Rockoboy

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    Western Australia
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    Leatherwork, woodwork, metalwork, plastics-work, fishing, re-purposing somebody's junk.

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  1. PM sent. Kindest regards Brian
  2. Call them SOLD. How can I get some money to you? Just these 3 items thanx. I don't need the Stinger awl handle. Kindest regards Brian Fewson
  3. Hi there Corgerie, What are you asking for these 3 items including delivery to Western Australia? Kindest regards Brian Fewson
  4. Hi there Duane, Beautiful knives. I have a few questions. Are you making these knives to sell? What is the cost? Are you able to post to Australia? Kindest regards Brian
  5. Thanx for your input Danno, but I think from the evidence I have seen of expert leathercrafters using swivel knives, that will be the way I will be going. There might well be somebody somewhere doing excellent work with a piece of rough bushwood and a broken coke bottle, but I think I need all the technology I can get to 'assist me' to achieve the best results I can. Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are right" Henry Ford
  6. That is very succinct advice that I can understand the reasoning behind. Thank you guys, for your input. Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are right" Henry Ford
  7. I own 1 swivel knife at the moment, but I haven't seen it for about 30years, it's in the shed ... somewhere! Now that I am looking to replace my misplaced swivel knife, plus add to my toolkit if required, I have a couple questions. Looking on ebay, I saw lots of swivel knives marked with a letter or number. Is there any rhyme or reason to these markings or are they just to denote a different knife? Which pattern or size or configuration is the best knife to buy first for a green-as-grass-beginner, or is it entirely linked to the job? In a reasonable world, how many swivel knives are good to have and/or required, to do most things that might come up for the average leatherworker? (I am guessing some people will be suggesting double figures or as many as my finances can handle!!) Thanx for your attention. Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are right" Henry Ford
  8. Hi there Cyis, What other tools are you able to source? Can you supply stamps EG. basketweave and other large area repeating patterns? Custom made stamps to my design? Knives for cutting leather and swivel knives? Awls? Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford
  9. Hi there Chapelstone, The bloke in my local leather store says stitching is far better for strength. Once leather starts to dry out a little, it shrinks and the rivets can become loose, then they can wear and fall out. Plus, for a double cap rivet there is no way to know how well the rivet is seated inside the head without destroying the rivet to check ... which negates the idea of riveting in the first place! Stitching on the other hand, moves with the leather and, because there is nothing covering it, you can clearly see if there is something that is not as it should be. Kindest regards Brian "if you think you can or if you think you can't, you are right" Henry Ford
  10. From a total novice (at leatherwork and assessing the item you are trying to copy) at 1st glance it looks pretty good to me. My only thought would be the corner where the side meets the top ... is that a little to square? Maybe a little rounding by wet moulding on the top section might soften the angle a little? Kindest regards Brian "If you think you can or if you think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford
  11. Looks like a real labour of love. Excellent work. Just a little thing ... on your right hand, where you grip the bow string, you could make a finger tab attached to the hand protector which protects your finger from the string. Its difficult to describe, but if you look at a regular finger tab, where your fingers come thru there is a piece which stays on the back of your fingers which could be joined to the hand protector. Kindest regards Brian "If you think you can or think you cannot, you are right". Henry Ford
  12. Hi Seagrove59, This looks great. Which 'centre section' are you planning to make wider? Is that the hinge section in the middle where the front folds over? Kindest regards Brian "If you think you can or you think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford
  13. HI again Howie, I Googled this group but all I found was a book that detailed the Leathercrafters Association of WA. Can you supply a direct link please? Either here or by PM thanx. Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford
  14. Hi Howie, I have never heard of that group, but I will definitely Google them. Thanx for the suggestion. Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford
  15. Thanx Rodney. I have done a couple things, some good ... and some not so good. As I am self-taught, I make a few mistakes and sometimes I take a while to sort out how to achieve the look I want. Sometimes I even manage to achieve the look I want! Kindest regards Brian "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford