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    Leather apron

    Hi,

    Here is a leather apron, made for the shop.


    I was inspired by a great luthier friend of mine who has one similar, and also by my grand'ma who had an apron with crossed straps on the back, which is more confortable than the usual strap that goes around the neck, and which also permits to make a larger front.

    The leather was salvaged from an old sofa and the buttons are home made, turned out of boxwood. (I don't like plastic buttons )

    Other singularity, the front pocket for pencils and rulers is sloping, which allows to easily store pencils, either long and new or used and shortened by many sharpenings :

    See the article on my site .

    See talso the template that can be freely downloaded here
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    Homemade buttons, out of boxwood :




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    What a great repurpose of a dead leather couch! It never occurred to me for whatever reason to take the leather off partially because I didn't have a good use for it. I just would see the broken down cushions and think another giant lump in the land fill. I'll bet it's nice and soft and already broke in too I could use a set of welding leathers, hmmmmm....thanks for the idea!

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    Real Nice Christophe. Love the buttons and the back cross (brilliant)!! Thanks! ~PJ
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    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Leather Apron to our Leathercraft category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Would like to see more of your apron, tried to click on your links but it tells me
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    You don't have permission to access /articles.php on this server.

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    Hey! Christophe
    Lovely job. You could market aprons like that.
    Cheers
    Brendon
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    Hi Crahar,
    Sorry for the trouble, I think you are a victim of the antispam system on my server which is often too selective.
    Please using What is my IP address? , provide me by MP your IP address and I will try to manage that.
    Christophe
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    Thanks Brendon , PJs and C-bag !
    Among lots of other thing, leather craft is one of he things I would have dreamt to do professionally....
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    Christophe,

    What a great idea to use leather salvaged from an old sofa. Like C-Bag mentioned, we just don't see the re-purposing value of the leather from an old leather sofa or chair. I like the homemade buttons and your use of the lathe indexing feature you published earlier on HMT.

    Thank you for the inspiration of re-purposing things bound for landfills.

    Regards, Paul

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    That looks really professional, Christophe! I made one myself from the remains of a sofa, just slung together, but found that the leather did not stand up to use of angle grinder or welding (which was why I did it) so I scrapped it. But other leather is draped over some firewood and keeps it quite dry and, being brown, disguises rather a disorderly view.

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