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Trying my hand at leatherwork

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bodean, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dang bro that looks great!
     
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  2. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    Wowee, the patience it must've taken to make that first strap is a testament to your patience...and throughout the thread your work is great.


    Self taught huh? Dang.
     
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  3. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Looks like Bo's hit another home run. That's looking great! I can't want to finally show mine off.
     

  4. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    @DogBoy13

    I saw the same episode on how saddles are made.


    And to you...that was some nice jewelry.
     

  5. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I got yours packed ready to ship when you give the word. I was waiting for your world travels to wrap up. Good to hear from you.
     
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  6. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    South Carolina
    Self teaching is the only way I have ever done things. My Grandfather taught me to be that way. That first one was testing everything out and learning. I still learn every time I do something to leather. It's kinda like a science experiment. Except I can't blow up anything except money.
     
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  7. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 25, 2012
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    I'll be back late on Wednesday and my mail delivery resumes on Thursday so ship it whenever is convenient for you. I'm really stoked to check it out in person. The family will really get a kick out of it.
     
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  8. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks brother, did you get your homework done?
     
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  9. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    The design process begins with drawing everything out and getting it where you want it. Make up a good line drawing, it will be used to transfer the design to the leather. Only one chance at this part. Get it wrong and it could be a lot of work wasted. 1463403027944.jpg
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    Next is to transfer it to the leather, probably the most tedious part. Wish me luck. If you don't hear back from me you will know I failed and took back up drinking.
     

  10. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Yes got er done just mind numbingly bland
     
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  11. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I hope you passed. Lol
     
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  12. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    You know the results immediately, but I would like to have a talk with the person who writes these courses.
     
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  13. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Good luck! I hope it goes well!!!! :)
     

  14. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They ain't never touched a tool besides a pencil in their lives.
     
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  15. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    What? The drinking? :D
    Fixing to get at it here after a bite to eat.
     
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  16. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
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    Well there could be one other tool possibly
     
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  17. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Exactly
     
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  18. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    Great work Bodean, I am so so jealous! :D I've tried a couple of times to learn some of this, even have a bunch of the tools. Sadly my leather results are umm.. underwhelming. :) I do have a suggestion though for straps. Get yourself a roll of white butcher paper from a Michaels or Walmart. I found it much easier to draw out things if I didnt have to later try to tape sheets together.
     
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  19. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
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    Good suggestion Cig, I will keep that in mind. I drew out the design on paper and was smart enough to use the copier to make the rest. I needed to reduce the size for the smaller straps. The printer helped with that too.
     
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  20. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    Well I ain't drinking yet.
    Managed to get the design traced on the two smaller pieces. First you case he leather. Which means smear on some water and get it wet but not soak. The leather is easily impressionable when it's damp. Stencil was applied and I just use a roller ball tip pen to carefully trace over the design.
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