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  1. No problem I've been called a lot worse If you dye your own leather its worth having a look in the box on the counter they have a few small bottles of fiebings leather dye that have signs of leakage for £2.50 I think. I've bought a few now and they have been full bottles so worth a look
  2. Thanks, The Kip is about 1.2-1.5mm the goat I used for the pockets is .9mm. I called into Le Prevo again yesterday for mainly for a few buckles, D rings and a couple of small bottles of dye ended up spending £135 bought some more of the Kip and goat.
  3. I bought some Kip leather last week from Le Prevo in Newcastle so thought I’d do a couple of wallets with it. Both of these have Kip outers with goat inners. First time using Kip and I quite like it I’ve mainly used goat till now and I wanted something a little thicker for the outers of my wallets.
  4. Thanks I quite like that one as well I'm going to repeat that in the next belt I do I like the look of the triangle stitching but I couldn't fit my stamp in it I'll have a try at adapting that to see if I can get it to work.
  5. Thanks, I burnished the slot with the pointed end of my hand burnisher and with a burnishing gum I bought from Goods Japan. The gum is really good best thing I've tried so far for burnishing. Seiwa Tokonole Burnishing Gum
  6. Thanks, I don't currently have a swivel knife but I'll be getting one if I decide to do more stamping, I probably need to watch a bit few more youtube videos before my next attempt.
  7. Thanks, if I do any more stamping I'll definitely be doing a bit of practice first, I almost gave up on this as my third impression was done the wrong way I forgot to rotate the tool, luckilly due to my inexperience I wasnt making a very deep impression so I was able to cover it up. The stamp was bought from etsy basket stamp
  8. Thanks, to be honest I've never used the camo tool before and I had no idea I'd done it backwards
  9. I was off work a couple of weeks ago with man flu so I thought I’d have a go at doing some belts and dying them myself. They seem to have turned out ok but I still need to burnish the edges a bit better to be honest I didn’t have the energy to do them at the time due to the flu J I also thought I'd have a go at taking some better photos as up to now I'v just been using my phone. I bounced my flash upwards and behind me for these and the lighting seems ok, if I get time I'll experiment with backgrounds a bit more exciting than the white I've used here.
  10. I bought a basket stamp about 3 months ago so I thought it was time I gave it a try. I’m not sure stamping is for me but I’m pretty pleased with my first attempt.
  11. England, (Northumberland)
  12. Thanks for the kind comments everyone. The stamp was bought from etsy cost me $23.90 (£19.57) delivered to the UK the Handwritten one was ordered 17th Dec arrived here 3rd Jan the other one took a few days less as that was ordered in November so didn't have to contend with Christmas postage. Brass Stamp
  13. Also do you think it is best to just stamp on the inside of the wallets of on the outside. I know I've gone overboard on the card wallet doing it inside and outside but I'd just received my new stamp and couldn't resist trying it out
  14. Here are a couple I did over the Christmas break. Unfortunately photos aren’t great as they were just taken with my phone. I’d be interested to hear which of these stamps people prefer. I’ve been using a g clamp with these which has worked ok but I’ve now an arbor press so hopefully that will give me more consistent results. Both are 3cm width. Personally I think I like one that is handwritten as I think it adds a more personal touch.
  15. I’ve had another go at doing a wallet this time it’s for a Christmas present so I tried to take a bit more care with this one and not make my usual mistakes. I still need to work on my edges as there is a little bit of a glue line visible but it’s one of my better edges so far. This was done with goat skin and it was dyed with mahogany and walnut. I avoided my usual bright yellow and red pockets this time as I didn’t think they were suitable for my friend who I’m giving this to. I received my first makers mark the other day so I kind of went overboard with it by putting in inside and outside the wallet I’ll probably just stick to the one the next time. My friend like me is a proud Northumbrian so I thought he wouldn’t mind having it referenced a couple of times. Any advice as usual appreciated.