The Black Masked Robber: Mini Maglight & Belt Holster by steveb leatherworks

The Black Masked Robber1
If you carry a Mini Maglight for work – this is for you.
It’s a pretty handy unit and has more style than the webbing junk that comes with Maglights.

BUY The Black Masked Robber HERE

Honestly – those webbing things will outlive roaches, so I cant say with any degree of accuracy that these will last forever – but know this: every piece is doubled up, stitched and glued.

The rivets are #9 copper stake rivets, the leather that covers the light has a basket weave pattern stamped onto it it and that piece is lined with anothjer piece of leather that both protects the light and insures this stinkeroo will last a good long time… with that said, this case is going to be tight to your belt when you get it….remember things only loosen and stretch with age, so you want your light tight on your belt on day one.
The Black Masked Robber3
If I needed to carry a light on my belt everyday – this is what I’d use – hung from one of my belts of course..lol!

BUY The Black Masked Robber HERE
Batteries included – and yes – the Maglights have a steveb exclusive custom mix and match color pattern

I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.
The Black Masked Robber2
I have happy customers, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

for more general info:

http://steveb.biz/info.html

BUY The Black Masked Robber HERE

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The Wookees Wicked sheath & tool – brand new Leatherman Rebar + steveb custom case

Win this keyclip: For the next week repost and tag my pictures #steveb_leatherworks and i will select a winner next Friday. Check!

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BUY IT HERE<<<<<

the wookees wicked sheath & tool is a one-of-a-kind custom sheath case partnered up with a brand new Leatherman (the best) Rebar tool (also the best of their offering).

This sheath/case is made from the best, domestically made and sourced materials, by hand, by yours truly. The wookees wicked sheath & tool is a serious piece of utility and fashion, that sure as hell will stand the test of time.

I used a piece of 6oz veg tan in the front, and the back portion is made from 10oz -very substantial – and reasonably beefy – not overboard. Everything I make is lined,and this is no exception, its lined with mission grain pigskin, sewn with American sourced thread, on an American made sewing machine.
the wookees wicked sheath tool
This is a neat design that really keeps safe and holds your tool securely- and be assured will last a lifetime, if you don’t soak it in water repeatably or flog it mercilessly…. This sheath has a brass cool brass skull snap= and is super duty – its just a serious piece of kit. – youll not see anything like it anywhere else… and if you do, please let me know!

Hey gift givers – do you know a guy who likes leather (haha) a guy who likes having a tool on his belt? You know a guy who likes a bit of style and utility – then get it for him, this is for you.

the wookees wicked sheath tool3
BUY IT HERE<<<<<
about the Leatherman Rebar: the BRAND NEW tool that is included……

With the new Rebar, Leatherman fans will immediately recognize the iconic box-like shape found in Tim Leatherman’s original PST design. The Rebar pliers have been optimized for strength and feature replaceable wire/hard-wire cutters—a first for a four-inch tool from Leatherman. With all the features to get even the toughest jobs done, in a smaller, slimmer size, the new Rebar is sure to be an instant hit on job sites and home projects the world over.

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If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason….you can read through all the granular details on my steveb.biz website.

If you want to know how my customers like the work I’ve done for them, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

 
BUY IT HERE<<<<<

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The Shiny Hiney – a 3pc buckle set & a custom leather belt

OK, here is the deal – I make a belt made around the buckle set featured. The set includes – both custom belt and this buckle.

BUY THE SHINEY HINEY NOW!
The custom, one-off belt will be made to your waist measurements (based on a specific measurement) and around the the buckle set pictured here.

shiney hiney

The belt will have a stamped design . Take a look at my work to get a sense of what I can do, and we will take it from there!

I will cut the belt from the very best domestically made 8-10 oz vegetable tanned leather. The belt will be lined with mission grain pigskin and stitched with domestically sourced nylon thread, giving it a resilience to stretching, sweating and wear.

About the buckle (the Shiny Hiney:) this buckle is a nickel silver unit – a real nice very polished casting- looks great with Black or Brown’s.

This buckle set will accommodate a 1.5″ wide belt

BUY THE SHINEY HINEY NOW!

I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

I have happy customers, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

For the next week, follow me  @stevebleatherworks repost, reblog, tag #stevebleatherworks share or Like my posts and I will enter you for a drawing (10/24) to give away a key clip/fob. Thanks

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BUY THE SHINEY HINEY NOW!

