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Back around Fall of 2003, I took on my first leatherworking project, a fork bag for my cruiser. I thought it would be less expensive, and making a bag for myself seemed like something I would enjoy. That bag ended up costing me thousands, but I do enjoy trying to make leather stuff...That original bag should have been retired a while ago, but I just got around to it, finished up a new fork bag today.

There's plenty I did wrong,  and my skills haven't come as far as I'd like over the years, but I learned a lot on this one. I think I'll try again soon, but I have some gifts to finish first.

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I think as with many things, skill sets improve with practice.  But if you make a gift such as this, I don't think anyone would be bothered by any imperfections.   I think they'll be glad you thought enough of them to make them something from scratch.   A leather craft gift such as this is truly something that comes from the heart.  :)

~JL

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I want to see the original, made in 2003.

This is beauty work. I'd be thrilled to rock this on my panhead.

 

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Thanks all for looking...

JHLeatherwood, as a means of motivating myself to finish a new bag, I tossed the old one...thank you for the kind words.

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Im about to make a tool fork bag. did you use a template or just wing it?

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AtomicLeathers,
  I made a template for repeatability...but I need to massage the template a bit...I could send you the drawings soon as I dig them up...

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