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About Ferg

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  • Birthday 01/21/1934

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    Southwestern Ohio
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    Anything I can do with my hands and mind

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    Couldn't find my old TOPIC to file my idiosyncrasies. Has God ever placed a more beautiful animal than a Jet Black ARABIAN horse on this earth? I know, they are all stunning. This one makes a tear come to my old eyes. Ferg
  2. Help with singer machine

    Are you using a "Leather Needle" for the leather? Ferg
  3. Zippers in bulk

    Next question: Do you not care how much you make, monetarily, while making these zippers? Or, is this just something you want to try? I am guilty of trying all kinds of way out manufacturing ideas. Zippers require exceptional accuracy. Probably why they are made on rather sophisticated machinery. I too have most of the hand tools, using them for repairs, not manufacture. BTW: You can buy certain parts easily. I have never even thought of buying "teeth" separately. If I need teeth for a repair, I take them from a piece of zipper I have cut from another. Ferg
  4. Zippers in bulk

    I am curious. Do you mean that you wish to buy each part of a complete zipper and manufacture your own zippers? If this is true, Check the web for a few of the many videos on how they are made and what machinery is involved. Ferg
  5. Show your Shop

    JANE, Congratulations on your new digs. I have "stuff" in a shed that was to house only my glass business to begin with. Now it includes some of my sublimation equipment plus leather equipment. You have seen my "Leather Room". That will give you an idea what the room in the shed looks like. LOL Ferg
  6. Skiving machine tool

    You need a spanner wrench. The shaft has a centering hole in the end. Is that what you are referring to? Ferg
  7. Frames for change purses

    Ohio Bag Ferg
  8. I have very little "spill" over the edges anymore, took awhile. Lol The manner you hold the tool alleviates most of that. I like my paint to be a little on the thick side and try to only make one swipe without going back over what I done previously. This stuff dries very fast so I find it best to correct any little spots on another application of the paint after it dries. I use an old toothbrush to clean the roller after use with cold water running over it. Warm or hot water sets the paint in the grooves. I have tried three different brands of the paint. Giardini is the best in my humble opinion. Ferg
  9. Leather edge treatment, edging paint.

    Of course I have a comment. If you wish to sell a product it is usually a good idea to show photos when it was used properly. Ferg
  10. It was meant as a compliment. "Cute" idea. Ferg
  11. Edge Paint Rollers

    I have never had marks left behind with my brass rollers. Perhaps you aren't putting enough paint on the roller or the paint is too thin. Like everything else worthwhile, it takes a "Little Learning". Ferg
  12. Your carving looks like a stamp. Ferg
  13. Unless you intend to do high numbers I would get the roller first. Appears to me that you rounded your leather edge before applying the paint. Plus you didn't continue completely to the end leaving a portion square. I tried the spatula at first thinking it was okay until I got the tapered roller. I leave all my edges square/flat. I then seal with a clear sealer sanding after every application with nothing rougher than 600 grit sanding cloth. Number of applications of color depends largely on how heavy you apply and how smooth and non-absorbent your choice of leather. BTW: I think the design of the rollers gives the rounded effect to the flat edge without the actual round shaping. Ferg
  14. GENGADO, I am right here!!!!! Your staining isn't bad. Practice different ways of application. If you don't have an airbrush you can use try different materials. Stitching is something that can go "wonkie" after doing it for years. Concentrate on your stitch line which I imagine you have free handed. A makeshift tool to mark that line before stitching will do wonders. I like your idea for the pocket shapes, they just need some refinement. Don't try to be too fancy with the shapes and cuts. Simple is beautiful also. Keep at it you are doing fine. Ferg