Intricate steampunk leathercraft bags

Yeochang Yun makes lots of remarkable handmade leather items, but this colorful steampunk piece with cogs and locks is especially impressive. Below are a few other examples: Read the rest

Leatherworker shares method for making wallets

Kevin Lee (proprietor of Fides Leather and a master with the knife), makes it look so easy! But the devil is in details that are easy to miss: perfect creases made with heated irons, carefully skiving panels to reduce their thickness at critical points, and a set of the right tools for the job.

At Reddit's DIY community, he explains how he got into the premium artisanal leatherworking racket and shares the shopping list you'll need to join him.

Japanese Leather Knife, Vergez Blanchard Pricking Irons Vergez Blanchard Edge Creaser with Guide Steel Wing Dividers Barry King Edge Bevelers Custom Cocobolo Edge Burnisher Steel Ruler Custom Scratch Awl John James Harness Needles Alcohol Lamp (Antique)

He's not selling anything at the moment, but an online store will soon be up at fidesusa.com Read the rest