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Johan Potgieter
Works at Self Employed
Attended Van Zyl & Pritchard
Lives in Twin Cities, MN
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I wish winter was over - these few warm days are just too few and far between. 
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Had an unfinished project from 19 years ago and decided to cannibalize it for a new bag of a totally different design. Well, the leather tooled beautifully and the end result turned out good. 
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Great job,and you finished it.
I have lot of prijects on the back burner.
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Had an unfinished project from 19 years ago and decided to cannibalize it for a new bag of a totally different design. Well, the leather tooled beautifully and the end result turned out good. 
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Making myself a commuter bag from the leather with which I started a project with twenty years ago. 
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+Craig Draper​, I have been absent for a while and only saw your questions now.
For everyone else, I made these a while ago and have been wearing them seriously since October.
The sole shape was derived from the outline of my foot. On the one photo you can see my foot on the upside down shoe to show how much the sole is larger than my foot - remember that includes a 1/4" taken by the stitching.
The sole is just one piece of leather with no extra pieces for a heel - these are truly cheaters that makes you feel like you are walking barefoot. Even the two panels that hold the laces are simply decorative - just so they look more like real shoes. 
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I have been asked what software I used to enhance these photos.  Didn't have to use any!  Raw from the phone....
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+Johan Potgieter Then USA, It seems sooo clean!
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Had the day off so I spent it stitching.....
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First figure drawn with sketcher app and then the background added with sketchbook. 
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Had an unfinished project from 19 years ago and decided to cannibalize it for a new bag of a totally different design. Well, the leather tooled beautifully and the end result turned out good. 
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Great work! Hope to build a bag in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Lederverarbeitung in meiner Werkstatt.
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Congratulations for your creations !. ( To show )
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Nice at 60°F.... in November...
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Education
  • Van Zyl & Pritchard
    Programming, 1982 - 1982
  • Randse Afrikaans Universiteit
    Biochemistry / Zoology, 1978 - 1981
    B.Sc.
  • Floridase Hoërskool
    1971 - 1975
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Gender
Male
Other names
Pottie
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Spider Solitaire
  • Block Hexa
  • Brain Dots
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Introduction
Leatherworker / Barefooter / Living outside the box
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Skills
Leathertooling - stamping, carving and embossing by hand Swivel knife designs Handstitching in numerous ways Dyeing, finishing, edging Braiding Artistic design Teaching all of the above
Employment
  • Self Employed
    present
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Currently
Twin Cities, MN
Previously
South Africa
This place helps us afford drinking water and stay away from small plastic bottles. Totally worth driving to!!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
We mostly get take - out, but those times that we have eaten there, the service was good. This is not a MacDonalds, so the preparing of the food is a bit slower, but hand-made. The pizza is definitely the best pizza anywhere!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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