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    Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Hello all, I have recently gotten the watch strap bug, and would like to journal my creations here. I am a leather worker that until now, has specialized in wallets. I'll be uploading progress photos as well as completed straps. I love seeing photos of how things are made, so hopefully these posts will be informative as well as interesting.

    24mm padded Black Horween North of Cordovan Strap

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    20mm Burgundy North of Cordovan padded strap
    20mm Black Bridle Leather padded strap
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    24mm Chestnut Bridle Tapered Strap
    The core of the straps are Natural Veg-tan leather
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    First they are split down to the correct thickness
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    Then glued into position
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    Now the exterior Chestnut Bridle is split to the correct thickness
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    The straps are then hand saddle stitched and the edges are heat treated with Acrylic
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    Finally, The 24mm Chestnut Bridle strap is finished. One fixed Keeper, one floating keeper.
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    very nice-- I would love to learn to handcraft my own. Are the templates self-drawn? or can you buy templates?

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    Thank you. I came up with the templates over time. I make them with allowances for how I make the straps. I'm sure everyone's patterns are different for straps.

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    20mm Tan Bridle strap
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Really great . I would try myself but really worried about stitching ability , I was never handy at school


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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Last edited by BuzzardBrainLeatherWorks; February 24th, 2016 at 04:01.

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Great looking straps. Any other styles?

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