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My handmade wallets 1362

No Life Club Posts: 4,820
My handmade wallets
« on: August 09, 2019, 02:26:46 AM »
I just finished my first handmade wallets. I think they turned out decent, so wanted to show off a bit.

The larger one will the one to replace my old wallet for EDC. It has space for 6 cards and banknotes.

The smaller one is a more minimalist approach, with space for only two cards (Credit Card and Drivers License) and (folded) banknotes in the middle compartment. I made that one for dress-up events, to avoid having to carry a bulky item.

Both are made of vegetable tanned leather. I decided not to dye them, but rather wait for mother nature to do her thing. The aging should give them a nice, golden-brown color. I applied some conditioner and will leave them outside for the next week or so, so the sun and the elements can do their work. I will take some photos again once they reach a nice color. :hatsoff:






No Life Club Posts: 1,810 Duck!
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 02:46:43 AM »
Nice leatherworking, there  :tu:
I'm curious; what sort of conditioner do you use? Mink oil, wax, something entirely different?
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 27,618 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 03:33:51 AM »
Nice job :tu:
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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 03:36:21 AM »
Thanks guys  :hatsoff:

I use Aussie Leather Conditioner. It is based on beeswax. I have heard of mink oil, but have not used it yet  :cheers:
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Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 06:55:19 AM »
Nice work!

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Hero Member Posts: 963
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 08:26:27 AM »
Absolutely beautiful, a job very well done. :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 02:39:07 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen  :hatsoff:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,953
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 03:00:48 PM »
I always appreciate handmade leather good.  These look great and with age will only get better looking.   

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Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 03:07:12 PM »
Excellent work SVL  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 05:01:52 PM »
I always appreciate handmade leather good.  These look great and with age will only get better looking.

+1
Remember to keep posting, so we can follow the evolution.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 11:00:21 PM »
Thanks guys! Hopefully i can post a follow up soon.
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Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 03:44:49 PM »
Nicely done !  :like:
No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 01:26:45 AM »
Thanks Steve!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 01:36:27 AM »
I just finished my first handmade wallets. I think they turned out decent, so wanted to show off a bit.

The larger one will the one to replace my old wallet for EDC. It has space for 6 cards and banknotes.

The smaller one is a more minimalist approach, with space for only two cards (Credit Card and Drivers License) and (folded) banknotes in the middle compartment. I made that one for dress-up events, to avoid having to carry a bulky item.

Both are made of vegetable tanned leather. I decided not to dye them, but rather wait for mother nature to do her thing. The aging should give them a nice, golden-brown color. I applied some conditioner and will leave them outside for the next week or so, so the sun and the elements can do their work. I will take some photos again once they reach a nice color. :hatsoff:

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Beeeaaauuutifuuullll! :drool:

Great work, SirVic! :o :like:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 05:36:56 AM »
Thanks glbm!  :cheers:

Guess if I continue on my LM spree, I will own more Leatherman than Vic soon  :think: :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 05:49:57 AM »
Thanks glbm!  :cheers:

Guess if I continue on my LM spree, I will own more Leatherman than Vic soon  :think: :D
:cheers:

It happens. :facepalm:

Once I said I would never have more multitools that could fit in a pistol case.  :rofl:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 10:08:59 PM »
Depends on the size of the pistol I guess...



With a little imagination this could be considered a pistol...sooo you still have some room left in your case  :facepalm:   :D
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Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 11:37:30 PM »
Depends on the size of the pistol I guess...

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With a little imagination this could be considered a pistol...sooo you still have some room left in your case  :facepalm:   :D




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Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 11:49:20 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 04:21:06 AM »
 :facepalm: :rofl:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 08:40:32 PM »
Depends on the size of the pistol I guess...

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With a little imagination this could be considered a pistol...sooo you still have some room left in your case  :facepalm:   :D
:rofl:
Good one.

Gonna need that to haul the things around before too long. :facepalm:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 04:11:44 AM »
You might be right  :facepalm:   :D
No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 11:55:17 PM »
So, here they are. After 8 days in the sun the color has really changed:



They are laying on a piece of the same leather, that was not exposed to the sun, for comparison.

I am kinda antsy to use them, so I won't put them outside again. The color will continue to change with use though, so maybe I make another photo in 6 months or so  :hatsoff:
No Life Club Posts: 3,052
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2019, 06:22:07 AM »
They look really good now!

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,953
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2019, 06:59:29 AM »
I agree they do look great.  With use they will take on a personality all their own.  The handling will change then in short order.  My wallet is about a few months old and already has taken on some real character.  Leather IMO just gets better looking the more wear it has. 

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Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 01:20:09 PM »
Excellent work SVL  :like: :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2019, 03:11:21 PM »
Thank you guys!  :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,701 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
Those look awesome! Nice work!

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No Life Club Posts: 4,820
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2019, 03:13:51 AM »
Thank you, ducttapetech!  :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,415 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: My handmade wallets
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2019, 02:41:21 PM »
So, here they are. After 8 days in the sun the color has really changed:

(Image removed from quote.)

They are laying on a piece of the same leather, that was not exposed to the sun, for comparison.

I am kinda antsy to use them, so I won't put them outside again. The color will continue to change with use though, so maybe I make another photo in 6 months or so  :hatsoff:

This!

I agree they do look great.  With use they will take on a personality all their own.  The handling will change then in short order.  My wallet is about a few months old and already has taken on some real character.  Leather IMO just gets better looking the more wear it has.

Plus this, too!

Here are a few pics of my own wallet. A couple when I finished it and a couple taken today.

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I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT


 

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