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  1. Thanks for the response Treybecca! Thats some nice looking work! From what I can tell, the acrylic paints will probably give me the best results out of all the options available but I doubt that it will be very durable. If anyone else has any advise I'd love to hear it. Thanks again, M
  2. Hi All, I am a shoe maker by trade but I'm hoping that the leather working community here can help me out with some much needed advice. I have a customer that has requested a semi gloss WHITE finish on a sandal footbed, sole edge and outsole (customer's choice, not mine! The footbed will be skirting leather from W&C and the outsole will be from Keystone leather. Both will be a natural veg tan color before finishing. The finish should be resistant to moisture, flex, and abrasion as much as possible. Do you guys and gals have any suggestions on what products and process to use for this? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Michael Nash
  3. Hi All, I am planning to purchase a new Pfaff 335 for binding and a Pfaff 574 (double needle post bed). I've had several conversations with Pfaff-industrial during my research and they keep recommending that I get the equivalent Mauser-Spezial machines instead of the Pfaffs. According to them the Pfaff machines are now all made in China and the Mauser-Spezials are basically the same machines at a lower cost just without the Pfaff badges. I am temped to save the money and go with the Mausers but really had my heart set on genuine Pfaffs. If the difference is only the name plate, It might be silly to spend a whole lot more just for the Pfaff name. Does anyone have any experience with the new Pfaff vs Mauser machines? Is there any reason to pay the extra money for the Pfaff name? Any advice or insight would be appreciated.