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Announcement    At Altguild, If you are a notebooks, journal, planner, snap, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Clockpunk, fantasy fan, or or whatever. This is the place to have a look around. I like to work with brass, copper, LEATHER, electronics, travelers notebooks, computers and much much more...

Now shipping to Australia, UK, USA and pretty much the whole world if I can. customers from Nunavut please contact me before purchase. If your country is not in the list, contact me and I will update the list for your purchase.


Last updated on Mar 13, 2021

At Altguild, If you are a notebooks, journal, planner, snap, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Clockpunk, fantasy fan, or or whatever. This is the place to have a look around. I like to work with brass, copper, LEATHER, electronics, travelers notebooks, computers and much much more...

Now shipping to Australia, UK, USA and pretty much the whole world if I can. customers from Nunavut please contact me before purchase. If your country is not in the list, contact me and I will update the list for your purchase.



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About Altguild

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On Etsy since 2014


Hey! We are delighted that you decided to take a closer look at us.

Our names are Chris and Leanne. We are also known in the hacker/maker space as Baldtraveller and Tananda.

We are both avid hackers, makers, tinkerers, artists and all around creators.

In 2013 the economy took its toll and put us out of work, but we were
fortunate shortly thereafter to have made a decent comeback do to our
tinkering with Bitcoin. This has allowed us to pursue our passions.

We love to travel and also create. We recognized early that we could only
afford to do one well. So the idea came about to start selling our creations
and use the funds to support our creative projects, freeing us to be able to
still travel and meet all kinds of other makers.

Above you may see some pictures. They are a collage of work spaces,
projects and fun times building and creating. We like to be involved and to get others involved in the creative process. One of our favorite things to do is teach shop classes to homeschoolers who would ordinarily miss out on such activities. There is nothing more gratifying than to introduce a girl to power tools, or help a boy discover a passion for calligraphy and wood burning.

Also If you wish to see a video of exactly what goes into making your leather travelers notebook cover please copy and paste the link below into your browser.

Have a good look around and remember...

Void your warranty, violate a user agreement, fry a circuit, blow a fuse, poke an eye out.

Best wishes,
Baldi and Tanada.

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    As well as leather, I like to mix wood, brass,copper and electronics and then see what i get. To see a video of what goes into making your Leather notebook covers please copy and paste the link below.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2017
Vacation time notice!!!! -- Start Message --
Our store is going to remain open. As I use a queue anyways, it will simply delay your order a bit. I can say that if you order from any of my listings before midnight the 30th of May, I should be able to get it mailed out to you before I leave. As for when I am leaving and when I am getting back. I don't exactly know I am guessing about a week. Its kinda timey wimey in that regards. I will be taking my tablet with me and checking in every so often. Please do not feel in a rush or any pressure to order. I will be back.

To those that may have just purchased an item while I am gone. If this delay due to my vacation is a problem for you for any reason. I will be more than happy to give a full refund. Otherwise your order will remain in the queue, and you will receive your purchase faster than if waited until I return.
Vacation time notice!!!! -- End Message --

Welcome to Altguild. If you are a Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Clockpunk, fantasy, or whatever. This is the place to have a good look around. I like to work with leather travelers notebooks, brass, copper, electronics, computers and much much more.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

Returns are not accepted.
We do our best to make sure you are fully informed about the product, and we are happy to answer questions prior to purchase. All items are pre-tested and cleaned prior to leaving our work shop. Our policy is firm, so decide carefully please. Please refer to Shipping Damage further below for additional information.


We do not refund shipping charges. All shipping charges are the buyer’s responsibility.

All items that are approximately $150 or more must be insured to protect both the buyer and seller in the event of shipping damage. If your item is under $150 and you would like insurance then please contact me prior to purchase for additional cost. I'm doing my best to keep shipping at its lowest.

All of my items are highly unique and may not be replaceable. Do to this uniqueness we may not be able to help in the event of damage. We try to be fair and will judge this on an individual basis. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. So if a part breaks during shipping and I can replace the broken part. Then the shipping for that new part will be paid by the customer.

Please keep in mind that we are available and approachable to discuss any problem. It’s my goal to keep you, the customer, happy.
PayPal, and Credit card payments accepted.

Customers from Nunavut please contact me before purchase.

Credit card payments can be done through PayPal, but a PayPal account is not necessary to make a purchase. Take a look at this great link
on payments for more info.


