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A New Hobby - Making Straps

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Looking great Thorn!! Did you use your own rubber straps as patterns?

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Looking great Thorn!! Did you use your own rubber straps as patterns?

 

Yes. I used them to trace and measure the insert details.

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it's been a while. Crazy couple of weeks here. This will be my last update until July. I'm taking a nice long visit across the pond :)

 

A lot of new leathers have been purchased in the last couple weeks including about every color of polished stingray.

 

On to the pictures.

 

My friend's gen Superocean on gray stingray

 

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stonewash ostrich leg with multicolor tribal stitching

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blue ultrasuede

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another stonewash ostrich leg with some extra decorative stitching

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new caiman skins

 

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Dear Thorn!! Let us know when you get back to business.

 

I am back! I have a bunch of straps to make so I will have a proper update once I've completed them.

 

In the meantime, here's a batch of goodies that came while I was away.

 

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Nice looking Stingray leathers. Are they polished? The caiman also look great.

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Nice looking Stingray leathers. Are they polished? The caiman also look great.

 

They are all polished :)

 

Glad you like the caiman

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I've got a few pretty neat straps in the pipeline to show on the next update. Here are the newly finished ones.

 

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I tried making one for my iwc 5007 months ago but don't look good because I used a thinner leather used more fir handbags. Will try again when I find more time.

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I tried making one for my iwc 5007 months ago but don't look good because I used a thinner leather used more fir handbags. Will try again when I find more time.

 

Give it another try! I could send you a small piece of some good leather to use if you're interested.

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Top quality work :)

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A few new things on this one. This is an inlay of a Swiss WWII bag with some artistic stitching. It also includes a sew-in buckle. Not sure how much I like the sew-in. What are your thoughts on them?

 

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Now this I like..I don't know why...I don't know what it would suit best but it just works awesome mate! :)

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Top quality work :)

 

Thank you!!

 

Now this I like..I don't know why...I don't know what it would suit best but it just works awesome mate! :)

 

 

Appreciate it. I think it suits a military style stainless watch the best. It probably would have looked really cool on a PAM 372.

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great work man! love the exotic skins!

 

Thank you. Appreciate it.

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These are the last batch of custom orders that I've been slowly catching up on. Now that these are done I have a chance to make myself a few straps I've been imagining.

 

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made to fit OEM Nomos hardware

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Couple new ones for the week.

 

I ordered another new tool that should be coming soon. It's a laser engraver that will let me do lots of cool stuff with logos and phrases. I also have ordered another attachment for my heat machine that will give a nice aesthetic. I'll go into more detail once I have an example.

 

Shark with ostrich keepers

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Crocodile

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well..it's been too long since I've had time to give an update. I have been working on a bunch of straps, just haven't made the time to post. I still have not received the tool I mentioned in my prior post. The company told me it should be back in stock in a few weeks, so more to come when that arrives.

On to the pics

 

black cherry teju lizard

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simple tan leather

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simple maroon leather (sorry for the poor quality)

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blue ostrich leg

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cobalt blue caiman 

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tobacco ostrich quill

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chocolate stingray

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orange alligator

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Been a little while since my last update.

I've acquired a laser engraver and started playing around with it quite a bit. I also got a few other new tools to try to make the less fun parts a little more bearable (skiving ;X)

Still a lot of things I can improve on.

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toad

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stingray

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more misc engraving

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alligator

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pair of canvas

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toad to fit some funky lugs

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alligator with two tone stitch

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ostrich in rally style

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another dyed leather form fit for B&R

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Gorgeous work, that Toad.... wow

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18 hours ago, brang1 said:

Gorgeous work, that Toad.... wow

Thank you! Glad you like it. That was a really challenging project with the H shaped lugs. Really pleased with the way it turned out.

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are you selling any off these beauties my friend

9 hours ago, thorn697 said:

Thank you! Glad you like it. That was a really challenging project with the H shaped lugs. Really pleased with the way it turned out.

are you selling any off these beauties my friend

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14 hours ago, brang1 said:

are you selling any off these beauties my friend

Yessir! I will send you a PM with the details.

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Been too long since my last update. I've been experimenting with belts and bracelets of late..Still lots of new straps to show

 

shark belt with damascus steel buckle and matching little brother strap on my Tudor Pelagos

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in progress buffalo beltjyWuH0X.jpg

 

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Japanese WWII canvas

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B&R straps

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fully padded calf

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dragon scales

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my latest personal wears

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Very very very nice work ! Congrats !

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