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  1. Guidance needed!

    Hey everyone! Im fairly new to the leatherworking industry and im just starting to build up my tool collection. Ive begun to get more and more orders so im looking for something to help my efficiency in production. One thing that slows me down is installing button snaps and rivets. Maybe i need more practice doing it by hand but i have trouble setting these in sometimes. This slows me down since i have to remove the messed up snap or rivet and can sometimes cause me to damage or scratch the item im working on. Its also happened a couple of times when the snap or rivet come off altogether after i thought it was securely in place. I want to produce high quality items for my customers and rid the fear of the item possibly coming appart. Can anyone point me in the direction of an affordable snap/rivet press? The one's on tandy are a little to pricey for me at the moment. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. P.s. i dont mind buying second hand tools! Much appreciated, Ruben
  2. ENCLOSED YOU WILL FIND A LIST (Microsoft Words) OF ALL THE CUSTOM TOOL LEATHER MAKERS AND PURVEYORS (DEALERS). UPDATED 07/24/2017 If I missed anyone, sorry. John CUSTOM LEATHER TOOL MAKERS and PURVEYORS.docx
  3. Would Like to sell as lot. If interested in items, or lot minus dye/stain/paint, please contact. Will send pictures upon request. $750 OBO Will ship at buyers expense. ryan.steddum@gmail.com Tools: Tandy Leather Hand Press · Line 24 Top and Bottom Die · Tubular Rivet Die Craft Tool Pro Large Swivel, 2 blades Stylus Edge Slicker Edger Assorted edgers, stamps, weaves and shaders Craft Tool Pro 7lb Maul Wood and Poly Maul Tubular rivet hand setter Assorted hole punches Al Stohlman round knife Al Stohlman Curved knife Industrial knife w/ extra blades Adjustable V Gouge Craft Tool Skiver Craft Tool 1” hole punch Wood handle strap cutter 0-4” Craft Tool 1 ½ strap end punch Craft Tool 2” strap end punch ¾” Alphabet Stamp Set 1” Alphabet Stamp Set ¾ Number Stamp Set Poly Tool Holder Assorted Paint Brushes Package of Wool Dobbers Sewing Awl w/ assorted needles Hardware: Assorted rings and D rings 4 -1” nickel roller buckle 3 -1½” nickel roller buckle 18- ¾” nickel trigger snap 8- 1” nickel trigger snap Lot- nickel Line 24 Buttons 12- 1 ½ Black roller buckles 18- 2” Black roller buckles 6- 1” Black trigger snaps Lot- Black Line 24 Snaps Lot- Copper, Nickel, Black Tubular Rivets Spool White Wax Thread Assorted wax thread Rubber Cutting board 1 ½ft x 3ft granite piece Dye/Stain/Paint: Fiebings Dye: Light, Medium, Dark Brown, Black Tandy Antique: Light, Medium, Dark, Black, Mahogany, Saddle Tan Angulus Paint: Red, orange, blue, red, white, pink, green, yellow, black. Leather: 18sqft 12oz Red Leather Medium Brown veg tan Assorted Veg Tan pieces, various thickness
  4. leather stamping tools History/research

