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  1. Hi! Hope someone can lead me in the right direction... I work for a company and they would like to start personalizing leather luggage tags. We also carry leather wine bags, journals and a few other products that could also work. Maybe a leather tray down the road.. but overall not super huge items. To begin with we would offer single letters or monograms. I've done a little research. I found one company that is located in the UK that looks like it could do the job. The machine they sell is also a hot foil stamper. It would be nice to find a supplier in the states just in case we needed a part or further support.. What are our options? Any suppliers that someone can recommend? Anyone familiar with costs? Thanks in advance!
  2. Custom Tooled Shoes

    I built these wedge sandals in collaboration with a talented leather worker. I sent the "template" over that I had drawn up, he tooled the pieces to my specs and sent them to me individually just as flat pieces....I took it from there and built these from the ground up...I added the leather turquoise inlays on the wedge portion, attached all leather to build the shoe as well as all embellishments which include brass studs, buckles, custom conchos, hand cut venice lace, etc...There are a lot of versions of tooled soes out there now a days, yet I have still had about 100 people reach out to me to make them a pair. I am still learning to tool leather and am not near ready enough to do justice to a project like this for a anyone and am looking for a leather worker to collaborate with to make several pairs of these...I also have made several pairs of wedding and party shoes which I have included pictures of with full glitter heels and soles... Thanks for looking and hoe you all love the design
  3. Custom Tooled Wedge Sandals

    LOOKING FOR A LEATHER WORKER TO COLLAB WITH...READ ALL PLEASE... I built these wedge sandals in collaboration with a talented leather worker. I sent the "template" over that I had drawn up, he tooled the pieces to my specs and sent them to me individually just as flat pieces....I took it from there and built these from the ground up...I added the leather turquoise inlays on the wedge portion, attached all leather to build the shoe as well as all embellishments which include brass studs, buckles, custom conchos, hand cut venice lace, etc...There are a lot of versions of tooled soes out there now a days, yet I have still had about 100 people reach out to me to make them a pair. I am still learning to tool leather and am not near ready enough to do justice to a project like this for a anyone and am looking for a leather worker to collaborate with to make several pairs of these...I also have made several pairs of wedding and party shoes which I have included pictures of with full glitter heels and soles... pricing can be discussed with anyone seriously interested :-) Thanks for looking and hoe you all love the design
  4. How to get mildew smell out of hides

    Hello, found a box of leather hides in a salvage store and they have a musty, mildew smell. I would like to be able to use them. Is there a way to get rid of the smell?
  5. Hi All I am looking to sell some oldish Tandy Kits, (All in original packaging unopened and by Tandy) if anyone is interested, not sure on prices :/ 4371 x 2 - Loafer Handbag Kit 4469 x 1 - Truckers Log Book Cover Kit 4083 x 2 - Photo Frame Kit 4608 x 1 - Indian Scout Moc Kit - Size 4/5 4582 x 3 - Large Oval Leather Buckle 4588 x 1 - Eagle Leather Buckle 4592 x 1 - Horse Buckle Leather 4593 x 1 - Basketweave Leather 4581 x 6 - Luggage Tags 317002 x 1 - Spirit of Strength Mask Kit 4237 x 1 - Buffalo Skull Barrette Kit 4004 x 7 - Econo Pre-Punched Billfold Interior 4265 x 1 - Key Kaddy Kit 4185 x 1 - Western WatchBand Kit ------- x 1 - Horseshoe Ponytail Holder 3015 x 1 - Skin Plaque Set 4525 x 1 - Tapered Hatband Ends Kit, 1/2" to 3/8" 4236 x 1 - Bow Barrette Kit All of these items are in original packaging and unopened. I can upload photos if requested. I am in the UK, Postage to the USA is approx £13.00 for up to 2kg, the Billfold interiors are approx 100g in weight, so gives you some idea. Let me know if anyone is interested, Thanks Janine
  6. My first Cobra Class 18 Creation

