Jimmy McLaughlin

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  1. OTT Lights

    Thank you for the post. I am thinking of ordering one. I have a pole on my stamping table, how far does the clip open? I rather use the pole that I have rather then use the one that comes with the lamp. Jim
  2. Check out Harbor Fright they have a reasonable priced spray brush set. The compressor works great, I purchased a different air brush. A NEO, works great. Jim
  3. It works, I get an even deep black. I tried it with dark brown first. It seems that you get less rub off. Jim
  4. Great photo howiback, that explains it all. I also spray in my basement. I have a plastic back drop that painters use. I do have a window for ventilation and I wear a respirator . As you can see from Howlbacks photo above, how even the shades are, you just can't do that any other way, except with an airbrush. His hands are clean to, LOL,great job Howlback. Jim
  5. Can anyone tell me why it is suggested to use a first coat of purple or brown when dying a piece of leather black ,instead of just dying two coats of black? Does it make a difference? Jim
  6. It depends on what size nozzle you spray it with. If you mix with 20% water you should be fine. If you apply it with a sponge, dampen the sponge first. Don't get the sponge to wet. Give it one even coat, run the sponge in a straight even line. Let it dry over night, if you need another do it again. Jim
  7. Try Leather Balm Wax, if you are tooling some might get caught in the cuts. You can usually rub it out of the cuts with sheep wool. If that don't work use a hair dryer , not to hot, then rub it out. Buff it to a mellow finish. Jim
  8. I buy all my hardware off OhioTravel Bag.com They have just about everything you will need. If you buy by the 100 it is cheaper. Jim
  9. Mounting dies on a 1 Ton Arbor Press?

    Thank you for the photo. I have seen them. Wouldn't it be easier just hit it with a maul? The arbor press is great for setting a large stamp, is it worth going through all the drilling and the expense of buying dyes? I am not sold on converting it. Thank you for the photo, I have one from Weaver that is similar. Jim
  10. Mounting dies on a 1 Ton Arbor Press?

    I also have a harbor fright arbor press. I mounted it to a piece of 3/4 plywood and used a C clamp to mount it to the work bench. To get enough pressure from the press I put a copper pipe on the handle to get better leverage for a large logo stamp. It works better then setting it with a maul. I just don't know if it is worth all the trouble to use it to set snaps and things of that nature. Jim
  11. Mounting dies on a 1 Ton Arbor Press?

    Can you show a photo of the snap jig and how you have it set up? Jim
  12. European Stitching Chisel From Goodsjapan

    I have purchased the # 5 and I am pleased with them. Thank you Nigel. Jim
  13. Club Stamp

    Bear Claw, How did he copy your logo? Jim
  14. Club Stamp

    I spoke with a few people about getting a stamp made of my metal detecting clubs logo. I sent them a picture of the logo, pictured is above. They both told me the same thing. They would have to send a photo of the patch to their graphic designer and they would have to run it on their program. They would of course charge me. As you all know, people don't want to spend a lot of money on leather work the way it is. At least not my leather work.