While on leave in October, I made myself an oil-tanned leather phone pouch after making an ugly one for a coworker, and it turned out okay. I was never particularly happy with the retention method, however, which was tacked on way too late in the process to be well-designed. Still my stepdad liked it a lot and asked if I would make him one (our phones being nearly identical in size). It took a while to get to, but I’m actually thoroughly pleased with this one, which may be one of the nicest looking things I’ve produced.
I’m making progress on all fronts for my two weeks of leave. My plans, to recap:
- Play guitar poorly
- Do leather work
- Drink beer
- Grow beard
Courtesy of my father-in-law, I learned three chords yesterday. (Perhaps more importantly, I learned how to read the chord charts.) I have an open Sam Adams Oktoberfest in front of me right now. The beard is moving slowly through the awkward fuzzy stage. So let’s discuss the leather.
I debated posting pictures of this one, because it was very clearly a learning experience. The coworker for whom I’m making it understands that this is very much an experiment in techniques, and so will be a little… uneven. He didn’t have any problem with that.