We’ve had quite a few questions on how to punch through multiple layers of heavier leather with a stitching chisel and, if you punch the pieces separately, how do you make sure the holes line up. In this video, Chuck shows how to do this using a holster as an example. The leather is an 8/9 oz. and there are three layers, with both sides of the holster and the welt. We hope this is good information for you and helps answer some of those questions!
Adding a welt to a knife sheath or an ax sheath can be difficult, especially when there are tight corners or tapers. In this video, Chuck shows several ways to form the welts, including wet forming and cutting darts into the leather. We hope this is helpful information and that welts become an easy step in your sheath and holster projects!
We get a lot of questions about what kind of glue to use, how to apply it, and when to use what type of glue. In this video, Chuck explains the difference between white glue and contact cement and goes over some tips and tricks to applying it! Chuck also shows an easy way to apply glue to a large project.
In this video, Chuck demonstrates how to make a pair of leather boot leggings. These leggings can be used for costume or as protection from brush when hunting or hiking. This is a simple style using our crazy horse water buffalo leather for both the leggings and the billets but, using this same pattern, you can easily decorate them with spots, conchos, fur, and much more to fit your style!
Find a list of tools and materials as well as a free downloadable pattern from the video here.