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    Flint, MI
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    Huge into DIY and making before buying if possible and economical.

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  1. How to Dilute Pro Dye with water (use Borax)

    One big issue with this.. Borax and leather are like mixing vinegar and baking soda.. Leather has a slightly acidic pH level of 4.5. Mild dish soap, on the other hand, possesses a basic pH level between 7-8, and other general cleaners, such as Borax, usually find their way to around a basic 10. The contrast between leather pH levels and the cleaners’ during contact damages leather fibers and can weaken its integrity over time. This leather pH damage is typically characterized by – you guessed it – cracked and dry leather. Just stick with alcohol to thin your dye and simply hit with neats foot and conditioner when your done, or you can even pre oil the leather and give it a day to absorb and dry before dying the project. (normally one of last steps as finish project anyhow for 99% of people for the long term health of the project.)
  2. I tend to avoid opposite directional pockets, as once they stretch and wear in, the cards in the downward facing pockets want to fall out. The design works ok with long wallets since the card pockets wear in much slower in comparison to a smaller wallet where many of the cards may see multiple uses a day and wear the pockets in faster.
  3. One of my most recent holsters

    Not really. hammer pull should be part of your draw muscle memory. Cocked and Locked is one of the biggest reasons for accidently holstered fires of hammer inclusive pistols and becoming considered very irresponsible in the carry community.
  4. One of my most recent holsters

    Am I the only one that is completely distracted by the fact that the hammers are both pulled back in these pics?
  5. not a bad price at all for that size laser honestly.. equipvalent machine from commercial vendors that dont even offer any better build quality or options run 3x that expense.
  6. amazing work!
  7. Replacing Baseball cover

    Hit the gear cog in the lower right of the video. A speed setting is there allowing you slow it down to 1/4 speed even Only if using for regulation play
  8. Replacing Baseball cover

    I would so end up like 1 or 2 stitches off center no matter how many times I check and it not fit just right once got around it lol.
  9. Heading to dragoncon 2018 so needed something to hand out for easy promotional items that wont just get tossed out like a business card or trinket. So keychains it is. Function and fashionable. Stamped using 3d printed stamps (post has 5 pics in the link provided since over the upload size here). The skeletal dragon was designed by my girlfriend and just happen to match the theme needed. Bunch of my other work on my instagram as well if curious.
  10. 3D-printed Custom Conchos

    Oooooo what sls machine you have? I'll probably never be able to justify the investment even at current prices.
  11. Gorgeous. Personally id want to see a lot more trigger gaurd imprint tho to hold it in. Doesnt appear much friction to keep it stable. But beautifully done.
  12. 3D design programme

    It is and isnt. It requires a net connection every couple of months to recertify your login and license, but can be ran offline also. For a while I didnt have internet and ran it, only connecting when it told me it wanted to certify licensing via my phone. When it does get an internet connections it just will sync all your new designs to the cloud server. It in no way requires a constant net connection like any of the browser based ones will. Designs and autosaves updates (done every 3rd or so change to design which is really nice) are all done locally and then sync to the cloud only when you do an actual save point or close the program. If there isnt a net connection, then it just syncs the next time there is.
  13. 3D design programme

    Sketchup is ok for visualizing. Its mesh creation and export of stl files tho is horrrrible. I can always tell when someone sends me a stl that was created in sketchup as its full of errors and particles that i have to run thru clean up programs a few times usually to hopefully fix.
  14. 3D design programme

    Tinkercad is good, onshape is ok if you dont mind the files being public (you have to pay their subscription to have private saves), fusion 360 is free when register it as a hobbyist. It all depends what you want to do for modeling? I prefer fusion 360 as i 3d print all my templates and custom stamps. Also great way to make molds for wetforming or fitment for things like phones or even helping to get wallet pockets wore in while wait for them to sell by printing card blanks.
  15. Our YouTube channels

    If you prefer live interaction there is many many many of us leather workers on Twitch nowadays. Here is a short list. Be it armor, cosplay, or EDC items, or anything in between, we have it covered. twitch.tv/SymbiArt twitch.tv/parkersandquinn (over 2 decades of leather experience) twitch.tv/Moriku twitch.tv/GOIcraft twitch.tv/MidnightArmorInc twitch.tv/firebirdleather (bdsm and theater style leather goods) twitch.tv/PaxEtCorio (aus based maker of high end leather goods) twitch.tv/TaarnaCR twitch.tv/RyanJames3049 twitch.tv/baconboyrlz twitch.tv/suchikuchi twitch.tv/Bjornsworkshop (armorer, cosplayer, and creator of anything leather) twitch.tv/eye_make_stuff twitch.tv/Anjhe (UK based creator) twitch.tv/Peeper49 (piratey stuff and EDC) twitch.tv/Director_Koala twitch.tv/ProteanProjects (mixed media artist) twitch.tv/gyokuon (amazing japanese carver) twitch.tv/3dreefer (<-- hey thats me, newbie doing anything and everything i can to learn the art, a local to Wiz and Dan @ RW Custom Leatherworks) twitch.tv/evacathrin (horse tack and saddlery) twitch.tv/cavegeekart (pyrographical maps and portraits) twitch.tv/w1ndage twitch.tv/Starschlock (Battle ready Armorer) twitch.tv/thevoidcollector