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.

4 comments:

  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.
    Thanks
    Kat

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  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!

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  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??

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