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  1. I know I'm new to this. I ship most things ordered within 7 days. Next day if it's a ready made item.
  2. I'm just about out of my quart of Barge and I notice only now that apparently you are opposed to thin it. Here's my questions. Is weldwood as good? I know it's much cheaper. Do you think Weldwood? If so with what? Ta all. Matt
  3. I use chisels. It gives ME an even look. My ask stitching is not good. Good chisels don't make to big a hole IF you match thread to stitch. IMHO.
  4. I do them \. IF You look at the top of this section there are 2 tutorials on doing angled basket weave. But with most stamping I think it's what you like and what
  5. Basically the way I understand it is. European style is marking and hand stitching with an awl. Japanese is to pre punch with a chisel and then hand stitch. Ian Atkinson also has some good hand stitching videos. Leodis Leather. He uses chisels. I have the Craftool Pro 3mm and 4mm. Work very nice. Gives a 8spi and 10spi roughly.
  6. We're you using the black Craftool or the Pro set?
  7. 4mm roughly 8 dpi. 5mm roughly 6spi.3mm roughly 10 dpi.
  8. I'm pretty sure. Recovering is your only option.
  9. YouTube can be your friend on a lot of stuff with leather. There is some not worth watching but quite a few guys on this site have made videos and tutorials on how to do stuff. Have fun.
  10. I just saw Nigel Armitage was sent some and seems to like at the first go. He will probably do a video on them soon. He has a bunch of review videos on pricing irons and stitching chisels.
  11. They are pretty easy for a basic one. Look on YouTube there are quite a few videos on how to make one. A 6 foot 1X4 in oak and a 6 inch piece of 2×4 . A few screws,bolt with wing nut or clamp and some leather to wrap the end so you dont mar up your projects. I used a piece of cedar fence
  12. I've never bought the euro bend. But I did notice most of the have man made holes. Must be part of the tanning process.
  13. I remember him posting a few months ago about a burglary.
  14. Looks good. What did you use for leather?
  15. It's really more of anew accent panel than reinforcement panel IMO. If you cover the trigger guard it will be harder to get good boning to hold the gun won't it?
  16. Looks good. Interesting combo. But it works. Would have not thought of that.
  17. They are t nuts with 6/32 screws. You can get them at Home Depot or the such. As for the pull the dot snaps check out I would not use any kind magnets in my opinion. Pull the dot snaps are 1 way snaps and use a setter for them alone. They are they size of line 24 snaps.
  18. I got some weldwood and it seems to work good. Not as strong smelling as the Barge.
  19. Check out the sharpening tutorials on this site and some on YouTube also. Be a good start.
  20. The reason I quit use in Edge Kote is it can scratch off. YMMV. You can get hole punches and wood chisels at Harbor Freight to do belt slots also.
  21. Looks good for a first go. I started out using Edge Kote but changed to dying my edges. Practice your stitching and edging on the small wallets that Jeff has on his site with his holsters. They use minimum amount of leather and help nail down the techniques. He also is a font of information and advise. Keep on keeping on. Ta. Matt.
  22. You can get the angled stitch with a stitching chisel it's all in how you do it. Unless you want to awl stitch. I don't know anything about pricking irons I use chisels. Idk if this helps or not. You might want to check out the Sewing Leather section. There are a few tutorials on here as well for hand stitching.
  23. Ive done black on brown on a few. I have issues with some bleed through on the brown.
  24. I use an old smooth plastic pen. Pretty much anything smooth that fits will work.
  25. My new love is show Brown so that's my vote.