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How To Make Sandals
Learning, Leathercraft

How To Make Sandals

Here is a great article from Fine Leatherworking 10pm Saturday night. I try to publish a post every Friday morning for the Fine Leatherworking blog. On most Thursday nights I am doing final edits and then queuing the post for our newsletter and our blog. Two days later, I have long since blown that deadline. I will eventually end up posting a week later but the results will be worth it. In my previous post, I wrote about unsticking yourself on project, for me that project is making shoes. What I advise on our blog is born out of what I do for myself and to get unstuck with my own situation that meant making a pair of sandals. Making a pair of sandals was meant to be a learning project so that I could work up to shoes and definitely learned a lot in making just one pair. Like many o...
Definitions
Archery, Learning

Definitions

ARROW REST. In the center of the bow, this is a little shelf where the arrow sits so it does not scrape along your hand when you release. On a takedown bow, this arrow rest is in the middle of the riser. BACK. This is counter to logic – but it’s the flat side of the bow that faces the target, away from the string. BELLY. The flat side of the bow that faces you when you draw, on the same side as the string, and closest to your own belly. BOW SIGHT. Typically found on competition bows, takedown bows, and compound bows. It is an attachment to the middle of the riser which allows you to aim more accurately, as you would if using a rifle. It is used in conjunction with a small tube-piece on the string to line up the target center. BRACE HEIGHT. When the bow is strung, this is the d...
Leathercraft – How to make a Keyring
Learning, Leathercraft, Tech

Leathercraft – How to make a Keyring

Making a key ring or key fob is a great introduction to leathercraft. From a small folded piece of leather, you can stitch together something practical for yourself or a special gift for someone else. And once you learn leathercraft stitchery, you will want to make all kinds of projects. While there are a dozen steps top make a simple key ring, each step is easy and intutive. If you didn't even have instructions, you could figure it out simply by looking at a key fob and reverse engineering it. This is a very brief summary of the process to show you the basics. The complete process with lots more detail and many more pictures is in my E-book. How you can get a FREE copy of this E-book is explained as you scroll down the page. Take a look at these typical key fobs for sale on Am...
Longbow and Flatbow
Archery, Learning

Longbow and Flatbow

What's the difference? The longbow and the flat bow were used since ancient times. They date from the Paleolithic era and they are most well known as the bows used by Native Americans and Medieval English archers. The first book written about archery in the English language was published in 1545, and dedicated to King Henry VIII. Both longbow and flat bow are simple straight pieces of wood bent only by the string. Longbow photo used with permission by Bigstock Photo The longbow shaft is a single piece of wood, straight, without a curved top and bottom. It is half round in shape when seen in profile, or D-shaped if you were look at a cross section of the wood. Because of this roundness, only the limbs bend, while the center section of the bow remains more or less straight. Cert...