cradom

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  1. Edge Finishing

    I may be wrong but, I never burnish edge paint. Dye yes, but not paint. Takes the paint off in my experience.
  2. Hand sewing tip for people with arthritis

    Maybe some way to attach that disk to a finger so you don't have to pick it up every stitch...? Looks like a good thing to have.
  3. Center Line On Edges

    Take it all the way to the edge. Leaving it shy of the edge wont let the leather edges stick together and will show the line.
  4. Center Line On Edges

    Are the two pieces glued? Contact cement helps keep the edges together.
  5. That isn't meant to pivot, as in making a circle. That is an adjustable width creaser, not really a compass.
  6. Recreating a Pattern on Auto Upholstery

    Something you might be interested in. He's currently doing bucket seats. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_8PUaXqvjSq3p1lYouXzQ Ok, just found your other post. Disregard...
  7. Buying my first double shoulders?

    Springfield sells a double with one straight edge for about $50. It's not the best leather in the world but it's great for belts. I'd put it at about a C grade.
  8. Leather Burnisher

    Just try not to start any leather fires LOL. Ought to do the trick.
  9. I just discovered this problem myself. My mahogany almost looks black. Then I found that if you bend and flex the leather, the color comes out, kind of like pull up. I will dilute it next time though with alcohol. Does that need to be denatured or will isopropyl work?
  10. New collar for my dog

    First thing to break is the clip on the leash. Good looking collar.
  11. Just a little curious...

    63 and wishing I was 20 years younger.
  12. I wish I'd used a stud on mine instead of that cheap Tandy snap. Got to change that. That's a good looking, functional holster.
  13. Do these look ok for Etsy

    I think they look terrific. One question: is it supposed to have this? Is that a seam or something? I saw them on the tan one too.
  14. What is this called???

    If it was upholstery, it's called Diamond Tufting or Diamond Pointing. Used a lot in hot rods and such. Don't know if when used in leather if it would be called the same.
  15. Dying Edges

    Dye your edge before burnishing. When you burnish you make it much harder for dye to soak into the leather, therefore it drips down the front (or back) and ruins things. Painting edges is different. You're using a paint which sticks to the leather rather than soaking in.