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    Leatherwork, woodwork, metalwork, plastics-work, fishing, re-purposing somebody's junk, blacksmithing

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  1. Thanx for your observations @Stetson912. Unfortunately those are not the posts I have seen. It was a line drawing of how to figure out how much to add to the front and back cover, considering the thickness of the book.
  2. Greetings from ID

    There are a lot of very knowledgeable and giving folk on this site, provided you ask questions and absorb the information in a reasonable and polite manner. Start out with a batch of keytags, drink coasters or similar small items that will not take a huge amount of leather. If you make a blunder, move on to the next one, but save the botched one for testing dye or different stamping techniques. Practice what you have read and as you get more proficient, you will see the improvements in your work. Most important of all ... have fun and enjoy yourself.
  3. Hi there, I saw somewhere hereabouts, a pattern for measuring a book for a padfolio, but I have goggled and searched to no avail. Can somebody please point me in the right direction?
  4. Noob Alert How To Fasten Rivet Back Concho

    Hmmm thanx @garypl and @fredk. I appreciate your information, but I fear I am still looking for a definitive answer. Maybe I am over-setting (also known as smashing) my rivets.
  5. Noob Alert How To Fasten Rivet Back Concho

    How do you avoid flattening the concho? I have some that have a bit of a dome effect, and laying them on a hard flat surface, (as I would set a rivet), will flatten and/or destroy the concho. If the surface is softer, I don't think the cap will set properly as a rivet does..
  6. storing oils/dyes/paint

    I use a 4 drawer filing cabinet, and so far, I have only filled the top drawer with dye, solvents, oils etc. The other drawers have letter stamps, excess buckles, press studs and rivets and a few tools that are ... 'surplus to requirements'.
  7. Kelly Tools Co

    Pics of the tools would help, As much as I like Kelly Tool Co tools ( I have a few dozen), I have no idea what you have.
  8. I think my leather case needs a bit of a wipe over ...
  9. I scrolled through a lot of different fonts, maybe around a thousand or more to identify this font. The closest I was able to find was called Classic Western.
  10. New Workbench Help

    Bend some of your pegboard hooks around, so they have a loop on the end, or you can buy pegboard hooks with a loop instead of a straight end.
  11. First "stupid" question ;)

    I like your luggage tags. They are a good thing to make for practice, because they don't use much leather. Change the initials for all of your family and friends, and you will be a master in no time.
  12. Greetings from the North Island of New Zealand!

    @Kiwistitcher You should also check out Birdsall Leather in New South Wales. They have a heap of stamps, some discontinued and some new designs, from $3.00 per stamp if you buy 10 at a time.
  13. My thoughts exactly, but somebody that I gave one of the roller brushes assures me its supposed to be filled with dye, edgecoat or whatever you choose to use.
  14. 3D print for patterns

    @RockyAussie is also an ideas man. That's why I call him the ideas man. He has lots of ideas. "Adapted from Dale Kerrigan 'The Castle' a classic Australian Movie"
  15. For doing all my edges, I use a roller brush. Its got a brass cone-shape instead of a proper brush. Dip it into your coating, and apply it along the edge. Easy peasy, no drips, runs or uneven edges. Disclaimer: This is how I use it, but I have recently been told I should be filling the handle with the edge coat, and allow it to run out onto the brass cone assembly. Mehhh! My way suits me fine.