizes it even more.  ^_^

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Thanks guys!

2 hours ago, Matt S said:

Next time, try gouging a little thickness from the inside of the folds to add some sharpness to the corners. If it's a veg tanned leather, you can dampen the folds too and knock them down for extra points.

That's a good call. I did that for folding the edges down, but not for the corner bends. I think I'll make a similar one for my snaps, so I get another chance for improvement. Next one I'll make the sides a little taller too.

10 minutes ago, Grey Drakkon said:

O_O  I swear, there must be a brain wave going through the air or something, because for the past couple of days I was thinking about making a box by riveting it together!  (I've been making boxes by saddle stitching them)  Great job and great way to use up scrap while organizing your area, which organizes it even more.  ^_^

That's funny. It's in the water!!

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cool!  Great idea

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