Christmas Gift for Me

This is the first item I’ve made for myself, other than a key fob. I am using a kit to make it, rather than cutting the pieces from a pattern as I like to do. The reason for this is that I don’t have any nice thin leather on hand. The kit doesn’t align as it should, a common problem with kits. So I’ll need to trim and punch some new holes to assemble it.

At this point the outside of the wallet is carved and tooled. It has also been conditioned with neetsfoot oil. It needs to be stained or antiqued still; I’ve not decided for sure how I’m going to finish it. After I do that it will need sealed.

More information and photos to come as the project proceeds.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Gift for Me

  1. I am using a kit to make it than cutting the pieces from a pattern as I like to do trim and punch some new holes to assemble it decided for sure how I’m going to finish. its all the level of creams and collections of product.

    • I, too, have found that kits make great patterns, especially when I find them on sale! These patterns are tougher, longer lasting, and ready to go in the proper shape. It give you lots of options, as you pointed out, in modifying the design and the assembly procedure. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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