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Bors wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 pm

Did you stitch it by hand or Machine Cath ?
Hand stitched :D I was getting good by the end but it was helped lot by buying a great hole punch thingy and a very sharp awl.

To the rest suggesting a gap or hole at the bottom you are right :thumbsup: . I shall remedy that on the next one. They don’t need to be secured to stop them flapping about though. The trowel weighs it down and keeps it securely by your side.

Right, pouch next :thumbsup:
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I would love to hand stitch but having the dreaded Arthur itis makes it hard going so I decided upon a Proper Machine which would do leather with ease. I chose a HD industrial type Seiko LSW 8-BL as the reviews on it are very good for doing leather work .. I havn`t had much chance to get anything done with it yet but I have managed to learn how to load the bobbin with the auto winder and also thread the top thread aswell as the bobbin thread below (eventually) :roll: I have also done my first few Stitch lines which I was very happy with. But like I said, I`ve got that much going on with tooling the leather and many other things as well, its when I can get around to doing the stitchings the thing. My machines below, Its a beast of a thing .
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Surely the things you tool must then need stitching into things? - you need to just grab the thing and go for it. I’m guessing it's like a cloth sewing machine and the trick with those is setting the tension right for the leather being stitched and your away.

For the thinner leather I’m using this week one of those would be an absolute godsend, it looks the business 8-). Mind you I’ve found hand sewing the thick leather is quite therapeutic too, although obviously wouldn’t be for you - arthritis is horrible :thumbdown:

We need to see some of the tooling you’ve done :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:38 am
Right, pouch next :thumbsup:
If you need any design ideas have a look at cartridge pouches. They tend to be larger with easier access but may give you some food for thought.
P.S. Dave is not a fan of them!
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Some nice work there Oxgirl , fairplay for having a go and just getting on with it . :thumbsup:
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DaveP wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:14 am If you need any design ideas have a look at cartridge pouches. They tend to be larger with easier access but may give you some food for thought.
P.S. Dave is not a fan of them!
Great idea! I’d forgotten I’d seen some of those last year in the local gun club and had been drooling over them. I shall hunt some photos down. YouTube might even have a tutorial :D

I can see why Dave might not be a fan :lol:
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Nice piece of practical leather work.
You have even embossed it with The Detecting Hub motif. :thumbsup:
Anyone thinking of scrapping a leather settee or chair should send a photo to Cath, judging by all the orders she has received.
Recycling at its best, :thumbsup:
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This was my effort at a homemade sheath...No where near as nice looking as Oxgirls, but its turned out to be very practical.

I was worried that the sharp teeth on the trowel would eventually rip through the stitching on the sides, so it has a PVC liner. I made this from a short length of PVC pipe which I gently heated in a low oven until soft and then flattened it between two wooden boards until it had cooled...
I don't remember the diameter of the pipe but it turned out to be the perfect size for the Evo trowel...

I was initially worried the PVC would not be strong enough but its held up fine so far, no doubt in part due to the reinforcing provided by the nylon outer...
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Nice tidy job that, when I'm not detecting I'm making knives (hence the username!) so I do make quite a lot of sheaths, I always use 3mm veg tan, easy to work with and strong as anything, as has been mentioned before a small drain hole is always a good idea, especially on a dedicated outdoor tool, I always work one into my sheaths, got to be a pinpointer holder next hasnt it! :thumbsup:
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ricasso wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:58 pm Nice tidy job that, when I'm not detecting I'm making knives (hence the username!) so I do make quite a lot of sheaths, I always use 3mm veg tan, easy to work with and strong as anything, as has been mentioned before a small drain hole is always a good idea, especially on a dedicated outdoor tool, I always work one into my sheaths, got to be a pinpointer holder next hasnt it! :thumbsup:
Great minds think alike - already done and in 3mm veg tan too :D

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competition time - almost :thumbsup:
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