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. 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.
  2. I tend to use the dye straight out of the bottle. paint is thinned when used.
  3. 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.

  4. Happy New Years to all. May next year be your best ever
  5. 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.
  6. Ray's 3 ton Ratchet press is back on the market. Shipping to WI, prohibited the sale.
  7. Ray, I wil buy the press. Can you estimate shipping to WI?
  8. Ray, I will buy the lace thread lot. It has been a while since I bought from you so do not remember how I paid. can you email me at Thank Ray.
  9. Hey Johanna, You bit off a chunk with this change girl friend. I work in the insurance industry, we have 50,000 employees and a whole raft of people to keep our system running. Your work here is coming along, I see revisions and corrections every time I log on. You will get there, we as your patrons just need to have a little patience until things clear up. By this time next year this will just be a bad dream. So take a break, be a mom and drink good whiskey. Everything will work out in the end.
  10. thunter9 is correct about the Thomas Regestry however i think that they have an on line site as well. I have the Waterhouse samples. They have some really nice colors but not sure if they would have all the different colors you are interested in. Be prepaired to wait on the waterhouse samples i think it took about 2 months for me to get all of the samples they sent. However it was worth the wait.
  11. hey John, welcome to the site. Lots of great info here by some great leathersmiths.
  12. I am interested in that magazine as well if you have others.
  13. My fav is 1994 Buick century wagon, it is 2.2 engine with 373000 miles and still putting out 26-28 mpg. 2 head gaskets and rebuilt the tranny at 250, 000.
  14. I was watching a Tandy video one night. I do not remember which one but George Hurst was doing the work on one of their kits or patterns. He said that you can use our patterns to make items for sale or use, and we encourage this, just do not claim it as your own. that is not an exact quote but pretty close to what he said.
  15. Matt, I received a thread sample kit from Tippman It comes in a plastic envelope with the different threads available. Give then a call and see if they still have it. It is pretty handy until you get used to the different threads. I also use it when doing repairs to match up the thread thickness..