    Hello, doing a little research about stamping tools. i have most infornation on Craftools i need. if anyone knows a website, please give me link about anything craftools ? does anyone know who owns US STAMPS. they are cheaply made stamps. when did they start making them, where. and are they still making them ?? HideCrafter was owned by George Hurst, but was bought out by HideCo, LLC in 8/22/07. how long was Hide crafter in business ?? anyone got any dates ?? thank you John
  5. By the end of the week I am expecting to receive the following in the post: A cheap (Chinese made, with probable Japanese influence) beginner's sett of leather working tools from Ebay A remnant/pieces pack of leather, needles, and thread from The Identity Store A copy of "The Leatherworking Handbook" by Valerie Michael from Amazon Yet to acquire from the local chain DIY store (probably nearer the time, or on Sunday if it slips my mind before then which is likely to happen) are: wood and fixings to make a cheap stitching pony Evo-Stik Time Bond contact adhesive an Oilstone (or similar) for inevitable initial sharpening of previously mentioned tools as well as general upkeep later on miscellaneous things that catch my eye which may be helpful such as clamps, sandpaper, straight edge etc Other things yet to be appropriated into my "kit": worksurface stuff (cutting mat, poly board, granite (or similar)) decent desk lamp as most of my work will be completed in the late evening/small hours after finishing the late shift at "the day job" and goodness knows my eyes will need all the help they can get edge slicking substance graph/grid paper for when I feel up to making my own patterns bone folder type tool stitching awl Things I already have, yet to be consolidated together: poly mallet basic geometry set (ruler, square, compases etc) pencils large toolbox for storage stack of "craft" drawers for storage non-marring spudger set which I'm sure will come in handy for poking/prodding in crevices metal bodied Utility knife (and blades) Extra Virgin Olive Oil in lieu of more specialist finishes tonnes of old clothes for rags Things I will probably get at a later date once I get a feel for everything (this does not include ad hoc replacement/upgrading of any of the above when needed): butcher's block style work station (as I'll mostly be working at my 10yr old pine desk in my bedroom initially, maybe out in the shed weather permitting) relevant dyes, treatments, etc and relevant applicators basic carving tools (I do not plan on getting into this much but I guess it's always handy to be able pop a pretty border on something special) ___ I know the cost of starting a new hobby from scratch is always going to be a major consideration, but it seems leathercraft is even more so. Yes I know it's no good moaning to other people who have all been there/done that, but starting out on a shoe string is still likely to cost me upwards of £100 ($125 for you colonials ). Being the sort of person I am, often doing things on a whim, and generally cautious with cash, I do not want to go to the lengths that some do and get The Works in terms of equipment and materials to start with. I don't want to spend a small fortune on something if I don't end up getting decently into it to justify the cost. That said, it seems the general advice in terms of initial outlay is "get the best you can afford" and that's what I'm doing I suppose. I guess there are those out there who have started out with much less, and I have no need nor reason trying to justify what I'm doing. I guess in a way I'm secretly hoping that I get sufficiently good enough at the whole "leather thing" that in the long run I can start going to fairs, events, do made-to-order and the like, and be able to become (at least partially) self employed. But that's definitely a long way off. I think for me leathercraft will always be a matter of being on a shoestring, at least in the sense of trying to get the best from the least. I've always been enthralled by the way craftsmen of all disciplines in years gone-by have come up with ingenious solutions which even centuries or millennia haven't changed much, and as much as possible I want to keep what I do "low-tech": drawing up templates by hand rather than using PC software, using as traditional methods and tools as possible, and if possible trying to be authentic in style/process with any historical based pieces I produce. I (like to think) I am fairly good at improvising, and this will also keep costs down. Who needs a £40 edge slicker when a double-pronged piece of deer antler (free if you know where/when to look) will do? Or expensive black dyes if you can master the likes of vinegaroon and lampblack?
  6. Beginner Questions

    Hi Everyone, I am just getting into leatherwork and would greatly appreciate some help/advice on a few topics. I’ve been doing a lot of practice tooling and carving on Herman oak veg tan pieces and would like to try my hand at a lighter, more pliable, and higher end leather hides. However I’ve had a hard time locating a company here in the US which has a vast selection of similar hides and exotic skins. Through watching some of Ian Atkinson’s videos I found that he recomends the hide company that I’ve linked below. Perhaps you know of it as well. If anyone knows of a company that is basically the US alternative to this company I would be very grateful if you could tell me about it. Also I’m looking into upgrading my swivel knife. I’ve landed on a leather wranglers SK-3 knife. If you guys know of a higher quality knife or one that is better than the SK-3 please let me know. Thank you guys. Glad to be a new member here. http://www.aacrack.co.uk/ http://www.shop.leatherwranglers.com/product.sc?productId=4&categoryId=18
  7. Check these out: http://zeebeeleather.com/blog/2015/6/20/so-you-want-to-get-into-leatherworking http://zeebeeleather.com/blog/2016/12/28/so-you-want-to-get-into-leatherworking-part-ii
  8. We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  9. We produce on request indivudualomu hinged blades. The price of a knife 190- $ 250 depending on the complexity of the order. Shipping costs $ 10-15
  10. stamps and swivel knives

    We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  11. stamps and swivel knives

    We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  12. London and Paris tool suppliers

    Hello all! I'm taking a trip over to the UK soon, and I would love to see some of the local leatherworking shops, and their supplies. I will mostly be near London, so if anyone can point me to a supplier near there, I would be extremely grateful. (and also if anyone knows a shop in Paris worth checking out, I will attempt to see that as well.) Thanks for your help everyone!
  13. Handmade Edge Creaser

    Well, I finally grew tired of using my substandard edge creaser. I thought of shelling out for the Vergez Blanchard model, but just couldn't part with the cash so I decided to make my own. Solid brass construction with beech wood insert. Threaded brass rivets hold it together and knurled brass knob for adjusting the width. Works like a charm and feels miles better that my old "Tandy" creaser.
  14. Maul Weight?

    For tooling, how do you determine what weight maul to use? Peter
  15. I know this type of forum question has been done a lot, but I am trying to get an idea as to what I recently picked up. I am new to leather work and self teaching so was looking to find a round knife for that next step. Picked up this one from a Canadian eBay dealer, it shows some age but appears to be in Good shape. There is no markings similar in style to the Osmand, but from reading other forum threads here and viewing the pictures, I am thinking it is a Clydesdale/Shapleigh given the slight side extensions at the handle connections and metal nail used in handle. Would not mind hearing from other Canadians as to where are good Cdn conn cations for vintage leather working tools. Thanks Peter
  16. Request: Homemade Ez Edger?

