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    North West Territories, Canada
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    Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Shooting, Woodworking, Leather craft

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    molded pouches, wallets, lacing, rifle slings
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  1. I use Ecoweld from Tandy, a latex contact cement, no squeeze out on that. Follow Dwight's instructions, let it dry completely. On smaller projects I use the two sided tape, works great and no waiting for things to dry.
  2. Veg Tan Knife Roll

    Very nice, bet your fingers are sore after all that stitching! The only comment I would make is you should burnish the edges on the strap and keepers, great project though!
  3. Pictures Please? How do you store your hardware?

    Bikermutt, you have the true leatherworker spirit! When you need one, you buy ten because you may make more, but usually don't. Seems we all have that problem. The organizer you are looking at is great. I keep mine in small Tetley tea cans, they are great and my wife keeps me in tins, lol. I use some painters tape on the outside so I can write what the contents are. Can't beat free!
  4. Nice job on that, your stitching is very straight!
  5. I agree the blade will not fall out so you don't need a retainer. Nice job on the sheath!
  6. 3D Print 3D Stamps!

    No reason why they wouldn't work, if they start to wear, just print new ones! I don't think you could get real crisp fine details like metal stamps could?
  7. Rivets - what is the secret?

    I'm assuming you are using rapid rivets, you probably have too heavy leather and the center section isn't mushrooming as it should. In that case I would recommend copper rivets instead.
  8. Yes you could, but your going to have to glue and stitch it on. Might have some trouble with edges depending on how you finished the original.
  9. Plans for a leather splitter?

    There are a few plans on YouTube, but having tried a few they don't work very well. A machinist may be able to make something better from those ideas.
  10. Am I the only one?

    Your for sure not alone! I keep all my mistakes hanging on the wall by my bench so I can remember not to do that. My first belt with a name on it was upside down!! Now I always remember keep the buckle end on the left, lol. Anyone who tells you they don't make mistakes is a liar!
  11. Back Quiver Carving

    Wow that is great, wish I could draw like that!
  12. Retiring

    Glad to hear you are joining the "Saturday every day" crowd, you will enjoy it. Thanks so much for your wisdom, encouragement and willingness to help other leather workers on this forum, and your great videos! Hope your still going to be here when we need some help! I had a fellow ask me for help with his Mexican round braid today and knew exactly where to send him! Thanks again and happy retirement!
  13. Binder clip fix

    I found anything hard like wood leaves marks on cased leather, then you have to fight to hold everything together to get it clamped right. I used to do it that way till I figured out a better way.
  14. Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    That machine is for skiving, I think you need a splitter, I think we need a little more info on exactly what you are doing.