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Maker Spotlight: Tanner Claridge, owner of Claridge Leather

Maker Spotlight: Tanner Claridge, owner of Claridge Leather

Tanner Claridge is a Prosthetist, husband, and father from Somers, Montana. When he isn't fulfilling his dad duties to his four children or making prosthetics, he is in his leather shop teaching people all around the world the art of leatherworking! Follow Tanner on YouTube and Instagram @claridge_leather.

 

 

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Tools:

  • TandyPro® by Leather Machine Co. Class 4 Dream Machine 3783-00
  • TandyPro® by Leather Machine Co. NP4 Skiving Machine 3783-14
  • TandyPro® by Leather Machine Co. Burnishing Machine 3783-25
  • TandyPro® Tools Skiving Knife 86001-07
  • Craftool® Round Drive Punches 1/8” 3777-02
  • Craftool® Round Drive Punches 1/2” 3777-16
  • Craftool® Heavy Duty Oblong Punches 1” 3121-04
  • Craftool® Heavy Duty Oblong Punches ½” 3121-01
  • Craftool® Corner Punch 9/16" 3780-00
  • TandyPro® Tools Edge Bevelers
  • TandyPro® Tools Wide Edger
  • Craftool® Pro Detail Rougher 83005-00
  • Round Head Maul by Barry King 3302-03
  • Stone/anvil for setting rivets
  • Copper Rivet & Burr (#12) 11280-01
  • Craftool® Copper Rivet & Burr Setter 8110-00
  • Craftool® Rivet Cutting Pliers 3241-00
  • Craftool® Wing Divider 3607-00
  • Craftool® Strap Cutter 3080-00
  • Craftool® Poly Roller Tool 8080-00
  • TandyPro® Deluxe Leather Splitter 3796-01
  • TandyPro® Tools Burnishing Tool Set 86001-09

Supplies:

  • 5-6 oz Leather (bag-type, medium temper) Tanner used:
  • Kodiak Oil-Tanned Sides in Brown 9075-72 and
  • Montana Veg-Tan Sides in Tan 9159-53
  • 9-10 oz Leather for straps Tanner used:
  • Latigo Premium Sides in Tan 9059-74
  • Tanner's Bond Permanent Adhesion Tape (3/8” and 1/8” wide) 2535-00, 03
  • TandyPro® Thread 207 in White 0784-34
  • TandyPro® Burnishing Solution 2621-01 
  • 3) 1" Center Bar Roller Buckles  1512-13
  • Binder clips

  1. Lay out leather and cut out pattern from 5-6 oz. leather
  2. Cut 1” straps from 9-10 oz. leather
  3. Punch all holes (1/8” and 1” oblong punches)
  4. Make rivet “washers” (1/8” and 5/8” punches)
  5. Bevel all edges on all the pieces as needed (w/ edge beveler)
  6. Burnish all edges as needed (burnishing solution and burnishing machine + canvas/slicker)
  7. Skive edges where needed (NP4)
  8. Sew lash tabs and strap attachment piece onto bag using 1/8” double sided tape (Class 4 with table attachment, double presser foot)
  9. Add double sided tape (3/8”) for joining large panels together
  10. Sew bag panels together (Class 4 w/ table attachment and double presser foot)
  11. Add double sided tape (3/8”) to rolled edges on top of bag
  12. Sew rolled edges on top end of bag (Class 4 w/ table attachment, single presser foot/roller edge guide)
  13. Attach straps and buckles using copper/brass rivets
  14. Sew vertical seams using binder clips (Class 4 w/ table attachment, single presser foot/roller edge guide)
  15. Cut “notch” at gusset
  16. Remove table attachment
  17. Sew bottom gusset using binder clips (Class 4, no table, double presser foot)
  18. Punch top of seam for rivet on each side (1/8” punch)
  19. Set rivet to reinforce top of seam (at each side on top of bag)
  20. Flip bag right-side out
  21. Attach shoulder straps into lower buckles
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