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    Aurora Co
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    just general leatherwork
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    all facets, never stop learning
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  1. it looks good Mike. I like that is is not over tooled. Its clean looking not gaudy
  2. daughters wallet

    thank you
  3. daughters wallet

    I just finished a wallet for my daughter. I thought I would post it here. I only get to punch leather about 4 hours a week, I got a business, a family, and a ranch, that keep me busy. I have been looking at the work you guys do and its fantastic stuff, I know mine is not as good but I'm still proud of it. The wallet didn't come out as planned. It's thicker and not as flexible as I wanted. And I know there are mistakes on it. But she's getting it anyway.
  4. walking cane

    hi guys, I walk with a cane, with a Crook handle ( kinda 1/2 circle ). I want to cover just the handle in leather. I just don't know how to work the shape of the leather. I am assuming I wet mold the leather, and cut some kind of slots or slices to relieve the lower part of the circle ? Has any one done something similar ? Any suggestions ? Any help ?
  5. Leather Strop

    I have made a couple of strops, on one I use a mouse pad for a backing. I am wondering why the flesh side of leather to strop on ? from what I read in my knife mags we should only use the skin side
  6. Bison hide

    thanks for the reading
  7. preparing veg tan leather

    ok, thanks
  8. I'm working on a wallet for my daughter. I have been experimenting on washing the veg tan leather with Barkeepers friend, letting it dry ( it gets real stiff ) Then I rub on a decent amount of neetsfoot oil , I let it soak in for a few days and then stamp and tool it. So far, I think it stamps and tools easier. And the leather is a lot less stiff. I did notice, that I have to bend the leather to get it "softer " which is the feel I want for her wallet. I'm curious, what do you guys do ?
  9. Bison hide

    Can Bison hide be stamped and tooled ? Is it like veg tan ? or Chrome tan ? ?
  10. Scout carry sheath

    I discovered that grinding my awl narrow for about a inch of so up the awl helps me push the awl completely though all the leather pieces. As long as I keep the awl straight, my backside hole is where it should be.
  11. I had a old bottle of tandy leather glow,, maybe 10 to 15 years old. I tried to use it to highlite my lines on my snake, but it didn't take at all, I left it on for a couple of minutes and it wiped right off. I did use satin sheen as a resist on the snake. I you look at the snakes mouth, hopefully you will see a " green pigment " in the snakes mouth, I think this was the leatherglow trrying to work ? I don't know ? any comments or suggestions ... I am going to buy a new "highlighter" eitherway pics of leathglow

    I should of put my no oiled piece for comparison but oh well. you can see the difference. and some pics on the snake stained and colored.. I should of mentioned that the snake did not to take stain very well, I left the stain on for a couple of minutes , that surprised me

    last pics are 4 weeks old

    next pics are 2 weeks and 3 weeks old,