Shoe care kit

I like many people appreciate good shoes recently I purchased a pair of hand made shoes by Loake and soon after had a chance to purchase a second pair at a fantastic price. So I now have two pairs of fine shoes and want to look after them. Here is the kit I have acquired so far. To keep everything together I need some sort of case, Artists grey board is my design tool of choice. I marked fold edges a small clearance then the holes for the tins of polish. (I freely admit there is an error here the … Continue reading Shoe care kit

Three Emperors (sold)

I know it should have been kings but this case is for Emperor sized pens. I usually make plain cases that are very strong for some time I have thought about making a case with some sort of design on it. I love to make things but sometimes I struggle to be creative in this case the chance to buy a pair of hand made shoes at cost price meant I just had to look at my feet. I cannot just steal some ones design but I can take inspiration from it. First I worked out a basic shape. I … Continue reading Three Emperors (sold)

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 (Commission)

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 (Commission)

Cigar style case in turquoise and black (commission)

  Normally these cases are for supersized pens, this one however is for what I call large pens in the range of 20 mm in diameter including the clip. The colours chosen are two of my favourites turquoise and black. The starting … Continue reading Cigar style case in turquoise and black (commission)

Pendragon Brief case (for sale)

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 (for sale)