chapelstone

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    Athens,Georgia & Lake Lure, North Carolina

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  1. I recently got a bottle of Weaver Oil Stain to play with. It is intended to be mixed with neatsfoot or saddle oil. I really like the color and the texture it produces. My question is can it be sealed enough to protect clothes from the oil residue? Does anyone have any experience? I have used tan kote so far and it seems to work but I don't want to sell something and ruin someone's clothes.
  2. It looks like my shop is too small and my business has changed. Since I only have room for one sewing machine and I am making lighter weight items now days I am going to sell my nearly new Cobra 3. Bought it 2015 used only a few hours. I planned on making holsters and sheaths but my business is mostly belts, wallets and other small items. I will be looking for a something along the lines of a CB227, CB341 or equivalent. Pick up in Lake Lure, NC. Asheville area. $1900 or trade for a lighter weight machine. I will include a few spools of 277 thread, needles, feet and flatbed work platform. That is $400 off the price of a new machine with the work platform.
  3. I agree, this place has made a big difference in me being able to enjoy what I do as a hobby and make a little money as well.
  4. I was looking for a better grade of glue. I ordered a can of Barge All Purpose Cement and Barge Thinner. It did not come with instructions for how much thinner to use. Is there a guide to go by??
  5. I get single and double horse fronts from Maverick. They come in thicknesses just like the veg tan. I have found I can go with a lighter weight in horse hide than I can veg tan. It holds up well.
  6. If there is another thread for this please point me there. I am having a very hard time getting my dye colors to come out right. I dilute 50/50 with DA. I have dipped, brushed, swabbed and almost every other method I have found on here. The color almost always come out darker than I want or it is uneven. I know some of the evenness depends on the grain of the leather but this is not case here. My question, I have never had nor seen an air brush work. I am willing to get one, but how much space do I need to set it up. Does the work space have to be confined in any way? Is there a lot of drift, can you use them in a house setting or any where near your other projects?
  7. Thanks for your help.
  8. I just got it and need to read instructions. The wheel is marked 15 to 30 degrees in 5 degree increments.
  9. Thanks, I am new to sharpening. Would you suggest I set angle jig to 20 and then follow their instructions? I have been trying to use a diamond stone 1200 grit but I am not getting the angle consistent..
  10. At what angle should a round knife be sharpened? Just got a Ken Onion Work Sharp and hope the round knife bevel is one of the preset angles on this sharpener.
  11. I got this one from Sam's Club. It is sturdy, has a light attached and plenty of room for tools. I got the lab of granite from cabinet shop pretty cheap. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/seville-classics-lighted-hardwood-top-workbench/prod3460484.ip
  12. Does anyone know if Hides to Art in Asheville, NC is still in business. They had some pretty good tools, worked with youth groups and hosted some classes. I can't find out anything about them now.
  13. What is the weight?
  14. Can you post a picture of the wool felt washers on the bolt. Can it be rigged up on something to fit a drimmel?
  15. Left Toe Presser Foot for Cobra Class 3 or 4. I would like to trade for a right toe presser foot or sell. Brand new never used.