baroness

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  1. Making a sharpening jig for skiving knives

    Check out Lee Valley, they have some very good sharpening and honing guides. They ship to Canada and the US, not sure about other countries. http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=43078&cat=1,43072
  2. Am I the only one?

    Sometimes you just have to set your project aside when you're annoyed or distracted. 'Sucking it up' and trying to get it done sometimes doesn't work out well.
  3. Vest Liner

    Levins, do you have a fabric store near you? They should have a pattern that would work for you. Getting the armhole shapes right can be a pain.
  4. Blocking Smartcard Signals

    For the problem of one card not registering even though it is the correct side of the wallet being tapped, does it change it you turn the card over in the wallet? Instead of having them all go the same way, have that one facing the other way? Could it be 'backwards'. Not sure if the signal could be ricocheting/reflecting off the foil and causing problems with the reader. On't know enough about the signal the reader send out.
  5. Latest leashes

    for the flesh side I've been applying Carnauba Creme with a slightly damp sponge then burnishing with a flat burnisher. Helps the flesh side lay down and feel smoother.
  6. My Mom worked for a USDA research lab for years. She actually had to buy them now and again after companies stopped giving them away. The people in the labs actually needed them. They had to carry marking pens, thermometers, small rulers, etc. Our machinists & assemblers that work on hydraulic assembling carry rulers and other parts also. It could be for the novelty of it, a nerd symbol. Or they use them for other things - not to keep them in their pockets.
  7. Pull-cut knife makers?

    Ask Terry if he would make a shorter one. He has several designs that developed from requests, besides that he got into leatherwork tool making because of a request.
  8. Ear ring parts

    I've ordered from Fire Mountain a few times and they've always done well. You know what you're getting and they ship quickly https://www.firemountaingems.com/
  9. Birkin Hermes hardware

    I've bought some stuff from leathercraft pattern and got what I ordered, but didn't buy a hardware kit. Try a site that does purse hardware. Sallie Tomato in the US, a company I can't remember in the UK, etc.
  10. Eyelets and grommets

    Several people have spoken highly of https://goldstartool.com , for those who are in the US. There is a thread that if you call them they will do a leatherworker's bundle that has the parts you would need most.
  11. So.. How do you get images like this?

    Doing a quick search it is possible to transfer toner (something printed on a laser printer) to leather. Dharma trading has some materials for transferring inkjet prints to fabric. Hmm, run a piece of leather through the laser printer on a manual bypass path...... But there are also some large, intricate rubber stamps. Trying to get a clean image on any of these techniques would be a challenge.
  12. Mallet Die Lot For Sale

    Do you still have the rest of them? I would be interested in the batch. What is the price for the batch and how much do think the shipping would be?
  13. Bag stiffener - Anyone know this product?

    Depending on what you're making and how, you might not need to fuse it on. You might be able to sandwich it between. Or use multiple layers. They also have something called bag stiffener.
  14. I have also bought a pattern from Ian. He also talks about why he makes the decisions he does, which helps a lot to decide what to do in your specific case.
  15. Bag stiffener - Anyone know this product?

    Fabric stores in the US call it interfacing. It is used to make collars, cuffs and other parts stiffer. There are a number of different kinds depending on how much stiffening you want. It can be either sewn in or fused with an iron. I didn't know it was used in leather working as I wouldn't have thought you'd iron leather. This place is located in the UK: https://www.u-handbag.com/collections/interfacing-interlining