paulw

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About paulw

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 11/09/1953

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    suffolk, england
  • Interests
    watch repair, just 6 months into leather work

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
    still learning
  • Interested in learning about
    any thing leather and how to improve
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    by accident
  1. LEATHER SUPPLY

    yes its buyleatheronline.com. their website have the prices in GBP, us dollars and euros, I think it was 5 days from order to in my hands.
  2. Stiching holes

    I have only been doing leather work for a year, started with tandy, same problem, needles broke,found Nigel's video, got some John James needles, 002,003,004 never had a problem since.
  3. LEATHER SUPPLY

    Not sure where to put this, hope some one points one in the right direction. Only been doing leather work for a year and have been buying my leather from 2 places in the U.K., I found leatheronline by accident so tried them twice, not knowing much their advice was second to none and went out of their way to help. First order was for 3rd grade calf, when it came I thought if this is 3rd their 1st must be of of this world. Ordered a 1st square shoulder at 3.5mm thick at $116, when it came, it was not what I expected, it was not square, contacted them by email sent some photographs, less than 24 hrs later the email from them was as follows: Hello Paul, Just to see if it was our skin and even if the size match the shape is not good, so i completely agree with you, this leather is unfortunately under our standards for belt making, maybe during order preparation they made a mistake. because of this we will send a new one to you for free, and you can keep that one.Sorry for inconvenience We remain at your disposal Best regards Tommaso Ciardi THATS WHAT I CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE The top grain was super no marks, the flesh side was like a fine suede. All of their leather was dam good stuff, recommended supplier.
  4. Check out Nigel Armitage web site (nordic badger) he has done a very extensive review in stitching and pricking irons, it will tell you all you need to know, and you can print out everything he has found out about them
  5. Safety beveler vs a spokeshave

    can I just have a pennies worth, I am very new to leather craft about 6 months, i was worried about skiving leather in case I mucked it up, I bought the cheapest skiver from LePrevo in the UK, cost about £3.00, watched Ian Atkinson on youtube and it was a treat to use, no problem
  6. Cutting costs the UK way

    Hi Iam a newbie been going for about 6 months, I live in Suffolk. If you are looking for leather try leatheronline.com, based in Italy, it took 5 days from ordering online to postman knocking on door and they do a huge range, tried some of their 3rd grade calf I was not expecting good stuff, but if their 3rd grade was like I recieved its dam good stuff, their 1st must be out of this world and the price is brill. Look on youtube for leodis leather and Nordic badger, you will be up and running in no time
  7. Waxed Thread from China

    Hi people, I am from the UK and fairly new to leather work, I got a few reels of the 0.8 waxed thread from china, its not to over waxed like Tiger, but it stitches very well, when matched to some tiger 0.8 it is not as big, it looks like it comes out to 0.6. Hope you find this helpful. Paulw