Follow along with my detailed leather tutorials, woodworking DIY’s, and other how to’s. Over the years I have put together several tutorial posts with very detailed photographs of every step along the way. I like to share my own tips, tricks and mistakes made…so you can learn from them too! They can be a fun read even if you don’t end up making ’em! If you have questions on building any of the items – just post a comment on that page – I usually answer within a day.

Leather SkillsView All

How to Thread a Needle for Sewing Leather

The Saddle Stitch requires two needles, learn how to thread them properly.

How to Sew Leather by Hand

Learn the steps of the basic Saddle Stitch.

How to Finish a Saddle Stitch

Quick steps to finish sewing using the backstitch.

How to Condition Leather

Keep your leather goods in good shape. Learn how to properly condition leather.

Leather ProjectsView All

How to Make a Leather Wallet

Learn how to template, cut, stitch and finish a simple card wallet.

How to Make a Knife Sheath

A great detailed tutorial on making a sheath with a retaining strap.

How to Make a Leather Holster

An intro lesson on building a holster that even a beginner can complete.

How to Make a Leather Belt

From sizing to cutting and edging the leather, all the steps are here to make a leather belt.

How to Make Leather Moccasins

A three part series detailing how to make sheepskin lined leather moccasins. Every step is photographed.

How to Make an Axe Sheath

This in-depth tutorial features every step needed to build a professional leather axe sheath.

How to Make a Leather Keychain

A triple layer leather keychain with hardware sewn in on both ends.

Woodworking ProjectsView All

How to Make a Workbench

This simple weekend build shows how to make a workbench for any craft.

How to Make a Picnic Table

This tutorial shows that even a beginner can build a sturdy picnic table . Cut list included.

How to Make a Small Drawer

Follow me as I build this computer stand/drawer and make a few mistakes along the way!

How to Make a Cutting Board

Wood slab cutting boards are easy to make and require no glue or chemicals.

Bar Stool Tutorial

Stools are tricky business, making this one took some effort and I’ll show you every step along the way.

Plywood Shop Walls Tutorial

While not the most interesting of tutorials, I do offer advice on how to cut plywood for walls.