LatigoAmigo

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  1. For any of those who may have a question about how to distinguish between chrome tanned and vegetable tanned leathers, here's a video in this collection that explains their differences... well worth watching
  2. I resize photos using a program that comes with Microsoft Office called Picture Manager. Using this program you can reduce a folder filled with photos all at the same time.
  3. I have found that not all snaps and snap setters "sync" with each other, so you might want to try a different supplier for your snaps, or a different brand of snap setter.
  4. I've had pretty good luck with this Tandy Lace Cutter. May not work real great with heavier leathers, but it cuts lace like a breeze.
  5. SWEET!
  6. You might want to read this article: http://hackaday.com/2015/09/22/drawbacks-of-lased-delrin-and-how-to-slip-around-them/ for information on laser cutting delrin.
  7. Several years ago I purchased a side of their rawhide from Maverick Leather Company, so you might give them a shout. They advertise here on the site.
  8. I have some nice yellow latigo that I purchased from Maverick Leather when they were in Petaluma. They are now in Bend, Oregon and have expanded their operation. They always had a good selection of latigo.
  9. In the Adobe Illustrator software program, you can scale up the size of the images in a PDF. If you want, you can send me the PDF and I'll do that for you.
  10. You might consider using an "edge paint" like Fenice. It will provide full, even coverage.
  11. To get that look you can apply Fiebing's Medium Brown Antique Finish Paste with a soft rag (like an old T-shirt), laying down thin layers, going heavier toward the edges.
  12. Check this out at Campbell Randall. Hot Iron Glazing Station, $225; edge creasing tip $42.25 more. http://www.campbell-randall.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=74_110&product_id=14436
  13. One way might be to find a used purse at a flea market or thrift store and take it apart. That would give you a sense of the overall dimensions like length, width and height, not to mention the stitching and hardware.
  14. When I saw my first filetuese manuelle it appeared to be a rather exotic piece of equipment, and because I was led to believe it was not available in this country, it seemed out of reach. But then I found an American equivalent in the "Hot Iron Glazing Station" at Campbell-Randall (over there in Texas), with assorted attachments available, including creasing and glazing tips. I found the price to be more affordable than any other source, and am more than happy with my purchase. Here's the link for anyone that might be interested: http://www.campbell-randall.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=74_110&product_id=14436
  15. Very good question. From reading various posts on this site, some people seem to have trouble posting their photos.