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Trek's latest projects...
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:15:53 PM »
Here are some recent leatherworking and other projects I've been working on:

These were for a female friend of mine. I offered to let her test them out on me, but then I retracted the offer because I figured I'd end up hogtied in an abandoned warehouse or something, nekkid, with nothing to show for it:


2013-02-12%2003.53.05 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

20 gauge buttcuff for my shotguns. Can be adjusted if it goes slack:

2013-02-14%2011.04.00 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Ruger LC9 holster with Kydex belt clip. A bit bulky due to the leather/kydex combo, but it's tuckable, and hell for stout:


IMG_20130225_211437-1.jpg by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Palm saps and slapjacks:


2013-03-23%2000.10.50 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Moar slapjacks in progress:

2013-03-28%2016.38.48 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

"Leatherworker's Lunch":

2013-04-01%2012.16.50 by Stagdag1, on Flickr'

1944 Canadian Silver Half Dollar coin ring. Took me forever!:

2013-02-20%2020.26.49 by Stagdag1, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 05:20:37 PM »
Some interesting things you have going on there. I like the looks of the Ruger pocket holster.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 05:33:56 PM »
Wow, very cool leather crafting there.  I like it.

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »
Nice looking projects Trek!

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 06:36:52 AM »
That is some good looking leatherwork. You made that coin ring? I'd love to hear a bit more about how you did that.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 07:49:23 PM »
Thanks, guys!

The coin ring was made by peening the edge repeatedly, lightly, and slowly, till it flattens out and is about the right size for your finger of choice. Some people drill out the center, but that is just a waste of silver, haha. For this one, I drilled a small hole near the inside edge and then cut out the middle with a coping saw blade.

Took me forever. Haha.

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 07:04:37 AM »
Thanks, guys!

The coin ring was made by peening the edge repeatedly, lightly, and slowly, till it flattens out and is about the right size for your finger of choice. Some people drill out the center, but that is just a waste of silver, haha. For this one, I drilled a small hole near the inside edge and then cut out the middle with a coping saw blade.

Took me forever. Haha.

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Very, very cool ring. But yeah, sound like a huge PITA.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 07:31:46 AM »
Those palm slaps are really cool.  I would have loved to have one of those when I was a police officer still.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 11:10:07 PM »
Matt, PM me:)


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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 08:29:50 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 10:11:22 AM »

  Pretty good work Trek,  but being in posession of the cuffs and saps in MA would make you a serious fellon. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 11:39:54 AM »
Good thing I don't live in Mass :)

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 07:47:56 AM »
Good thing I don't live in Mass :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 07:38:35 PM »
Some nice work. If nothing else you could have a fun weekend. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 02:27:04 AM »
A no-glue stacked leather handle I'm working on.

Stacking and peening:


2013-07-04%2018.01.36 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Mostly shaped, needs sanding, finishing and sheathing:


2013-07-05%2000.37.23 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Made myself a minimalist travel wallet for vacation in August. Going to the beach for the first time in like ten years!

As you can see, if I feel the need or desire to, I can thread a cord through the holes in the flap and wear it under my shirt.

2013-07-05%2004.08.36 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 04:29:52 AM »
I like the looks of the knife and wallet.

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 10:22:30 PM »
Here's that file knife, finished:


2013-07-07%2021.27.04 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Showing the swedge:


2013-07-07%2021.27.15 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Tons 'o' L6 Carbon fun awaits me!


2013-07-23%2020.03.15 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Marked out a new seax and this shuriken on some of it:


2013-07-23%2020.12.46 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

LOL I've got like three kids who want me to make a couple of shuriken for each of them. LMAO. It will have to be one per person. Ha!
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »
Looks great Trek!
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2013, 09:25:50 PM »
Thanks guys!

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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2013, 12:16:51 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 04:49:29 AM »
Very nice Trek!

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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2013, 11:22:13 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 11:43:27 AM »
You've been busy. I gotta see the ninja star when it's done.
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2013, 12:43:07 PM »
It's awfully hard (and dangerous) to cut out ninja stars with an angle grinder lmao!

Might shelve that project till I figure out a better way to cut that steel.

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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 02:32:04 PM »
Let's see, wrist restraints and whip could make for a very interesting weekend.  Ha!  That knife handle is really nice.  Heck, all of it is nice work.

