Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby iansoady » Sat May 19, 2018 1:36 pm

That's a lovely job. I take it the tools & skills are the ones you use in your "day job"?
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat May 19, 2018 2:43 pm

markus.nikot wrote:Well done Steve,
the leather looks familiar to me.

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Yes it should :D

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat May 19, 2018 2:53 pm

iansoady wrote:That's a lovely job. I take it the tools & skills are the ones you use in your "day job"?

It's what I used to do when I worked on the railway. Leatherwork is more a hobby nowadays.
Cut out the top and gave it it's first swipe of dye
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Stuck it all together ready for stitching5
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Most of its sewn up now, gave me something to do whilst everyone was watching the wedding. :D
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Next part takes ages, I've to sewn on the buckles and fittings.

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Bob.Murphy » Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 am

Steven.Carter wrote: Most of its sewn up now, gave me something to do whilst everyone was watching the wedding. :D


You could have done the whole job while listening to the Episcopalian Bishop (He was good - but went on a bit !).

For some reason I kept thinking about James Brown in "The Blues Brothers" :lol: :lol: .

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 pm

Here I've sewn on some loops for the two straps.
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The lid needs lining now before I can sew it to the the back to form a hinge.
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Sewing the lid on is tricky as you've to use the awl as a guide to pass the needle through as you can't see it with the lid nearly closed.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 20, 2018 6:28 pm

I've a Plough used for strap cutting. Made in 1979 in the railway works. Beautifully made by the guys in the tool room.
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I've put a row of stitching around the edge which also attaches a D ring to the end.
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These are the two sewn on straps that hold the buckles in place. A tongue punch  is used for the oblong hole for the tongue on the buckle
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 pm

The vegetable tanned leather I'm using becomes very soft and malleable when it's wet. With a set of leather carving tools I made a small round Ariel Horse. I just traced it out onto the leather, cut the surface around the outline and stamped down the outside with the tools. After dyeing and polishing I sewed the straps and Ariel Horse onto the front.

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Two straps stop the lidfalling back to far on its hinge.
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Now to finish lining the inside. I've sewn a zip pocket into the back

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 20, 2018 8:41 pm

Made up a bottom lining that will hide the fixings on to the rack.
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Just about finished. I've just got to make some p clips to fit to bike.

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Absolutely wonderfull !

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 am

Great job Steven!
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