To the Makers of Things, Show us what you do!

WValtakis

Engraving, Ti anodizing, regrinds and mods
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Joined
May 29, 2004
Messages
14,692
Looks great, what is it? Haven't had enough coffee yet. :cool:
A.G. Russell titanium Funny Folder...gonna blast the border in a minute and slap it back together
 

mitch4ging

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2015
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A lot of great talent in such a small group of folks! Plus our own esteem host's multi-talents Redmeadow Knives Redmeadow Knives , and Scooter's Dopic1 Dopic1 craftsmanship!👍
I've had some fun making slingshots. I've been taking a break from it, but do have a few more planned... John sent some really cool material with my Cowbell that I'm dying to work with :)

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That's some awsome work Mike! How do you like the flippers? Seems like I'd flip the ammo right into the back of my hand!
So here's something I actually did make a few years ago...frogs for the CS Laredo Bowie sheaths. Since they had such a large "button", I included a little strap to really lock it in, but also made it removable. I made one of each color for myself, and actually sold one of each on ebay, so I'ze a perfessional! So John, if you ever need leather advice, I'm your guy!🤪

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Those are great John! Match up perfect with the sheaths!
Here are some knife handling projects I have done. I've enjoyed doing these but have been humbled by each one. I have respect for the Masters - present company included.

A couple of YP puukko blanks ~


English Elm and Jatoba with a bronze collar sleeved over the Jatoba for the bolster. ~

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Teak and deer antler shed and stacked birch bark. ~

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Here a blank by ETHAN GOSS ~

Stacked birch bark with bronze bolster.

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This one by @BogdanS ~


Apple Coral and ebony

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Some more to come in my imaginings ...
Very nice, Ray!! Love the looks of all of them!
This fluorescent lighting in the control room is the absolute WORST🤬

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That looks super cool! I went cross eyed for a bit trying to follow the pattern!
 

Crazy Canuck

Singing along with the voices in my head
Platinum Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2013
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That's some awsome work Mike! How do you like the flippers? Seems like I'd flip the ammo right into the back of my hand!
Thanks Dennis! I really like them. I'd be lying if I said I never hit the hand. There's a technique to the ones with the small gaps, but if you're not careful you'll feel it for sure! :D

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knifethetank

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Dec 18, 2018
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I've been swamped with our retirement house but today I found time to take some pics to show one of my hobbies. I'm not a leather craft expert, always liked working with leather but never had the time to try different projects until I retired. I hope to get back at it when the house project slows down. I've tried everything from small cases to a simple coaster, some I like to make and others are a challenge because I don't have much patience. :D

Here's an inside the pants holster I made for my S&W 380, I made it with a removable strap which I don't use

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Back or front pocket fixed sheaths, I used Fiebing antique gel to give it the used look

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This is my last project, I love this big trapper and wanted a sheath for multiple use, front or rear pocket or on the belt. It turned out alright but the next one I'm going to make, I'll keep a heavy weight leather for the sheath but use a lighter weight for the belt and maybe the sheath won't bow a little.

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Here's a few pocket knife slips, the one on the right I made for CRK Mnandi with quality light weight leather

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I've made a few wallets, here's one dyed black

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Here's a watch strap for my Timex I wear often, I never owned an expensive watch because I break them often.

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Ron L

Gold Member
Joined
Mar 23, 1999
Messages
777
I've been swamped with our retirement house but today I found time to take some pics to show one of my hobbies. I'm not a leather craft expert, always liked working with leather but never had the time to try different projects until I retired. I hope to get back at it when the house project slows down. I've tried everything from small cases to a simple coaster, some I like to make and others are a challenge because I don't have much patience. :D

Here's an inside the pants holster I made for my S&W 380, I made it with a removable strap which I don't use

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Back or front pocket fixed sheaths, I used Fiebing antique gel to give it the used look

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This is my last project, I love this big trapper and wanted a sheath for multiple use, front or rear pocket or on the belt. It turned out alright but the next one I'm going to make, I'll keep a heavy weight leather for the sheath but use a lighter weight for the belt and maybe the sheath won't bow a little.

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Here's a few pocket knife slips, the one on the right I made for CRK Mnandi with quality light weight leather

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I've made a few wallets, here's one dyed black

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Here's a watch strap for my Timex I wear often, I never owned an expensive watch because I break them often.

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Good stuff Frank. I particularly like the wallet.
 
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