mlapaglia

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About mlapaglia

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  • Birthday 04/11/1955

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    Centennial CO 80015
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    Geocaching, Holsters, Sheaths and molding leather

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    Holsters, Sheaths and belts
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    everything, Im still new, again

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  1. Very nice.. I love the idea of the Para cord for the braid.
  2. Have you tried a different bobbin? If the bobbin is wound too tight or inconsistently it could cause the problem you are having. Mine did that once and when I changed the bobbin it worked again. Also make sure the thread is coming off the bobbin the right direction. If its in backwards it will screw things up. It should come off the roll counter-clockwise. Let me know if that doesn't fix it. Michael
  3. Why metal instead of a hardwood? Any special reason? Michael
  4. That's how I do them. I also use an oblong 1/4 punch for the lace hole down the center.
  5. We are sorry. We try not to seduce people in to the world of processed dead animal skins but it's difficult to keep some people away. Please ask your wife to forgive us and hopefully things will get better Until then all you can do is accept that you have been assimilated and go with the flow.
  6. Never argue with a fool. It brings you down to their level and they will beat you with experience.
  7. I understand you are trying to get away from veg tanned but what about Harness Leather? The grain will have a higher durability and be more water resistant than saddle leather. The only downside would be that it is not "rugged" looking. Just a thought. Michael
  8. The red one can be purchased at Wal-mart or any store that has a sewing section. It's a standard seam ripper.
  9. 90% or greater rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol will remove resolene. You might need to redye the leather after removing the Resolene. Make sure you cut it 50/50 with water and let the first coat really dry, over night, before the second coat. I use a damp sponge or cloth. works fine.
  10. Let your leather dry out a little more. It looks like it was too wet when you did the stamping. What do you have under the leather when you stamp it? It might be that there is too much flex when its hit. You have a good start and will do just fine with practice.
  11. Try thinning and spraying something like clear lac instead of the Resolene. This should not react to the 3M 77 since Clear Lac is "hot".
  12. Start with a quality piece of leather that has a smooth back. A little LIGHT sanding and a glass slicker and it will look really good. The other option is to use contact cement to hold 2 pieces together. I know you didnt want to use cement but a good contact cement along with doing a good job on the edges and you will not see a line along the edge. The contact cement will hold well and forever if you apply it correctly. YMMV
  13. Cut it 50/50 with water. I use a disposable foam brush to apply it. As long as you cut it you will not get bubbles. I put on 2 coats and it works fine.
  14. Being a renter the only option I see that remains viable is the trailer. I'm not sure how advantageous having your entire shop at a show but it is an option. Thats my 2cents.