Sunday, September 6, 2020

Homeschool Project 1

Here is the first post with video specifically made for homeschoolers.  

I will show you here to make cable organizers that will keep your earphone and charger cables well contained.

It is a guidance for parents - your guiding of the kids will be required.

I will update this post as I get feedback/questions.  Just leave your comment below this post.

First the requirements:

  1. A sturdy work surface - like a solid wood table.  For tooling/stamping, you will ideally need a piece of granite / marble about 20mm (1") thick.   These are sold at leathercraft suppliers, but you can also get free pieces from places that manufacture tomb stones and kitchen surfaces.
  2. A piece of leather - the thickness to start with would be 5 - 6 oz (the weight of one square foot of leather).
  3. A cutting surface like a kitchen cutting board - wood does not work.
  4. Any very sharp knife - you will see the one I use in the video.
  5. A scratch awl - just a sharp tipped tool to mark the leather, like scribing around your cardboard templates..
  6. A few stamping tools - typically sold by Tandy Leather.
By request, here is a list of the tools from Tandy Leather.
You can also see their full catalog at:

Tandy catalog numbers:

  • Scratch awl - 3217-00
  • Craft knife - 3593-01
  • Conditioner - 21978-00
  • Camouflage tool - 6431-00
  • Seeder tool - 6706-00
  • Beveler 6801-00
For setting the snaps:
  • Line 20 Snaps - 1261-01
  • Setter - 8057-00
  • Anvil - 8105-10
And here is the video showing it all happen:

To set the snaps listed above:

1 comment:

  1. Project-based homeschooling is child-directed and child-managed. This means that the child takes all responsibility for their project and their learning. As a parent, you have to urge to step up and be a helpful. The child decides what he wants to learn about. They choose resources. They decide on the format, length and direction of their learning. The information you shared is very beneficial for homeschoolers. In this article you explained how to make cable organizer. With this help you can keep your charger cable and earphone safe. There are a lot of online websites and applications for students on the internet which can help in homeschooling. Thanks for this beneficial article.