This would be an easy project for a young person as it could be decorated with markers or ink stamps. It would be a nice gift for Fathers Day, Christmas or birthday.
Hint for a recycle project, would be to take an outgrown belt that is still firm and use the leather to make this stand.
Step 1: Leather Pipe Display Stand
Strop (Made by gluing a scrape of leather on a paint paddle and spreading jewelers rouge on it keeps the knife sharp)
1 large snap
Belt end template (optional)
Modeling Tool (optional - check my instructable for leather feather to find alternative)
Beveler B 200 and/or F 897( Check my instructable for leather feather to see an alternative)
Basket Weave Stamp Design (tools are your choice
Dye or antique
4/5 or 5/6 carving leather 12 inches long by 1 1/4 inch wide (approximate)
Step 2: Leather Pipe Display Stand
Take the swivel knife and the ruler and cut the straight sections of your traced lines. Finish the rounded ends free hand with the knife.
Bevel this line. I use the F897 on the long straight lines and the B 200 on the end lines. The small bevel could be used all the way.
Step 3: Leather Pipe Display Stand
Since this is a narrow project we will start the basket weave design next to the line we first cut. If you elected to leave the end square, just start at one corner. If you rounded the ends then start at the straight edge coming off of the round.
Place the basket weave tool on the beveled line, making sure it touches the line with the entire edge of the tool. Using the mallet, give a firm hit.so that you have a clear impression. Take your tool and place the lines on the tool into the end lines of the first impression. Tilt the top edge of the tool and make a light impression with the top line of the tool. This will help to keep the design straight. Now go to the top edge of the last tool impression and and the mark you made and make the next impression. Now go back to the beveled line and place the tool in the bottom of the top impression and make another impression. You can either finish the first two lines by continuing this process, or build up to the top edge of the project. When you get close to the top edge of the project, make sure you do not overlap your beveled line. The border tool will cover small areas not stamped.
Take your border tool and in each corner or at the junction of the straight and rounded part, place the border tool on an angle. This will prevent a strange open spot at those spots. Place the tool along the beveled line and hit the tool firmly with the mallet. Continue all around the project.
Step 4: Leather Pipe Display Stand
To dye this piece, I chose to use a British Tan antique that has some tan coat added to it. This is a paste type of dye and the tan coat is a finish coat.
Apply the dye to all sides of the project. Let it dry then shine with a soft cloth. The more you rub the shinier it will get.
Step 5: Leather Pipe Display Stand
Take the belt that will be used with the pipe stand and go far enough down the project that will allow the belt to slip through the display stand and mark that spot. Find the size of hole you will need for the stem of the rivet and punch through both pieces of leather. Put the stem of the rivet through both pieces of leather and place the head of the rivet in the concave area of the setter. Add the remaining piece of the rivet and using the setter set the rivet. Take it a little easy - in other words don't slam it in.
This would make a nice gift for a smoker or for someone who collects pipes and would like a nice way to display them.