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Trying my hand at leatherwork

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

  1. Bodean

    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I haven't dabbled yet, but i am sure you tube is full of videos. Good luck. If I can help out with any questions, I will try.
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Trying something new. Not for anyone in particular. Design plan still in my head somewhere.

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    That will be cool. I'm glad you decided to do this one!
     
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    Much better than a purse
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I need to make one for my daughter at some point.
     
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    Yea, she probably won't go for the mask....
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It has been in the wheelhouse a long time.
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sssshhhh
     
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    I 'member talking to you about how to back these...
     
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    You do? Whatd I say? I am thinking of doing something more natural. Then putting copper foil, or aluminum tape on back for shielding.
     
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    Do you need a plastic or metal backing to make it rigid enough?
     
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    I suggested some .020 aluminum sheet or similar thickness polycarbonate sheet/film as a backer/stiffener.

    But, mightn't there be a lacquer or varnish you could treat the leather with?
     
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    Wow...I just noticed
    This thread's been going almost 3 years and nearing 300 pages.
    Stand up and take a bow
    WTG
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hundreds of years ago, when leather armor was the thing it was hardened. By what you ask? Heat and water my friends. Getting it flat may propose a challenge. Stay tuned.
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My how time flies. The accolades go to the customers. Without them the thread would have been dead by page 2.
     
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    What can I say?

    We know quality when we see it
     
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    I was asked by @carolinaeasy to make a strap for his new PRS. He wanted it distressed. Not as easy as it sounds, but I like a challenge. I distressed his infamous logo as well. As usual my pictures don't represent the finished piece well, but you get the idea. Number 63 in the books. Thanks for looking.

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    As usual, you give @Bodean the faintest glimmer of an idea and he takes that and creates a dream. Great work!


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    Thank you my friend.
     
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