Watch box

As I am learning to make watch straps and I have more than one watch I thought it might be good to make a box for them. I am also planning to make a watch roll but that is for another day. Whilst out shopping with my wife I found a pre made box for crafters. As you can see it was not an expensive box but I am sure I can add a little bling to it. After removing the lid hinges and fastener I gave it a little sanding I then cut some grey board to fit the … Continue reading Watch box

A chocolate Emperor

I chose the name Emperor for these large sized cases because the first case I was asked to make in this size was for a Namiki Emperor fountain pen. The approximate inside dimensions are 180 mm x 26 mm. Chocolate brown is a lovely colour to work with adding extra coats of dye gives a nice rich colour. As ever I started with a flat piece of Kydex a large dowel and a scrap of leather. After applying some heat the Kydex was rolled around the dowel using the piece of leather. Once the tube was created I welded the … Continue reading A chocolate Emperor

Pendragon Brief case

I have been looking for one of these case for a few years. I found this one on an auction site at a price I was happy with. I wonder if the thread on the handle may have been red originally. This is the inside with the writing pad in place the two strips down the sides are there to hold the blotting paper in place. The brass ware has tarnished and needs a few hours of tlc to bring it back. After a few hours Before applying any brass cleaner I applied a lot of leather care wax to … Continue reading Pendragon Brief case

A Switch case

My daughter asked me to make a case for her new Nintendo Switch the basic idea was a storage case that could be carried around. The colours are dark green and black green for the suede and black for the leather. We started with grey board. Which I wrapped in suede with a little padding. The controllers needed some space so I made little boxes for them with some padding and a step. I made these in two pieces an inner and outer I wrapped them individually before putting the two pieces together and gluing them in place. As we … Continue reading A Switch case