In this weeks episode of “The Leather Element”, Chuck demonstrates a Spanish basketweave braid. This braid can be used to lace the edge of a project or added as a decorative touch to any leather product. In this video, Chuck used a 1/8″ wide deerskin lace but you can use any width lace you would like for a smaller or larger braid. Lacing Needles Hole Punch
In this week’s episode of “The Leather Element”, Chuck shows you how to polish and sharpen some basic shop tools. Chuck covers round knives, swivel knives, stitching chisels, edgers, and more! All you need is a leather strop and some buffing compound. Edger Strop Strop Board Jewelers Rouge Micro-Fine Honing Compound
In this week’s episode of The Leather Element, Chuck gives us a first look at his new suit of armor he made for Dragon Con! Chuck explains what weight leather he uses and how some of the pieces come together. He also shows us a closer look at the armor in his shop that you see in all of his videos.
What makes a great pattern material? This is a great question and in this week’s episode of “The Leather Element” Chuck shows how plastic pattern sheeting makes a great pattern and it’s very durable. We’ll also go over tracing film and transferring a design onto your leather, including mirror images and left and right pieces for something like armor. We can also combine the two pieces to create a crosshatch design. We hope this answers some questions and gives you some ideas for your own projects!
Finding the right top coat can be difficult. In this week’s episode of “The Leather Element”, Chuck shows the differences between six options by applying them to leather that has been dyed with Fiebing’s Pro Dye. We hope this helps distinguish the differences and helps you find the perfect topcoat for your projects! Shop leather top coats.