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    a lot of different things, among them old west and leathercraft

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    everything concerning leathercraft
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  1. Thanks for the info! As of the price I actually don't feel qualified to put in my two cents, but on a gut level I'd say: a grand. In order to avoid the fourth digit you could reduce your hourly wage to 13 bucks.
  2. Undoubtedly the work of a pro! Admirable craftsmanship! Is the basketweave cut by hand?
  3. Very nice! I like the combination of your interests!
  4. John Bianchi himself couldn't have done it any better, I guess!
  5. Wow!! Chapeau!! The description of your fight against the prehistoric monster made me chuckle.
  6. I wish I could carve that well!
  7. Great design, professionally executed, reminds me of some handbags I've seen in Milan recently which cost about a thousend bucks each. You've put many hours and very much attention to detail into the production of your sister's bag, as one - in my experience - only does when it's about a present for a loved one.
  8. Thank you all for your encouraging comments! So I'll keep at it and won't give away my tools as promised after looking at some excellent work posted here on LWnet ... All that stuff was simply too expensive ;). To tell the truth, I'm rather proud of this bag. Next time I'll avoid some minor mistakes I made. For example the zippers. They don't all open from the same side because I didn't take into consideration that two pockets would face each other and the flap pocket would be turned upside down. Or that part of the flap that's lined with black leather which I glued in flush with the natural leather. This method required two stitch lines and does not prevent some gaping when the fla is turned over. Next time I'd fold over the natural leather and sew the fold onto the black lining.
  9. Once more I'm tempted to give away my leather tools...
  10. Yeah, as uncompromising as the german purity law...mallet, stamp and leather, nothing else! I like that holster a lot (the other two no less). And, yes, the color is beautiful!
  11. Thank you, Buttons!
  12. Elegant, unobtrusive design, nicely executed! May I ask what's supposed to be put into the pocket?