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Makin' Stuff 

For a long time I've enjoyed making things. Obviously most often it's music, but I like to make all kinds of stuff. This past Christmas I got some leather working tools and picked up a bunch of scrap leather to figure it all out with. I've always made my own straps with a combination of rope, bits of old shirts, string, and a bunch of knots. My first real effort in leather working was destined to be an instrument strap. I intended to make a mandolin strap originally, but necessity breeds invention and my guitar strap broke first. It was just a minor adjustment to turn it into a guitar strap, thankfully. I'm really happy with how it came out, and like with all of these things, I have a bazillion ideas now how to do it differently next time. Making stuff is awesome. 

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