First attempt at a leather molded pouch

  • Hey Guest, We've had to cancel our 2020 Summer BushMoot PLEASE LOOK HERE for more information.

dewi

Full Member
May 26, 2015
2,643
3
Cheshire
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.







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
 

Monikieman

Full Member
Jun 17, 2013
915
9
Monikie, Angus
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.
 

dewi

Full Member
May 26, 2015
2,643
3
Cheshire
Thank you :D Really enjoyed making it... and the water bottle is in front of me now. Hoping to finish it this weekend.
 

dewi

Full Member
May 26, 2015
2,643
3
Cheshire
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.



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
 

dewi

Full Member
May 26, 2015
2,643
3
Cheshire
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