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  1. Pear & Figure

    I'll take them !
  2. Hello, I am planning on going to the Sheridan show this year. I have never been to a leather show yet. I cant wait. I am looking for some help on how to get there. I have noticed that there is no major air port near Sheridan. I was wondering if the experienced Sheridan travelers could tell me where they are flying into. Looks like you have to fly into Billings or Buffalo may be and rent a car and drive to Sheridan? This is new for me, so any advice and help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Phill
  3. Yangtools

    I have bought Kevin Lee's stitching chisels and they are the best I have ever used. Great quality, very sharp and highly polished easy to pull out of the leather. Phill
  4. Who's making quality mauls these days?

    Clay Miller makes some great mauls at good prices.
  5. Wanting to buy a Round/Head Knife

    Terry K knifes are the best. If you can afford them they are well worth money. Buy once and never have to worry about them. Being said yes expensive. I do have a new Osborne 4.25 round/head knife and I cut the handle down to fit my hand. I bought it new off of ebay for around $50. You will have to sharpen it and it will take some time to sharpen. It does stay sharp. I do strop it before and after each use. It is better then the tandy stuff. Phill
  6. tools

    opps my bad I guess I should have had my glasses on.
  7. tools

    what size is the barrel? Thanks, Phill
  8. I'm new to the sewing machine world. I am just wondering where some of you like to purchase your thread, needles and other supplies for your sewing machines? Thanks, Phill
  9. sewing thread and suppiers

    Thanks guys I appreciate your time. All three sites have some great products.
  10. Artisan 1798 AZ

    I am new to sewing machines. I have found this Artisan 1798 AZ. I really know nothing about them, so looking for some help. It says it will sew up to 3/8" leather. It is a walking foot, big m bobbin, lock stitch, rotating hook and thread size 33 to 138. I am looking to sew/stitch up to 3/8" leather and smaller items like vest and other items that I don't want to hand stitch. Some of my questions are is this machine going to work? Does anyone have any experience with this machine. It is a walking foot. I am not familiar with thread sizes. Looking for any imput you guys might have out there. I did a search on this web site but did not come up with anything. Thanks, Phill
  11. Artisan 1798 AZ

    Floyd, Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. I will take your advice and take some leather that I plan on sewing and give it a go. Thanks, Phill
  12. all tools

    I would interested in your gomph and Osborne tools and oblong or slot punches. If you could email or send me a message with what you have for sale and how much you are asking for them. Thanks, Phill
  13. chinks

    GREAT JOB! Love it
  14. Knip knives!

    I think his knives are the best! And a great guy! We worth the money and wait!
  15. Boot repair/boot making equipment for sale

    Could I get pictures and prices emailed. Thanks Phill
  16. Review of Wuta Chisels (3.38)

    Bikermutt07, I too would like to see how you like Wuta's wallet pattern. I bought his makeup bag and intend on giving it a try. Tzleather, I have been trying for some time to do business with Good n Leather. Unfortunately the language barrier has prohibited any future purchases. I would really like to buy from them but just is not working out. My search has led me to Kevin Lee at Crazy cut tools. He is on Facebook and other social media's. https://www.facebook.com/Crazy-Cut-Leather-Tools-1342126289212493/ He is out of China and making some fantastic stitching chisels. Not only are they beautiful but works like a dream. He is making several chisels and knives. I have purchased his signature chisels. I have used a lot of stitching chisel and pricking irons. These are now my favorite. They penetrate the leather with no effort. They are so smooth that they pull out flawlessly. The teeth are mirror polished. I have now purchased 3 sets from him and they all look absolutely great!. It is something for anyone looking for a fabulous stitching chisel to take a look at. Something to look at for those looking at alternative chisels. Just my 2 cents. Thanks, Phill
  17. I will take the Clay Miller and the Barry King swivel knives.
  18. Al Stohlman brand copper rivet setter set

    That is a cool find!! Better send them my way. My other Al Stohlman tools are lonely!!
  19. minwax sells a water base polyurethane that works great as a finish and a resist.
  20. Best Pricking Irons

    Nigel is a great asset to the leather community. Every video he does is great. I am currently using stitching chisels from Good N Leather out of Korea Benedict tools. They are well made. They are straight tooth chisels. They are highly polished and will penetrate 6mm + of leather. I had no issues with them and would love to get more but they are hard to contact. They were on Etsy for a while but not any more. I have used Blanchard, Dixon, Osborne and several no name brands off of Ebay. I would say that the no name brands have their place not worth the money in my opinion. I have recently purchased Wuta. They are a well make tool. Very clean lines and edges. His teeth are a bit tapered and highly polished. I liked the Good N Leather brand (Benedict) since they are straight teeth. I accidently did not use a thick enough piece of leather and bent one of the teeth. Dang it! I would like to purchase more from Good n Leather but they are out of Korea and their website is in Korean. They also offer a diamond stitching chisel. Wuta has been my replacement chisels They are well made and marked with there size in mm and spi. They were in the same price range at the Benedict tools. There was no wait time except shipping. Everyone else for me was too expensive. Amy Ranoke and Chrimson are not cheap. They seem to be a cross between a stitching chisel, and a diamond awl. They seem well made just more then I want to pay. I think Wuta and Benedict tools are middle of the road price range. It allows me to purchase multiple sizes. There is a guy named Kevin Lee out of China. He is making some nice looking stitching chisels. Price is about the same. He will also make them in reverse or add or subtract teeth. Very nice looking. He is on face book and the leather work patterns feed on face book. He is another option. Hope this helps
  21. Crimson hides pricking iron

    I have purchased WUTA stitching chisel. They are professionally made. Well Made. I was currently using Good N Leathers chisels which I like. They are hard to contact. So, I started looking for replacements in the same price range. Asking what the best stitching chisel to use is a very open ended question. Everyone is at different levels of skill and is difficult to say what is the best. You can find chisels that range from $20 a sett to over $300 a set.I have used several brands. One needs to find chisels that suit their needs currently. As we get better, we all like to aquire better tool. One good thing about stitching chisels is you can use them as pricking irons. Pricking irons don't work so well at stitching chisels. Nigel is a great asset to the leather community. He is fine gentleman and a awesome craftsman. What his videos. Read his spread sheets and see what he says. I have learned a lot from him. Every now and then in the videos you learn a tip or two how he does some things. One nice thing about Wuta is they have chisels in stock ready to ship. They also reverse chisels. They ship quickly. Yes..Nigel should be a narrator. Cool voice. Phill
  22. New Usa Based Wholesaler For Ritza 25!

    I just want to say that I have purchased several times from John at Egyptian leather. He has great prices and shipping is included John carries full spools of tiger thread. I know buckle guys carries tiger thread and has some great products. I have been very happy with John at Egyptian leather. We need to keep our stateside tiger thread distributors going. Thanks, Phill
  23. Hermann Oak

    Who did you purchase the HO through?
  24. Tiger thread alternative

    How close is the Amann thread to Tiger thread? Is it bonded polyester? Is it is flat and waxed like tiger? I wish tiger had a couple more colors. Other then that I really like tiger. Thanks, Phill