• Welcome to Photography Forum. Our photography community!

    Photography-forum is dedicated to those who have passion, desire and love of photography and want to improve their photographic technique. It doesn't matter what you photograph, landscapes, weddings, portraits or your photographic experience, it's about learning and loving what we do. Photography!

    If you want learn and expand your photography skills then there is one place to do it Photography Forum !!!

    You are viewing photography-forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view most forums and enjoy other features. By joining our free community you will be able to post photographs for critique, join in the monthly photography competitions, respond to polls, upload content and enjoy many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join Photography Forum.

    If you have any problems please contact us.

    The Photography-Forum Team
  • PLEASE SEE RULES BEFORE POSTING LINKS
    Click here to see Forum Rules

What to do when officially an OAP

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
You have to get a hobby.............try something you have not done before.

So I looked for something where I could make stuff using new skills so after some thought and viewing a few youtube videos I decided to have a crack at leatherworking ..well why not.

I produced all my stuff from scratch and after 3 iterations for a small battery case I ended up with the design below for my fuji batteries.

Fuji battery case by Paul Magyar, on Flickr

Fuji battery case by Paul Magyar, on Flickr

Fuji battery case by Paul Magyar, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
 

Pteranadon

Always on
Premium Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
2,858
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
With my eye, I am seeing you have done some quality work.
 

ed taylor

Super Ed
Super Moderator
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
38,295
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
A stitch in time saves nine Paul. They do look very good quality. Nice work. We all will want a case for our batteries soon.
 

rebel06

Taking it easy.
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2009
Messages
19,389
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Now that should keep them nice and warm on a cold day.
Nice work Paul

Paul
 

Mike Singh

Always on
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2013
Messages
9,242
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Well that looks neat and nice Paul. How did u do the stitches?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Last edited:

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2009
Messages
33,932
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Very good looking bit of work there Paul; and quite apt given the local history.
 

Ramble Vision

Mountain Climber
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2012
Messages
25,888
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
No

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
Joined
Mar 19, 2012
Messages
13,386
Photography Experience
Beginner
Photo Editing Experience
Beginner
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Nicely done, they look professional. Now you need to open an Etsy store and sell them :)
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Well that looks neat and nice Paul. How did u do the stitches?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I used a box stitch which is a saddle stitch at an angle so there is no stitching on the inside and joins butted up leather it is one of the more difficult stitches to start with but makes a neat case one which i am happier with than my previous gusseted and attempt at wet forming both worked ok but added to much bulk for me.

Thanks for all your comments much appreciated .....us old uns need encouraging
 

gaelldew

Always on
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
6,914
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
"
What to do when officially an OAP "

Yes Dear, when I've just done this. :hammock-1:
 

Hatter

Always on
Premium Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
2,367
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Nice work, Paul.
 

imagesBV

Here a lot
Joined
Mar 4, 2019
Messages
310
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
No
That does look like a very well crafted product.
I bought the basic gear to do book binding - idea being to make a really good photo album......maybe even offer to make bespoke wedding albums....but I just don't have the time at present. Your skills here would lend to nice leather covers.
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
That does look like a very well crafted product.
I bought the basic gear to do book binding - idea being to make a really good photo album......maybe even offer to make bespoke wedding albums....but I just don't have the time at present. Your skills here would lend to nice leather covers.
Thanks I have now expanded my "hobbies" to include knife making I was driven to it when I saw a knife I liked would have cost me about £200 delivered as I served an apprenticeship as a tool and diemaker (started work about the same day as the first moon landing so 50yrs ago)

Made a couple of versions of the knife below in O1 tool steel ...makes a nice blade and keeps its edge.

knife right handed.jpg
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
Messages
7,121
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Advanced
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Nice work.
I too have just started a new hobby. too.
Invested in a decent table saw. Watched too many YouTube videos but learnt loads.
just made 3 jigs for different cuts that I didn't know about.
Fun, ain't it. Learning is so much a great way to relax as a pensioner with the space and time at hand.
I can't believe how cheap tools are now.
 
Last edited:

gaelldew

Always on
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
6,914
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Vicious looking tool that is Paul, I got a few woodworking tools and the one I like working best is my Router, Pete.
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
Messages
7,121
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Advanced
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Vicious looking tool that is Paul, I got a few woodworking tools and the one I like working best is my Router, Pete.
Not got a router yet Garth. I'm very much a novice, as all my life I fabricated everything in metal.
I was amazed how much you can do with a table saw and DIY jigs.
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Nice work.
I too have just started a new hobby. too.
Invested in a decent table saw. Watched too many YouTube videos but learnt loads.
just made 3 jigs for different cuts that I didn't know about.
Fun, ain't it. Learning is so much a great way to relax as a pensioner with the space and time at hand.
I can't believe how cheap tools are now.
Stuff is a lot more available than it used to be Just bought myself a small bandsaw not as good as my old Startright I had but OK for wood after spending a bit of time fine tuning it.

Vicious looking tool that is Paul, I got a few woodworking tools and the one I like working best is my Router, Pete.
I have a couple of routers very useful but if I can I prefer to use hand tools
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Vicious looking tool that is Paul, I got a few woodworking tools and the one I like working best is my Router, Pete.
Blades pretty sharp

 

oldgeezer

Always on
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
Messages
7,121
Photography Experience
Advanced
Photo Editing Experience
Advanced
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Stuff is a lot more available than it used to be Just bought myself a small bandsaw not as good as my old Startright I had but OK for wood after spending a bit of time fine tuning it.
I've got an old (carppy) one but I don't think it's much cop for wood. I would like a decent make bandsaw but not really sure I would use it.
i don't have an option for many hand tools, too many years using power tools have made my hands more of less useless for manual work of any significance.
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
I've got an old (carppy) one but I don't think it's much cop for wood. I would like a decent make bandsaw but not really sure I would use it.
i don't have an option for many hand tools, too many years using power tools have made my hands more of less useless for manual work of any significance.
My tennis elbow and arthritic hands dont help me i find hand sawing the most difficult so use a bandsaw and track saw
 
Last edited:

tenchy

Rain maker
Administrator
Joined
Aug 30, 2008
Messages
208,067
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Nice work.
I too have just started a new hobby. too.
Invested in a decent table saw. Watched too many YouTube videos but learnt loads.
just made 3 jigs for different cuts that I didn't know about.
Fun, ain't it. Learning is so much a great way to relax as a pensioner with the space and time at hand.
I can't believe how cheap tools are now.
I love making stuff. Especially designing it first. Collecting tools to do it is also part of the fun.
 

paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
57,685
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Intermediate
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
I love making stuff. Especially designing it first. Collecting tools to do it is also part of the fun.
The trick is to remember where you put them safe last time you used them :)
 

Lindsay Pennell

Active Member
Premium Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2018
Messages
99
Photography Experience
Intermediate
Photo Editing Experience
Beginner
Edit my images ?
Yes (recommended)
Marvellous stuff. And well done OP for that nice leatherwork.
I keep trying to retire but my dear wife doesn't want me to; I guess she doesn't;t want the drop in income etc. All my hobbies involve almost nil expenditure now, I've got everything I need for them but I just don't get to do them enough.
 
Top