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    Austin, TX
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    Making tooled guitar straps and belts, small leather goods

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    Just starting
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    Tooling, fabrication.

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  1. Hello friends! A quick question: I'm touching up a black guitar strap with white letters and need to clean up the black edges a little bit. After tooling, I dyed the strap black. Applied 2 coats of Tandy super sheen. After that, I applied an additional 2 coats of Supershene to the letters only. Painted them with white Cova color. I need to clean up some of the black beveled on the letters and was wondering if it'd be alright to use a Sharpie pen to touch up the black. Thanks for your time! PepeUnidos
  2. Vintage Craftool Alphabet Wood Grain

    Thank you for looking!
  3. Would you recommend thinning Supershene to this consistency as well? Just wondering if anyone's tried this. PepeUnidos
  4. Reading this thread with interest - if applying olive oil prior to dyeing, I want that Sheridan style color, so I intend to do this in this sequence right after tooling: apply olive oil light light coat let dry for a few hours add background dye (water based) let dry add resist (supersheen) let dry 24 hours add antique gel ( water based ) let dry 24 hours buff like crazy add super sheen top coat Would anyone have any advise or suggestions on this sequence? Thanks for your time. pepeunidos
  5. Vintage Craftool Alphabet Wood Grain

    Thank you - great tip! PepeUnidos
  6. Vintage Craftool Alphabet Wood Grain

    Hi Buzzardbait - do you happen to know the part number?
  7. Hello friends - I'm tapping into the vast wealth of knowledge here to ask a few questions. I have a 3/4" Craftool alphabet that looks like woodgrain or stacked logs, part number 8138. Does anyone know if Craftool ever made their woodgrain alphabet of the same in 1/2" format? If so, what was that part number? I'd like to see about maybe finding one. Second question - is there a database sowewhere of old craftool part numbers? Not looking for the tooling stamp references, but things like setters, alphabets, etc. Thanks friends! PepeUnidos
  8. Smoothing flesh side?

    Thanks for the info! This is all super helpful. I have a question: if the flesh side was to be dyed, where in the sequence would that happen? PepeUnidos
  9. Swivel knife sharpening

    What stones would be recommended for sharpening my swivel knife? Some links would be super helpful - thanks!
  10. Thanks for posting this, can I use the pattern? It'll make a nice gift for a friend. Pepe
  11. Greetings from Austin, TX!

    Hello friends! My name is Jorge (username pepeunidos) and I'm just getting started on the new adventure called leather craft! Really enjoying so far. Been trolling the forum for a while, learning a lot. Looking forward to being here! pepe