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  1. Found that stamp your looking for... Midas stamp
  2. Looks like Tandy goat skin or Tundra sheepskin or Lamb
  3. Barry Kings make a stamp very similar in Geometrics: Celtic Square, Im sure if you email him he can tell who originally made it. It could be his grandfather Don King's stamp.
  4. You can spend money on the top of the line swivel knives, but what really matters is making sure the blade is sharp. I've had craftool from the starter set and it sucked. I upgraded to a Barry King knife and it was night an day. So much smoother and well worth it. Now I've switch to Leather Wranglers and I'm very pleased. My next new knife is going to be a Clay Miller that I hope to get this weekend when i visit his shop. Use what is comfortable to you. Size of the barrel and blade. My LW has a 3/8 barrel but I have very large hands and a lot of cutting I get cramped. Hopefully Clay will have a 1/2 inch in stock and I can try that. I would recommend Barry King to upgrade first! Good luck
  5. I would try... They used to be owned by Chris Andre of Google him to see his stuff, it's amazing. It's now owned by Aaron Heizer from Killeen, Tx. The site lacks a little flash but I know him personally and he's a great guy and ships fast. Oh yeah if you need custom stamps made... He shares a shop with Clay Miller with Clay Miller tools. Check him out too... I use his mail and stamps.
  6. Does anyone know if the lizard, ostrich, alligator remnants on sale on the online outlet store real or fake. They do also have a "genuine caiman flank" for sale, I just didn't know since the other remnants don't say genuine. Thanks
  7. Not sure I'll be much help, but in the book The Art of Hand Swing Leather, Al put a stitch groove on the bottom round and used that as a guide to stick the awl through. It doesn't say of a trick to keep it strait but just make sure you line it up. You could pre punch the holes on the bottom round and line it up and just sew it that way. If you don't have that book you should defiantly get it. There is a pdf version that can be purchased online on Tandy's leather craft library site. Good luck.
  8. This might be a long shot.... but I have seen some with white residue type stuff on their leather and all they did was heat it up with a hair dryer or heat gun and it just "melted" back into the leather. It turned out it was dried up oils in the leather and it come to the surface of the leather and it kinda look like sweat or salt water residue. Good luck.
  9. Oil and water don't mix. If you use neats foot oil or extra virgin olive oil to coat the leather before you use oil dye it could help even the dye. It will also show you the "hidden" spots on the leather that may not be visible until you apply a dye or stain to it.
  10. You are correct. Some leathers need a boost of oil. If you do oil before you use oil dye, use 100% neatsfoot oil or extra virgin olive oil. The oil can be used to see light spots in the leather that may cause your oil dye not go on evenly. If that's the case you can just oil it again and let it dry to where its even again. Be careful not to put too much oil it will take forever to dry or change the color completely. Most of the leather craft books say to use a light coat of oil.
  11. Thank you all for your input. Dirt, JLS, Zulu. I think I'll buy sides. I appreciate the input and thank you Zulu for the breakdown.
  12. I'm trying to figure out how much a piece of leather cost that I cut from a side. This is what I need help with... I purchases a 12"x24" inch piece of leather for $37 I cut a 7"x9" square . How much is that 7x9 pice cost. I figure 12"x24" is 288 sq inches take $37 divide bye 288 = .$13 per inch. Is that a correct way to figure that? And if so what is the price of the 7x9 square? I may be looking to much into it and it's a simple answer but all these calculators online and stuff is confusing. Thank you for any help you can offer!
  13. I pretty sure that Kris Tanner uses mineral spirits mixed with his antique paste and he also mixes colors too. Clear lac works real good but I have to let it sit a day or two before i put paste on.
  14. Looks Good!!! Nice Job!
  15. I posted this on the other thread.... hope this helps. You can use the Tandy #2 edge beveler for that weight of leather. I think it's the most common used and that's the reason Tandy only sales that one. Here is a pic from the Al Stohlman leather craft tool book.