canonitr

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About canonitr

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Singapore
  • Interests
    Fishing, Photography, Leathercraft

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Making leather scraps
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    Making nicer leather scraps
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  1. Storing leather in small space

    space is at a premium in Singapore, so we build upwards.. when i didnt have the rack, i had stuff all over the place.. the rack was to accommodate my fishing and leather working stuff.. it seems the leather stuff pretty much filled up the rack.. i dont lay them flat.. it's rolled up(have been advised that its better to store in this way to keep fibers tight (??)) the widest hide i have is maybe 4 1/2 ft wide, so it sits okay on the rack. have about 6-7 rolls of full/ half hides
  2. Storing leather in small space

    i got a 4 tier, 4ft long, 6ft high boltless rack to store my hobby stuff, and 1 tier is dedicated to laying the leather horizontally..
  3. Not gay, but I'm seriously into leather ;P

    i bought small pieces (20 x 30 cm) of crazy horse for about $6 (SGD) each .. waiting to receive as I accidentally chose sea freight from China.. now most of my hardware (not tools) come from wuta.. @BR79compare goodsjapan's pricing to leathercrafttools.com .. both are from japan .. have similar stuff.. but pricing differs as goodsjapan seem to factor in shipping into their pricing already, whereas LCT doesnt, and allows you to choose EMS or normal at the end
  4. i like my crimsons.., not sure if they are chisels or irons, though crimson calls it irons..
  5. WIP - Batik lined tote

    Taped the fabric to the grain side and did a mock up for the wife to see and comment..
  6. @bikermutt07 i like your signature .. similar to what my wife says about me ... spend 1 grand and months to make something that could have been bought , for 20 times less.. I'm not paying 80 bucks for a belt!!! It's a strip of leather. How hard could it be? 4 years and 3 grand later.... I have a belt I can finally live with. and did i mention, I bought the item as well....
  7. I get then slant on the left, since I start on the left. With casting on the left, I get a straight stitch line at the back.. without casting (is that the correct term), I would get slants on both sides
  8. true that! thats what i told my kids.. consistency is key here ... doesnt matter if the slant is there or not.. just need to ensure that all the stitches are the same..
  9. i gave up on the terminology and just stuck to sticking the item into the pony with the top of the slant facing towards me, and sew left handed/starting from left side (though i am right handed) towards myself, with casting on the left side. if using reverse irons, then i change it to the right side..
  10. i wanted something like that originally, but have no access to woodworking tools or equipments.. else, i would prolly want a horse rather than pony.. for this one, i paid less than SGD40 with shipping, for 2 units (my kids) from Wuta as well .. again, during 11.11 sale..
  11. i just got the exact same one from Wuta... ordered during their 11.11 sale on Taobao
  12. How is this for a start?

    i do it the way i think it's done by Nigel .. the upper part of the slant is point up towards me .... and i go in left first , tighten the left needle with a loop left behind (which is now on the opposite side), and the right needle goes in front of it, towards the the top of the slant .. once in, the loop formed by the left needle drops over the right (casting?)... thats what i showed my kids.. if the holes were punched on the right side, then i do right needle in first and reverse the loop .. whichever the case, i told them they need to be consistent .. it doesnt need to be done this way .. just that which ever way they did it, they have to do it all the way to the end.. no rights or no wrongs..
  13. How is this for a start?

    once i get the corner cutter in, i will letting them sew their own card holders... think it will please them lots to carry around something they made with their own hands.. right now . i'm having issues cutting out the ID windows
  14. How is this for a start?

    @Aven nope .. no music or tv ... not yet at least , as they can be distracted quite easily.. @battlemunky fairly ok .. my daughter seems to be able to get the front and back consistent.. my son on the other hand, is not consistent.. just yesterday, my son's stitches on the back was a bit off, with a few stitches out of alignment with the others.. might be because i gave them a new piece to practice on and the holes were tight and he was having to put down the needles a lot .. even broke a needle's eye with his hands .. once i saw that, i awled out the holes for my daughter's new piece @rodneywt1180b better then mine too , and i am trying to figure why ... they pull it quite tight as well, but dont seem to have the same issue as me..