    My best seller is the standard veg tan belt. I'd like to reduce the amount of time it takes me to make them. The Weaver edgers are pretty dang awesome, but have a pretty ridiculous price. Has anyone attempted to make a home made tool to edge multiple sides at once? I've thought about shelling out for the Weaver edger wheels for ~$180.00 and building a frame around them in wood. Any feedback is welcome! for reference: http://www.weaverleathersupply.com/Catalog/ItemContent.aspx?ItemNumber=29255&CatalogId=001&CatalogDetailId=51&NSM=Y
  17. I am in search of a Heritage Bluegrass EZ Edger, either the single side edger or the double side edger. I am interested in a new one, or where to purchase one, or a good used one. I do too much edging and I need something to reduce the time I am spending edging when I could be doing something else. Thanks in advance.
  18. Needed! Heritage Bluegrass Ez Edger! New/used

    I am in search of a Heritage Bluegrass EZ Edger, either the single side edger or the double side edger. I am interested in a new one, or where to purchase one, or a good used one. I do too much edging and I need something to reduce the time I am spending edging when I could be doing something else. Thanks in advance.
  19. Card Slits

    First time poster, here. Does anyone know what makes the indented lines above and below the card slits? Is it a special tool and if so does anyone know what it is? Thanks!
  20. I came across a batch of old rusty leather working tools (various stamps, edgers, etc. - 26 pieces in total). I have two main issues on which I would appreciate some of your ideas: 1. identifying the intended use of particular tools 2. getting them back to performance Looks like a belt end punch with a slot ... but is closed at the back, so it is something else, I guess ... Looks like an edge beveler ... but the grooves are upside down, and there is no groove in the front - it ends with a point Looks like a round stylus of sorts ... but way oversized (the grid is 1cm x 1cm, or about 3/4"), so maybe for stamping ball imprints? And this is a batch of what looks like stamps, punchers or cutters. Leaf and flower designs, oversized again. Were they used for cutting out patterns, or for stamping their shape? Has anybody seen something like this before, and knows for what products/style they were used? There are other tools as well, but I did not include them here because they kind of make sense to me already, and there is a limit on total files upload size. The second issue is more practical ... how to restore them? Rust is heavy. I was thinking of using distilled vinegar, and afterwards oiling and scrubbing them with steel wool. Sharpening would probably be done by using sandpaper on a stick. Any experience?
  21. I am getting started in saddlery and other leather work and have been looking for a leather splitter. I came across a 3-in-1 crank splitter/skiver/cutter on ebay and was wondering whether anyone could shed some light on the quality and capabilities of this machine. I would have to restore it, but I'm just not sure it will do the things I would need it to do. I actually get a kick out of restoring old stuff, especially since I can get things cheaper when they need restoration work. Couldn't read the model numbers on it, so I attached a photo. Wondering whether a machine like this will be a good addition to my shop, or whether I should just look for a smaller pull-through Osborne or similar machine.
  22. Hi, everyone. I hope this is the right place to post this. I am about to move continents (from Argentina to the US). I have three suitcases, a carry-on and a cat. The weight of the carry-on is more flexible than the checked bags, and we all know tools and hardware can be mighty heavy. My question is: has anyone flown a flight either within the US or US bound with tools and hardware? I have plenty of tools it would be a real stretch to re-imagine as a weapon, but TSA is weird and I'd rather be safe than sorry and lose my stuff. Pyramid studs are sharp, but I can't imagine how you'd hurt someone with them. I'm just wondering if anyone around here has flown with tools and hardware in a carry-on and if they had any trouble. If so, what did they take from you or hassle you about? Thanks! K
  23. Leather Punch

    I have went through 2 leather punches in the last month and am looking to find one that is durable and strong enough that the handles wont bend. Any suggestions for a good quality punch that will last?
  24. Hi Leatherworkers, i thought I'd let you know that I just opened an etsy shop for my Welker Handmade Leather Stamps. The url is http://www.etsy.com/...erleatherstamps Check it out, let me know your opinion of my shop, any advice anyone has about selling on etsy, or just your opinion of etsy in general. I'd appreciate any comments. It's a new venue for me. Andy Welker Handmade Leather Stamps
  25. Hello leatherworkers, I see some of you are looking for custom stamp makers who will provide prompt top quality custom leather stamps to suit your needs. We are always open for custom orders at Welker Handmade Leather Stamps. If you want or need a custom leather stamp or stamps made, please contact us through our website at http://elwelkerleatherstamps.com and we'll see if we can help. We promise a quick response to all inquiries, and hope to provide prices that won't break your wallet. Here are a few picture of some of our current leather stamp offerings. Happy Leatherworking! Welker Handmade Leather Stamps