How to get subdued Hardware

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Beaver News #62 – October 30, 2017

Our Motto is: You dream it – We make it and we specialize in all kinds of different items. This time, one of our clients needed to have his hardware subdued. 

To subdue these snaps and quick-release snaps Mark first heated them up with a tiger torch. He then put them into a polisher to polish them up some and to take the chroming and lacquer off. After this, the hardware is ready to have the solution put on. The final step is to oil them up and then they are all ready to go. 

To watch the video, click on the image below.

Watch Mark make a leather Quiver – part 2

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Beaver News #59 – September 11, 2017

How did you like part 1 of the tutorial about how to make a Leather Quiver? If you missed it, and before watching part 2, you can watch part 1 here.

In part 1 you saw how Mark took a simple piece of leather and transformed it into a tapered tubular. Today you can watch Mark finishing up the quiver.

First, he sews the base piece on, then he dyes the quiver and lastly, he adds a decorative top part from deerskin with fringe with creates a finished edge where you drop the arrows in.

As usual, he gives valuable tips while he is doing it. After 40+ years of making high-end leather items, he has some insider tips and tricks to share.

To watch it, click on the video below.

Watch Mark make a leather Quiver – part 1

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Beaver News #58 – August 28, 2017

Here at Beaver Mountain Works we are getting ready for hunting season. We are starting to manufacture our quivers for archery and we thought, why not let you have a peek 🙂

This particular one will go on the hip and you can see how Mark takes a simple piece of leather and transforms it into a tapered tubular.

To do that he first has to punch holes on all four sides (did you see our tutorial on how to punch holes? If not, you can watch it here).

After punching the holes he is ready to stitch it together. Best is to start at the narrow end and work your way to the wider end, it’s easier to get your hand in there this way.

Watch him stitch it together and hear all the priceless tips he gives you while he is doing it.

To watch it, click on the video below.

How to punch holes (Tutorial)

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Beaver News #57 – August 14, 2017


You dream it ….. we make it.

Can you believe it, it’s already the middle of August, where did the year go?

Today we show you a tutorial on how to punch holes into leather the right way.

You might be saying to yourself “I don’t do leather work, why would I need to know this?”

Well, we create these videos also to show that our products are really all hand made. We take great pride in our workmanship and we like to show you a little bit of behind the scene. Maybe you appreciate your product just a little more because of it. 🙂

Ok, let’s get to it:

First Step, Mark imprints a stitching line and then he uses the stitching wheel that makes marks in the leather where the holes need to be punched.

If you don’t have a stitching wheel he shows you another way on how to make these indications into the leather.

As a second Step Mark shows you how to punch the holes and especially how to do it the right way.

 

Moving the leg tie on your Mare’s Leg Holster

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Beaver News #52 – May 8, 2017

People have asked us “how do I move the leg ties on my Mare’s Leg Holster”? So we thought we make a short video about it since there is a little trick to it.

Don’t own a Mare’s Leg Holster yet?
Order yours here, you can choose between six different styles.

When you receive your hand-made, high-quality Mare’s Leg Holster from us, the leg ties are on the middle setting of the 5-holes, but you might need it higher or lower.

So how do you move them up or down?

This is what Mark explains in this short video. First Mark shows you how to figure out in what hole your leg ties should be and then how to move them there.

What you will need:

  • pliers
  • a basic paper clip
  • and a little bit of patience
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    Watch the video below and let Mark show you how to do it:

    7 Essential Tools to start Leather Work – Part 3

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    Beaver News #21 – September 28, 2015

    There is a large number of tools out there but not all are essential to start doing Leather Work.

    In Part 1 we talked about Awls and Cutting Tools, 
    In Part 2 video we covered Pliers and Mallets

    In this last Part (Part 3) Mark talks about

    • Needles, Thread and Beeswax
    • Rotary Punch
    • Ruler