i've been thinking of making some leather goods for myself. tools. the tools!
i have been staring at websites. Tandy Leather company and similar.
the tools are daunting!! how do i know what (basic) tools i need to buy if i dont even know the techniques i need to perform.
i have watched countless knife sheath making videos, so i know some. knife, bevel tool..punches, awls..etc. needle thread.
anyone ever buy one of those "starter tool kits"?
i just want to build some knife sheaths, and Axe sheaths. i have re-purposed a few old vintage kitchen knives to full time hunt butcher duty. i really want to make some nice leather sheaths for storage safety. i sharpened a Gerber Axe for my brother. it is a razor. it is dangerously sheath-less. it needs a cover for storage. safety first!
i have a Tandy Leather store near my office..i hope to walk thru their doors sometime next week.
Might want to PM Chef Niloc. Marko would be good as well, although I think he's out of pocket for a few weeks.
Not really a leather worker, have made chisel bags for Ice Carving tools. A roll type soft leather for regular size chisels & a Long bag for holding everything including long handle chisels.
Used a Leather sewing Awl kit with a heavy waxed thread. Those bags held up many years. Would keep electric chain saws at Hotels I carved at. Strap the leather bag behind me on motorcycle. Get around better on a Bike & parking was free.
That heavy waxed thread seems to last forever.