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    Penn Valley, Ca.
  • Interests
    Learning anything that will help me improve my skills & the quality of the items I make.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    No specialty just yet.
  • Interested in learning about
    tricks of the trade, anything to improve
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Link from Fatt Daddy Kustom Leather.

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  1. Found you on here...I got those tools from my friend they are so awesome couple I have never seen...

    take care

  2. Thanks Bevan. I sure hope to be building again soon & I will definitely let you guys know when I am.
  3. Thank you guys for the positive feedback. It means a lot. Bryan
  4. Well here they are, my first production knives. I want to thank their new owners for sticking with me through this project. It was quite a learning experience. Things didn't quite go the way I planned but I am grateful that a few folks have given me the opportunity to prove myself & I hope they are as excited as I am about their knives. Unfortunately, I can't take any more orders for now. The lathe I am using is not mine & I can't count on being able to use it. I will definitely continue to build knives, but for now I think the custom orders will have to wait. Any one got a lathe they'd like to donate?
  5. First, thank you all so much for the kind words! I am really excited about this & your comments are encouraging. To answer some questions: mugwump, no plans to clear coat. The copper is sort of an experiment. I'm curious to see how it will look after some use & also wanted to try a knife with some extra weight to it. sheridanman, I purchased the ball bearings from an industrial supply. The nicest knife I own is a Barry King & it has one single ball. Other than that I have absolutely no idea how other knives are built so this is just what I came up with & I think it is a solid design. Simple, clean & functional. I would love to get a few of these out to some of you for testing. Any one interested please send a pm & I'll get a list going. Here are two more knives I finished today. One in brass & one in magnesium. The magnesium barrel is incredibly light weight!
  6. Well, I've done it. After a few months of trial & error, I've finished my first swivel knife! Here's the skinny: It has a solid copper barrel (blasted finish), double ball bearing action, stainless yoke & stem & press fitted Henley blade. That's right, this knife does not have a set screw. It is nice & clean all the way around. I bought a quality blade so I will not be changing it. This thing is super smooth! I can't wait to use it. Hope you guys like it. -Bryan BW Hand Tooled Leather
  7. Thank you Spider! Just spent some time checking out your site & I must say I love your style & your work. Very cool!
  8. abn, Thank you very much! It seems like I learn something new with each project. I love this stuff!
  9. Thanks Moe & Skippy! I found the font on line, printed it & made a pattern. That's just the best way I know to keep my lettering of uniform size & spacing. The background tool is Craftool's pebble backgrounder. I didn't want deep impressions with it, so I did the backgrounding last with the leather almost completely dry.
  10. Thanks Daniel! This one was fun to make.
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