Belt Project Documented

Back when I started experimenting with belt making, my good friend JD said that he would make a short video to document it. JD is the super-talented design director at Instrument, and we’d previously filmed little clips of a screen printing project that he turned into an cool movie; so despite me feeling slightly awkward on camera, I knew it would be fun and turn out neat.

Now you can see the full process of how I made the first run of belts, spot some mistakes, see how I cheated and used letterpress polymer dies instead leather stamps, and see what a pain in the arse it would be to hand-edge 50 belts! As for anyone curious about me putting belts back in the store… it’s happening soon. But, then if I just showed you how to make one, will any of them sell? Uh oh.

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Music by Gabriel and the Hounds

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Camp Axe Sheath

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This story actually begins with a happy-hour much earlier last week. I met up with my friend, Greg – one of the minds behind Antler&Co., to chat about projects we had going on, and to see the new A&Co headquarters. (Which is very cool, btw.) Before leaving, I found myself coming home with a couple more of his creations. If you’ve seen pictures of my place, you know I might have a thing for antlers… but still, I’ve been wanting a small hanger for my stove tools. Then I got to thinking about how I could display another cool piece,one of my vintage Stanley camp-axes, and figured I should get TWO hangers!

So then, over this weekend I devised a way to hang my axe using some scrap leather to make a sheath. I’d sketched out some designs and made a few paper templates, and finally came up with something I liked and that fit pretty well. I thought about dying it, maybe burning something into it… but I can experiment with that later. Right now, I wanted to share it with you, and even give the template in PDF form in case any of you wanted to make your own.

This fits a vintage Stanley, but you could mod it to fit whatever you might have. Let me know what you think, and if you make one – feel free to post it in the W&F flickr group!

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