ChicagoScreech

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  1. With the exception of the metal gromets, that looks like it came straight out of the past and would be in a museum! Reminds me of cave paintings back home. Very nice work, great style in my opinion.
  2. Very cool! One question, how do you go about sewing zipper in to a curve? Ive been looking for a video or something for awhile and no luck.
  3. That would be hilarious to see!! Was he riding a Segway too??
  4. Very cool, really like that color!
  5. Good looking wallet!!
  6. Those look great!!!! A tutorial would be awesome!!!!
  7. How about a some of these and and grind to a point?
  8. Oh, what the hell..(slaps hand to head) .LMAO That's exactly what they are... Talk about a brain fart, I even saw Grey ghost graphics site when searching and dismissed it because I thought it was a graphic design site.. Thanks bikermutt
  9. I picked up an assortment of leather tools and these were in with them. Wood handle (not sure what type) but has flat side similiar to Japanese awls, Metal looks and feels like possibly surgical type steel, round and very sharp needle like tip. Only marks are Grey Ghost 1,2 and 3. Anyone have any idea about age or uses for them?
  10. That looks great. Hard to tell from pic if that's white or more of a cream color. What did you use for coloring?
  11. From what I've seen, it seems like things like that are used for burnishing without using friction/force to generate heat (especially with thin soft leather). Also when using like a wax based substance on edges it liquefies and lets it penetrate easily. Could also probably use it as a "hot" bone folder for heat molding leather.. But I'm a newbie, so not 100% on uses
  12. So I recently came into a box of craft-aids (around 150+) and I'm looking for suggestions on how best to organize them. I don't want to sort them by what they are designed for, as belts, wallets, bags etc... because more than likely if I use them they will be used on anything i feel like putting them on. Some ideas Ive had are: 1. Numerically but photo copy them all and make a flip book to look at. 2. By size, area able to cover 3. By style as in animals, landscapes, flowers, symbols, letters and numbers etc... Comments? suggestions? What works for you when sorting patterns?
  13. Thanks for the shoedo.com option, ill have a look there. Really enjoy watching Lisa's videos and she has a lot of great stuff in her notions store, but unfortunately every time I look for lasts there, they are always out of stock!!! I'm just about to the point of trying to carve my own!!! So as a hint, everyone start buying stock with bandaid companies!!!! LOL
  14. Measuring for a last is easy, trying to find someone who will sell you a last is the hard part!!
  15. Wanna hear something funny? I made the hour drive from Chicago for that exact same estate sale in Indiana to buy those tools so I could start learning Leather working!! I was just behind you going in, I was number 12 in line and was behind you as she was putting "sold" tags on everything, have to admit I was kinda bummed out! LOL I'm glad they went to someone who is actually going to use them, not just re-sell them like most estate sale buyers do. Was there a lot of doubles or worn tools? There was more than what you have pictured.