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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Well i think it's about time someone treated themselves, it is xmas after all.

    You could always purchase one on the basis of purely strap fabrication development. ( Remember, you only ever need just one excuse.)

    Just to wet your appetite, here's two different styles i put together a little while ago.


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    C'mon now crazyfingers, you know you want to.
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    This is seriously super tempting! Great job on the rally strap
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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Some early ones back in the day.
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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Great looking straps!

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    @SHANE 1000 - amazing stuff!! Beyond just strap making.
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    Yep, i'm with crazyfingers on that one. They are works of art. What a gift. I'm not sure where to start with the questions??

    That first one is just out of this world but they all are in all fairness. How long have you been doing strap fabrication??

    What tips have you got for noobs like myself?? Any tools or techniques you would recommend??

    Top marks that man. Top marks. A hard act to follow however i fear.

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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Thank you I appreciate that.

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    @SHANE 1000 - amazing stuff!! Beyond just strap making.
    Thank you! I was the first actual real custom strap maker back when custom meant WHAT LENGTH? so out of need I started to make them for myself in 2005 as I couldn't ever find straps to fit my own wrists although retired now I still do some and other things I have my fingers in a few different pies so to speak.
    TOOLS? I use crap to be honest couldn't afford fancier stuff back then, so adapted to what I could afford Like a custom bread knife for skiving smaller knife for cutting Cheapest punch on the planet needles and thread basically, and a little creative juice, Oh and always super sharp knives for the intricate cuts.

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    DAMAGED HANDS AND FINGERS from years of doing it.

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    Never liked normal or plain in anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All in the timing. View Post
    Yep, i'm with crazyfingers on that one. They are works of art. What a gift. I'm not sure where to start with the questions??

    That first one is just out of this world but they all are in all fairness. How long have you been doing strap fabrication??

    What tips have you got for noobs like myself?? Any tools or techniques you would recommend??

    Top marks that man. Top marks. A hard act to follow however i fear.
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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Where to start... The strap oh the strap! Is the lower level of leather glued or only stitched to the upper portion of the strap? If is is glued, how do you keep from having squeeze out? Maybe when I am 100 (if I do not go fully senile, I am already part way there) I will have the experience to attempt such a strap. I doubt that my attempt will ever be as good. I can say that a lot of leather will be put onto the watch strap alter in supplication for the skill to make such a strap.

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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Quote Originally Posted by grindaur View Post
    If is is glued, how do you keep from having squeeze out?
    Very simple ANSWER to this, If you use glue then you must allow that glue to dry before applying both sides together, dry Tacky = nothing to ooze outwards.
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