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Thank you. You are right regarding the tool investment. It does require you to spend some money up front but compared to other hobbies like wood working or metal working its hardly nothing :D
Music BagView Instructable »
That's a bag to be proud of. You are good with your hands if it has been almost almost 40 years since you worked with leather. (I initially wrote 20 years but then I realised the early 80s was 40 years ago) 😅
I did not try to remove it. I figured that it would only get worse.(I have later found this to be true) Over time it will become less visible and you will most likely be the only one who will ever notice it. Sorry I don't have a good solution for this 🙂
Yes the straps got dyed on the back side. I did not put on any gum tragacanth or anything like that on. I just rubbed it r with a cloth and maybe a smooth piece of glass or wood.The flesh side was already finished so I did nothing to it
For this project I used 4mm spacing. I have later switched to 3,38mm as I like the look better. It all comes down to personal preference and also it needs to correlate with the thread being used. Regarding the awl you are right. The awl I used at that time was long and got wider towards the base. The scrap pieces of leather prevented the holes becoming too big. Now I have an awl thats the same width the entire length.I'm happy you like it. If you haven't seen my blog you should have a look at it. There has been some updates to the pattern. http://andersenleather.blogspot.com/
7 cm is correct
Nice. Looks good
Thank you and thanks for the vote :)
Thank you. I also really like that handle +its very comfortable.
Yeah I dont know why they dont mention that rivets are included but they are. Yes your are right. The leather for the belt loops are split down from 3,2mm to maybe 2,2mm. You should be able to do it with a normal safety beveler. The leather for the gusset should be 1,2-1,5mm and I think its too thin for the belt loop. I do not cut any groove for the stitches. They just sit proud of the surface. Many people hammer the stitches flat after sewing. Normally I don't do this.
Thanks and lm happy that it inspired you to take up leathercraft again. The rivets I use are standard DIN 660 rivets in 2mm. They are hard to come by I USA but in Europe they are common but most places you have to buy 1000 at a time. That being said you don't actually need them. Abbey England that sells the lock includes the rivets you need. I chose not to because I think the heads are a bit too big.
Briefcase With a 3 Piece GussetView Instructable »
I'm not sure what you mean but feel free to use the article in any way you want. Just give me credit :)
I haven't made a Print friendly version of the pattern so you will just have make it yourself or just cut out the pieces without a pattern. This is what I do myself.
Thank you. If you don't have the welt the stitching is visible when the bag is turned. The welt prevent this and that is the reason I choose it.
Very nice :)
I often wonder if anybody actually uses the guide so I really enjoy seeing your bag. It looks like you did a very good especially considering that you are still very new to the craft. Your stitching looks very good and consistent. You really managed to flatten that gusset. What thickness of leather did you use?
An awl, a sanding block made of cork a stitching chisel a pen and a cutting mat
I know that the pictures shows a rope inside the handle but the handle I end up using did not have a rope inside due to the thickness of the leather itself. If you chose to use a rope a 6 or 8mm would be a god size but you need to make a test first.
Thank you for this tutorial. The table is super stable!
You are Right. The dimension is missing. On this case the gusset was 7 cm wide.
Mini drill press for free.
Thank your. I cant enter it in the bag contest as it is old.. but I might just make at a new bag for the contest. Thank you for making me aware of the contest.The leather for this bag was bought in my local leather shop as well as the dye. The dye is called roc leather dye and is made here in denmark.
Thank you :)
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