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Fall Giveaway #1

Hey now! This crisp Fall air is making me all warm and fuzzy – perfect time for a giveaway.

Win this brand new, handmade belt keyclip (the penny is a 1963 vintage)!  The clip is really old, Japanese sourced nickel plate- very heavy plate and a strong spring make this a secure place for your keys.

For the next week: repost, retweet, reblog, share, etc and  tag my daily post:  @steveb_leatherworks or #steveb_leatherworks

Next Friday, I will randomly select, and announce a winner from: FB, IG, Tumblr, Twt, Pinterest and Google+ and ship it out!

Thanks for the bumps and good luck.

steveb

Giveaway Fob

Giveaway Fob

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Pocket Wallets

Pocket wallets, my own design – a staple of my stock for years – still a winner – still as handy as ever.  I make each myself, by hand.

I don’t make them much anymore, and wanting to keep affordable things in stock, i thought I’d revisit them, with a fresh eye. Simplify them a little bit, lowered the cost, etc… I really do want more people carrying my goods and I know cost is a barrier to entry, so here ya go!

This series of pocket wallet sare  pretty cool, pretty different – a little rough, a little sophisticated, super deep colors – these will age wonderfully. I suspect the colors will blend and overall will fade over time. I was pretty heavy handed with the topcoat, so they should keep their shine and be tough for a long time.

Made from veg-tan leather and lined, these are tough and good looking. Snaps are  brass snap – simple and durable.

BUY POCKET WALLETS HERE

pocket wallet 8.back

 

pocket wallet 8
Pocket wallet/ card cases hold a few credit cards, some business cards – this is not a “Costanza” (check “Seinfeld) and if you stuff it like George would, you will rip it. Take a few cards, not a stack – fold a few bills into the money clip and you are set. Let me say something about fit here… this case is tight, things are not loose or sloppy – like I said tight.

Why, you might ask?

Well leather stretches, and better to start tight, IMSHO, and work your way to loose over time.. rather than starting off loose and getting sloppy. if you really cant handle the tightness, stuff it full of those “fake credit cards, the gift ones – take the stuffed wallet – and run it under warm water until it is pretty wet – then let it air dry (NO SUN or heat guns!!) for 3 days – hang it to dry, let it dry naturally, pull out the cards when you are done, and you will be rewarded with a form fit piece of kit, you had a hand in customizing.

The money clip on the back of this unit is a killer – you will NOT bend it or break it – guaranteed. That alone is worth the price of admission!

A good money clip is a rare, and this is the one you’ve always wanted, its a Duckbill!
Handily – the clip is removable from the case- if you ever want to “decouple”.

So there you have it, the Pocket Wallet – fresh new edition!

LADIES, LADIES – remember, this isn’t for Mens only! – this is for you too, you can throw this in your purse -it is a handy – “cash and cards” solution!

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The Baskety Boy: Slipper Wallet for cards

slipper wallets from SteveB

slipper wallets from SteveB

baskety boy

These are unique, one of a kind wallets, made of great quality American-tanned veg tan and I’ve treated it in my own special way – it feels good in the hand. The Baskety Boy has a really deep basketweave pattern hand stamped into it a cool red/mahogany/black fade dye job going on…

My customers have asked me time and time again to come up with a wallet, a card case, something simple, that’s not a big deal to make, that I can sell for less than triple digits. Not everyone digs having a money clip I’ve come to learn and a lot of guys and gals just want a slip case they can stick a few credit cards, license and a few business cards into. They wanted something that feels good to carry in front or back pocket and that has some “steveb” style to it.

I’ve seen things like this and for the most part what I’ve seen looks like die cut crap that could be (and probably was) machine made – no character, no soul- plain leather, with none of the flourishes (and inconsistencies) you’d expect if a person with two-hands made it.

Well, I don’t do mass production and I am not interested in die-cutting my designs. You don’t want that, I don’t want that and so I started experimenting and came up with I think will make everyone happy. The Slipper!

I call these wallet units – slipper wallets. You can slip cards in and out and it slips simply into your pocket – and its of a heavy enough leather so I can stamp it deeply and it feels good in the hand (and pocket)). in this first series of 7, each has my signature red thread showing through on it’s front. The colors are my usual kooky blends and fades – that will get mellow and interesting as they age.

Buy Slipper Wallets here<<

Made from 6oz veg-tan leather and lined on one side (on the inside) with a patch of suede to add some substance and provide a point of friction for the cards you carry these are tough and good looking. each one is different. It measures 4″ long and 2.75 inches wide.

