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  1. Hi Anyone has the Crimson pricking iron? What do you think about it? I was thinking to buy the blanchard ones but the Crimson looks nice. Maybe a little big holes? http://www.crimsonhides.com/craft-tools.html Thanks
  2. How to do lap point

    Thanks! I know it, and I do it, but I can't to hold the leather so the stitching line is not really good.
  3. How to do lap point

    Thanks Alpha2! I know it, but I want to do it by hand.
  4. How to do lap point

    Hi I wont to do bags with lap points (similars to the photo), I'm trying to do them but it's very difficult to stitch them because I don't know how to hold the leather when I've done the first "stitching line". I've been looking for some video for a long time but I've haven't found what I'm looking for. Anyone knows how can I do this? Thank you very much.
  5. Vergez blanchard pricking iron

    Isn't it very difficult to work with the wheel above of all to get it straight? thanks
  6. Vergez blanchard pricking iron

    Thank you very much!!! The Crimson chisels look nice, but I think maybe they make too wide holes...and I've just found few opinions of it. The Amy Roke looks nice too, but I have to wait 2 month for the production and the shipping to Spain (too much time for me) The Wuta are really cheaper and look nice, but just a few opinions again... I've been having a look at the Osborne too, but it makes too wide holes. I'm not sure about the Blanchard ones, but I think that they are the ones that make smaller holes. Thanks
  7. Vergez blanchard pricking iron

    Thanks Mattsbagger!!! Someone else please?
  8. Hi I'm thinking to buy a #7 or #8 vergez blanchard pricking iron to make handbags and belts with vachetta leather (cowhide). I would like to know the "perfect" size of thread for the blanchard (au chinois?, tiger?) I would like to know too if the stitch will be better than the stitch of the picture (chisel 2mm + thread 0,6mm) Thanks (and sorry for my bad english)
  9. Hi, I´ve been reading this forum for several weeks, I really like it and have learned lots of things. I would like to make you a question, if you can help me (sorry for mi english, I´m from Spain). I´m making vachetta leather (veg tan cowhide) handbags for men and women, spirit tanned and natural leather, and I would like to do the most natural possible finish. Would it be enough to use neatsfoot + beeswax? I know it´s not a finish, but the thing is that I want to know if it discolours/fades. I´ve also tried tan kote and i don´t like it at all because it always leaves stripes. I wouldn´t like to use resolene and others if it´s possible, because after using them you cant apply oils, etc. You can see an example of one of the bags in the photo attached. Thank you very much