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 Posted: Tue Feb 8th, 2011 05:49 pm
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Hi all,

Here'e some straps I just finished -- nothing like stitching leather while watching the Packers!

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very nice!

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You strapmakers.....you make it look so easy.toon1.gif I wouldn't even dare to make my own straps.subtlelaugh.gif

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New straps 2/14/11:

Made this one for myself.  I waxed the edges instead of edge-coating them black; I think it works well with the lighter leather on this particular strap.  This leather has a nice oily wrinkled texture that doesn't really come through in the pics too well.



 



The soon-to-be new owner of this strap wanted something light taupe color.  I had a tough time finding leather this light that was suitable for a watchstrap, but eventually was able to track some down.  (Hope he likes it -- fingers crossed!)




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Dan makes a sweet strap!....here's one he made me in 22mm for the Vortex...oiled leather in a marble grain that is super soft.happy guy.gif

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I like the taupe version the best. It's not a common color and it's executed superbly. Kudos!

hoppes-no9 wrote:
New straps 2/14/11:

Made this one for myself.  I waxed the edges instead of edge-coating them black; I think it works well with the lighter leather on this particular strap.  This leather has a nice oily wrinkled texture that doesn't really come through in the pics too well.



 



The soon-to-be new owner of this strap wanted something light taupe color.  I had a tough time finding leather this light that was suitable for a watchstrap, but eventually was able to track some down.  (Hope he likes it -- fingers crossed!)




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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 04:38 pm
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bigrustypig wrote: I like the taupe version the best. It's not a common color and it's executed superbly. Kudos!


 

Thanks.  I discovered while making that one that black edge-coat is a PITA to do with light leathers -- especially ones with a little nap/fuzz to them.  I had to chuck half of that strap in the garbage and start over when I slipped with the Q-tip and smeared edge coat on the face of the strap.  With oiled leathers it just wipes off, but not in this case...

But it's all a learning experience, and fun!

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Black edge on light leather, IMHO, is simply the way to go. I think it also keeps some of the natural oils sealed in giving the strap extra life and suppleness. I've seen a taupe strap with a red orange edge and it look cool. Your straps are well-made!

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Here are a few more from this past weekend, headed to their new owners.








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I enjoyed the 1st strap Dan made me in 22mm on the Vortex that I had him do another just like it in 24mm and put it on the Shark Diver....very soft oiled leather with a vintage look...great buckles also..thankyou.gif

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and a nice 22mm for my Marine Diver too...happy guy.gif

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