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  1. To be honest I'm not sure what I should be more comfortable with when it comes to how each of these will affect suede... Is it safe to infer from what you said that you would go with vinegar?
  2. Wonderful! Thank you all so much for the advice.
  3. Thank you for your recommendations. Can anyone speak to mold removal? My fear is that I'll be able to make it look clean, but the mold spores will still be lurking waiting to rear their ugly heads at the first sign of moisture. gg
  4. Hi everyone - I'm really hoping the wonderful community here can help me out. I'm a Houstonian and my part of town was hit especially hard by hurricane Harvey. My family and I narrowly escaped the floodwaters, but most of my neighborhood was not so fortunate. We had standing water in homes until this past Sunday. I have one friend who lost everything. We gutted his house immediately and are trying to help them out as best we can - one way we are helping involves saving family heirlooms. I have in my possession a suede cowboy hat that I believe belonged to his father. I have called all over Houston trying to get this thing cleaned/restored. Some people clean suede... Some people clean cowboy hats... no one does both. I've learned a lot from all of you on this forum and now I'm hoping to learn a bit more - how can I go about cleaning this hat myself? Best, gg
  5. Have a brand new, unused set of irons for sale. They are unopened in original packaging. I overbought a bit (as I always do) and haven't used these yet. Unfortunately I keep spending every cent I get on this craft so I need to sell them to free up a bit of cash. For the record, I love these irons and am keeping my 2.7, 3.0, and 3.38 sets. Even sold my Amy Roke irons to pay for these. Asking $180 for this set They normally cost $200 delivered for US residents. You get to save the $20 international shipping and don't have to wait on them.
  6. Price drop to $35 on the marking awl.
  7. Creaser is sold. Awl is still available.
  8. This was a graduation gift that must now be sold to cover some of the expenses of this new hobby. =) The original box made every move with me until the last one when I decided I would keep this forever.... A couple of links have been removed and are with the missing box. It currently measured 18cm closed (just over 7 inches) and can go tighter, but replacement links must be purchased to size up. I'm a 6 foot, 180 lbs man and it is loose on me. I just replaced the battery with a brand new Swiss made renata battery. Sells brand new for over $1,000'. Asking $500 delivered to your door. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
  9. The awl is the short model on the left.
  10. Dixon Style Adjustable Creaser I purchased the crease from a UK vendor who sources them from a former Dixon employee. Width of the crease is different depending on the angle you hold it to the leather. Not sure if this was intentional, but I found that versatility useful. I'm selling it in an effort to now save for a Kingsley and an electric creaser. Paid $59 including international shipping on the creaser. Asking $45 including free delivery. Barry King Marking Awl Also selling a lightly used Barry King marking awl as part of the fund raising. Brands new this costs $49 including shipping. Asking $40 with free shipping.
  11. What is the difference between Fileteuse tips?

    Yes, I am just doing this as a hobby so minimizing costs is key =). It will probably be some time before I can afford to pick one up, but I always love learning about new parts of the craft. So thank you again for educating me in this area. It was very helpful!
  12. What is the difference between Fileteuse tips?

    That is so incredibly helpful! I have mostly been making small personal items (ie, passport holders, card carriers, wallets, etc), but also want to try my hand at watch straps and briefcases. I was considering getting just an F1 tip and trying to use that for everything. The S tip scares me because I'm worried my hand wont be steady enough without a guide. Maybe the answer is an F1C? What do you like so much about the FN2 over the regular F tip? And is the 1.5mm spacing from the edge small enough for watch straps? Another question I have is whether or not it is really worth it to get the two handle model or the one handle. Thank you so much for your insights! Eric
  13. I've been trying to read up on Filetuese machines and what each attachment does, but still have a few questions. Rocky Mountain Leather has a great explanation of the different tips in their listing here: What I still don't get is what is the difference between the Wax Spatula, Edge Burner, and Edge Polisher. I mean I understand their different names but I don't see how the shape of one tip provides much advantage over the others, or any advantage over just using the side of an F tip. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? cheers, gg
  14. Beautiful bag! Really well done. Is that a cotton canvas lining? It looks like you pre-sewed it? Can I ask how you attached it?