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Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:51 pm
by TaylorSteiner
https://youtu.be/LJBlMmvvHm8
Awesome stuff by theowl!

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:55 pm
by theowl
Oh hey, that's me!

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:14 pm
by Iodo
Thanks for the link to the video, the demo of the pouch fastening is interesting, and that camp chair is really clever, I wouldn't mind some more info on what's between the three bolts that hold the wood in place?

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:55 pm
by TaylorSteiner
The bolts seem to be welded at the center.

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 am
by theowl
For my personal stool I had a local welding shop spot weld 3 bolts together. Tandy started offering these ones a year or so ago which definitely made making Taylors a lot easier.

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:55 am
by Iodo
Welded together, nice, thanks for that info :P

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:17 pm
by Ghostsoldier

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 am
by Iodo
That's a bit pricey for 3 bolts welded together, although the curved washers are a nice touch, thanks for the link

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:40 pm
by theowl
You don't want to know what I paid to have the guy weld 3 bolts together.. :!:

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:26 am
by Peter Remling
I can't help but think if you took three eyebolts, opened the eye of one passed it though the other eyes of the other two and then closed it would work just as well and be a lot cheaper. Next time I swing by Lowes or Home Depot, I'll test it out.

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:22 am
by Iodo
theowl wrote:You don't want to know what I paid to have the guy weld 3 bolts together.. :!:

I can weld so I don't need to worry

Peter Remling wrote:I can't help but think if you took three eyebolts, opened the eye of one passed it though the other eyes of the other two and then closed it would work just as well and be a lot cheaper. Next time I swing by Lowes or Home Depot, I'll test it out.

Nice idea :P

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 am
by theowl
Peter Remling wrote:I can't help but think if you took three eyebolts, opened the eye of one passed it though the other eyes of the other two and then closed it would work just as well and be a lot cheaper. Next time I swing by Lowes or Home Depot, I'll test it out.

Not a bad idea. I'm curious how the spacing and the bolts not being fixed would affect the the leg movement.

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 am
by theowl
Iodo wrote:I can weld so I don't need to worry


Want to make me some tri-bolts?

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:50 am
by Peter Remling
theowl wrote:
Peter Remling wrote:I can't help but think if you took three eyebolts, opened the eye of one passed it though the other eyes of the other two and then closed it would work just as well and be a lot cheaper. Next time I swing by Lowes or Home Depot, I'll test it out.

Not a bad idea. I'm curious how the spacing and the bolts not being fixed would affect the the leg movement.



Once the top is contained by the leather saddle and the bottom of the tripod is on or in the ground there should be very little movement. I'll move this up on the priority list and we'll find out.

For those who want one but with a more traditional feel, take/forge three pieces of metal into straight rods. Form the eyes, loop two through the third and using a washed peen them through the wood legs.

Re: Grommet's Leathercraft

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:09 pm
by Iodo
theowl wrote:
Iodo wrote:I can weld so I don't need to worry


Want to make me some tri-bolts?

I would If I were closer to you, it would cost more to ship them out to you than they are on tandy