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About terrymac

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  • Birthday 03/21/1946

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  1. Just be aware Tan Kote will lift some of the color of the Fiebings Antique Pase. It can be used to dilute the paste. As a normal practice, I don't use it unless there is a dirty looking spot on the untooled area of the leather and it will clean it up Keith Valley, mentioned earlier, does use it as a matter of practce. Just play with it and see what you like. Glad it helped, Terry
  2. , First thing to do is to get yourself from Clearlac (old original Neatlac). You can get it thru Springfield Leather and second thing is throw away the Neatsfoot and get yourself some "Bee's Natural Saddle Oil' or some extra virgin olive oil. I personally like the saddle oil, but others prefer the other. You are not too far off in your steps You just don't need so many redundant steps After you dyed the background and applied oil, let it dry , Use some wool shearing to apply a light coat of Clearlac, working it in to the leather, Don't goop it on. Depending on the amount of resist desired, you may wish to apply a second coat and let dry. Tandy sells some synthetic wool pads that work quite well, and you can cut them in half. Again using the wool pads, apply your Fiebings Antique paste, and now you can goop it on. You do not have to wait to start removing the excess, just continue using the wool pads to wipe off, changing wool pads as they fill up with paste. Using wool pads is the only way of getting the excess out of tooling marks and cuts. This is where a lot people mess up the piece and end up looking like mud puddles I will then apply a final coat of Clearlac for a finish. Just remember Saddle Lac and Clearlac are totally different products. If you want to see some finished products using this system, look at Hidepounder's work. There is a really good video by Keith Valley which also demonstrates this process. I wish I had a dollar for every saddle that has been finished like this, I could go fishing all summer Hope this helps, Terry
  3. Right up the road from Lubbock, is Panhandle Leather loccated in Amarillo. They handle Herman Oak along with some imported stuff. Give Jim Blaine Kinney a call, good people. Hope thishelps, Terry
  4. Check with Rocky Mountain Supply. They have some really nice French calf and goat that is veg tan, and light weights Terry
  5. If you use Grade A Hermn Oak, you are not going to find any better. The leathers shown on the website you mentioned, are not to be tooled on. It is like comparing oranges and apples. The answer to your question depends on what you are trying to accomplish. There are many companies that handle those kinds of leather. Do a search in the "Suppliers section", and you get an idea of what is available. Decide what you are trying to do, and then go from there. Interms of the swivel knife, none better thn the SK 3. Terry
  6. There are no federal capital gain taxes on your pnrimary residence. Don't know about state or if part of property was used for different purposes. Terry
  7. 16 oz, good all-around weight for tooling. Heavier for basket weaving or simply use more force
  8. One other piece of advice is get you some wool, either synthetic or real, to remove the excess antique. You can't get it all off with a rag, I learned the hard way. If you get all the excess off, you shouldn't have that darker appearance. Terry
  9. Yes, I meant Fiebibgs, hate auto correct. I don't think the first picture was dyed, just the antique effect. Second picture probably. I have always dyed before antique, and if I remember, that is the sequence outlined in the book. Hope this helps, Terry
  10. I will bet it is "Sheridan Brown" and it is put out by Findings.TerryT
  11. Chicago Medical has them on Ebay, different sizes. I bought the 8 oz for less than $10.00 Terry
  12. Clearlac
  13. A refillable felt pen sold by Lisa Sorrel. She is a sponsor on this site. Terry
  14. Put shipping tape on flesh side. Terrt
  15. It ain't Neat Lac, guaranteed. Springfield Leather, along with others, sell Clearlac which is Neatlac Terry