The Leather Element: All About Belts Part 3

In part 3 of Chuck’s all about belts series, we talk about decoration options for your belts! From leather inlays to conchos and spots, to tooling and stamping. And, the possibilities are endless with dyes, paints and antiques. Chuck also shows how to attach a buckle, loop and tip set to the belt he has been building throughout the series. We hope you’ve enjoyed this belt series. Let us know in the comments if there are any additional series you’d like to see!

Belt Blanks
Belt Buckles

The Leather Element: All About Belts Part 2

All about belts, part 2! In this week’s video, Chuck continues his belt tips and tricks series. We go over adding a liner to a belt, as well as leather weights recommended for the lining. Chuck also shows how to add a taper to the ends of the belt strap and shows his recommended approach to hand stitching a belt.
Join us next week for part three of our all about belts series.

Making a Leather Flap Pouch

In today’s video Chuck teaches you how to make a leather flap pouch using the contents of the Beginner’s Kit. By adjusting the measurements you will be able to make lots of flap pouches that serve different purposes. He will show you how a few easy steps and great tools found in the Beginner’s Kit can have you producing useful and beautiful leather projects. Chuck shares some neat tricks and tips about using a leather groover and by following his advice, the groover will enhance the look of your leather projects every time.

Beginner’s Leathercrafting Tool Kit 12531-00
Pattern Sheet 65-4110
Santa Rosa Oily Pullup Leather Panel 13502-33-12-137
Fiebing’s Leathercrafter’s Cement 50-2124
Double Sided Adhesive Tape 16195 
Marble Tooling Slab 65800
Poly Cutting Board  65-2916
Rawhide Mallet 65-2520-11

Free Patterns:’s-kit/beginners-kit-printable-pattern-1.pdf’s-kit/beginners-kit-printable-pattern-2.pdf

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Elements of Your Shop Part 2: Punch Table & Pattern Table

In today’s video, Chuck continues his leather shop tour. This time going over the size and construction of his punching table and pattern table. The punching table is attached to the main cutting table so it has a nice sturdy surface for tooling and punching but can easily be removed and affixed to other areas of the main table.

Stitching Pony
Leather Lace Cutter
French Curve

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