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Old 07-27-2013, 06:05 PM
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Default Wanting to learn leather craft

Howdy! I am wanting to learn leather craft on my own time. Does anybody know of any good books or videos to help me get started? Or a good kit to get started with? Eventually I want to work up to my own gun holsters, cartridge belts, and packs. Not really interested in saddles at this time. Just wanted to get started. Thanks for the responses in advance.

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:34 AM
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I'm going to follow this thread since one of my old PARATROOPER buddies turned me on to a guy on FB that makes a lot of military themed things.
https://www.facebook.com/tom.bergstr...ActionHolsters

Check him out to see some really good stuff. You might even ask him for some tips as to where to get some guidance. His stuff is top notch but he doesn't seem to be the clawing greedy type. He seems comfortable by taking his time and doing good work.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:29 PM
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Tom, thanks for the link. Those holsters are works of art! I sure would like to eventually do some work like that, but for now I just want to learn. I have been watching youtube vids. There is just some steps that are not spelled out for a big dumb farm hand! We have a community college that offers a few classes that I can take. Just didn't want to wait till next summer to get started.

Thanks for the reply!

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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I also found this today: www.tandyleatherfactory.com

Pretty good reading so far!
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:03 PM
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here is a good site to look at and learn from

http://www.leatherpros.net/forums/forum.php?
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:43 AM
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Tandy Leather has great resources.

You need their basic beginner kit. Check out there tutorials link is on their website.

I say Tandy because they have been around forever...but when the time comes to buy supplies for other purposes than personal use....there are leather dealers that will get you a much better price and quality.
Brettuns leather village out of Maine comes to mind

Patience is key when working leather...best of luck to you
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