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    Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Visited the thrift today, and came home with a few belts and some old purses (my favorite sources of material lately). The leather is very lightly patterned - only visible if you get within a foot or 2, otherwise it just looks more weathered than it is.

    This was once an old western belt and a suede purse, and is also my first attempt at shaving/rounding edges, skivving, beveling, and burnishing, so comments are more than welcome. I'm very happy with it! 24/24 wide, 115 length - haven't finished the top yet!

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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Really like the light prints on this one,
    Nice one dude!

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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    That looks awesome!

    What kind of material do you use for the underside of the strap?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    What a beauty! I love the pattern, and the finish on the edges really compliments the look of the strap. Out of curiosity, what did you use to reduce the thickness of the leather where it folds over to hold the springbars?

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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wycombe View Post
    That looks awesome!

    What kind of material do you use for the underside of the strap?

    Cheers!

    Daniel Z.
    Thanks! That's a suede underside - super soft..

    Quote Originally Posted by robbery View Post
    What a beauty! I love the pattern, and the finish on the edges really compliments the look of the strap. Out of curiosity, what did you use to reduce the thickness of the leather where it folds over to hold the springbars?
    Thank you! I used some edge kote on the sides, and I'm happy with the result. Could've been a bit smoother, but I'm happy with it.

    I used a razor blade and a LOT of patience to reduce the thickness.. cut ~3/8" off of both the suede and the leather, at and angle, so when they meet no change in thickness is noticeable.

    Here's some new shots (with my other latest!)



















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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    hey Crew. Both of those straps look great. I love the print in the leather I think it really gives it a great look. keep up the good work.

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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Great looking straps mate....Well done.....
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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Thanks all! I just got a screw in type pre-V buckle today in the mail, and it fits it great! I'll post more photos later. Keep the comments/suggestions coming!
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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    bump :)
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    Re: Latest creation - 11/08/08 - thoughts?

    Great job!

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