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Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Leatherworker in Eighteenth-CenturyWilliamsburg, by Thomas K. FordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States andmost other parts of the world at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2020

Guernsey skeleton found near buried porpoise 'a sailor'

A skeleton found buried on a tiny island off Guernsey is thought to be that of an 18th Century Royal Navy sailor.Six leather buttons found matched those often worn by navy sailors in the latter half of the 18th Century.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Feb 2020

New Additions To My Equipment.

17th-century Jamestown settlers unwind silk fiber from cocoonsdetail of a painting by NPS artist Sydney KingI know, usually I am looking to remove things from my knapsack, but I had a reason to add some things recently. A long time ago a close friend...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Nov 2019

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Diderot, 1769.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Dec 2018

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 15, 1768).“Leather and Breeches may also be had at said Nash’s Store, the Sign of the Buck and Glove.” When Joseph Nash advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2018

A much more modern bucket

We went on the Japanese mini submarine tour around Sydney Harbour last week, run by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The tour included a visit to Fort Denison, in the Fort museum was this bucket. Bucket, leather, c1858Made by the Royal Gun...

In case anyone’s wondering what I’ve been up to…

… there’s an account over on the National Leather Collection blog. Filed under: Ancient, Copper/Bronze Age, Early Medieval, Early Modern, Late Medieval, Leather, Leather Vessels, Modern, Neolithic and earlier, Pitch, References

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 27, 1767).“For sale at their Shop at the Sign of the BUCK and GLOVE.” It would have been difficult not to notice the woodcut that accompanied...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2017

Hedeby Quiver – the finish

  This part is really just a quick finish and review of the success or otherwise of the project. First the hanging straps – we know they are folded leather, sewn with a saddle stitch along one edge. One end loops through the tab on the side...

Too good to not share…

The Museum of London leather jerkin in close up photographs. Thanks to the Archaeological Leather Group for pointing it out. Filed under: Big Book of Leather Chapters, Clothing, Late Medieval, Leather

Hedeby Quiver – part the third

When we left at the end of the previous episode, we’d just started assembling the front parts and the hanging tabs. The errata found that I’d misread the German, while it was early enough to do something about it. I think we should all view...

Hedeby quiver – part the second

Sorry about the delay between updates. That’s my workshop, right in the middle of the purple bit to the west of Sydney. We took the thermometer out there in the last heatwave and it got to 57°. It’s been like this since December, we get...

To make straps another way

I keep meaning to do a post about the way I do the “Y” shaped straps on things. Rather than cutting the finished shape and wasting a big triangular piece of leather, I cut a strap twice the finished width, split it for the desired length and...

October 29

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 29, 1766).“A PARCEL of TANNED SOLE LEATHER.” I chose this advertisement because it dealt with a material whose impact...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2016

Soft Bound Leather Cover Books.

A soft bound leather cover book is a book with a leather cover that is flexible, it has no boards to make the cover stiff.(My thanks to Mr William Pace for introducing me to the term "soft bound")Keith. Unknown Dutch Master. Title: Still-Life with Books....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2016

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 12, 1766).“James & Mathew Haslett … have set up their Factory at the Sign of the Buck and Glove.” Relatively few artisans or shopkeepers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2016

International Museum of Leather Craft

IMOLC have recently discovered that they don’t own the collection of jacks, bombards and bottels that they’ve had on display in the old museum for the past 70 years. They have until the start of March to crowdfund £33000 otherwise the...

Stuart Knife scabbards a different way

This article serves a number of purposes. Firstly, for me to show off a couple of the scabbards I’ve made and secondly, to discuss the trends in scabbard construction and fashion during the late Stuart period. Here is a photo of two scabbards I’ve...

William bloody Morris’ bloody powderhorn

Imagine if you will, the Museum of London, late on an uncommonly warm summer afternoon. The kids are tired and grumpy, I’m already worn out from three weeks of travelling and we’re belting through the last few cabinets in the Great Fire exhibition...

Flint Wallets.

I have been trying to find more information on flint wallets, but not finding much. I do have some images, but there are no early to mid 18th century examples and some images show very little of the pattern. A flint wallet is used to secure spare gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Jan 2016

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