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  1. I liked it more than the others with all of the talking and drawn out explanations. Just give me the Baby I don't want the Labor pains...
  2. YinTx I feel your pain on the tiny carvings. I did this one recently and I could cover the whole carving with my thumb. Meh... at that small its hard to distinguish the mistakes from the intention... Lol
  3. Vikefan, You can buy the legs and tribolt from Tandy but I don't like them very much. I use 1.25" Oak Dowels and turn the feet on my lathe. I make my own Tribolts or you can buy a really expensive nice one from Lee Valley Tools. Its like $50 just for that bolt though. So I make my own.
  4. Just when I thought I was getting comfortable with my techniques and style... you gotta go and show me something like this!? Damn I have a lot to learn. Amazing work! I'm thinking I need to take an art class or two or twenty.
  5. Very Nice! Thats a LOT of backgrounding... Always dread that part. Beautifully done
  6. Kiwican, Sorry for the late reply I haven't logged in for a while. I made these at Christmas for my Nieces and Nephew and My sister said they look as good as new after 7 months of Daily use. My one Niece takes hers to every one of her Lacrosse games and my Nephew plays video games in his everyday and the oldest uses it as her practice stool when practicing music. The nephew using his at a 4th of July Community BBQ.
  7. That's awesome. I never considered making my own. Now its on my list. Thanks. Thanks. I considered making this chair when I did my Campaign Chair. Settled on the campaign chair because of its history. Nice job on yours.
  8. Thanks. I have been stressing on my dyeing techniques and getting the results I want. These came out the closest to what I had envisioned. Learned a lot. Thanks for checking them out.
  9. Yes, It was a gift for my niece, She plays cello. The Stool is the perfect height to practice with. Thanks for checking them out.
  10. Some camping stools I did for my nieces and nephew Christmas gifts. Modeled after Christopher Schwartz’ campaign stool.
  11. Thanks! I’ve only been doing leather work for about a year now and I’m having trouble locking down a good dyeing/coloring process. This was the most recent book cover I did and I have not figured out how to get that clean two-tone effect without the darks bleeding into the lights... thanks for your pointers. I’m guessing the angelus matte is what is used as the resist finish over the lighter areas? Leland
  12. I really like the dye work and the cleanliness of the lettering. Can you walk me through your process for getting such a clean two-tone effect? Thanks in advance.
  13. Thanks. Yes the liner is just glued except for the stitching you do see. The liner is upholstery red leather (We'll see how well it holds up) So far so good. My wife has been using it a lot. Her only complaint is that it is heavy. Yes it is an Italian acrylic latex edge paint on the edges. Thanks all. Yes you're correct it is Red. Bad photos.
  14. Its funny you should ask. The legs are some scrap wood I found in the back of a wharehouse. I think it is some kind of pine/fir but I really don't know. The spreaders are 1 1/4" Poplar Dowels. The Mortise and Tenons were all done by hand. The legs were carved and shaped with a spokeshave by hand. Thanks for checking it out.
  15. Stonegate, that's awesome you know it as a Roorkhee chair. Not many people do. Roorkhee was the place in India where it was originally designed. It evolved into different names like the Safari Chair, Campaign Chair, Demountable Chair between the 1920's all the way to the 1970's.
  16. Thanks. It comes apart but it does not fold. The original design was from the late 1800's. Its meant for an Army's camp or battalion position. Made popular by the British Military Officers. It breaks down in about 5 minutes and can be wrapped into a bundle using the seat and back and securing together with the arm straps.
  17. Leebroox

    My 4th Project

    Thanks for the support... Appreciate it Thank you for the advice. I know I have a problem with consistency and I see more flaws in the photographs then I had previously caught so it helps to definitely reexamine the work. Really appreciate the tips Thanks! And he did. Thanks for the support. Cheers everyone. Thanks again.
  18. Leebroox

    My 4th Project

    Thanks for that. I was trying to get this effect (This is obviously not mine but it is what I am striving towards) from the beginning and it wasn't working. I did the resist like I have seen and heard others talk about but my results were obviously way off. I'll try to do a small section next time to see what I get. As far as the swivel knife I was wondering if I was casing the leather correctly or if my knife is not sharp enough. SO I am going to keep trying to refine those two things and I'll employ your advice with the scrap pieces. Thanks again. Leland
  19. Man those are gorgeous! Beautiful work!
  20. You can always count on the Danish to turn something so simple into something so elegant and exquisite. Well done!
  21. I love how clean the tooling is. I tried using the antique gel on a couple of projects and it did not work for me the same way as it did here. Mine became really dark all over. I like the natural look with the shadow effect caused by the antiquing and tooling. Well done!
  22. Leebroox

    My 4th Project

    So I did this recently for my Son for his birthday. I'm new to leather. I started about 4 or 5 months ago. This is my fourth leather project and I am in need of some serious critiques. I struggle most with dyeing and coloring to get the effect or results I want. Any pointers or constructive criticism is very welcomed. Thanks and Cheers, Leland
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