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About maxdaddy

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  • Birthday 12/06/1965

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    Tampa, FL. USA!
  • Interests
    Music. Guitar. Technology. Leather.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Mugs. Guitar straps.
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  1. Rope Can cover

    Love the painted feathers!
  2. What to do with 8-9 oz Belly's

    I bought several of them at Tandy's Black Friday sale when they were $10 and made a bunch of whisky tumblers with them. They made great Christmas gifts.
  3. Creaser for sale

    Hi folks, I have a JD Randal & Co creaser for sale. It is very clean and works great. $650 It can be picked up in the Plant City, Florida area or the buyer can pay for shipping.
  4. Hi folks, I have a 6" American splitter for sale. It's in great working condition. $750 It can be picked up in the Plant City, Florida area or the buyer can pay for shipping.
  5. Landis Model 25 for sale

    Hi folks, I have a Landis Model 25 for sale. It's been repainted at some time in it's life, but it's a very clean machine overall. $750. It can be picked up in the Plant City, Florida area or the buyer can pay for shipping.
  6. I like that.... could we see a few more pictures of it without the contents?
  7. Shabang! Leatherworks is what I decided to call my leather 'business'. I considered many alternate names that tied in some other areas of interest; guitars or computers. I'm a computer engineer in my day job and shabang had just enough geek potential to win the day. What's a shabang? Well, if you're writing a script (small program) on a unix computer system, the first line will contain the 'shabang'. It is a couple of characters (#!) that essentially tells the operating system how to interpret the script... which shell to run it in. The logo incorporates both the # and the !.... S#abang! My handle, maxdaddy, is simply because I have a son named Max, and well, I'm his daddy. :-)
  8. Sorry, but no, I eBayed them.
  9. What purpose do the tabs serve?
  10. Dan, That's a wide variety of projects, and they're all nice! Please tell us more about the epoxy plates and how you made them.
  11. Rustic drinkin' horn

    I like that! What did you seal the inside of the horn with?
  12. Fischer Workshops Designer Tire Bag

    Chris, That's a very creative idea and the execution really shows off your techniques. Beautiful! The length of time that you spent on the planning sure paid off. Thanks for sharing the back-story on the inspiration and the other details.
  13. If you still want this, I think I have that pattern in the shop stored in a bin.
  14. Artistic Dying Method

    I vote for texturizing and antiquing. You may be able to use the horn itself to texturize the leather and you may find that this makes for a more consistent look than by graveling it. I can't tell for sure if the surface is aggressive enough to use to impress the texture but you could test it out on scrap. I sometimes do this when attaching antler to a mug (as a handle) if I want the leather mug texture to be similar to the antler. Just wet the leather and after a few minutes of dry time, randomly roll the horn over the leather applying strong pressure and maintaining the 'grain' of the texture in a common direction. Look around and you'll find lots of things that you can use to texturize/age a piece of leather. The picture has some of the texturizers that I use.... Tree bark. Rock. Microphone windscreen. Meat tenderizer mallet. And my favorite texturize trick is the box of weird 'nuts' (one of them is circled) that I got from a guy, years ago, in North Carolina. I don't know what kind of tree they come from, but they lay a nice random/weathered texture down. I look like a kid rolling out play-doh snakes when I use the nuts on a piece... back and forth moving over the piece to get full coverage. Antiquing will still be needed to get the color and tints to match and to bring out the texture. I would antique the horn with the same dye as the leather, but would test out the technique on a similar piece. Good luck and be sure to show us the finished product.
  15. Hello from Tampa, FL, USA!

    @CaptQuirk, I've lived in, or within 10 minutes of, Tampa my whole life (51 years) so I can't imagine not being able to pick up a legit Cuban sandwich and a deviled crab on the way home for dinner. Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't tried buffing the wax down to a smooth finish yet, but the process leaves a fairly thick amount on the surface so I don't know if something soft would be productive. Might need something like denim. I'll try it later tonight after dinner. "Hmmmm, what should I have for dinner tonight? I KNOW! Yellow and black with a deviled crab and cuban toast."