11 Feb 2017

Briefcase with 3 piece gusset



This bag is different in many ways form the briefcases I normally make. First of all it has a 3 piece gusset which is something I have never done before. Also it is made from undyed leather which is actually very different to work with compared to dyed leather. This came as quite a surprise as I was not excepting any major differences. The undyed leather gets marks and scratches much easier. Also when bending it around a buckle it is not necessary to wet it to prevent it from cracking.

This bag is very heavily inspired by Boles single minister briefcase: http://shop.boletannery.com/collections/frontpage/products/single-minister-briefcase

Also thanks to WyntonMarsalis for advice regarding the construction of the gusset.










9 comments:

  1. You've been busy. A handsome briefcase and an interesting way of providing briefcase feet that I've not seen before. Thanks and well done!

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    1. Yes the feet are not common but they does look good. Thanks :)

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  2. I love your incredibly work!

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  3. Do you have any other way that we can communicate ? Like Email?

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    1. Thank you very much. You can send me an emai: jonasboandersen@outlook.com

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  4. This is amazing. Great post and beautiful work!

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  5. WOW...it looks exatly the same as the Boles bag that cost 4,500 euros, amazing...well done!!!

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    1. Thank you. Boles bags are lined but otherwise they are pretty much the same. Therefore I only charged 4000 euros 😄 no. No I did not charge anywhere near that

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  6. Hi Mr Andersen,
    I have just come across your work which is beautifully made.
    I learned leatherwork with an excellent teacher in Devon UK. I have made a shoulder bag for my daughter which has the three-piece gusset design as you describe above. It did take one or two practice runs as you say and needs care at the corners but does look good in the end.

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