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  • Location
    Corpus Christi Tx
  • Interests
    Science, history, trivia

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Billfolds, holsters, sheaths
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    Improving my tooling, and everything else
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  1. I have had trouble drawing stars since kindergarten. I just bought a star stamp that is close to an inch in diameter to do a Texas flag. (I will take all the help I can get.) The only suggestion I have for the moon is the trie and true one: practice, practice, practice.
  2. One more suggestion - you might want to consider a star stamp. There are several sizes available at your local Tandy's.
  3. Ja buddy! I had one of those "bird" moments the other day when it turned out that I had screwed up the the spacing on some bullet loops I was working on. Oh well, redraw the pattern and move on - another in a long line of learning experiences. Love your carving of the bird by the way. Your use of the pebbled background is much cleaner on this piece. We are all learning as we go, part of the joy (and frustration ) of this craft of ours.
  4. Just took another look at this - your detail is amazing. I love the way you incorporated the moon into the scroll. So imaginative! Keep em coming.
  5. You've done it again! Great work.
  6. Thanks. I've considered that, unfortunately my tablet is probably too old to find a case that Will fit. Besides, I would need a crowbar to get it away from my granddaughter long enough to even draw a pattern.
  7. Looks great! How is the phone secured to the case? I have kicked around the idea of making a similar case for my tablet, but haven't figured out how to secure it.
  8. You are clearly a master of this craft. Great job.
  9. Awesome!
  10. Once again, beautiful work!
  11. Looks very nice. Would love to see pictures of the interior.
  12. Not much to add except to say that I have found that the wooden handled swabs like you see in your doctor's office work great for edge dying. They hold just the right amount of dye for me, are easy to control, and are relatively inexpensive.
  13. Reminds me of photos I've seen of Pictish stone carvings. Cool the some images seem to cross cultural lines. Mostly though, I am very impressed by the quality of your work. Very nice.
  14. That's how I do my edges, I use dye on the sanded edge, then burnish, then seal with gum trag and burnish again. I am happy with my results with this process.
  15. Good job! I have been kicking around the idea of making a conceal carry purse for my wife. My problem is that she wants to be able to carry the kitchen sink in her purse. It will take a couple of full hides and miles of thread to build a bag big enough for her - then she will complain about the weight.