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    Athens,Georgia & Lake Lure, North Carolina

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  1. Landis Splitter For Sale

    What part of Tenn are you ?
  2. Hello and Goodbye

    I rarely ever post an opinion but this conversation is giving me a an outlet and my wife is getting tired of me tell her about it. For many years I have come here for valued advice from skilled, experienced and very accomplished members of the leather community. There is no way I could have paid for all the education I have gotten on this site from the quality teachers that have volunteered their time. My work and my business has increased many fold as a result of what I have learned here. My concern is that I am seeing less and less from the good teachers over the last few months. Many are here and pop up from time to time but the frequency of their input seem to have declined. My guess is that they are getting tired of all the drama and well meant but half correct opinions. More and more advice topics are starting out like " I have never had a sewing machine but if I did ......." Or I have never bought leather from those guys but this is my opinion of what they sell......" Or " I have never had a tool like that but this is how I would use it......." I have always come here for facts, experience and education. I appreciate the time the experts dedicate to sharing with new people in the business. This is not common for most industries. Everything changes and this site may turn into a chit chat place for people who have nothing else to do but I will miss the sage old advice from the people who have helped me out over the last 5-6 years.
  3. Stamped Leather Expansion

    I attach the shelf paper before I case it. I am not sure it would stick as well if the leather was wet.
  4. Stamped Leather Expansion

    I use self stick shelf paper. It is easy to cut to the size of the project and easy to remove.
  5. Improve image

    I bought some boxes from they were good to work with. I had to buy 100 but they were around $0.50 each. I took them to a local print shop and had my logo put on top for another $1.00 each. They only had boxes to fit my wallets and small things but they are sturdy enough to mail. Just put a label on the bottom and wrap it once with shipping tape. I have a couple of retailers that sell my work. The boxes sure did get more attention in the retail space. I am looking for boxes large enough for portfolios and other items.
  6. I would like to get a pattern for a CCW Vest .
  7. How You Can Help

    I thought at one time there was an option to buy a membership or subscription to the site? That would make it a business deduction!!
  8. I don't plan to do much retail. I don't have the personality it for after 32 years in public service. I just need more work space ( just me and the leather). Plan to sell with website and continue word of mouth.
  9. Shop Press for clicking - what is big enough??

    Thanks, I found it, it was a real good price. But it was too far away.
  10. Looking to buy a shop press to convert to a clicker. Most of the conversions I have seen on here are 20 ton. I am using 2-10oz leather and cramped for space. Is the 6 ton table top to small? Which is best 6,12 or 20 ton?
  11. I am tying to do some binding with my 227. Can you give me specifics of the binder you bought, any modifications you had to make, How heavy of leather can you use? Are you happy with it? 

  12. Where did you get that stitching pony? 

    1. alpha2


      It's the better of the two Tandy ones. With some mods done for ease of use.

    2. alpha2


      It's the better of the two Tandy ones. With some mods done for ease of use.