SchmokerIndustries

Leather Work, Antiques, Sunglasses and Accessories

Portland, Oregon

Announcement    Custom Leather goods, Machine parts, Fetish Leather, Restored Antiques, Sunglasses and other original creations.
Gas Lamps and custom creations of lighting (both electric and gas), glasses, and leather work also available.

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2021

Custom Leather goods, Machine parts, Fetish Leather, Restored Antiques, Sunglasses and other original creations.
Gas Lamps and custom creations of lighting (both electric and gas), glasses, and leather work also available.

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About SchmokerIndustries

Sales 84
On Etsy since 2015

Vintage items, Leather and specialty parts

My Name is Devon Schmoker I am based out of Portland, Oregon and I am the owner of Schmoker Industries.
I restore and deal in vintage items and I make leather goods and other specialty items.

I first started making sunglasses out of necessity. I have very light sensitive eyes but otherwise excellent vision, so I had a very hard time finding sufficiently dark sunglasses that did not distort everything. I discovered that my style preferences leaned towards antique frames. I have always loved antiques, the quality craftsmanship and design has always had a special place in my heart. I could never destroy an antique to make a project.
I take damaged and common antiques and try to give them new life while trying to respect the original designers, craftsmen and engineers that created any antique I am working on. I try to build using era correct hardware whenever possible and improve the items subtly, the biggest advancement I may use is new nylon thread, heat shrink tubing and my signature gold welding lens.
I will also occasionally come across antiques in very good condition. At that point I may clean them up a bit (when appropriate or necessary) and if they do not go into my private collection I will put them up for sale.

The use of gold welding lens.
I found after a very extensive search for the best lens to use for my light sensitivity that low shade number (#3-6) gold welding lens worked the best. It does not turn everything super green, there is a light green tint but green lights are still green. The added benefit is that the welding lens provides UVA, UVB, and Infer Red (IR) protection. It is rare to find sunglasses that provide IR protection.

I also accept commissioned custom projects. Please contact me for details.

I also make fine leather goods and restore or repurpose vintage items.
More recently I have been making sewing machine parts for the Chinese Leather Shoe Patcher machine.

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