When I was home at Christmas, Dad asked me if I could make him a trifold leather wallet. Of course I could, once I had either made the parts or obtained parts from a kit. Dad showed me his wallet and expressed some urgency in completing his request.
I just happened to get a chance to drop by Tandy Leather in Portland Oregon on Jan 3, so I picked up a kit. I made note that it came with supplies to stitch it up, but not with leather lacing. It came with sinew thread. No worries though. I'd grabbed a dark brown spool of leather lacing when I was home, and a few lacing needles.
When I went home last week, I dug around in the workshop til I found the Tool Box (check out photos in the Leatherwork folder in my gallery if you haven't already). After I took several photos, I proceed to dye the wallet back and set it aside to dry while Dad and I ate dinner. After dinner, I buffed the back to a nice shine, then sat down to lace it up. Dad fussed with his wood stove while I laced, and soon he was watching me finish the last few inches of lacing. Once I finished, I snapped a couple photos and presented him with the wallet. He was all smiles!
And that's the story behind my photo uploads today. I have many more leather tools and projects to share, and when I can locate the photos I took of the kits I did while in Austin TX, I'll upload them.
Have a great night my friends, and be safe out there.