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17 Jun 2010

Making leather product

"I'm gonna go to my friend's shop though, do you wanna come with me?"

I got the SMS.

The message came from Ake(39:Thai, leather craftsman) who met me by chance in a leather shop that I went there yesterday to buy some stuff for sewing.

"Yes, I'll go!"

He came to pick me up on his bike and he took me his friend's, Nu(40:famous leather craftsman in Chiang mai), leather shop in Mae cho.

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This is the shop.

I wanted to learn how to make a leather stuff.
When I met Ake yesterday, I talked about that, he kindly introduced his friend, Nu, as teacher for free.

So, let's get started Nu's leather product making course!

At first, make a pattern and draw the line on a leather.
Then cut the round by cutter, make the leather soft by water.

Curve a drawing by tool on wet leather.

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Paint a color by lether color.

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After painting, cut around as same as pattern by cutter.

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Use glue.

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Attach the lether and leather together.
After attaching, make the edge soft by nail.

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Make a hole to sewing point.

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sew in back stitch.
The first and last stitch, sew 2 times.

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Attach a button by hammer.

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Done!
This is a case for lighter though, I don't smoke, so I use this for coin case :D

When I was going to pay for material, Mr. Nu presented it for me!!
Thank you very much, Mr. Nu and Mr. Ake!!

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This is Mr. Nu, cool!
He don't sell his products, just he get order.

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This is a dinner, Pad Thai.
Yummy~*

Thus, one of my dream came true.
Thanks for all.
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