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Old Cobbler Tools saved by a Blogreader!

Old Cobbler Tools saved by a Blogreader!

What a great surprise arrived saturday via the postman. A follower of be-cause saved this treasure from the dustbin and decided It will be well cared and used in my hands. The postcard he attached says that the tools are from a cobbler/saddler who repaired shoes in WWII and afterwards in the neighbourhood. I really like the fact to know a bit of a background, since most tools I own, I just can makeup stories in my mind about who used them. I also like the fact that it is a complete essential leather repair kit, with beeswax, cobblers tar, needles, overstitch wheel, knife, pliers and awls. I especially like the way the stored the thread. Thanks a “PLG”!

 

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U. Tauber handcrafted Leather Wallet

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Just after I came back from refilling my milk bottle from the local farmer I finally received the parcel I´ve been waiting for some days. Uwe did spent the last sunday, to craft this great wallet for me, 8 hours of hard work. Handcutting the leather pieces, burnishing the edges, punching holes with the awl and sewing it together with saddle stitches. Not too much space for mistakes. Im overwhelmed by the quality of the wallet and the Schachenmayr leather. 1000 DANK, thanks a lot Uwe.