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    Tandy Leather Anyone?

    So, Out driving and doing some errands today. Was at a stoplight and right there was a sign for "Tandy Leather". Well, I haven't been in one of those stores since I was probably 14 years old... A Quick right turn and there I was.

    All of the old smells were their and the kits and stuff!

    Anywho, to make this wood working related, the reason I stopped in is that I 'Know' that a while ago I had put down 'leather' on a list of things to buy, but for the life of me I can't remember what project I would have needed leather for.

    So I bought a couple of neat kits, a leatherman/flashlight holster and a new dog collar for Bucky. I also got a good sized chunk of leather to use for misc projects.

    So far I'm thinking:

    1) Padded jaws for my vices
    2) Holster for a my chip carving knives.
    3) A nice new big strop for my plane blades.

    But thats about where I run out of ideas...

    Anybody else have any ideas for leather use in the shop?
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    Years ago I used to do leather work. I have a 1"x12"x12" marble plate that I used for tooling the leather. Now I use it for my Scary sharp sharpening. It came from Tandy Leather.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Brent - Thanks for the post.

    I have an original Leatherman tool that for some reason I discarded the belt sheath. I currently carry it in what passes for my briefcase - a small laptop bag without the laptop.

    It's too big and heavy to carry in my pants pocket and I haven't gotten around to getting one direct from Leatherman.

    This gives me another option. I've book marked the site for future reference.

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Thanks for reminding me of my youth. I didn't know Tandy still existed.
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    I go through 2 or 3 sides a year. I have a whole stack of sheep hides up stairs. and bins in the shop for rivets, buckles and what not. And a whole rain bow of leather dyes.
    Oh and Bruce the Tandy guy is at almost every event we are.
    He's very dangerous almost as dangerous as a Woodcraft store. But he's not as dangerous as Larry the leather guy. That's also at almost every event that we are and seems to make something either I or KaLea just can't live a whole life with out. Like right now I'm waiting for him to finish up my knew scabbard
    I think I have started a tradition every year a new sward so every winter Larry has to make me a new scabbard.
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    New swords? Don't tell me you forge them yourself out of old car springs and turn them into something shiny and expensive? For some reason that sure would't surprise me!

    I use my old rawhide leather working hammer for tightening the tailstock on my lathe... Now if I can just find my old leather working tools, I'll be in business.
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    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Thanks Tod, officially put that one on my todo list, and I've got enough leather to make it work!
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    'welcome brent!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    No Brent I don't make them But I know some one that does
    First pick is happy. Happy is a handmade full suit of battle ready armor with sword
    Second, third and fourth my swords. Ok the rapiers are KaLea"s
    Fifth pic is some of Larry's handy work.
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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 04-24-2010 at 11:45 PM.
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