Basically Bob

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  • Location
    Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Leather Working
    Wilderness Canoe Tripping
    Bass Guitar

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    belts, guitar straps, small cases
  • Interested in learning about
    Carving, modelling, colouring and finishing
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  1. Book Trunk

    Wow! Very cool project!
  2. Flamery Mayer pricking wheel

    Very, very cool! Thanks for sharing!
  3. DIY Filler for Edges?

    Here are a couple of ideas: - make a mask that you could position on the flat leather, covering everything except the seam allowance and then use a spray adhesive for the seam allowance. - increase the width (slightly) of the leather, just enough to relieve some of the pressure on the seam. I would try this with cardboard first and then if it works make a jig to position the flat leather and mask to ensure accuracy and speed up production.
  4. Tan-Kote - RTC comparison?

    i Have been following Don Gonzalez’ method of antiquing using Tan-Kote. Can someone tell me what the primary differences are between Tan-Kote and Bee Natural RTC? I understand that RTC has a more durable finish. Is there anything else?
  5. Finishing English Bridal Belt Edges

    Your concern is well founded and I struggled with this as well. I find that many leather workers have edge finishing techniques look great on the bench but like you, I want an edge that looks great after a lot of real life use. Here’s what I am doing at the moment with bridle leather belts. Bevel, sand lightly & dye. Let sit for 24 hrs. Burnish. I finish with resolene (cut 50/50 with water) - lightly burnishing after each of 3 or 4 coats. I have been wearing a belt finished using this technique, daily, for almost 6 months and the edge still looks good. Not like new, but it is the best wearing edge that I have found.
  6. Go to Sheridan!

    Would love to go there ... hoping for next year!
  7. ... Sheilajeanne, I am from the town of Simcoe, near Lake Erie.
  8. Sounds like a great event! Hope to make it there with a Grandkid or two
  9. Punching belt holes

    It sure is!
  10. Something big from something little

    They look great, RockyAussie & thanks for sharing! I really appreciate your experience, production creativity and willingness to share!
  11. Wow! The bag looks great and you did a wonderful job with the video. You really put a lot of thought into the process and I have a great deal of respect for that. I am sure that your girlfriend is thrilled with her new bag! Thanks for sharing ... looking forward to seeing more of your work!
  12. Heating Edge Creaser

    Some good ideas here!