Stages in making a keyring

“A country saddler from two centuries ago could very easily take over from where we leave off. Some of the tools which we still use were probably from his workshop anyway."

Skiving the leather to thickness.

Skiving the leather to thickness.

Cutting out the keyfob shape.

Cutting out the keyfob shape.

Embossing fob in hot foil press.

Embossing fob in hot foil press.

Marking out stitching.

Marking out stitching.

Punching hole for badge hinge.

Punching hole for badge hinge.

Fitting hinged enamel badge.

Fitting hinged enamel badge.

Stitching is carried out by hand.

Stitching is carried out by hand.

Bevelling cut leather edge.

Bevelling cut leather edge.

Sealing leather edge.

Sealing leather edge.

Waxing leather edge with beeswax

Waxing leather edge with beeswax

Hand burnishing leather edge.

Hand burnishing leather edge.

Fitting split ring.

Fitting split ring.

We even make the boxes !

We even make the boxes !

We even make the boxes!

We even make the boxes!