Firewalker

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    campbellleatherworks.com

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    Texas
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    Woodworking, scuba, flying, sailing

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  1. Feedback on our Leathergoods website

    I like the style of the site and I also agree that the photography is well done. The wording is something like what I would put on there. "Follow us - Not in a creepy way" Ha! I like it. Your prices are what I would price similar items at and I also agree with keeping an eye on the finishing touches. Edge burnishing would seem to come with the pricing as set. I would proof read your site for spelling. I didn't read every word but saw a typo in the cross body bag. Not everyone can pull of the cross body. Small detail but they matter IMO. This was a very disconnected and fragmented reply but I wanted to post before I retire for the night. Thanks for sharing and all the best. Scott
  2. Yin, it is simply beautiful. I don't see a thing wrong with it. You will have to make some mistakes someone can see with the naked eye before we will let you kick yourself around on here. Well done. Cheers to you! Scott
  3. Money clip source needed please

    Thanks to all. I appreciate it.
  4. Money clip source needed please

    Thank you. I can’t explain how many google searches I did on it. Money clip, non magnetic clamp, cam lock I appreciate the reply because I was losing my mind. Scott Ok thanks
  5. Money clip source needed please

    Nobody has seen these before?
  6. Money clip source needed please

    Hello all. I am looking for a supplier for a quality money clip in the style as pictured below. It is what I would describe as a cam lock style. I haven’t found magnets strong enough to be up for the task and this is for the outside of a minimalist type wallet. Thanks in advance for any guidance you might provide. Scott
  7. Arbor Press modifications for snaps/stamps

    Sounds good. Thank you for the replies. I think I will pull the trigger on one of those.
  8. Clicking from the "wrong side"

    Excellent! Thank you so much for the reply. I was about to do it the "expensive way" I love this site. Scott
  9. Clicking from the "wrong side"

    Thank you for the reminder. I was stamping a makers mark into a project a little while back and it was late in the build. (I forgot to do it before stitching it) I ended up picking up the old cut marks in my grain side and was less than impressed. Jeff, Thanks for the reply. I was tempted to give it a try and see how it looked last night. My shop is still not set up and the press stays "stored" until I dig it out to do a run. I don't use it often but tend to use it for several hours and do everything I need at once then put the old girl away again. The shop press is what I am using as well. I would love to have a hydraulic clicker but the weight and power demand makes it impossible for me. My shop will be in a 24' car hauler as I travel for my real job. I didn't even know the double sided dies existed honestly. I will have to give it some thought on what I am needing and checking pricing on them. I could see them working well on thicker leather but allowing some sag in the thinner stuff. I think the left and right version will be close enough for what I am working on. Thanks for the reply. Helpful as always! Scott
  10. Arbor Press modifications for snaps/stamps

    Hello again Bob, The price point certainly makes it interesting and it is exciting to hear of zero failures. I have read about one press in particular that had proprietary dies that required the user to only use their snaps. Is this how it is with Gold Star? Line 20 snaps are what I am using almost always and I am showing they are 0.5cm according to Tandy's site. Does it take the 5mm to set line 20 or am I missing where you just order the line 20 die. I am interested in seeing how the bottle jack works on the arbor press. I am picturing the press bolted to the bench and the bottle jack under one of the spokes. Is that how you are doing it? Does it ever slip off of the knob? I would really like to see a picture of the set up if you care to share one. I wonder if a cheater pipe and a bungee would work in a similar way? Thanks again for the replies. Scott
  11. Hello all, I have been reading clicker die threads for about an hour or so and haven't seen this mentioned. I really do try to search before posting so here goes. I have a clicker press and have used dies to cut out various projects but I have not ever cut them from the flesh side. (I didn't have the need to before) I am wanting to have some more dies made and it would be much more affordable to have a single die made that I could simply flip the leather to get the other side cut out. Doe it work just as well cutting from the flesh side as it does the other way around or does it look different? IE: Distort the grain side or leave a lot of fuzzy bits? I have noticed when cutting from the grain side it leaves a very nice cut edge that slightly rounded over. It is beautiful and as close to perfect as I need but haven't paid a lot of attention to the flesh side when I have been cutting. I am trying to not have more dies made than I need and if they will cut just as well either way it would basically save me half by not having the mirror die made. If anyone has tried it both ways please let me know what you would recommend. On the outer edges they will be sanded and burnished so it's not as critical. On the edge of an inner flap or pocket it may or may not be burnished depending on the style I am shooting for. I appreciate any feedback you might be able to provide. Thanks in advance. Scott
  12. Arbor Press modifications for snaps/stamps

    Bob, Thank you for the reply. I appreciate the reply and I agree, it would be costly to have the arbor machined. I am just trying to fine the most efficient manner of doing a lot of different tasks. I am having a brass makers mark and another custom stamping plate made which I am hoping to hot stamp. The Gold Star does seem to be a pretty good deal if it works well for setting snaps. Does it do so without many failures? I am wanting to "buy it once" on this one so I want to make sure it is a dependable tool that doesn't give you headaches. Maybe buying one of those for just snaps and an arbor press as a dedicated makers mark/hot stamping machine would be ideal? What do you think of that plan? I already have a 12 ton I could potentially mount the magnetic chuck system to or maybe have the ram drilled out precisely? Lot of ways to skin a cat here. Thanks again for taking the time. *** Is the correct die for line 20 the 5mm? Scott
  13. Second Holster

    Mighty fine job there Ryan. I don't have a single bad thing to say about it. That dog will hunt. Cheers! Scott
  14. Arbor Press modifications for snaps/stamps

    Hi there Seabee. Thank you for your interest in the thread. After reading some of the previous material that was linked I agree with many in that if I am only setting one or two I will do it by hand. Unfortunately I have had many of them get set off center when doing so. Perhaps the post is longer than it should be or it is the very basic version of a Tandy setter I am using. I am trying to gain speed so I can complete production runs instead of doing 9 stages on one piece then starting another piece. I am hoping to have the need to set 100 snaps at a time and need to be more efficient and accurate when doing so. I do not aim to cut any corners but instead have every snap or rivet be set correctly in a matter of seconds and not even have to question if it is correct. My "shop" is a 24' car hauler I had made and it is quite loud inside with mallet strikes. The press would be easier on my sanity and keep up better relations with the neighbors as well. This is my goal in moving from singles to batch work. Wishing you all the best! Scott
  15. Arbor Press modifications for snaps/stamps

    Thank you so much for the reply. I didn't know that about using that in a google search. Instead I was searching the individual forum categories that seemed appropriate. Between watching YouTube videos and searching for specs from vendors I was sure my eyes were bleeding when I posted the question. The stamps will be made overseas and I didn't want to pick the most oddball size ever and not have anything compatible. Nothing worse than taking something new out of the box and modifying it to work. This has been excellent advice and I thank you for taking the time to reply. Perhaps I will be able to help you in the future. Take care and thanks again. Scott