Lessons from the Workbench

Things I’ve learned from Leatherworking

2014-09-28T19:53:14+00:00 Leathercraft, Lessons from the Workbench|

What have I learned from leatherworking? There's been a recent discussion at leatherworker.net on just this topic. Here's my contribution:   You know how there's a "Mile High Club"? If you don't know about this club, you're probably either very young, from a different generation, or very naive. For leatherworkers, there should be a "Blood [...]

Leather and Archery: Crafting A Leather Archery Bracer/Armguard

2013-10-06T21:27:26+00:00 Lessons from the Workbench|

Legolas from Lord of the Rings is so sexy with his longbow, and I never thought I'd have the opportunity to shoot a bow myself, let alone own one. My husband is into the Archery hobby, and proposed that we explore it as a couple, using compound bows. Despite having our hunting licenses, we doubt [...]

Leather Conditioning and Care (For Vegetable Tanned Leather)

2016-01-10T04:24:56+00:00 Leathercraft, Lessons from the Workbench|

What happens if you don't condition your dog's tooled leather collar, repeatedly let him wear while swimming, and then do not exert any control while walking him and allow him to pull with all his might on his leash? The short answer is... the collar is going to stretch, discolour, or worse... break! In the [...]

Tool Review: Tandy’s Pro Lacing and Stitching Pony

2013-10-06T21:32:30+00:00 Lessons from the Workbench, Reviews|

While I liked the leather tools I had before the fire, I have the unique opportunity in replacing said tools with better ones. Experience revealed the shortcomings to some of them, which I attempt to address in my replacements. Most of my replacements have been resounding successes for my style of crafting, although I had [...]