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  1. Stamp Identification Help

    Thank you all kindly for your answers. It is for a championship belt; just a one-time thing. Unfortunately I don’t have access to a press or embossing role; so I may have to look into getting a custom stamp made. One individual I spoke with who did a similar pattern had to tool the pebbling individually, so looks like this one might be a bit of a challenge! Thanks again everyone for your time! I appreciate it so much. SH
  2. Stamp Identification Help

    Hello good people, I was wondering if any of you guys and gals might know of a stamp similar to the one in the attached picture? Not sure if it’s an “X”-style geometric stamp or the diamond stamp I would need. Needing to do a row of these for a belt If anyone may be able to point me in the right direction, I’d be forever grateful. Thanks and have a great weekend!
  3. saving money on granite

    Koreric...that’d be awesome! I’m in Fayetteville, so I could meet you somewhere like Harrison maybe? Shoot me a message when you head up this way! Thank you! Biker, thanks brother! If I’m down that way, I will absolutely give you a shout!
  4. “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    Hey Stetson! Yessir just the beveler. Using 8-9oz leather. Thank you so much immiketoo! I am absolutely going to look at some steep bevelers. I picked up a tool at Springfield the other day, “Craft Japan F896” which I think could help. Haven’t had the chance to use it yet, but we shall see. Thank you all again!
  5. saving money on granite

    Hey Biker, I’m in Northwest Arkansas. And desperately needing a larger granite piece to replace my 6x6. Haha. Whereabouts you located sir?
  6. “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    Here is one I completed recently. Maybe I’m not beveling deep enough?
  7. “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    I was using a basic Barry King checkered beveler tool, but due to tennis elbow I have recently switched over to a push beveler and Beader that I purchased from Bruce Johnson. The Barry King beveler I had looked very similar to the Tandy B701. Thank you!
  8. Hello guys/gals, I am trying to achieve the raised effect as seen and highlighted in the picture attached. No matter how much I bevel and bevel, I cannot seem to achieve anywhere near this result. I know a lot of this can be attributed to my sub-par beveling skills, but I thought I could at least achieve something close to the picture. Any ideas/tips to help achieve this sort of raised look? Thank you all so much for input.
  9. Type of Stamp?

    Thank you Tony and Gabriel, so much! Ive has this tool for awhile, but wasn’t getting the desired effect until literally just now after taking Gabriel’s advice of keeping the tool constantly rotated. Thank you so much Gabriel!
  10. Type of Stamp?

    Hello, I was wondering if any of you great guys/gals may be able to point me in the right direction of how this particular tooling is achieved. Is this done using a particular stamp? Thank you as always! (The stamping/tooling in question is done inside next to where the snaps are located)
  11. Edge Paint on Glued Leather/Fabric

    Cheers, gentlemen. Thank you for your replies!
  12. Edge Paint on Glued Leather/Fabric

    Thanks Matt! I’m going to add an extra coat or two on next project and see if that helps. Also, forgive me in advance as I am still new to the craft, but when you say folded edge on the fabric, do you mean literally folding the fabric over onto the edge and gluing down? Because cutting a clean edge seems to be a big issue for me. Thanks again!
  13. Hey guys! I am having issues with the edges on some of the belts I am making. I’m using 8-9oz Veg-Tan glued to a thin faux-fabric liner with Barges Contact Cement. I’ve attached a picture, not a very good one. After sanding the edges with low and high grit sandpapers, burnishing, and then applying edge paint (I’ve used Fiebings Edge Kote as well as Fenice), I still can’t seem to get the edge I want. The leather portion is smooth, but the fabric portion always feels so rough. I trim the overlapping fabric as much as possible without exposing the leather on the back side. Maybe not sanding enough? Not trimming the fabric close enough? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for what you do on this board. Cheers!
  14. Beveling/Stamping Question

    Dudes, thank you so much. I was expecting some sound advice from experienced leathercrafters (which is what I got and which this site has always graciously offered), but Arrested Development fans too?!? So awesome! Tony Hale recently came to my town and spoke at the universirty. I really wish I’d had a copy of Boy Fights featuring the Baby Buster shorts for him to sign. Or even a hook Agreed on Season had its moments, but so hard to live up to Seasons 1 & 2 especially. I thought it was on par with Season 3. And as for Season 5, we’ll see! Bill and Mutt, thank you so much!
  15. Beveling/Stamping Question