Bigfoote

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About Bigfoote

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

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    molded pouches, wallets, lacing.
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  1. Nice job Chief! What are you using for a finish on your leather, it looks great!
  2. Dobro Strap with Native American Bead Work

    Nice job Chief, looks awesome!
  3. Couple of recent instrument straps

    Wow nice work as always Chief!
  4. stitching chisel set

    Yup half hour or so and you turn some pretty mediocre chisels into awesome ones! I can pull my six tooth out of 2 layers of 4 oz with one finger holding the leather down! I used to use a block of wood and the old wiggle move.
  5. stitching chisel set

    I polished mine up with a fabric wheel on a dremel and some green polishing compound. Takes a little time, but they go in and out with no problem. Always use a little beeswax on them, that helps as well.
  6. which is it?

    Hey what did we win for guessing right, just kidding thanks for showing the comparison.
  7. European Style Pricking Irons

    I have been using https://leathercrafttools.com haven't bought a lot but the stitching chisels were awesome! 3 weeks delivery.
  8. European Style Pricking Irons

    China free shipping has taken up to three months for me, I was pleasantly surprised that Japan shipping only took three weeks.
  9. which is it?

    Tiger thread on the left. I mostly use tiger thread, also use some of the Chinese stuff which doesn't have enough wax, it tends to slip off the needle easily. It's also a tiny bit smaller than the Tiger thread.
  10. European Style Pricking Irons

    I bought the European style from Goods Japan, almost lasted two wallets before breaking. I didn't like the stitch either. I purchased some diamond hole LC Diamond Hole Punch PRO from leathercraftools.com, very happy with them, strong and they pull out easily. I think the 6 tooth was around $11, and they came in two weeks. Hope this helps, Garry.
  11. Ya I'm going to try something similar but turn the cards 90 degrees because my customer has a ton of cards. Who uses that many cards anyway??? Well he is paying so he is right. I saw that pattern at Makesupply, was interesting. What kind and weight leather did you make yours from? I'm going to try the pigskin again, seems to hold up well and is very thin. You did a nice job there!
  12. I'm looking for a pattern for a long wallet that will hold around 20 credit cards and a wad of cash. If anyone has a suggestion they have tried I would appreciate it. I tried building one with a center leaf to hold the cards but it got way too bulky if you put two or three cards in each slot. Thanks for your help, Garry.
  13. Jerimiah Watt quick change edging tool

    Hey guys, just received a new set of blades from Mr and Mrs Watt. Very kind of them. I haven't given them a real major test, but can tell you I was able to edge a couple belts without sharpening. That's is about 4 times better than the first set I had. They tell me they are still in development so things should get better. All I can say is they stand behind their product and so far the new blades are an improvement over the original set I had. Garry.
  14. newbee here let me have it!!

    That Tandy stuff is great to practice with, but when you get serious buy a little Herman Oak or Wicket and Craig. Some places sell small square pieces just to try and see what you are missing.
  15. newbee here let me have it!!

    Nice job, looks great! What kind of leather are you using there! What weight?To get good tooling you need good leather, seems to me you are using some maybe 4 oz leather? Try some 6 or 8 oz, makes a big difference. Nice job on the swivel knife cuts.