GregS

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  1. GregS

    Hello from Maryland

    Wonder if they make red snaps. ;)
  2. GregS

    Steps for wet forming

    Bowls, I've never thought of leather bowls. I'll have to take a look. I can understand how it would be extremely difficult. I have no plans on tooling a piece of wet formed leather, just asking since it came to mind.
  3. GregS

    Hello from Maryland

    I picked up some snaps and wanted to give them a shot. I made up a couple of earbud holders. Not really a lot of work, but I used my hole punches, stained the darker one and installed some snaps. My daughter loved them.
  4. GregS

    *Hello* from the Great White North

    Welcome. It's a great board.
  5. GregS

    Black watch strap with red stitching

    Nice looking watch band
  6. GregS

    Steps for wet forming

    I haven't formed an opinion on various dyes since I haven't done much dying. I just asked the guys at the Tandy store and they recommended Pro Dye. How about if I wanted to tool the leather and put on antique? I guess tooling would need to be done after wet forming so I didn't ruin the design. Can wet formed leather be tooled?
  7. GregS

    Steps for wet forming

    So being a newbie, I've done some cutting, stitching, tooling, wet forming, etc. I made a small pocket organizer for my flashlight, pen and multitool. It works for me, but I want to improve on it. Next version is going to be wet formed and dyed. But I need some help with the order of the steps I need to use. So the steps I think I need to do are cut the leather, wet form, dye, glue and stitch. But do I dye before or after wet forming? I'm using Fiebling's Pro Dye, if that makes a difference.
  8. GregS

    Just starting! Need input...

    Cool bag. I love the red tongue.
  9. GregS

    Hello from Maryland

    Cool, small world. So where do you get your leather stuff? Are there any stores other than Tandy in Essex?
  10. GregS

    Hello from Maryland

    Joppa? I'm just up the road a bit, I'm North of Bel Air, in Street.
  11. GregS

    Hello from Maryland

    Well, next project ended up being a cup sleeve. I wanted to give a baseball stitch a try. It's ok, but I'll probably take it apart and re-stitch it. I'm not happy with it, I don't like that I couldn't get the edges to line up. I also didn't get the stitches tight enough. I also will likely stamp it next time.
  12. GregS

    "Must have" stamps?

    Yeah, I can see that. I guess a better question would be: Which stamps would you get first?
  13. GregS

    "Must have" stamps?

    I'm starting to be interested in doing some stamping. I briefly looked at the stamps when I was in the Tandy store the other day and there must be 200 different stamps available just from Tandy. Unlike most new leather crafters, I'm not independently wealthy. But as I look at the various videos on stamping, there seems to be a handful of stamps that a lot of people are using for the majority of their stamping, a beveler, a veiner, a camouflage tool and a pear shader. What do you feel are must have stamps that every leatherworker should have in their tool roll? Could be that
  14. GregS

    Greetings from Mississippi

    Welcome, from a newbie to leathercraft and to the forum. Holster looks great.
  15. GregS

    place mat

    Digging that dragon.