Craft & Design
How-To:  Classic Leather Water Bottle

A commenter on my recent dried orange peel box post pointed us at this truly outstanding phototutorial from Bushcraft USA forum member Eric Methven. Eric dshows off his classic leatherworking skills and equipment in a series of three detailed posts, featuring more than 50 photographs carefully documenting each step of his process for making these lovely canteens, from raw leather side to finished product. [Thanks, Tim Harris!]


2 thoughts on “How-To: Classic Leather Water Bottle

  1. On the linked forum thread he mentions that the design has been around for hundreds or maybe thousands of years.  I think it’s really cool that folks picked up on a design pattern that works so well that it hasn’t changed much in such a long time.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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