f1humlam

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    Leather Dying, watch straps, wallets
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  1. Expandable Pockets

    Yes something like that or this
  2. Expandable Pockets

    I would be curious to hear some ideas on how you would go about making an expandable pocket in full leather. Like the expanders on the ends of the pocket are leather too. I tried one time and failed miserably and ended up just making a pocket instead. Thanks!
  3. Hmm. I may have to try that. The resolene used in full strength definitely leaves it shiny.
  4. The mixing with water and using a brush helped a lot. Thanks!
  5. That would definitely help the little bottle I got go farther too haha. The first watch strap I ever made bled bad so I've been kind of overdoing the sealant ever since. I probably need to focus more on the amount of dye that is used too. For some reason, when I use dark brown it turns into a reddish color at the end of it all.
  6. Handcutting vs Press Cutting

    I have some stencil plastic that I may cut out some and then just use those to mark the leather with chalk or the back with a marker and then go from there.
  7. Handcutting vs Press Cutting

    I have neither. I really don't do a mass quantity. Right now it is just for friends and some others, but I was just curious for in the future if I decided to up the quantity.
  8. Handcutting vs Press Cutting

    Where would you get the dyes from?
  9. Handcutting vs Press Cutting

    Oh for sure. The efficiency is definitely the biggest pro.
  10. I have fallen into a watch strap making phase and the hand cutting of it I like, but it is tedious for me. That maybe just because I am new to all this though. Do you have any thoughts on hand cutting vs press cutting on something that is like that, ie where you could have strap stamps made to certain widths, lengths, etc? I tend to think there is something just added with hand cutting it and while there might be a small discrepancy between different pieces it adds some character and individuality to it.
  11. Haha I have been using it full strength on a damp part of towel this whole time, so I guess it isn't quite full strength. I have found that it is only the smooth leather that the streaks are most noticeable. I have some textured leather I use that it seems to go on more evenly, but I will try the new process tonight. Nothing like a little whiskey and leather work, good for the soul.
  12. Awesome! I was thinking using an air brush would also be kind of hard since what I am really focused on are small leather projects such as watch straps and wallets at the moment. Do you just take the bottle of resolene and mix with the water as soon as you get it and work from there or mix on a project by project basis?
  13. What would be the best thing to get for spraying or what would be the most basic that works, like a mister spray bottle? Also, what causes the dark brown color to turn to a reddish brown at the end? Me not being patient before applying?
  14. Fiebings is the only dye I have used so far, but this will probably help a lot too. I get so anxious to get going on it that I don't really let it dry all the way that I should and forget to buff before applying to the finish on it. Thankfully I got a big ole piece of veg tan to do some trials on. Thanks!
  15. That would definitely help the little bottle I got go farther too haha. The first watch strap I ever made bled bad so I've been kind of overdoing the sealant ever since. I probably need to focus more on the amount of dye that is used too. For some reason, when I use dark brown it turns into a reddish color at the end of it all.