Hey guys! I have come up with entirely new stuff made out of leather that is the "Ninja Box". It is very simple to make this beautiful article so everyone can make this and keep it. This cute awesome article can be used as drop box, flower holder, base for wireless charger, even as a hat ! and has many other uses. I really got inspired by the paper star box which I felt that if it was made out of leather then it would have even more broader applications in our day to day life. You can also use it for what ever you think it is best for this article because this article really attracts everyone when it is made out of leather. you can't make this out of any other material other than leather. I have uploaded all images that was taken when I made this Ninja box in this Instructable in order to make each precise steps simplified so that you will never get messed up ha ha!.
Step 1: LEATHER MATERIALS AND TOOLS THAT I USED
I have used two leather materials of different finishing one is glaze-finished cow hide for making this ninja box and another one is gold fish printed foil sealed split leather (for decoration purpose).
- Black glaze-finished upper leather(main) AREA: 40*40cm THICKNESS: 1.2 - 1.4mm
- Gold foil finished printed split leather THICKNESS: 0.6 - 0.8m
Tools that I used:
- Scrape rubber
- Rubber glue
- Rod hammer
- Pencil or Marking tool
NOTE:You can use leather material of your interest. Area of the main material directly affects the size of your Ninja box. If you decrease the area of main leather then please also decrease its thickness!!
(e.g. for Area: 20*20cm of main leather thickness should be 0.8-1.0mm).
Step 2: FIRST FOLD
- First I took the main Black glaze-finished leather and cut into a perfect square of 40*40 cm and Oriented the leather as shown in the picture and pushed down in the centre where all of the folds meet so the left and right corners come up a little. Then I pulled those corners to the bottom corner and pushed down the top corner to match up with the bottom one. See the pictures for help!.
- You should end up with a diamond shape that is open on the bottom and closed at the top. Hammer it a bit so that it is in shape.Please do not hammer it so hard to avoid unnecessary marks on external surface.
Step 3: FOLD THE FLAP
Fold the right side to meet the centre crease now apply glue(rubber glue) on both surface and let it dry for some time(follow every time while applying rubber glue) then stick together and hit them with hammer. Now open the right flap and squash it down.
Now repeat the previous step on left flap.
Flip leather over and repeat the same procedure. Apply rubber glue every time you fold the flap and stick them and hammer a bit for fixing it. Ensure that it is stuck properly.
Step 4: OPEN THE BOX!
Slowly push out the sides and flatten the bottom.
The box will begin to form before your eyes like magic! WOW!
Step 5: BLACK TRIANGLES
Now measure the triangular edges by placing it on the left out black leather and cut them. Make four triangular leather pieces same way with the measurement of those corresponding edges. Now stick those each pieces on the bottom of each of the triangular edge covering it into a beautiful sharp ninja edges.
If you want you can cut a bit of those pointed edges(wing) If you really got messed up there. I messed up a bit while sticking those black triangles on its bottom thats why I cut a bit. but it is recommended not to cut them for preserving its beauty;)
Step 6: NINJA TRIANGLES
Take the gold coloured printed leather material and mark the triangles of dimensions 1 cm less than the actual dimensions of triangular edges of ninja box and cut them using scissors. For marking and measuring it is as same as previous procedure. Now apply rubber glue on both the surfaces, top of triangular wing edge of the box as well as cut triangle's bottom let it dry a bit now stick them as shown in the above pictures. You can easily follow the steps by following pictures rather than reading XP.
Step 7: INTERIOR
Take gold foil finished printed leather. Place the leather ninja box on it and mark the bottom square and cut. Now apply rubber glue on both the surface and leave them to dry a bit. Then slowly insert it into the ninja box and stick them. See the picture for Help!. Hammer them in order to insure that they are fixed. Hammering is the best method when we use rubber glue especially in leather to stick them well.
Yes I know that some might have messed up with rubber glue, where ever let it be, it can be easily removed by using scrape rubber.
Step 8: YOU DID IT!
NOW THE NINJA BOX IS READY !
I HAVE MADE SEVERAL VARIANTS BUT I HAVE PICTURED ONLY TWO OF THEM.
KEEP MAKING AND ENJOY YOUR NEW NINJA BOX AND THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT MY ARTICLE!
Truly yours, Augusto_VJ.