bgl500

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  1. I think I know what's going on here. If there is a ripple on the edge it is caused by the needle and thread passing though the stitch hole. Move your stitch line in a mm or 2 and it should go away.
  2. Review of Wuta Chisels (3.38)

    Those from Crazy Cut look very nice. First time I've seen them. Thanks for posting.
  3. Head knife- lady's hand

    Contact Josh Fields of Fields Made Knives and I'm sure he can make what you're looking for. He makes amazing knives and has a pretty fast turn around. Josh Fields Knives
  4. Henley swivel knife

    I've spoken with them within last month so do know they're open.
  5. Help With Ron's Edger

    Just purchased a #2 Montana edger from Ron's to primarily use for wallets. I generally use around 4oz leather and they suggested the #2 to see if I like it and it didn't remove much of anything from a single piece of 4oz. II'm going to exchange it but not sure which to get. My wallets are on thicker side but I don't like too aggressive of a bevel. From those with experience would you recommend the Montana or Round and which size? I understand the Montana is for thin leathers so seems I'd need at least a #3. Was thinking a #2 in the round.
  6. Slicking

    I've experimented with it but don't have a great deal of experience using the method. I'll usually make a mixture of glycerin soap and water, rub and lather it on the leather, and then slick with a piece of glass. I do find it makes my swivel knife glide quite smoothly. Probably an error with something I'm doing but do find the leather darkens significantly after slicking.
  7. Air brush

    I agree with all the above comments but in the long run feel a double action is easier to use.
  8. Thanks yeah I'm familiar with all of the pebble matting tools. I was referencing the large and blocky looking matting.
  9. Hope I'm not highjacking your thread Vo1Lok but does anyone know of the backgrounding tool in the upper right? Have always figured I'd have to make something to get that texture.
  10. Beginner Questions

    Yep, in terms of your leather and swivel knife you've already got the good stuff!
  11. Real sharp work for your first wallet. Cheers.
  12. Good belt leather

    You can buy a Hermann Oak belt blank from Panhandle Leather. http://www.panhandleleather.com/Hermann-Oak_c94.htm
  13. Air brush

    I purchased the Paasche double action from Springfield Leather. Really like it and I would definitely recommend getting a double action.
  14. Wallet design question

    Indeed leather thickness plays a role. Most of my wallet have a 5-6oz exterior and I keep them 1/2 inch longer. It certainly helps to remember you can always trim the excess off but you can't add it back! Cheers.