Of all of the things I make, these types of things are probably the most handy and useful. I carry mine everyday – when I don’t to use or need a money clip. The slipper wallet hold 6 credit cards, your license a few business cards.

if you are looking for a full size wallet, or something similar to the Slipper Wallet with a tough money clip built in I make those too – that’s the Pocket Wallet. I fabricate a few styles of full size, “biker style” chain wallets. I also make knife and tool sheaths, phone and PDA cases from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide.

Buy Slipper Wallets here<<
I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing – so if you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

I also make belts, tough belts that will last a lifetime – and if you re so inclined, I invite you to read through all the granular details in my steveb.biz guestbook

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The Doorbell-ian – a leather doorbell /jangler made to hang on your holiday knob, from Steveb Leatherworks

my dirty shop door, they'll look much better on yours!

my dirty shop door, they’ll look much better on yours!

Meet the Doorbell-ian!

The doorbell-ian (doorbell) is a special one-off series that I’ve made for this upcoming gift giving season. This is something new for me and I hope you like it! Each unit has a decorative penny concho that’s dated , if that’s of any significance to you, go for it!

Even in the digital world, we, for the most part have doors in our lives. I think most of us would agree, that most of these doors would benefit from some sort of an advance warning device, that would let us know that a person was coming through the door.

Great for: office, shop, garage, kitchen, front door. I showed it in use on my dirty shop door, not exactly a fine showcase, but give me a break, and please pretend its a gritty GUESS or Chanel ad, or something, ok?

Now many of the doorbell devices I’ve seen of this sort are the loud, cowbelly kind of things that make you jump (both the proprietor as well as visitor) – and I hate that, so these are not that type of obnoxious – they have a muted, nice sound – not tuned, but nice. These bells, many of them sparkly, are to reflect the season in which they are given – so they have a slight Festivus thing going on.

BUY THE DOORBELLIAN ON ETSY HERE <

OK _ so now lets talk Bells. There are many folks who take bells super seriously and collect these beauties – for age, aesthetics and sound. The bells on my doorbell-ians are not of this type, they are not this fancy, But if you are so inclined and you are a bell collector, you can cut these bells off and restring it with your very best bells! Have at it!

SPARKLY

SPARKLY

good for year round hell raising

good for year round hell raising

vintage pennies make 'em extra special

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
These doorbells have been cut from the very best domestically made 10oz , vegetable tanned leather. The doorbells are lined with mission grain pigskin and stitched with domestically sourced nylon thread.

The doorbells hang from the softest, toughest deerskin, cut into a thong, provided by a hide from one of my customers: Boomer. You can adjust the length of the thong to suit your application.

The deerskin runs through a brass grommet with a classy vintage patina (not shiny, and new). I use only the best dyes, hardware and threads – and a ton of information is available on my web site.

http://steveb.biz/info.html

I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

I have happy customers, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

BUY THE DOORBELLIAN ON ETSY HERE <

 

Check out my Social Media channels and follow me there – click on the links on the left to make it happen!

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The King – a 3pc buckle set & a custom leather bel

the king belt buckle

OK, here is the deal – I make a belt made around the buckle set featured. The set includes – both a custom belt and this buckle. The custom, one-off belt will be made to your waist measurements (based on my diagram) and around the the buckle set pictured right here.
BUY THE KING HERE
The belt will have a stamped design similar (or not if you want something specific) to what you see above in the sample pictures. Take a look at my work (on this site or here on ETSY) to get a sense of what I can do, and we will take it from there!
I will cut the belt from the very best domestically made 8-10 oz vegetable tanned leather. The belt will be lined with mission grain pigskin and stitched with domestically sourced nylon thread, giving it a resilience to stretching, sweating and wear.

About the buckle pictured above: this buckle is a nickel silver unit with a nice brass inlay – very cool, something new and different – looks great with Black or Brown’s.

This buckle will accommodate a 1.5″ wide belt

BUY THE KING HERE
I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide.
I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing.
If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

I have happy customers, please take a look:
http://steveb.biz/notes/

 

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The Scarred Smarter Fin – a custom mens chain wallet

steveb leatherworks

Scarred Smarter

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Scarred Smarter

The Scarred Smarter Fin is a Fin wallet with a beautiful complex coloration, a black edge and natural thread.. The Fin measures 6.5 long and 4″ at its widest point. The wallet fits a jean back pocket perfectly and is set up with a brass grommet for a chain (not included). There are 4-patch pockets made of pigskin in the Fin that can handle most all the crap you feel compelled to carry.