If you need to cancel your order for any reason, please contact me as soon as possible via the Conversation option. With the exception of notebook covers. Cancellations are accepted on orders prior to shipping only. As for notebook covers. Cancellations are no longer accepted after 24 hours.

Due to Etsy rules. We are unable to offer an item as an add on item for another purchase. Me make this clear in any of our listings that are intended as an add on, and if you purchase this item without also purchasing the item that it is intended to go with, then we are obligated by the rules to ship you the item and will do so.

When purchasing multiple items, we try to combine all items in one package in order to keep the shipping cost as low as we can for you. The cost of shipping will be the largest cost of any one item. All other shipping charges will be refunded to you minus any additional costs incurred by extra weight and size. This tends to be very minimal for most orders if any.

We can only ship two leather covers together in a single package.

*** Customers from Nunavut Canada. Please contact me first before purchase. ***

Because of the odd shapes and designs of our items, we may need a few days to ensure packaging is done correctly to protect your purchase.

I reuse all shipping materials in order to lower my impact on the environment and to keep the cost of shipping down.

Tracking is required on all purchase $150 or greater. Please make sure you are available to accept delivery.

I am happy to refund over payment for shipping back to your Etsy account.
Feel free to contact me before purchasing if you want a clearer shipping quote for your item.

Combined shipping can be done if the items can be safely shipped in the same carton. Again I am happy to refund any over payment directly to your Etsy account when shipping. Cost may be higher due to weight increase with combined shipping.

Please be aware that shipping time from Canada to international destinations via SURFACE is no longer used as the time it takes is not acceptable. As an example. My shortest time to the UK has been 3 weeks and my longest time for the same type of package has been 8 weeks. International air is 14 business days. Your patience is needed and greatly appreciated.

Shipping cost from Canada are very high and present a constant challenge in trying to be competitive and fare in the online market. I do my best to keep your cost low.
Additional policies and FAQs

It’s unfortunate but scams involving “bad feedback extortion attempts” are happening more and more to my fellow Etsy Makers. As a result any communication from the buyer suggesting that they will leave bad feed back if we do not refund a portion of their purchase will be considered extortion and will be immediately reported, and there account added to the D.N.D.B (Do Not Do Business with) data base. This also goes for any other unknown or new types of scams, or abuses that come up.

Almost all my items are created from purposely selected upcycled/recycled materials. As a result there can be imperfections, scratches, dents that I have deemed part of the objects overall appeal. Wiring, switches, bulbs, sockets are new for safety reasons.

More information

Last updated on Mar 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Further Details of importance for text and stamps.

•TIP: avoid placing your stamps or text near the spine of the book as the bending of the leather will cause the marks to fade and or distort.

•In regards to the stamp and text. If you wish anything different then please contact me via conversation, and I will be happy to review it.

•If you wish the stamp in another place, maybe slightly higher or or lower, then please let me know in your note.

•As the text is stamped individually by hand, I am unable to guarantee perfect alignment.
I'm a human being, not a machine. :) (Please refer to images for more info on text limitation.)

Leather details part #1

•The leather we use is taken from the industry where the hide would otherwise go to waste.

We use Full Grain vegetable tanned leather. This is a high quality leather with life and sole.

Full Grain Leather comes from the surface layer of the hide which has ALL of the natural grain, therefore, FULL grain. The natural surface of full grain leather burnishes and beautifies with use.

Being Full Grain leather your notebook cover may or may not have a few small natural wrinkles and imperfections (even more so with this Old Soul) that lend a tremendous amount of character. We do not deal in second grade leather that is also (confusingly named) known as Top Grain Leather.

Leather details part #2

With experience we treat and condition your leather for that luxurious leather feel and all edges are smoothly burnished. You will not get a peace of cardboard. Instead you get a newly created work of art that will change with you over time.

We normally aim to provide an even, natural colouring to your notebook cover. This is not the case with this item. Due to the full grain nature of our leather, plus the style and theme of this cover, it will have shades and discoloration that is either naturally and or purposely designed in to bring out that Old Soul feel.

When it comes to the dyes and conditioners used to treat your leather. Its my belief that if something touches your skin then it better be made with natural and friendly ingredients

How long before I ship

For most covers that are made to order, its about 8-10 business days before I ship. If its a ready made item then about 3 business days.