When starting a new hobby, I have never been one to start with something small and work my way up.  For example, my first woodworking project was an 6 1/2′ bathroom vanity with inset doors and drawers.  A few months after getting my first mountain bike, I entered a race in Moab.  So, in true form I decided to make a wallet.  In the grand scheme of things, it really wasn’t all that hard nor large of a project.  However, I borrowed a pattern and started with a shoulder of leather, vs buying a prepared kit.

This was my absolute first experience with leather, never having done any type of leather work what-so-ever.  And here it is…

Veg Tan Leather Wallet veg_tan_leather_wallet_2

As I had not purchased any tools for edge burnishing, I went with a black edge paint.  It took me a bit to get the hang of the applicator.  I can’t believe how much I learned while working on this project and would do things a little different next time.  All in all, I am rather pleased with the outcome.

Now, onto a pencil case.