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  1. I also think it is a matter of making the best use of the leather. On this briefcase which cost 4500 euro I really don’t get why they did it.
  2. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    I'm not sure I understand your question completely. Most of the bends are made by cutting a single slit around halfway through the leather. These slits only works when you bend the leather outwards (bending so that the grain side of the leather comes closer together) Only two bends was made using a groover. This was where the bend had to be inwards (bending so that the flesh side of the leather comes closer together) Also I did not wet the leather at all.
  3. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    I used a 3,2 mm italian double bend. It is not a bridle but a normal veg tan completely undyed. It is not at all waxy but very water absorbent.
  4. Folding Bridle leather for gusset

    If the gusset you try to make is the same as this one I don't think that you need to wet it at all.
  5. Vergez blanchard pricking iron

    There is no perfect size. It's all a matter of personal preference. Here is an excellent comparison of spi and thread thickness. 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: Amy roke is at the very top with a finish that blanchard can only dream of: a hybrid between a pricking iron and stitching chisel: I'm not saying that blanchards are bad irons but I would never buy them.
  6. pricking iron under $200?

    I would recommend these cheap pricking irons. $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 I wrote about them here:
  7. Hand stitching type? (not saddle for sure)

    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.
  8. Regarding some of the issues you had installing the lock here are some information that shows how set rivets:
  9. 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.
  10. Hand sewing how to hold your hands

    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?
  11. Instagram Marketing

    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.
  12. I made a video about making a watch strap

    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!
  13. Round knife shapening jig

    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:
  14. It is not possible to get complete penetration when you dye leather yourself.