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  1. Fileteuse vs Campbell Bf110 vs other

    It maybe doesn’t help much but Decocuir also do a version and they have a sale on at present. Anything I have bought from them has always been good quality and they have excellent customer service. Although the site is in French it is easy enough to navigate and I have never had trouble oredering from them (thanks Google translate!) https://www.decocuir.com/alimentation-manche-fer-fileter-cuir-marquage-c102x2752029
  2. First time using edge paint from Giardini

    For those in the UK the Identity Store have started doing their own brand of this type of edge coating. I have used on a few items such as watch straps and found it really good. It also comes in smaller 125ml bottles.
  3. Dying Edges

    When you mentioned this I remembered that is where I saw the molotow markers being used http://andersenleather.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/burnish.html i believe he also uses larger ones elsewhere for dying larger areas of leather. He does some quality work.
  4. Dying Edges

    I recently read of someone using Molotow markers to apply due to their edges. These are markers that can be filled with your own dye and have different size tips that can be used. I have been looking at getting some tomtrial myself https://shop.molotow.com/en/marker-refills/molotow-leermarker-411em.html?___from_store=de
  5. When you don't know how to sharpen 101

    Anyone ever tried one of these for skiving knives? http://www.hewitonline.com/Arrotino_English_Paring_Knife_Sharpening_Guide_p/tl-073-pn.htm
  6. Dopp/toiletry Bag

    If you register with Craftsy you can download a free tutorial on making a toiletry (dopp) kit at the following https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/1-hour-dopp-kit-tutorial/281375
  7. I have just purchased a couple of reels from Deco Cuir and I must say I find it great to sew with. It's the price I find prohibitive but the ones you quote are almost half what you would pay elsewhere. What thickness were you sewing with if you find it breaking easily?
  8. Barry King Edgers.

    Have you checked out Goods Japan? They do rounded edge bevelslers that come with their open sharpening tool and they recommend what size beveller to use with what thickness leather. Any tool I have bought form them have all been good quality.
  9. Cutting costs the UK way

    Now Tom Baker was good, but Jon Pertwee beats him every time!
  10. Makers mark stamp

    This company does plastic and brass and is based in the UK https://www.artisans.co.uk/
  11. Searching For Minimalist Wallet Pattern

    Tom, here is a simple, design I have started to carry to the pub. I can carry my travel card and bank card and some folding cash. It is slim and not noticeable (to pickpockets). If I do lose it I know exactly what I have lost, not a whole wallet full of cards to cancel. its only three bits of leather and, as Bikermutt says, cut a few bits and play about with it. I have made several different designs and have shown one example alongside a plain one.
  12. Love the look of this. There are many posts here about tooled leather and while I can appreciate the craft involved, it is well made items like this that make me think 'I would like to be able to do that '. One question; you say you used 6/7oz leather. What do you do for your piping at the seams? Is it the same leather or has it been skived down?
  13. Ostrich skin question

    I think I will try a little glue on them. How do you cut yours? I read elsewhere that they cut them at a 45 degree angle to get a mixture of plate sizes. Is that similar to what you do?