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SkepticRaven
Brian
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Mechanical Engineer with interests in the subfield of robotics/control.
If you cannot tell from some of my pictures, I weave chainmaille.
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Leather Camera Case by SkepticRaven
Leather Camera Case
Same 1mm leather I have been using.
Button is deer antler.
Fits my camera [because it didnt come with a case].

It takes a lot less time to machine sew leather compared to hand sewing.
The unfortunate part is that my sewing machine can only handle up to 2.5mm of fabric before it simply won't sew [even at minimum tension].
I lost a couple stitches doing the corners because the extra folded leather pushed it above that thickness.

Overall, I think it came out pretty good for the quantity of time put in. Plenty of sewing errors... but very functional.
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Leather Wallet by SkepticRaven
Leather Wallet
Contains two pockets on the inside with clear plastic and 1 pocket on the outside.
All tediously hand sewn.
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Leather Oak Leaf by SkepticRaven
Leather Oak Leaf
Red oak, to be specific.

The interesting aspect about this leaf is how the pattern can be modeled. Veins separate off the main in "almost" pairs, where one separates slightly before the other. Number of points on the edge are 3 per vein branch spaced like flames going away from the end of the vein.

1mm green leather, made from scraps of other projects. Measuring about 4.5 inches in length.
Only 2 tools used: knife [outline] and woodworking gouge [vein].
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Chainmaille Quiver by SkepticRaven
Chainmaille Quiver
So I've been working on this project for awhile.
A couple things slowed me down, such as running out of 16swg steel and running out of rubber rings.

It is finally done.

My chainmaille quiver.

Chainmaille Stats:
AR of 4.0 (16SWG 7/32" mandrel) stainless steel and AR of 4.0 black EPDM.
Weave is Cloudy Day [my weave].
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Fellowship Leather Leaf by SkepticRaven
Fellowship Leather Leaf
Measures about 3 inches, made from 1mm leather.
Veins cut with a small gouge.
Made from scraps cut off from other projects.
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:iconmerwenna:
Merwenna Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAAAAAAAY!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
also WHERE IS FRED
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:iconfrederickbeaudoin:
frederickbeaudoin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I'm here!
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:iconskepticraven:
SkepticRaven Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A wild Fred has appeared.
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:iconfrederickbeaudoin:
frederickbeaudoin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
So have I!
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