Items for sale

My workshop build is costing a little more than I planned so I have decided to offer for sale the items that I have offered for sale previously but I freely admit I did not try very hard. First this case was originally made for ICI the chemical company clearly made by a top maker the handle is made from multiple pieces and was hand stitched I replaced the thread that was at the end of its usefulness. All of the machine stitching has been removed and replaced with high quality Tigre thread in red. After stripping and cleaning the … Continue reading Items for sale

Seven Seas Writer notebook cover

I was asked to make a cover for a Seven seas writer notebook cover. I used 2 mm veg tanned leather for this project and some grey board for the template. Using the notebook I made the template I must admit I made the first template too small which led me to making a whole cover that was too small so attempt number two was the right size. Now the template is the correct size. I cut some leather to size. I left the inner leaves slightly larger than required. I thinned down the edges where the pieces would be … Continue reading Seven Seas Writer notebook cover

Triple cigar style case.

I have been asked before to make a three pen version of my cigar style case. I could not think of a way to stabalise the three tubes so I have always declined to make one. I don’t like turning down orders or admitting defeat so this time I said yes with the proviso if it did not work we would look at other options. Here we go I started with the flat sheet kydex which I cut into strips heated and formed it around a suitable sized dowel. The next step was to weld the sides of the kydex┬á … Continue reading Triple cigar style case.


So far my work area has been a granite slab 60 cm x 40 cm on some storage boxes and my old oak desk which also acts as a tool box. This is located in our dining room. My leather store is in the roof of the garage attached to the side of our house as this is about to become a utility room. I need to find somewhere else to work and store my tools and materials. My grand plan is to have a purpose built workshop in our back garden I have tried to call it an atelier … Continue reading Workshop

Slimline triple Emperor

I was asked by someone who has a full size Emperor case if I could make a slimline version but still have the brogue effect. I do like a challenge so this post will detail how I created this case. I formed three Kydex pen slots as I was aiming to make the case as slim as possible I reduced the height of the slot to match the diameter of the cap without the clip and the width to the diameter including the clip. Once I was happy with the diameter I wrapped the pen slots in suede. Making sure … Continue reading Slimline triple Emperor

The new Emperor

I think this is the first flat backed Emperor pen case I have made the others have all been the round style. As with all of my cases I started with flat stock kydex sheet suede and leather. The Kydex was heated until soft and pliable it was placed in a two piece mould and pressure was applied. Once the kydex had cooled I trimmed the excess and wrapped it in burgundy suede. Veg tanned leather was soaked in cold water and formed over the same mould before being dyed Mahogany. I spent quite a bit of time getting the … Continue reading The new Emperor

Not just another pen case

Not quite it is a case for a pen just not the type of pen you are thinking of.. My nephew came to stay with us and he has to carry an EpiPen it requires a protective case which I thought was a little boring. I started as always with the kydex tube which I wrapped in red suede. Checking the fit it is actually the same size as a Montblanc 149 perfect fit. Checking the fit of the top piece after stitching. Bright red suede and matching stitching. I usually off the option of a leather disc with the … Continue reading Not just another pen case