Category Archives: Leather Bottling

Hardwick Housewares Leather Store Now Open!

After more than two years, the Etsy store is open again! Please check out Inventory will be limited for some time. Thanks for your patience.

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Leather Update

I finally have the leather workshop close to completion. I formed a few jacks the other day. While not as masterful in execution as I would have liked, it was good to be back in the saddle.   More to come. Stay tuned.

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August 2012 Update!

We have finally found a new location for home and shop. With any luck we will be moving in next week. It is likely to be another few months before we are back in the swing. However there is finally a glimer of light at the end of the tunnel.

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Second Sun-thickened Oil Project

Sun-thickened linseed oil has been one of the staples used in traditional varnish making for a millennium or more. It takes patience and vigilance, and normally up to three months depending a latitude.  At my latitude the process can effectively only be performed in the dryer summer months. As part of my ongoing period varnish [...]

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I finally released the Pumpkin Seed Bottle today

After more than two years’ research, I finally released the first of a new series of leather vessels. The most challenging part was understanding the composition and application of the finishing materials. Turned out OK I think.

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