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    Atlanta, Ga.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
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    improving my stamping & tooling techniques
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  1. The leather was too wet and therefore mushy. The leather should return to "normal" color after wetting before you tool.
  2. The case is obviously wet molded. Do you tool the case while on the mold? or do you have some other neat trick?
  3. Reminds me a bit of a 3d stamp
  4. Sure is ugly. But it seems to work.
  5. Any idea what they weigh? Heavy mallets make stamping/tooling easier.
  6. Looks good. Leather may have been a bit too wet for the middle two.
  7. Agreed that your art background shows through. A little bit of chatter on the beveler but for a first project, that is astounding.
  8. Similar but different... Built a plywood box surrounding PVC pipe sections. The sides of the box are cut at a 45 degree angle tilting the box over making it easy to review and select tools. Each pipe section holds all the tools of a similar shape or purpose. Lined seeders in one pipe, unlined seeders in the next, oval seeders in the next, backgrounders in one, bevelers in another, etc. Since each pipe is larger than a single tool, I can add to my tool collection and don't have to reorganize a traditional tool board with individual holes to store the new favorite tool next to similar tools. Trying to match tool handle diameters to traditional tool board individual hole sizes is not a problem. The box is about 10"x14" and currently holds over 200 tools with a little room for few more. I am considering building a new box that is one pipe diameter wider to allow for greater separation/organization. For instance all the bevelers are in a single pipe. Would be nice to separate the smooth from the lined/textured. Another 4 pipes would be nice. When I need a seeder, all the seeders are in one area and I can select the correct size. Since I have the lined, unlined and oval seeders separated, it is easy to find the preferred type. I know I want a basket weave, just not sure which one this piece needs. With all of the basket weave tools in the same pipe, review them all side by side and select the best one. I color coded my tools but all the same color. I applied reflective safety orange tape to each and every tool. I work with Boy Scouts and have to take my tools to them. Often the setting is outdoors. At the end of the session, I can easily scan the floor/ground and surrounding areas for Safety Orange and find any left behind equipment. I can also shine a flashlight over the area and partially hidden tools reflect the light making them more easily located.
  9. Nice work. Like the inverted leaves on the inside. Can you share more information about the class? please.
  10. Cool. Reminds of leather pockets I have seen on billiard tables
  11. In the About Us section, you refer to Us. Is there an Us or is there just a You? People like buying handmade items from an individual. Buying from a We or an Us is moving back towards commercially made products. You give up some of the cache of buying from the lone craftsman. Buyers typically are willing to spend more for the unique, not commercially made products. If there is only a You, highlight that feature and change all occurrences of Us to I across your website. The exception would be the title About Us. That is a standard which people expect.
  12. I like the idea that it looks like it was not dyed or colored. This treatment highlights your carving and tooling. Also shows you fully understand and can perform traditional Sheridan style while most of the work you have shared here is more leaf oriented. Well executed and a testament to your high skill level.
  13. Always looking for new backgrounds. Can you provide any more details about maker, possible source, etc. Thanks Google was not particularly useful with so little information.
  14. Unusual background tooling outside the Blackhawk. What tool did you use?