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About JCW

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  1. That's what I needed, thanks!
  2. I'm hesitant to start a new topic with such a basic beginner question but I can't seem to find the info anywhere. I see all these different snaps for sale but I can't find info on sizing or proper application. Line 24, for example. Is that a size of snap, a specific type, or perhaps both? Specifically, I'll be making some tool pouches (pliers, Leatherman, etc.) and need to choose a proper snap and setter for those applications. If anyone can point me to a resource that explains the wide world of snaps I'd appreciate it
  3. I have a side of 5/6 oz. veg tan, actually labelled as 2.2-2.4mm, that I acquired many years ago. I am just now learning leather working and plan to make 1-1/2" belts as well as gun belts and holsters. Since my leather is a little thin for these projects I was thinking of doubling it up, gluing flesh side to flesh side. I have been reading about folks making belts with a thin veg tan liner to achieve a desired thickness and giving a smooth inner belt. I just wanted to ask if there was any downside to my joining 5/6 oz. to make a thick belt or holster before I started cutting up my side. Thanks!
  4. I've had a very special treasure, contained in a cardboard box, packed away for many years. After discovering this forum a few days ago I brought out this special box and would like to share it with you all. I am 50 years old. One of my aunts was a very creative and artistic person and was involved in leathercraft before I was born. Her interest in leather working had come up in conversation one time many years ago. A few days later a package was delivered to my home. It was all of her leather working tools and supplies. Every bit of it. Unfortunately, I never got to learn from her. I have had this box packed away for a very long time. Fast forward many years and now we have computers, internet, Google, Youtube, and discussion forums for every imaginable interest. It is time for me to unpack this special treasure chest and begin learning. I've done one little practice piece and it's enough for me to know that 1) this is going to be fun and 2) there is a huge learning curve! I would like to start with making belts and work up to gun belts, holsters, and rigs. Here's the pics, enjoy! The magazines are from 1956 and 1957...