Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A new belt completed for myself.

Here is a new belt I started working on after Thanksgiving. I finally finished the interior lining and edges.  My finish was simple......Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Clear-Lac.  Of course, each one was allowed appropriate drying time.


  1. I am very interested in leather work. I have never seen anyone carve the inside of the belt before though. I thought that you could only carve one side. Did you add a thin lining to the inside? I'm new at this and have no training (except what I find on the net.) I order all my leather online since there isn't a Tandy Leather in my area. If you have any suggestions for me please feel free to write a post back.

  2. Hey Kat:
    Thanks for the comments. Yes, 95% of my belts are lined. I usually do a 6oz on the exterior with a 2/3oz liner. Both in Veg-Tan so that I can carve, tool and dye it the way I want it.
    Now this belt was not stitched, which is what I alway do, but I wanted something different. I applied contact cements to both pieces and allowed them to dry overnight. The next day, I reapplied a second coat and when that coat dried. I carefully lined them up and attached them. They may come apart, but I can't wait to see how. Check out a forum that I occasionally visit....www.leatherworker.net. Best of luck!

  3. Hi there, Just came across your blog and must say what beautiful work you do. Your carving is 1st class. Just curious as to why you would carve the inside of a belt??