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A bit of leather work... oh, and a bit of paperwork too

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by jojo, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. jojo

    jojo Need to contact Admin...

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    As I can't work on my boat, and my workshop is a frozen hell hole, I am doing a bit of leatherwork in my warm kitchen! I know...not very buscrafty, but hey!

    I have taken to doing a bit of bookbinding recently. This skechbook one is my first one, and it's got a good home already...:rolleyes:. Can be hard to keep stuff sometimes! I want to make myself a journal, and I practised on this one first.

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    I have used a mix of cartridge and watercolour papers. There are 8 signatures, each has 10 sheets (20 pages) so there are 160 pages. The cover is two layers of leather, saddle stitched. The outside leather is a lovely soft thick, reddy brown and the inside is a piece of thin vegtan.

    The next one will have a more "bushcraft" feel to it, I think I'll use a thick, tooled vegtan, with some oak leaves pattern.
     
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    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    looking good so far nice and neat
     
  3. g4ghb

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    Looks good - we will be seeing some more in action pic's won't we? please :)
     
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    That's nice Jojo :D very sound indeed :cool:

    cheers,
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    Looking great Joel - hows the recovery?
     
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    Thanks BR. The recovery is proceeding steadily. The first two weeks, I was so knackered I spent a lot of time sleeping. Now, I do walk quite a bit, despite the easterly wind! Still off work for the time being. So yes, much better today and some tests at the hospital Friday.

    Thanks Mary!

    Maybe! If I don't forget to take them...
     
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