cardinal leather

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    Northwest, WI
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    leather, knives, wood

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    all types of leather work and leather restoration
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  1. IMG_6034.JPG

    thanks, bonecross, didn't know anyone noticed with all the great work here.
  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.

  3. Custom Knife and Sheath

    Rossr, nice job on the knife, a good stout blade with handle small enough for large and small hands. sheath matches up great as well.
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  6. IMG_6029.JPG

    Saw and axe sheath for one of the guys in our fathers day trips to the boundary waters canoe area.
  7. F,O. Baird for sale

    Pete, Is your copy from 1956 or the 1970 copy?
  8. Rest In Peace Dear Friend- RaySouth

    Ray and I traded stories, parts and bought equipment over the past few years. Rest in piece Ray, our hearts and prayers are with you and yours.
  9. Bike Seat Foam

    Try this site. I bought the sample bag, there are a number of different types. I plan on using some of it when I replace the seat covers on my old jeep next summer, so I cannot tell you how it works out. The pricing is a little high but the product appears to be top notch. They are in North Carolina not Canada. I do not know if they have a shop up in Canada or not but an email would find out.
  10. Found a Fiebring's dye called show brown in my dye lot collection. Don't know if they still make it but the test piece in the photo is really nice brown with no red tinge to it. the center circle is the show brown cut with denatured. the upper circle is the dark brown showing the red tinge to it. Not sure if this qualifies for your walnut but i really like the color. best of luck, Jim Parent not sure what went wrong but this photo is way to big.
  11. Dyeing

    I tend to use the dye straight out of the bottle. paint is thinned when used.
  12. Do you have a sewing machine? Could really use some advice on getting the right one. I saw you were on line so I thought I'd ask


    1. cardinal leather

      cardinal leather

      I have a number of machines, however I have little experience with them. Better to talk to wiz or ewe about sewing machines. Sorry that I cannot be of more help.

    2. NickH


      Just bought the Cobra class 26 medium to light duty machine. Surprised it will see two pieces of 8-9 oz leather no problem with 277 thread. Dream come true still need a heavier machine for the 346 thread. 

    3. cardinal leather

      cardinal leather

      sounds like a great buy. that machine should do 90% of what you work on.

  13. new years

    Happy New Years to all. May next year be your best ever
  14. Upgrading my leather supplier

    I use the W/C belt latigo for my leashes and collars, works well, seems to be less oil stuffed into it. Like JLS says so far the product is quite good. I am not a large account at a couple of hides at a time so always ask if they can make the delivery in a couple of weeks. So far So good.

    Ray's 3 ton Ratchet press is back on the market. Shipping to WI, prohibited the sale.