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We are working with a skeleton crew. Leather craft supplies are still being shipped in a timely manner. Although we are still handmaking our leather products such as belts, guitar straps, dog collars, wallets etc., we can't guarantee when they will be shipped.

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Leather Pouch For Communion Pyx

Leather Pouch For Communion PyxLeather Pouch The small leather pouch for this communion pyx was recently handmade for a customer who visited our custom leather shop. Importantly, the leather pouch has a sturdy leather lace so the small leather pouch can be worn around a person's neck for safe keeping which is commonly done with a [...]

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Horseback Riding - Horse Riding

Horseback Riding AdventureHorseback riding is one of the exciting adventures a family can enjoy while vacationing. Part of our summer vacation led us to Boulderwood Stables in Ardoise, Nova Scotia, Canada which is only about a forty-three-minute drive from our custom leather shop in Dartmouth, NS.Ann and James Wootton have run these stables since the [...]

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Axe Sheath & Hatchet Sheath Handmade DIY

An axe sheath - hatchet sheath is handmade in this step by step DIY hatchet cover article. This snug fitting leather axe cover design protects you and your axe blade. Learn how to make an axe case & hatchet cover with the required leather craft tools.Leather hatchet sheath and double head axe sheath custom made.Tracing [...]

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Leather Belts Made From Which Types Of Leather?

Genuine Leather Belts? What types of leather belts are you getting when the store clerk tells you "These are real leather belts"? Are all types of leather belts the same quality when they are imprinted "Genuine Leather"? Not all leathers are the same quality and you will learn that even some leather terminology is misleading. Therefore [...]

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Leather Strap Pallet Shelf DIY

Let me start off by saying thank you for checking out our (do it yourself) DIY Pallet Shelf article from Leathersmith Designs, where we always strive to provide the best quality leather products for our customers. Today we are going to show you how to make a Leather Belt Shelf from old belts and a [...]

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Viking Outfit - L'Anse aux Meadows

The Viking outfit worn by each Viking interpreter was very interesting to me when my family visited L'Anse aux Meadows in Northern Newfoundland, Canada a couple years ago. L'Anse aux Meadows is the first known evidence of Europeans in North America. Over 1000 years ago, a Norse expedition sailed from Greenland to Newfoundland and built [...]

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Leather Custom Bookmarks

Strap Cutting Bookmark LeatherOf the different promotional products we produce, leather custom bookmarks make wonderful gifts for events at schools, universities, libraries and family reunions. The first step in making the bookmarks is to start with quality top grain leather hides. We use vegetable tanned leather which is also referred to as tooling leather. [...]

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Leather Tools For Bookbinding

Stamping Extremely Thin Leather?Earlier this year, a customer visited my shop looking for some leather tools to decorate a bookbinding cover he was working on. It turned out his name is Ronny Fritz, owner of Peregrino Press in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia who does professional bookbinding. He wanted to buy some leather stamp tools for a [...]

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Organ Repair With Leather And Piano Repair

Professional Organ Repair & Piano Repair Dwight Mallory makes a living by doing professional organ repair, piano repair and piano tuning throughout Nova Scotia, Canada. Dwight is a customer of mine from Cole Harbour, NS that has dropped into my leather shop over many years. Dwight Mallory picking up leather strips for valve covers on bellows from [...]

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Leather Shop Metamorphosis

Basement Leather Workshop At age 12, my first leather workbench was a cement block sitting on the floor of my parent's basement in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1975, my father helped me build a number of proper heavy duty wooden workbenches and shelving units so I could start my first leather workshop. My Dad and [...]

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