jonasbo

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  1. There is no perfect size. It's all a matter of personal preference. Here is an excellent comparison of spi and thread thickness. https://www.reddit.com/r/Leathercraft/comments/4vzgk4/visual_representation_of_thread_sizes_and/ Why do you want blanchard pricking irons? Compared to other brands they are expensive and poorly finished. Wuta pricking gets good reviews and cost only a fraction of blanchard: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wuta-3-38mm-Pricking-Irons-Leather-Stitching-Lacing-Hole-Punch-Chisel-/152231727460? Amy roke is at the very top with a finish that blanchard can only dream of: https://www.atelieramyroke.com/pricking-iron a hybrid between a pricking iron and stitching chisel: http://www.crimsonhides.com/craft-tools.html I'm not saying that blanchards are bad irons but I would never buy them.
  2. I would recommend these cheap pricking irons. http://www.ebay.com/itm/381844508945?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&var=650844991809&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT $15 is well below $200 so even if you dont like them you haven't lost much. here they cost a bit more but also have 3mm and 2,7 mm http://www.ebay.com/itm/182290339219?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&var=484831121068&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I wrote about them here: http://andersenleather.blogspot.com/2016/08/dont-waste-your-money-on-expensive.html
  3. Of course it will not unravel 2 seconds after it has been cut. The question is how it will hold up to continious use. I still haven't seen anybody document this. It should be pretty straight forward.
  4. Regarding some of the issues you had installing the lock here are some information that shows how set rivets: http://andersenleather.blogspot.com/2016/08/setting-rivet.html
  5. Yes I also find it difficult to snap the lock with an empty bag. I dont think it makes a difference to have more than an single gusset. As you say it depends on how rigid the front of the bag is.
  6. An excellent tip that many tutorials for some reason dont mention. This is not the first time you have mentioned how fast you wife is at sewing. I would love to see a video of her sewing a belt or anything else for that matter. Also is the size of the holes vs the size of the thread what you would normally use?
  7. The fact that you think innovation only concerns the physical properties of the product proves that you have no idea what you are talking about.
  8. Thank you for taking the time to make a video. I just made my second watch strap and know that is not as easy as it looks. Your finish and attention to detail is really good!
  9. I have made a couple of sharpening jigs for round knifes before. This is version 3 and so far it works out great. It is not pretty as it was build with very limited tools. For a bit more information go here: http://andersenleather.blogspot.com/2016/08/round-knife-sharpening-jig-version-3.html
  10. It is not possible to get complete penetration when you dye leather yourself.
  11. Take a look at this site: http://www.aacrack.co.uk/maine
  12. I dont see dip dyeing as a good way of dyeing big pieces of leather..At least not for me. Putting a 50x25" piece of leather into a container big enough to hold the leather as well as 5-10 liters of dye is not something I want to try. Would you seriously dip dye that big of a piece?
  13. People always recommend dip dyeing or spraying when dyeing big pieces. I have never seen a picture of anybody actually doing this with a large piece. I dye pieces that are 50x25" using this method: Dyeing big pieces with good results. I would love seeing somebody trying to dip dye that big a piece. Also I would not want to dye the flesh side of the leather as it would soak up so much dye! I dont think it is possible to get a perfect even color on a big piece of leather as the leather does not take in the dye evenly. I dont think this matters as it adds character to the leather and shows that its actually natural product. If you want a almost totally even color then you need to buy it pre dyed.
  14. Thanks and your welcome