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  1. Finished my sheath and posted it in the Critique section John
  2. Also ask Hide House for their catalog, has their hole line of leathers in it.
  3. Ok, will do. Putting the belt loop on tonight and sewing lining. I do a little at a time after work so it will be a few days before complete.
  4. You are spot on with the advice you gave me, I ran the stitching wheel without the groove and I can see the marks just fine. If this sheath comes out ok I will post a picture of it. Thanks again, John
  5. Thanks for the advice, you did a nice job on your sheath, your edges are sure smooth. Do you think a lacing chisel would work better than the stitching wheel? I was thinking about purchasing one. Take care,John
  6. I'm making a knife sheath with ostrich leg and 2/3 cow lining. What is the best way to groove and mark my spacing for stitching? I grooved a test piece and ran a stitching wheel to mark spacing but could not see the marks. Also will the groove look unattractive? Is there a better way I should be doing this? Thanks, John
  7. I live in Illinois, so not to far, they shipped priority mail so its one set price. Seems like SL problem is inconsistently. John
  8. I just received my order which was from there special order section (shark) and some hard ware. total was $65.00 shipping included ($6.05). The shark was a vary nice piece and shipping was a reasonable price. arrived in three days. I can't complain John
  9. Following up on this thread, I emailed Barry and he recommended the medium awl and #1 blade for the type of use I described to him. I purchased them and used it on a few projects. The awl fits my hand well, I push downward using my hand and palm. Lots of control and comfort in my hand. The blade is sharp and goes threw leather smoothly.
  10. Well I don't stitch traditionally, sometimes pushing the awl through four or maybe even five pieces of leather making sheaths. Thanks, John
  11. Hi, I'm going to buy a BK awl handle, is there a preference as to which one to purchase? large, Medium, or small. Its hard to tell without holding one. Thanks, John
  12. I bought snaps from Tandy and was unhappy with the snap action and the overall quality. I recently bought some that are called Fasnap that are stainless steel. I haven't used any yet but you sure can tell that they are better quality. John
  13. Just a thought, I noticed that the spring in the button socket are listed as Normal action, Easy action, and Hard action. Would you know which one you are using? John S.
  14. Main Thread has a free thread color and size chart. I have one and it comes in real handy. John S.
  15. You can try a little super glue in gel form. put a small dab on a tooth pick and insert it in the cut and close it. Try not to get any on the outside. John S.