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First attempt at a leather molded pouch

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by dewi, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. dewi

    dewi Full Member

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    As the title says, its my first attempt at a leather molded pouch.

    I made the mold for the pouch from some offcuts of cherry wood and some plyboard I had... using a router to get the edges nice and rounded... then wet a piece of leather, formed it round the mold and then clamped it. Took a day or so to dry out.

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    It is made from cow leather with a pigskin liner. The fastener I'm not so keen on, so when I make my next one I'll find an alternative.

    Made a few mistakes along the way, including slipping with my knife... going all wonky with the stitch groover, and the belt strap took a few attempts to get it right (plus I may have gone a little high on the stitching when I attached it to the pouch.... but overall I've learned some good lessons making it and I've enjoyed it :D
     
  2. Monikieman

    Monikieman Full Member

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    That looks great. Not tried moulding yet but on the list!!

    Sam Browne studs are a personal favourite but maybe not everyones cup of tea. Looks really neat though.
     
  3. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Very nice work indeed goodjob
     
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    Nice job there Dewi, looking forward to seeing the water bottle.
     
  5. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Really nice job there.
     
  6. dewi

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    Thank you :D Really enjoyed making it... and the water bottle is in front of me now. Hoping to finish it this weekend.
     
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    Smashing that mate, well done indeed :)
     
  8. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Excellent work, very nice indeed!
     
  9. bobnewboy

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    Great work. I will have to have a go at one myself one of these days. It looks really handy.
     
  10. Nearwild

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    That looks a treat!

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  11. dewi

    dewi Full Member

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    I'm really getting into it now... another thing I've been working on is an axe cover for the axe I made last year at Dave Budd's.

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    Still quite a bit to do as it's got a 3 part cover for a lid, a belt hanger to attach and I haven't treated it yet, but really pleased with how its coming along :D
     
  12. sirysghost

    sirysghost Maker

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    Looks great mate...

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  13. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    that's some nice tidy work mate :)
     
  14. mick91

    mick91 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Lovely work dewi! You'll have to start making knife sheaths ;)
     
  15. Fraxinus

    Fraxinus Settler

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    Nice work Dewi, looks pretty darn good to me.

    Rob.
     
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    dewi Full Member

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    Thank you again :D I've already started on my second one, hopefully make some improvements to the pattern and maybe change around the front fixing.

    Mick, currently working on a knife sheath or two... and another type of sheath for my new favourite tool :D
     

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