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About Carnivore

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    Vernon, BC
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Taxidermy

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    Under Development
  1. Wallet

    I didn't use an airbrush, the dye was applied with a cloth pad. One thing I like about the embossed veg tan leathers is that you don't get the visible streaking and blotching you sometimes get with the plain veg tans.
  2. Wallet

    Thanks battlemunky, my stitching is a work in progress.
  3. Wallet

    This is a bi-fold wallet I just finished. It is 5-6oz veg tan crocodile print. The color is Tandy Eco-Flo Stain in medium brown.
  4. I'll take that as a compliment Ferg, but as you can see in the close up my carving is far less than perfect. Yes, it fits fairly snug. My phone is in an Otter Box and I wrapped it in Saran wrap and wet molded the leather for shape and fit.
  5. Here is a holster I made for my Iphone. I used 5 oz Veg Tan. The carving is from a West Coast Native sketch of a wolf.
  6. Pre-stain cleaning

    Thanks for the tips fredK! I will try them out.
  7. Pre-stain cleaning

    I recently used Eco-flo stain ( black) on some 3 oz. Veg-Tan leather. After the stain was absorbed and dry there was a bluish tinged residue visible under some light conditions. The residue had a swirl pattern from the applicator I used. The question I have is , should I have cleaned the leather before staining and what should be used?
  8. 2nd wallet

    This is the second wallet I have made. It is my first project that incorporated carving. I made it for my wife.
  9. Re-inventing the wheel?

    Good point guys! I never thought the possibility of scratching leather if it had a finished side down on the sandpaper. So far I have only used veg-tan leather with the flesh side down on the sandpaper. I will have to try another method if I am ever working on something where I will be tooling with a good ( finished side down).
  10. I may have re-invented the wheel but I thought I would throw it out there. As a newbe leather worker I was practicing my carving skills on small pieces of leather and getting very frustrated on how the the piece kept moving on the stone slab while I was beveling etc. I taped a piece of 150 grit sandpaper to the slab and walla!! no more moving. The tooling seemed to take to the leather as before. Has anyone else tried this??
  11. I struggled a bit punching the holes for the stitching due to the over- all thickness but over all I am pleased with the finished product. Hopefully I will get better with experience.
  12. Newbe from Vernon BC

    The knife was a gift about 40 years ago and was made by "Browning" It has dressed and skinned many a Deer and Moose over the years.
  13. Newbe from Vernon BC

    Thanks for the comments Rockoboy but I am a late bloomer at 73 years of age.
  14. Newbe from Vernon BC

    Hello all, as the title says I am a newbe to leather craft. I started because of the desire to make a couple of knife sheaths and now I seen to be hooked! I have purchased more sup[plies and I am going to try my hand at leather carving. I want to get into making wallets, clutch bags and belts. Here are my first two attempts at sheath making. Critique if you want, I have a thick skin ( 7-9 oz.)