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  1. Might try leaving the lid off for 2-3 days.
  2. You can purchase some of those patterns as PDFs here:
  3. I own a 100 watt Chinese laser cutter, and use it successfully for engraving and cutting leather. You might find the smaller 40 watt unit not worth the trouble. Plus the work area on the 40 watt really puts a limit what you can do. I would take 480Volt's advice and see if you can rent a laser cutter (maybe at a "maker-space" if you have one nearby). There is a fairly steep learning curve to the software (I use Adobe Illustrator), and there almost always seems to be some technical issue with the files when marrying my designs to the laser cutter's software. The thing that I've learned in doing this for the past year is that even when leathers are the same weight, they can certainly have a varied response to the laser beam (cowhide, bullhide, buffalo; chromexcel, veg tan; stuffed leather, etc.). Some of these materials take several passes to make the cut.
  4. It looks like a small single-cap rivet, much like the ones you will find at this link:
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You might want to read this article: for information on laser cutting delrin.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. You might consider using an "edge paint" like Fenice. It will provide full, even coverage.
  14. 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.