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

    Crazy really a simple thing like a stitch but it bothered me seeing them like that, I made a few for myself when I first started and it just bugged me so much I started to do the inline stuff just much preferred visually for me.

    Funny thing strap making.


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    Thanks Shane! I am also not a fan of off set stichting.
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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    made some strap..








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    Quote Originally Posted by ek_straps View Post
    I'll take a crack at it. Comments & critiques welcomed
    Good stuff! My only critique.... would be to not use filters on your photo's. You can tell you have saturated them a lot, upped contrast, given some of them a green tint, etc etc. I prefer more natural looks, let the straps show off the olde fashioned way!

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

    I must admit. I did use filters. I would say though not much different. Noted for future pics

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    When I started to make straps mate, I never really had much money to spare, so pretty much everything I have tool wise and still have and use were from Thrift stores like old knives and the rest all cheap tools from Tandy and places like that, some over the years I customized a bit to fit what I wanted like cutting the sharp section off of a bread knife and rounding the end off, so all in all I think I might have maybe 30-40 bucks? in tools if that, I did over the years try some fancier tools but to be honest they didn't do what I wanted them to do, so I stuck with what worked best for me, point is why buy a 100 dollar knife if a 1.50 one does the job, they both cut they both skive, same as my punch that I used for all these years, just a cheap one from a saddle shop or hobby store, the most expensive item I own is a fatter handle for my hole punching blades, and that was only because my hands got stiff at times (old age?).

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    Shane, any recommendations on where to buy leather working tools?
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    ^^^^^^^^^ Forgot to mention always keep your blades as sharp as possible, that way there is no doubling back on a cut. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencer17 View Post
    Shane, do you use any sort of contact cement to bond the two layers of leather together or rely only on the stitching?
    Yes on some more complex and no on others like simple folded in half ones there is no real need for any cement on those but some makers like to glue them too, so it's whatever you fancy, what works best for you, no rules really.
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    Re: Handmade straps showcase. Let's see em.

    Some oldies.

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