Jump to content

CapnCohen

Members
  • Content Count

    23
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About CapnCohen

  • Rank
    Member

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    crozetleatherdesign.com
  • Yahoo
    capncohen@yahoo.com

Profile Information

  • Location
    VA
  • Interests
    Archery, martial arts, photography, videography, music

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. CapnCohen

    Baton Case

    I posted this before, but forgot to upload the image. I didn’t realize it until 2 weeks and a bunch of snarky replies later. I made this conductor’s baton case for my daughter, a music education major. Veg-tan, 3/4 oz. Internal brass tube for protection. Tooled initials painted with metallic gold paint. Resolene finish. I designed the template after looking at various models online. My apologies to those who were mystified.
  2. Sorry. I thought image was loaded.
  3. Made this for my daughter graduating this year with a music education degree. Saddle-stitched 3/4 oz veg tan. Hand-carved initials with metallic gold paint. Interior brass tube to prevent breakage.
  4. I really appreciate the great input from everybody! Thank you.
  5. Thanks for the compliments. I made the bag for my own use in the dojo and for travel. It was also a great learning experience.
  6. Just finished my Dojo Duffel Bag, 24" x 12" x 12". The body is 5/6 oz, chrome-tanned, supple, pull-up leather. The flesh side is a gorgeous burnt orange, so no lining. Exterior pockets and emblems on ends are 3/4 oz veg-tan that I tooled, painted, and dyed (Chinese tiger, Japanese dragon, Chikubukai seal, and mitsudome). By the time I make the shoulder strap, I will have assembled about 35 pieces, all saddle-stitched by hand. Antique brass fittings. Holds my gi, weapons, and towel with room to spare. I plan to use this also on the road for week-long trips. I purchased the template from Creative Awl and made changes to suit my vision (3 mm stitches, rather than 5mm; Frontier Leather, rather than Crazy Crow; different end designs; diamond punch, rather than round punch; tooled veg-tan pockets, rather than blank chrome-tan). This has been my most complicated and long-term project, which taught me a lot about cutting, handling, and sewing chrome-tanned leather. It got rave reviews at the dojo. I'm hoping to make more for a bit of revenue. I did the photography and compositing today and still need to post this on my website, https://www.crozetleatherdesign.com/.
  7. After visiting lava glows and n Hawaii, I want to duplicate the “braided” lava in leather. How do I tool those so they’re rounded?
  8. Client ordered project for delivery in 10 days. All I had in stock that was suitable was veg-tan 4/5 oz. Custom-designed template. Hand-carved and stitched (client later wanted me to add more pockets for a total of seven AFTER I had sewn in flaps, pen sleeve, and border stitching). Name and inscription done with calligraphy pen. I was aiming for rustic, Indiana Jones, explorer product. Carved but not stamped to get the sketch effect. Antique-stained and airbrushed with Resolene to protect ink from running. Portfolio at https://crozetleatherdesign.com/my work.
  9. Archery arm guard with contemplative samurai scene and kanji for "heijoshin" (constant peace of mind) and "bushido" (way of the warrior). Airbrushed and handbrushed paint. Antique finish to accent lines. 8/9 oz veg-tan lined with black pigskin. Looks best flat, before laced with black ties and formed. Tailored for my wrist and forearm measurements.
  10. Made my first carved belt (although I had made a guitar strap with hand-carved lettering and cross). I cased 8/9 oz leather for 24 hours after dipping in water. Carved and stamped five iterations of the pattern. This was more difficult to make than the guitar strap, because I had less room to work with.
  11. A friend hired me to make a guitar strap for his son. He sent me a photo of a sample design, which I used as a rough idea. I used 4/5 oz veg tanned with 2 oz garment leather lining. Hand stitched (man, I am so ready for a sewing machine), antique stained, carved/raised letters and cross. I think I’ll use foam inside lining next time.
  12. Hi, Bradie. First, my condolences. Second, I’m interested in the hides and skins, turquoise (would like to make something for my mother, who’s fond of Native American crafts), and tools. I live in Virginia and would be willing, of course, to pay for shipping. I would love to acquire a sewing machine, but I don’t know what its cost and shipping would be. I’d really appreciate your reply.
  13. A lot of firsts in this project I did for a friend. Airbrushing, lining, snaps, actual painting (tailoring brush strokes for palm fronds), and melding two different designs. Plus, some brushes with disaster.
×
×
  • Create New...