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About Pip

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  • Birthday 07/20/1974

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    Liverpool, england

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    still amateur, carving, and small sheaths, masks, pouches and cases.
  • Interested in learning about
    everything! but mostly how to improve!

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  1. A centoring ruler, whats one of them sounds good!
  2. I am carving a fantasy serpent breaking the water after a fish, i want the mouth half open and the bottom jaw just breaking the water! But i cannot get the water to look right! Any tips? I will post picks, but they are messy as i am trying a whole mess of techniques!
  3. One of those annoying none specific customers, the leave it to you! But may not like it, i am just mocking up a design first! That will do nicely i think ! Thanks! , i have started with some pictoral Carving panels i will post pics tomorrow!
  4. Hey all, Having an issue as all the titles appear vertically in the forum, with no spaces, major problem for me because i am dyslexic, what can i do!? Pip
  5. Welcome to lw new guy
  6. Thanks Tom
  7. Thanks Kate, fantastic tutorial, with great photos
  8. Thanks so much great advice, I have never been fully happy with my designs, this explains well where I am going wrong. Pip
  9. Hi all Recently been at a show, a gent stood watching me carve a collar from start to finish, took nearly an hour, asked lots of questions, and at the end asked for three commissions for his sons, belts, two are easy one i am really stuggling with.... He wants a fantasy belt with dragons etc on. My initial thoughts where scenes from lotr or hobbit but i have discovered i cannot draw dragons, that small, belt is 40mm wide belt with 5 mm border. Ideally i want one breathing fire as each scene is to be framed with simple designs to reduce the cost of the belt and keep it in budget. I have done usual searches, but either to fiddly detail or not enough, just wondering if you fellow leatherworkers could help! Here is something similar to what i need! Thank you Pip
  10. Well hello, everyone, it has been a wee while since i have been on. This is because i have had a few issues and moved house etc! This is not an advertisement But i felt i needed to correct a previous statement that i have made. Ihad previously had a really bad experience of using Tandy in the uk and been outspoken about it online as one does, BUT wednesday this week i travelled up to Tandy in Manchester initially to buy a few bits and met Alex and the staff there! My views have changed, they were helpful, polite, and knowledgable! I got to play with the tools before buying. I got some great deals and watched some of the wednesday circle working on projects in store, with a fantastic tutor giving advice on carving and lacing, i learned a lot. They made a real effort to help, but not pester, it was a very positive experience! I am really pleased with the experience and will definately go back soon! I speak how i find, and these guys have rekindled my faith in Tandy. Pip
  11. Thanks for the pattern. Pip
  12. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Thanks so much!!
  14. Nice work, it is enjoyable!!