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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 9:15am

Title: Blue leather
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 9:15am
A little while back I got a big package of blue leather.  I bought it as scraps, so it was pretty cheap.  But now I have more than I'll ever use.  If anyone would like some, I'll send it to you free of charge.

Most of the leather is about 2mm think.  It's also pretty stiff, so you may have to soften it to get a good pouch.

If anyone would like some, I'll try to put enough to make a few pouches in a small envelop and ship it as cheap as I can.  But what you receive will be random and possibly cut strangely.  These are scraps.  The color is beautiful though.  Any takers, just send me a message.




Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 4th, 2022 at 7:29pm
Just an update.  I've sent leather out to 5 or 6 folks here, but still have a good bit left.  If there are any other takers, this offer is still open.

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 6th, 2022 at 1:32pm
think I've got the hide of a blue meanie around here somewhere.
Shinier than yours and proably skinned from a big buck armchair or pregnant settee.

It's so garish I've never actually made  a sling with it lol

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 7th, 2022 at 2:21pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 6th, 2022 at 1:32pm:
I've never actually made  a sling with it

You have to now.  Come on, man!  I want to see a bright shiny blue sling.  :D

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 8th, 2022 at 7:57am
lol just cleared the top of the laser cutter, might cut a pouch this afternoon :-)

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by SerKraus on Feb 20th, 2022 at 11:13pm
I've been thinking about making a strop with some of the leather. We'll see!  :D

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 21st, 2022 at 7:25am
I did cut a pouch - but overcooked the laser settings and it got a bit 'crispy' lol
Turned out the templare I used had double outlines, so it all got two doses of the deathray.

Has now been fixed.

Currently in the middle of a bunch of stuff (mainly a virtual pinball machine build), including clearing crap from my workshop (the machine needs to have somewhere to go).
So when that's all done and the top of the laser doesn't have a 32inch monitor box on top (just about the only place I could put it) I'll dig out some more blue and have another go :-)

Right off to brave the gales in a very small car, wish me luck !

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by StaffSlinger on Mar 1st, 2022 at 1:02pm
Just one idea of what you can do with Joe's blue leather.  This is my Netted version of CA's Butterfly pouch.   The template is in Leather Pouch Templates undere Generl Discussion.
Blue1.jpg (60 KB | 12 )

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 3rd, 2022 at 2:52pm
the butterfly pouch wasn't my idea - but I do like your modifications.
very pretty :-)

That stuff is a lot thicker than the blue leather i have.

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by StaffSlinger on Mar 3rd, 2022 at 11:27pm
I sanded the rough side  with my belt sander inverted,  to thin it down some.

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by KB on Mar 13th, 2022 at 5:05pm
Took me awhile to get around to posting this mostly because this maybe some of my worst stitching ever but thankfully this is just a scrap piece left over from where I squared up one edge... 

Thanks again...
20220313_155028.jpg (1908 KB | 14 )

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by KB on Mar 13th, 2022 at 5:20pm
I messed up the sizing again sorry moderators I don't know how to do it on a phone...

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by StaffSlinger on Mar 14th, 2022 at 9:03am
Your phone should have an edit function where you can adjust the size.  Or just stop posting directly from your phone.  Send the image to a real computer and use one of several free photo editors to change the size and other attributes.  Save all your slinging pictures in a dedicated folder. THEN post here. 

Title: Re: Blue leather
Post by KB on Apr 1st, 2022 at 1:21pm
Phone is the only internet connection I have at the moment...

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