wlg190861

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About wlg190861

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  • Birthday 07/24/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Wisconsin
  • Interests
    Horses & wanting to get back into leather work. I made a few things 31 years ago

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Still learning
  • Interested in learning about
    Saddle making

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  1. I have never worked with Horween but what I would do is scuff up the area to be bonded with sandpaper an spray both leathers with 3m super 77 spray adhesive. I like the stuff It works
  2. Do you have pic? You can not remove the ink but you may be able to hide the mark.
  3. Picture of the repair needed an what machine are u using ?
  4. I only skive 1" on the end
  5. You don't want to use suede as a wallet linner you will rip your bills trying to get them out of the wallet, you want a smooth liner.
  6. You will never get it to straiten
  7. Good videos to watch on the Mexican round braid.
  8. Veg tan will work but as far as lacing, I don't like it on a stool the lacing will give out long befor the leather will but you can if thats what you like.
  9. Your foam you want the same dia. as the top of the seat.
  10. I use chrome oil tan on mine here at home 2/3oz. You could lace like you stated but on that stool the lacing would not hold up to repeated use. What I would do is use a contrasting color for your 4" strips, Machine or hand sew. if you like fringe, sew 6" fringe around the base of the seat. For the top of the stool cut a circle 15.5"s to allow for the 1/2" seam allowance The dia of this seat is 13.5"s so multiply that by pie 3.14 an you come up with 42.39 this is how long your 4" strips would need to be if lacing, if sewing add 1" for a 1/2" seam allowance.
  11. I would be interested in seeing a picture of the keychain. Do you have a photo you can share ?
  12. Where can I buy Eel shin ? I don't have an answer as I have not used Eel.
  13. I just finished the first one I made, Thank god it was for me because it was to narrow for the legal pad { Live-N-learn }. I used 5/6 oz veg-tan an sewed deer skin to it as the cover, looks nice though. #1 tip make sure you have the right width.
  14. I made a laptop case one time for a friend. I wet formed the case an lined it with soft stable, you can buy it at your local fabric shop. The stuff I use is from, https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=95720&device=c&source=NBSSEMB worked out nice.
  15. pete what I do is use chrome oil tan or real soft chrome tan as some of your chrome tan is stiff. I use 1/2" core rope, ( I think it is the perfect size for a handle ) the trick is to make sure you sew as tight to the core as possible. I have a CB4500 an use my right toe harness foot, when you sew don't sew straight, sew at an angle into the core as this will help pull the stitch closer to the core. I hope this makes sense to you. The same with veg-tan but use 2/3 oz. Dye after you sew, dip in oil for 10 sec, wipe and let dry for a few days. By the way you did a great job on this bag,. Keep up the good work.