Learning to Basket Stamp leather is relatively straightforward and one of the first decorative skills we learn in leatherwork. This tool and the design that it creates has been around for well over a century and works great to cover a project quickly and easily.
One of the more challenging tasks that come up in some projects is Basket Stamping around a brand, figure or object that is in the middle of a piece. Many times this can lead to a pattern that becomes off course and just doesn’t seem to work. This can lead to a project, or at least a piece of it, having to be remade to correct the mistake in the pattern. Continue reading →
In this Project video, I show you how to make a Leather Apple Watch Band. I finally took some time to sit down and design three different styles based audience request. The Apple Watch is extremely popular and having a custom leather watch band made for them is a common request.
Our goal with this video is to show my process for making the three different styles and to hopefully help anyone try their hand at making these. If you are looking for that perfect Christmas item to offer to your customers as gift ideas, then this is a great one.
As with all of our Project Videos, we have created a Companion Pattern Pack. In this pack, you will find all the cut patterns for all three styles as well as 6 different tooling patterns for each style. If you would like to purchase the Companion Pack for this Project Video, then Click Here and grab that. Continue reading →
Last year around this time we created a project video for a shave kit. That video was for what I call a “bear trap” style shave kit. In this video I show how to make a new style shave kit. I wanted a shave kit that wasn’t so big and bulky. I also wanted one that could hang and this is what I came up with.
I don’t have a good name for this shave kit at this time. I have just been calling it my “New Style.” If you watch the video and have any suggestions on a cool name for it, let me know.
Did you try your hand at making the bear trap shave kit? If you did and you enjoyed it, then this would be a great step up project. This pattern isn’t extremely complicated, but it does have a few more challenging techniques in it. Continue reading →