The wallet has a cool barb wire scar, that i worked into the flower design…something different.

BUY IT HERE

its got a keeper with a brass snap and a custom brass skull keeper that attached the keeper to the wallet.

The Fin is made from 6oz vegetable tan leather, a lighter lighter weight than my normal fare and is durable as hell. I use Fiebings oil dyes for my work, so the color mellows with age and takes on a great patina. This is a good looking wallet which will get you lots of comments and it is entirely hand made, by me, right here in the USA.

BUY IT HERE
I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

I have happy customers, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

BUY IT HERE

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Halecky Blade & SteveB Sheath Combo

This is a unique, one of a kind sheath/ blade combo.

steveb leatherworks

steveb leatherworks

The blade is made totally by hand of Sanvik 12c27

Halecky, good friend crafts the blades, me, I make the sheaths.
The sheath is made of vegtan and has been both stamped and dyed for a beautiful tough finish

Beautiful and unique.

BUY IT HERE<<

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the Nolle – steveb custom leather case & a brand new Leatherman Rebar

steveb leatherworks - the Nolle

steveb leatherworks – the Nolle

The Nolle is a one-of-a-kind custom sheath case partnered up with a brand new Leatherman (the best) Rebar tool (also the best of their offering).

BUY THE NOLLE HERE

This sheath/case is made from the best, domestically made and sourced materials, by hand, by yours truly. The Nolle is a serious piece of utility and fashion, that sure as hell will stand the test of time.
steveb leatherworks - the Nolle
I used a piece of 6oz veg tan in the front, and the back portion is made from 10oz -very substantial – and reasonably beefy – not overboard. Everything I make is lined,and this is no exception, its lined with mission grain pigskin, sewn with American sourced thread, on an American made sewing machine.

This is a neat design that really keeps safe and holds your tool securely- and be assured will last a lifetime, if you don’t soak it in water repeatably or flog it mercilessly…. This sheath has a brass cool brass skull snap= and is super duty – its just a serious piece of kit. – youll not see anything like it anywhere else… and if you do, please let me know!

steveb leatherworks - the Nolle
Hey gift givers – do you know a guy who likes leather (haha) a guy who likes having a tool on his belt? You know a guy who likes a bit of style and utility – then get it for him, this is for you.

BUY THE NOLLE HERE

about the Leatherman Rebar: the BRAND NEW tool that is included……

steveb leatherworks - the Nolle
With the new Rebar, Leatherman fans will immediately recognize the iconic box-like shape found in Tim Leatherman’s original PST design. The Rebar pliers have been optimized for strength and feature replaceable wire/hard-wire cutters—a first for a four-inch tool from Leatherman. With all the features to get even the toughest jobs done, in a smaller, slimmer size, the new Rebar is sure to be an instant hit on job sites and home projects the world over.

BUY THE NOLLE HERE

steveb leatherworks - the Nolle

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Whats this about?

Matt Hotch’s creation…Bike or Not?

Big Wheels keep on turning...

Big Wheels keep on turning…

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Idling.. on hold.. looking for…

Hi folks – SteveB here, admin, proprietor, what have you – @ 45dgree.

I’ve not paid much attention to this project for quite some time, due to a host of factors. If you have any good ideas, want to do something, or are interested in getting in touch, you can reach me at: steveb (@) steveb.biz

change group

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Canary in the coal mine

The AHDRA is gone, kaput – out of business – the 2013 Series has been cancelled.

No matter your take on politics or personality, it’s a shame that while we were all watching the latest TV chopper kookiness and faux-competitions, a real, genuine organization that helped promote American manufacturing and VTwin performance faded from view.
ahdra

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relic

Ya just dont see many of these soldiers in the field anymore, kind of like the rotary dialing phone, they’ve faded from the scene, replaced by things that are, ahem, “better”.
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Making Tools by Alan Kraus/ Kraus Motor Company

I am often in need of special tools that are not available in the marketplace, or when they are, come from unreliable sources and have very poor specs. Recently I have been tooling up our CNC milling machine with quick change tool holders based on the neat Tormach system that utilizes a R8 precision ¾ inch collet in the spindle and tool holders with ¾” shafts and a locating ring for precise and repeatable tool lengths. We have a good collection of holders here at Kraus Motor Co, but I am always in need of more for specialized applications. So I decided to make my own. I started by choosing the right material for the tools. Continue reading

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