Handmade Leather by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk
Leather Custom made to order - embossed initials available - please allow up to 2 weeks for completion
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A senior finance executive who ordered the Mariner's pictured Logbook wrote:
"I am extremely happy with the leather marine log book cover that you have recently custom made for me .
The workmanship is excellent and the natural leather colour is fantastic. The extra touch is the personalised initials!
Thank you very much for your efforts and I wll lbe sure to recommend you to my boating friends",
Mariners who want their boating adventures preserved, in an heirloom quality logbook embossed with their initials.
Sparrowhawk's Mariner's Logbook covers are made to fit your logbook. This Mariner's Logbook Cover was made to fit a Captain Teach Press' "A Mariner's Log Book" Deluxe Edition measuring 185mm wide x 250mm high.
The Large Mariner's Logbook Cover pictured is finished in Smooth Finish Mahogany with embossed initials. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your leather finish, colour(s) and embossed intials above.
Large Mariner's Logbook Covers - logbooks measuring 240mm high to 300mm high
Medium Mariner's Logbook Covers - logbooks measuring 180mm high to 239mm high
Small Mariner's Logbook Covers - logbooks measuring less than 179 mm high
A good selection of Mariner's and Boat logbooks can be found in NZ on www.boatbooks.co.nz.How is it made?
The full grain leather Mariner's Logbook Cover is made from full grain, hand finished, or vegetable tanned, "raw" leather. The leather is cut to an approximate size for the front cover, and the two keepers for the logbook. The keepers and covers are fitted, and the corners shaped, and edges bevelled, stitching lines grooved around the perimeter. The leather is cased and an edge groover used to create the lines on the keepers. After accurately measuring the location of the initials, each initial is selected, lined up and individually embossed using a rawhide mallet. A protective coating is applied to the inside of the leather. Then several coats of dye are hand applied to the outside of the leather. The colour on all pieces is then sealed, waxed and polished. Then the keepers are fitted to the cover, and the stitching holes around the perimeter are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. Next, the three parts are hand stitched together using Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. All the outside edges are burnished and touched up with dye if necessary. Finally, a finishing wax and polish is applied.
Genuine hand finished leather (vegetable tanned, full grain leather), hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread.
We will apply bone stitching to all styles. If you would like to change the stitching colour, please advise Fiona in the "instructions" section of your order.
Maximum 4 letters. Please advise the initials to be embossed in the "Instructions" section of your order.
The measurements will be roughly, 15 mm wider than your logbook and 25 mm higher than your logbook. Please advise the dimensions of your logbook (Width, when closed, Height, and spine Depth) in the "Instructions" section of your order. We will add on the additional allowances above when we make the pattern for your logbook cover.
Large Mariner's Logbook Cover - Hand Finished Leather - 1 colour, embossed initials
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