Making leather goods for tools.

First I would like to say I am sorry for not posting much. There have been two reasons. One my job gets real hard this time of the year and it has been a bit to hot for shop duties.
Now on to today’s post.
I had tried to make a chisel pouch out of some heavy canvass on my wife’s sewing machine. All I managed to do was bog it down and get the needle stuck. So I was in harbor freight and saw the sewing awl. It is perfect for hand stitching heavy materials. Now that I have some practice in a tool pouch of my own design is in reach.
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With summer hear I have been camping when time allows. There are a few guys online that I watch for there skills in bushcraft. Dave Canterbury is one of them. He has a belt pouch he wears that I love. I had a few pieces of leather and thought I would give it a try. It worked out really well.

Now that I have practiced a bit. I will be able to design and make any tool pouch I want. This is an easy skill and you will probably find many uses for it. You can make bags, pouches, repair tents, shoes or hundreds of any other projects that require heavy stitching.
Sorry for the wind noise.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

12 Responses to Making leather goods for tools.

  1. Joe Lyddon says:

    I come back to this one… to get refreshed on how to use that lil sewing tool…

    Sure glad it’s still here!

    Thank you for being there…

    Take care,

  2. JL7 says:

    That is very cool Dave…..I got a chunk of leather from Tandy that I used for the vice chops on my bench and I keep thinkin’ there is something I should do with these scraps….plus I get the Tandy emails showing all the cool tools and stuff…….I wood like to integrate the leather into the woodworking more……

    Your video explains the sewing awl very well……will have to give that a try…thanks… never cease to amaze……nicely done….


    • David Bardin says:

      Thanks Jeff. My brother in law is big into it. He makes saddles and all sorts of stuff. I to would like to get into it a bit. But I think I will keep it simple and ole school.
      Jeff that is a $5 tool you cant afford not to have.
      As always my friend thank you for your time.

  3. Joe Lyddon says:

    Hi David,

    Good to see you posting again!

    Funny thing… I started playing your video, then my wife comes into the room wondering if I have water boiling … or something… in the kitchen… sounds like you’re boiling water… or something… I jump up… go into the kitchen (real close) and give it the Look Over… Nope/// Nothing happening in here…
    Your video had subsequently gotten into a LESS NOISY area… BUT, then I happened to think… Maybe she had heard all of that noise at the start of your video… After I finished watching it, I replayed it, asking her to listen… pretty soon she said “That’s IT! That’s what I heard… sounded like that strange noise was coming from the kitchen!”. So, there you have it… That noise was REALLY noisy! LOL 🙂

    I really enjoyed that video…

    I have seen those sewing gizmos before… in fact, I think I have a couple of them… Never could figure out How To Use’em!

    Your video taught me how to use them! It all makes sense now!! Never could see how that thing could SEW anything!

    Now I KNOW… thanks to you!

    I also always thought that a thin, say 1/16″, leather strand was used for the Thread… Here you’re using a Nylon String! Is it waxed also? In looking at the Specs, what should one look for, besides Color,??

    Thank you very much David… It’s really nice to see your videos again, strange NOISES and all! LOL

    OH, RSS… I have read the definition, etc. etc. But, I guess what I have read is not CLEAR enough for me & I didn’t want to mess up my computer… Can you give me a Quick SIMPLE explanation / Description of RSS as well as a Simple Direct Example of How I Would Want to Respond (set it up) on My END, of the computer?

    Thanks again… You sure do good work… Except for those Strange Noises… LOL

    • David Bardin says:

      Hello Joe and thank you.
      Sorry for the confusion but that is a funny story. It was a bit windy the day a shot the footage.
      I am glad you did Joe, I am glad you could take the time to watch it.
      Well now you know.
      Joe the string I used was in the kit Harbor Freight sells. It is nylon and non waxed. I do have some that is waxed and the color of leather. But I wanted to use what the kit came with. The exercise I showed was me practicing before I start a large project.
      RSS is a feed that most bloggers, news sites and sports sites use. If you have a RSS reader (Google had a good one but turned it off) you can have all the feeds that you have marked come into one place. Kind of like clipping newspaper and magazine articles out and gluing them on one sheet of paper. I think Firefox browser has a great plugin for RSS feeds.
      Thank you for stopping by Joe and please come again.

  4. roger says:

    Leather & steel………..a gr8 combo bro

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