Step 8: Burn the Design

so now you can draw your pattern onto the leather with a pencil and use your soldering iron to burn in your design 
<p>very nice.DR WHO?</p>
so, im kinda having a hard time seeing exactly what you did for the snaps on the loops holding the watch face on... did you just fold it over and rivet it together?
ok, so i really want to make this, but i have a stupid question........ where in the world can i get the watch face??? im looking everywhere and the are all boreing looking face's and its killing me! lol, any ideas?
Cool dude! I would highly recommend applying a finish of Neatsfoot Oil, or some other sealant, raw leather will stain and not look so hot after extended wear.
Nice watch and band! The design is very pretty!
I approve.
I really love the design.
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I do a fair share of amature leather work and have picked up quite a few handy tools from hobby lobby...if you don't have one near where you live, I suggest www.tandyleather.com <br> A leather punch is a sight faster than a drill...good job with your improvisation though.<br>
ah, the only place near me is beck leather, or at least that i know of, but yea the guy their tried to sell me this whole rig for leather working but i figured if a drill bit can go through steel it could go through leather.... but yea i actually found out about the affect the soldering iron had on leather by shear accident
True, a drill will make a hole...but if you were wanting holes in the leather that were there for looks, I should think a drill would make a rather ragged hole.<br><br> And also, I use mink oil on a lot of my leather things that I make. You can pick it up anywhere they sell shoe polish...just put some on a cloth or applicator, I actually just use my fingers...and massage it into the leather...it seals it against moisture and give the leather a delightful finished look.
mink oil eh.... ill see if i can fish up somethin to that degree
Btw...I love Doctor Who...great job on the watch band.
I don't like Doctor Who.. but I'd wear that watch anyway. It's pretty awesome. :D
Cool watch, very neat concept to try. By the way, if you want to make more leather products, there are leather punches with various sizes on them that are good for edges. There are also leather punch sets for when you're not working near the edge of leather. Just a thought ;) You don't want to tangle leather around your drill.
true, however ive found that when you use a brand new bit to drill the hole its pretty hard to beat in quality, also the thing is ive already got drill bits but no hole punches
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Hey, nice work! However, you may want to apply a finish to the leather so your art<br>won't get marred should your tardis happen to land in some otherworldly fluid. Leather can get stained from human sweat, hand lotions, misplaced beverages, and you all get the picture.<br>Consider an acrylic finish that dries clear and with a satin finish, or perhaps a rustic light stain/finish such as Fiebing's.<br>I take back everything I thought about leather pyrography, because you have mad skills!<br>
thanks for the tip. this is litterally the first thing ive ever done with leather working :] glad to see that it has potential
High quality leather art here. Maybe not as much as crafting, which i have no doubt you can do, but the burning is really good
thanks! its the first time ive ever done anything with leather... it came out of necessity :]
well you might want to rely on necessity more often XD
haha yup!
Nice watchband! What weight (thickness) of leather did you use?
hard to say, i got it on the cheep from a remenants bin but ide have to say that its probably around 1/8 of an inch'ish
Why did you cut a square in the back?<br>
just an idea i was trying, i thought that if i could get the back of the watch closer to my wrist that it might fit better
My crafty friend also has ADD. She sews and is learning jewelry and metalwork in college. Love the design of this.
I covet your watch and now must make one of my own.
hey i know i only published this yesterday, but please leave comments and rate it, it helps, im trying to make this the best i can
That really is awesome work. I would totally buy that and wear it till it fell off my wrist. As someone who grew up with ADD before they really knew what ADD was, I'm really glad to see you channeling that energy in such a positive way. Seriously - you're gonna be awesome at anything you want to do. Don't ever think of it like it's anything but a super-power you just have to manage!
COOL! never thought of it as a super power:]
Speed also helps channel the creative genius. I like Vyvanse, personally.
Awesome designs! I made my own leather watchband a couple years ago and never thought to embellish it . . .when it finally does wear out I know what I'm going to do!<br>
That's really nice, thanks for sharing it.

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