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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2013, 08:37:21 PM »
I think those cute lil' piggies could use some leather shoes??  :) :) :)    Interesting projects you've made Trekk...  thank you for sharing. 

You should try making 'ivory' with polymer clay. Its really easy to work with and scrimshaw looks awsome on it.  :) 

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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2013, 12:00:32 AM »
Thanks WW, I think that's actually what those gun grips were made from! They were poorly molded though, I had to shim them with electrical tape. Course, I futzed with em too much probably haha.

They were like 45 bucks on Ebay...won't be buying from that seller again haha.

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« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2013, 08:21:26 AM »
Hey Trek, did you use a spoon to hammer that 1944 Canadian Silver Half Dollar coin into a ring? 

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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2013, 06:46:16 PM »
Haha hell no! I used a very light ballpein hammer :)

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« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2013, 11:24:53 PM »
Some recent projects:

Tinkering with a forge setup. I'm planning on lining the bowl with a two or three inch layer of a mix of ash and mud. The soil around here is pretty rocky but the soil itself is pretty heavy and claylike. I think it will last a while. But I need to find another piece of 1" pipe to use as an extension for my blower. I don't think this little 3/4" extension will allow enough airflow. Also I need to find a better bit to drill the holes in the tuyere with.


2013-10-12%2020.16.23 by Stagdag1, on Flickr


DIY hard cider hooch:


2013-10-23%2019.47.48 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

After siphoning into a clean jug for a couple days of mellowing:


2013-10-25%2019.26.13 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Gonna make me some Applejack :D

Another chopper in the works:


2013-10-24%2021.38.41 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

I've modified it a bit for safety (ricasso area) and given it epoxied leather slab scales with a superglue soaked braided paracord overlay. I don't think it will break at the tang, although it sure looks weak, doesn't it? Haha. Only one of the cuts is deep and both are completely filled with two ton epoxy and covered in leather. Plus, since I gave it a choil it is a little more graceful and less likely I'll pound it too close to the ricasso. I'll post a pic in a few once the glue dries. I might experiment with a PVC sheath. One of the guys from one of the meets around here showed me several PVC "ghetto kydex" sheaths he'd made that were very cleverly designed, lol. I don't know if mine will be that nice, but I'll try my damndest!

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« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2013, 04:52:52 AM »
lookin' good  :cheers:

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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2013, 09:51:30 AM »
Thanks, Creek!

Some finished pics (sans sheath):


2013-10-26%2010.56.54 by Stagdag1, on Flickr


2013-10-26%2011.11.00 by Stagdag1, on Flickr


2013-10-26%2011.12.37 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

And after all that, it's still sharp enough to cut paper! Guess it doesn't need heat treatment after all :)


2013-10-26%2011.16.29 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

A pic of the spine:

2013-10-26%2011.18.48 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Cheers! :)
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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2013, 04:05:20 PM »
Thanks, guys!

The coin ring was made by peening the edge repeatedly, lightly, and slowly, till it flattens out and is about the right size for your finger of choice. Some people drill out the center, but that is just a waste of silver, haha. For this one, I drilled a small hole near the inside edge and then cut out the middle with a coping saw blade.

Took me forever. Haha.

PMZ

When I was a kid silver coins were used for several denominations.  We made them the same way you did and it did take quite awhile to get them done.  Yours looks good from what I can see.
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 10:16:56 PM »
A friend bought this knife from me and another one, and to keep the price point down on this one I made a PVC sheath. Do you like the orange camo? :D :


2013-10-28%2000.28.07 by Stagdag1, on Flickr


Here's a pic of the back. I stenciled his name in with twigs:


2013-10-28%2000.28.21 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

The belt clip/loop is MOLLE-compatible:


2013-10-28%2000.28.33 by Stagdag1, on Flickr


Finished with leg ties and lash points:



2013-11-02%2022.47.55 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Spiced hard DIY cider (disappeared fast ;) )


2013-10-29%2011.18.48 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

This is my solution for a broken safety linkage on my Mossy 500 (lol):

2013-11-05%2018.50.27 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

"Book of Eli" inspired hogleg pump shotgun with DIY Velcro shotgun cards:


2013-11-07%2015.33.27 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Just made this bipod/shooting sticks last night:


2013-11-10%2023.12.47 by Stagdag1, on Flickr

Cheers!

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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2013, 04:54:19 AM »
Looking good!

I like those shooting sticks and may be stealing that to make myself another set or two!