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Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:28 pm

From my untrained eye, your straps look fairly impressive. I'm enjoying watching the progression.
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by sobwanhoser » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 pm

Very cool - do you have a list of the basic tools you use?
I've always wanted to make a distressed post-Apocalypse watchstrap....much easier to hide any deficiencies with no expectations! :lol:
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:41 pm

ManOnTime wrote:From my untrained eye, your straps look fairly impressive. I'm enjoying watching the progression.
Thanks. They are getting better, but you can find little things when you look closely. I don’t try to hide them, nor do I try to highlight them in my photos.
sobwanhoser wrote:Very cool - do you have a list of the basic tools you use?
I've always wanted to make a distressed post-Apocalypse watchstrap....much easier to hide any deficiencies with no expectations! :lol:
Utility knife/box cutter
Rotary cutter
Razor scraper (skiving tips of leather)
Stencil (tapered straps)
Needles
Waxed thread .55mm mostly (Wuta)
Wuta 3mm pricking irons (punch holes for sewing)
Homemade stitching pony
Cheap $30 skiving/splitting machine from eBay. It’s not nice, but works for straps.
Cheap eBay edge beveler/grooved/creased (pretty junky, but bevels after sharpening)
Gum trag and canvas for burnishing
CS Osbourne punch set

It’s a lot that’s needed, so hardly worth it for just a few straps.

If you’re going for a chunky, pre-V, distressed look, definitely go for bigger thread and at least 4mm spacing. Lots of good info on r/leatherwork



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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm

Another one done. Black Shark skin with brown thread. 20-18mm taper.

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:58 pm

tennesseean_87 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Another one done. Black Shark skin with brown thread. 20-18mm taper.

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Like how that one turned out!
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
tennesseean_87 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Another one done. Black Shark skin with brown thread. 20-18mm taper.

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Like how that one turned out!
Thanks. Figured you would with the low-contrast stitching ;)


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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by Dub Rubb » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:09 pm

Just read the thread from the start, and it seems like your strapmaking has gotten better even in that short time! Looking really good. I was expecting some real amateur looking straps/stitching, but am very happy to see that isn't the case! I am liking the fact that you are trying out some none standard designs, and look forward to picking up one of your straps down the road. I know you are just doing it as a hobby, but that doesn't mean we won't be interested in buying some!

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:47 pm

Dub Rubb wrote:Just read the thread from the start, and it seems like your strapmaking has gotten better even in that short time! Looking really good. I was expecting some real amateur looking straps/stitching, but am very happy to see that isn't the case! I am liking the fact that you are trying out some none standard designs, and look forward to picking up one of your straps down the road. I know you are just doing it as a hobby, but that doesn't mean we won't be interested in buying some!

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:23 am

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Used an old distressed belt to make a strap for a mod with faux patina.


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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:21 pm

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by Dub Rubb » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:08 am

tennesseean_87 wrote:[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201904 ... 605d6e.jpg[/IMG]


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'nuff said. That is a FANTASTIC looking strap. Great work my man.
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:38 pm

It’s done now.

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I just HAD to get those glue spots on the liner! Otherwise I think it’s my best yet.


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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by Dub Rubb » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:32 pm

tennesseean_87 wrote:It’s done now.

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I just HAD to get those glue spots on the liner! Otherwise I think it’s my best yet.


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That strap looks fantastic completed! I agree, best work yet. That is until your next project ;) Seriously though, that is a GREAT looking strap. The stitching and edging look perfect, truly impressed.

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:33 am

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