Leather Thread! Masks and Sheaths for Axes

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by ithinkverydeeply, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    I've been making my own tooling for leather work out of stainless bolts using a grinder, files and wet/dry sandpaper. It's pretty rustic, but I've been enjoying learning to carve.
     
  2. Travbud1

    Travbud1

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    Aug 7, 2015
    I haven't had much play time in the workshop recently, but I did manage to finish up these masks for the Woodslasher Cruiser that now lives behind the seat of my truck. Nothing too fancy, a simple border stamp and some button studs. I really like these better than a normal snap button, much cleaner look I think.

    Anyone else here been bending leather these days?

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  3. Flyrod444

    Flyrod444

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    Jan 7, 2018
    Not on the level with some of the members here, but it works well.
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  4. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    I finished up a mask for my Tassie a couple of weeks ago. I keep meaning to post this stuff, but then I get busy and forget. I prefer the studs to snaps mostly because I don't need any extra tools to use them and I think they maintain a more rustic and traditional look.

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  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Nice masks both of you! Real sharp looking!
    I've got the stitching and studs down but I have yet to venture into the realm of decoration.. You guys may have provided the inspiration for me! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  6. Travbud1

    Travbud1

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    Aug 7, 2015
    Check out a few of the tutorials by @Horsewright and others over in the "Sheaths and Such" sub forum. TONS of great info over there that will help get you going with some stamping and carving.
     
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  7. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    I like to play around on scraps. That way I can figure out how a design will work and whether I even want to mess with it on a piece. I think after you play around on a few scraps, you may feel more inclined embellish your work. Here's some of my silly scraps.
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  8. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Not going to post my shoddy work after seeing the OP
     
  9. Pdr206

    Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    First sheath in years for my sons first axe, a Champion Kelly Works boys axe. Rivets and saddle stitch. Have to make the shoulder strap for around the head still.

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