TheHernandezWorkshop

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  1. WAXED THREADS, HELP!

    Hello folks , here again with another one of my newbie situations: I love my thread , as we all do and well I'm a beginner so I don't use much right a tiny 25 yard spool would do me well for a good time, but as I began to actually do more work , make more things , I began to realize "hey , this won't do". And this constant buying of thread has been on and on.I like to buy Tandy's nylon waxed thread: https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/waxed-nylon-thread-25-yds-22-9-m And it's only 4 dollars, right so I'm not complaining or anything but I really feel I could do better for the long run , I know not all of you go and buy tiny 25 yard spools but yeah what's something I could do to not spend 16 dollars on 100 yards ? Also , today I bought some "Omega nylon #2 thread" thinking I could rub some beeswax on it and pass it off as waxed nylon thread , I tried it , and it didn't feel as good as Tandy's, maybe because the beeswax was homemade ? Also , the thread isn't made up of 3 little stands like Tandy's, it's only 2. Could I somehow make this work ? It's 275 yards. Thank y'all in advance
  2. Hello folks , here again with another one of my newbie situations: I love my thread , as we all do and well I'm a beginner so I don't use much right a tiny 25 yard spool would do me well for a good time, but as I began to actually do more work , make more things , I began to realize "hey , this won't do". And this constant buying of thread has been on and on.I like to buy Tandy's nylon waxed thread: https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/waxed-nylon-thread-25-yds-22-9-m And it's only 4 dollars, right so I'm not complaining or anything but I really feel I could do better for the long run , I know not all of you go and buy tiny 25 yard spools but yeah what's something I could do to not spend 16 dollars on 100 yards ? Also , today I bought some "Omega nylon #2 thread" thinking I could rub some beeswax on it and pass it off as waxed nylon thread , I tried it , and it didn't feel as good as Tandy's, maybe because the beeswax was homemade ? Also , the thread isn't made up of 3 little stands like Tandy's, it's only 2. Could I somehow make this work ? It's 275 yards. Thank y'all in advance
  3. Hello folks ! Something weird is happening.. a while ago I was making a wallet, as the newbie I am with very little experience using other products than Sheen and dyes, I decided I wanted to use antique finish, medium brown (fiebing's that comes in the little plastic jar) and so I did and after noticing that it wasn't such a good idea I tried rubbing it off with water , and somehow that worked but not quite, it brought off most of the stains but it really took some in , to the point "of no return" with water at least, and so I got frustrated, abandoned the project because it was ruined and left it for a while. A little over week ago I found it again and decided I'd dye it black and I did , it was great , the part I didn't use the paste on took the dye well but that part that did , it's sort of dye proof , water proof , everything proof , I tried dyeing it once , I left it to dry for 36 hours , I tried to buff it to add some super sheene , and the black came off several parts returning some huge spots to their natural color pretty much , and I tried dyeing it around 2 more times , same result every time , later I thought I just needed some deglazing , I read on here I could use rubbing alcohol , I don't really have access to a shop at the moment and probably won't til a week from now so is there anything I can do to replace deglazing? First I tried neatsfoot oil , it took it (from what I saw) , the dye came right off , tried rubbing alcohol 3 times , when it dried the last time , I tried wetting it (I read on here that it can help absorb dye) but still still didn't work , but it made me notice that my item is pretty much waterproof, water stays over it like nothing, does not bother to absorb What can I do ? Thank y'all in advance, good luck to anyone who's got the storm thing coming at them
  4. Can I slick/burnish upholstery leather ?

    So I managed to get my hands on some couch leather/upholstery leather. It's real and stuff , tested it and stuff and yep , it passed. It's beautiful stuff , I'll be putting pictures up later I was wondering if I could make wallets and stuff outta this , I'm not sure about the edges , it's kinda flimsy (moves around a lot when I try to slick it) But my real question is , can I actually burnish this or would it just waste my time ?
  5. How can I get these patterns ?

    Hello there , for a few days now I've been looking at these asian wallets (http://goodsjapan.com/leathercraft-book-mens-long-wallet-made-of-leather-diy-leather-crafting-1636-p.asp) , there's many Japanese books on them and whatnot but I don't read Japanese, I don't wanna deal with any of the shipping stuff and whatnot so do any of y'all know where I could find any books here in the US or just order off a more common site that have similar or patterns of the same style ? Maybe an ebook or in-store Thank y'all in advance! (:
  6. What do y'all think ? (One of my first few uploads)
  7. THIS!

    holy cow ! thank you!
  8. THIS!

    lately ive been looking at these and theyre very nice looking in my opinion. i was wondering if (1) this sort of wallet has a specific style and name ? and (2) around what would be the dimensions? (3) does anyone know where i could find any sort of pattern for this ?" i know i can just go and buy the wallet but that wouldnt be as satisfying as making it (i hope to speak for many of us leatherworkers) thank you
  9. THIS!(image)

    lately ive been looking at these and theyre very nice looking in my opinion. i was wondering if (1) this sort of wallet has a specific style and name ? and (2) around what would be the dimensions? (3) does anyone know where i could find any sort of pattern for this ?" thank you
  10. THIS!(image)

    lately ive been looking at these and theyre very nice looking in my opinion. i was wondering if (1) this sort of wallet has a specific style and name ? and (2) around what would be the dimensions? (3) does anyone know where i could find any sort of pattern for this ?" thank you
  11. THIS!(image)

    lately ive been looking at these and theyre very nice looking in my opinion. i was wondering if (1) this sort of wallet has a specific style and name ? and (2) around what would be the dimensions? (3) does anyone know where i could find any sort of pattern for this ?" thank you
  12. Tips for my tooling?

    First of all I am new to the site , so I don't know if I put my question in the right place or stuff but yeah. ive noticed my tooling/stamping doesn't always reach the desired results , and I've been wondering why. 1- do I not use a heavy enough tool for stamping? (Mallet etc) I use a 16 oz rubber mallet , should I use something better? 2- do I not use the correct products? I stamp then I apply antique finish and then sheen , is there anything I'm not doing ? And 3- am I just not using the right tools ? Wont list out my tool's names because I dont have them at the moment but the image should give a hint of what tools I've used , By the way this is the type of result i want https://www.google.com/search?q=sheridan+style+carving&safe=strict&client=ms-android-metropcs-us&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjp_LX8qpzQAhXC1IMKHbTFCqIQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=511&dpr=2#imgrc=CpEyvywNCC4dDM%3A By the way the basket weave is completely wrong I know