T.C. Albert's blog

Im posting more tool images...sorry for taking so long.Tim

Theres some more awl pictures being posted....Im getting server errors so that slowing me down. Thanks for your patience..
Tim

Seminars

I have been thinking...I live in a pretty accessable area, and its pretty touristy...they want to make it a little Wisconsin Dells....so lodging etc...is available year round...

Well, on a small scale, I wonder if theres any interest in a bag makin' seminar at my place? I know the gun makers and knife guys all have thier "hammer in" type events...but leather work is usually relagated to a peripheral side class at a multi-class type event.

I wonder if anybody would be interested in a pouch event?

A few more awls in the tool section

I have finally got a few more awls posted up in the tools section. I have quite a few more in various styles I plan to post after these, kind of a study of awls....I also popped in a picture of an early rotary punch since the topic of them came up....With early leather tools, I think you should collect them if you can, even if they are not very servicable. Antique leather tools are pretty rare, and genuine 19th or even early 20th century tools are generally professional grade tools, and rival some of the best leather tools being made today.

New Tools section

There are a couple of photos of a very old awl in the tools section, and theres a pretty good written description of them under the photos...if you click on the photo, the text should appear...

Im going to post the next awl in the awl evolution here pretty quick. Its a bladed awl with a brass ferruled horn handle from the early 19th century....
Tim

Traditional leathe rworking tools section

Theres a new section that deals with leather working tools...Im starting with one of the early awls I have in my collection.

Tools of the trade

Hi again all...Im setting up a tools page here this weekend...
it is for the discussion of traditional leather working tools...
seems like a good place to start...I will begin with a discussion
on the humble leather awl....for a simple little tool, it is really pretty sophisticated and enjoys a very long and rich history...
thanks again..Tim

Site Update

Theres not much new here yet, for which I apologize...I have been so busy writting and getting a slug of consignments and restorations done to meet deadlines I have had time for little else...

I should be able to add alot more now that Im caught up on things...thanks for your patience...and please keep checking back and blogging in your comments as I get this site off the ground...
T.C.Albert

southern "man in the moon " pouch

I was asked to copy a pretty unique little pouch with a good southern provenance and circa 1850 or so....

Bobcat pouch is done

Awhile back last fall, I was asked to make up a pouch with a bobcat hide flap. Well, I was finally able to get it done. I usually dont use rings to attach straps, but it was also requested, so a pair of antique iron rings was used. An antique brass harness buckle was used for strap adjustment. the pouch was made from veg. tan 3~4 oz. tooling leather, and antiqued with my home made dyes and polishes. It turned out pretty well, and Im very happy with it ....you can see the 3 pictures I have posted of it , front, back, and opened view....thanks for loking...
T.C.

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