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    Braiding, garments, couture sewing, motorcycling

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  1. First motorcycle tank cover

    Great work, and a lot of hand stitching!
  2. Great looking work!
  3. Very nice! Cleanly done
  4. Starting another Briefcase

    Really interesting to see it in progress...thanks for sharing!
  5. Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Exactly! Damn, now I’ve gone and drooled all over my iPad
  6. Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Ha! Yep, getting all nostalgic over here. Actually had vegemite on crumpets this morning for brekky, American hubby thought I was bonkers
  7. Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Any pics / details on the veg tan kangaroo?
  8. Beautiful bags, look like they’ll last two lifetimes, and thanks for the link to your source.
  9. Sounds like that was a great trade! Love the idea of the tile saw, though I don’t have a 12 ton press, so I think my slab should be safe for a while
  10. My latest addition was a slab of beautiful marble (?), for the princely sum of $20. Stopped by a local granite / marble countertop place, and they stack cutouts and smaller pieces outside. A quick cash transaction later (which I’m sure made it into the books ), and hubby and I took it home. Probably could have got some of the smaller / less evenly cut pieces for free, but what can I say, I’m fussy
  11. Edge paint

    For what it’s worth, I don’t bevel my edges. I follow a very similar process to @Ferg, and I find the sanding gives as much gentle ‘rounding’ as I need. I find that without bevelling, the surface tension of the edge paint combined with the sharper edge of the leather helps keep a nice straight line. Then again, I also learn something new at this every day, too....
  12. Croc clutch!

    Bwahahaaaaaaa!!! Luv it!
  13. More croc cuffs...

    I figure a clutch is just a bigger cuff with a couple of extra bits . Your work is fantastic by the way, and has definitely been an inspiration for me. As for the coaster, to quote an old family friend who kindly taught me the basics of jewelry making, “there’s nowhere to hide in simplicity”. I think in its own way, a coaster could be harder than a bag....and thank you!!
  14. Croc clutch!

    Thank you so much!