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  1. 2017 Leather Items

  2. Anyone else do this?

    Got tired of constantly sharpening the blades that comes with it. Also the factory blades are thicker and hard to pull through thick leather unless recently sharpened. I started using regular box razor blades and they seem to work much better. They are thinner and glide through thick leather like butter plus you just replace it with a fresh blade when needed. Been doing this for awhile and never had them slip out or anything.....Surely I'm not the only one doing this?
  3. Toad Skin Leather? I can't vouch for their wholesale side of things but probably worth sending them an email about the wholesale price of toad hides.
  4. Toad Skin Leather? Just about every color out there of toad at average cost Cheap but only one color
  5. Beginner

    The videos below should help you get started. There is also a ton of information floating around this forum. Tools More Tools Types of Leather Hand Stitching Hardware
  6. Hello all. Where can I find......

    You'll probably do better just searching for "Pig Leather" Some stuff below...hope that helps Search his store for Wild Boar Hides - Suede Couple types of Suede as well - Red, Tan and Brown leather hide&ref=sr_gallery_11 Furries seems to have some actual hides for sale
  7. shark and beaver Also you can pick up smaller pieces of shark on Ebay Beaver Tails - Also found all over Ebay
  8. Can anyone help me source these SS buckles?

    They are called English Girth Buckles. Only place I can find that exact one is at the link below. Good luck getting them ordered Stainless steel lost wax with roller No. 19151 1"
  9. New Pricking Irons

    Very nice Can I order more teeth if I beat them all to hell overtime?
  10. 4" Seamless Roller Buckle Not sure what quality you are looking for but this will get you going without a huge minimum order.
  11. 2016 Leather Items

  12. My Creations

    Just a few pictures of things I have made this year.
  13. Trademark

    Probably not the answer you wanted but this link answers all those questions. Short answer: As long as you have a very unique company name then it can take a few hours plus the filing fee *$275 to $300* to submit the form. Make sure your name isn't taken then fill out the form to trademark it. Pretty easy stuff Wait around two to six months to find out whether it was accepted or not. ** People will still use your name, ideas and logos....It generally isn't profitable to go after them either. Unless there is a lot of money involved it will be a net loss to police people using your ideas even after you trademark.
  14. Older, Dried, Prefinished Leather

    First off, do everything in light coats and take your time. People are prone to apply too much at one time or not wait long enough between coats. Dark Leather - I use warm water and wipe the leather down a few times to clean it then leave it at room temperature to dry out. Once the leather has some moisture in it then I use several light coats of Neatsfoot oil until the piece feels supple to the touch again. Do one side at a time so gravity works in your favor. I generally wait about 15 minutes between each coat of oil to let it soak into the leather. Lighter colors or natural leather - I use warm water and wipe the leather down with a soft rag to clean it then let it dry out naturally at room temperature. DO NOT use Neatsfoot oil on lighter leather to rejuvenate it since this will darken the leather. Use a good saddle soap or surface conditioner instead. What I do is lightly wipe the surface down again with a wet rag to get the surface moist. I let the water soak in for a few minutes then apply light coats of saddle soap or conditioner to the leather. Wet then wait then oil then wait...rinse and repeat until you're happy with the results. One side at a time.....