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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bodean, Mar 17, 2016.
Well here is another installment. Eight hours of pounding and I got the celtic knot chain finished. On to testing out colors to stain it, and work on the adjustment strap. Stay tuned if you like.
Man that's some seriously great looking work, very nice!
I definitely don't want a guitar strap that bad
good stamp work !
That is incredible! Nice work brother.
I love the celtic stuff - looks awesome.
All the best,
As a kid, I had a Tandy leatherwork kit, that was a lot of fun to mess around with. Made some cool key chains, etc. Knowing how much work goes into the embossing, I am simply in awe of this project Bodean! Top notch!
Thanks, Yeah after about a quarter way through I was thinking I needed a bigger beveling stamp. I think the one I used was only 1/4 inch maybe. The finish that I want to do will require me putting a couple coats of resist on all the raised areas. That will be a lot of work, but not as much as the embossing.
I did some color on a test piece last night before I went to bed I will put up a picture here soon.
I found out I have a problem, once I started I couldn't stop.
Well the look I had in my head, may not be the look I want. I did this test piece quickly so I could see what it would look like for real.I rushed the resist, it should have had more coats and time to dry so It wouldn't accept stain on the raised areas in the chain.
You can tell an artisan by the callouses, and bet you are getting a few.
Great looking work Bodean.
Awesome work. You're talented no doubt
Thanks oatsoda, I already had the callouses, along with the tendinitis too. So nothing new gained.
I don't know how talented I am. I don't look at it that way. Mule headed, constantly trying to prove to myself I can do something (or fail trying)......guilty. This a humbling hobby, one mistake and the piece is history. All the labor is lost if the finishing process goes bad. A few imperfections here and there are acceptable, it is hand crafted after all. It's the same old song and dance.I am more critical of my work than anybody else will ever be. If I could have found a way to overcome that years ago no telling what I would have accomplished.
kchurch mentioned the embossing part of this. That is where you take the metal stamp and hammer it into the wet leather to make an impression (in case anyone didn't know that). here is a closer view. The tool I am using is called a checkered beveler. it is hard to see but it leaves a faint checkered imprint in the leather, along with squaring the edges.
You are truly a great artist Bodean,
this is really amazing.
Big thumbs up for you
I saw a 'How It's Made' where they made saddles . Guys carving that stuff like engravers making a master dollar bill plate. Just amazing work . You're on your way
BS, I don't want no part of that. LOL. I ain't crazy.
Yum! It looks like fancy pastry on top of a pie!!! It really is 3D... so classy!!