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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. Thanks to both of you. I have been wanting to get some Barry King tools, that might be a good first tool from him.
  2. You're absolutely right about my uneven corners. I think I had more stretch on one side than I did on the other, I'm pretty sure I checked that the ends matched up, maybe, I think... maybe not. Anyway, by the time I noticed it was either uneven corners or oddly thin border. I will definitely be more careful on the next one. Thanks for your feedback.
  3. I have looked at that stamp, but I don't really care for the little atom symbol in the center. Thanks for your feedback.
  4. Absolutely beautiful. Fine craftsmanship. You should be very proud of this piece.
  5. Great start! I sure wish my first projects had looked that good. Keep up the good work.
  6. This is a prototype of a handled sleeve for Yeti stye tumblers. I used 4/5 oz. Veg tan for the sleeve, and 9/10 oz wrapped in 7/8 oz. There are quite a few things I will change on the next one. First, I will use thicker leather on the sleeve. I will move any carving, initials, graphics 45 degrees towards the handle. I will also make the handle a little smaller. I welcome any critiques, criticism, or ideas anyone has to share. I know that l got a little off track with the tri-weave stamp, happens every time I use that Craftool. Does anyone know of a tri-weave that is easier to keep on track?
  7. Thanks, don't think I've tried that one. Looks really good.
  8. Man, that's beutiful! Iove how well you matched the sheath to the knife hilt.
  9. That looks durn good to me. Nice shade of brown. Can I ask what dye you used?
  10. That kangaroo sure has pretty grain. Burnishing or even just painting the edges would give it a more finished look.
  11. That's very cool. I may have to make some of these for my grandkids.
  12. A friend asked me to make him a case for his razor. I have been wanting to try to make a rolled edge since the first time I saw Paul Long's tutorial. For the most part I like the way it turned out. I tried to get a little color contrast by dying the liner Fiebing's medium brown, and used their Pro Dye in show brown. Unfortunately I did not do a color test prior to applying the dye. There is so little color difference that if you weren't told about it you wouldn't notice it. Oh well, lesson learned. Another lesson I learned on this piece is that when shaking a bottle of dye it is always a good idea to check that the lid is on tight, got lucky and didn't ruin anything.
  13. When I saw the first picture I thought the blue stitching was an odd choice. When I saw the watch face it made sense. Looks beautiful as a complete watch.
  14. I love the carving, but the the coloring is just fantastic. Truly a very impressive piece of work. Good luck in the competition.