    MY FIRST COBRA CREATION!!!! Completely sewn on my Cobra Class 18!!! This is me in the pics rockin something I made...feels good to say that (and that its a perfect fit)!!!.I DID IT!!!! This is such a proud moment for me.It feels good to accomplish a project when you find a new hobby! I have spent the last couple months turning two leather hides, deer skin lacing, sequins, and handmade turquoise satin piping into my own custom creation!!! This chrome finished peplum leather jacket has blood, sweat, and tears rolled into it and I couldnt be more proud to finally showcase something I made (the first thing Ive made) from scratch all by myself!
  7. The ULTIMATE start to master/bespoke leatherworking! This set is ALL that you need to start producing signature works of art. All the items you see are brand NEW and cheap! First I loved the thought of mastering leather with these amazing tools (used by hermes and louis vuitton) but soon became vegan. These tools originally cost 2700.00$. I'M ASKING 2400.00 OBO!What you see isVergez blanchard pricking iron set 9 tpi 10 and 2 teeth Vergez strap end punch size 17 Vergez skiving knife (hss special steel) Vergez saddler hammer size 3 Vergez saddlers clam Vergez plough w/ blade Vergez edge marking tool Vergez round knife Barry king awl blad size 0 Barry king awl haft (small) Barry king mallet 32oz Japanese Strap Punch size 21mm John james saddlers needles small Fil au chinois "lin cable" waxed linen thread (size 532) colour black ELECTRIC REGAD MACHINE! M3000 Electric regad machine cork handle Electric regad machine tip S0.5H Electric regad machine tip FN1 Glue pot w/brush Seiwa tokonole gum
  8. This site has been awesome helping me rehome my hoarded leather, but I keep finding more! What I still have is about 50 pounds of cowboy boot parts (see below what I made with them); another 50 pounds or so of soft cowhide pieces from footprint size up to 3 sq ft; A few individual hides of lamb, goat, and pigskin; and a few bits of exotic leathers- snakeskin, lizard, etc. I'm not looking to get rich, just make some space! Asking about 75 cents a sq ft for the leather, 75 cents a pound for the boot tops, or less if you take more! Boot tops are some whole tops, some completed tops but still flat, and some that just have the stitching but are one layer... and a few that are motorcycle type boots with no stitching. Almost free if you take them all!!!!
  9. Champion Stitcher on orignal base 1931

    Cleaning out my dad's estate and came across this stitcher. Bicycle pedal with metal seat. Unit was in a hardware store that can be traced back to 1890's. Section of building has all sorts of horse leather straps, horse collars, etc. My family would like to get $1,500 or best/better offer. Unit is in Wisconsin, USA. About 2.5 hours from Chicago. The top end of the stitcher is stamped 1931. Not shown in pics, is also an old wooden table that had parts that look like they were also used either with this machine or part of the leather repair area. Let me know if you have questions or would like additional information.
  10. Juki LU-1508 for sale

    Hey there folks, My parents have asked me to help them sell their Juki LU-1508 to help pay for medical expenses. I believe we've had this machine since early-to-mid 2000's. My folks re-upholstered our boat with it, I re-upholstered my dad's bench-seat in his toyota pickup for my senior project, and other than that it's not seen a ton of use---I'd say under 150 hrs, and most of that very light use. I don't know a ton about the machine, but it is in excellent working order and was recently serviced. There is a crack in the plastic belt-drive cover, but other than that it is in excellent cosmetic shape. My mom mentioned that they paid extra for the variable speed and to make sure that feature is noted. This machine is located in Lake Tahoe, California. My dad is currently in no shape from chemo-therapy to deal shipping this item, so it is local pickup for now. BUT: if there is no local interest, I will likely transport it down to Pasadena, CA where I can either sell it there or arrange for shipping myself. Asking $1600 PM me for more high-res photos Thanks!
  11. Leather briefcase I finished. I used English Bridle from Wickett & Craig.
  12. Wanted to buy: Adler 30-7 or 30-5

    Wanted to buy: Adler 30-5 or 30-7 long arm patching machine.....with or without treadle stand. Doesn't have to be pretty, but does need to function correctly. Thanks
  13. hi folks! First time posting here, hopefully I'm not stepping on anyone's toes...Last weekend I brought home "Pfaff 145-1B H2L" leather sewing material and been googling info on it. Found this forum and theres PRICELESS information here. However I learnt its basically spread on different messages / threads so I started this "All things Pfaff 145" thread to collect everything I've found on one place. To help newbies like myself and also collect all the important data on one place. Pfaff 145 Manual in english: http://www.pfaff.com/SiteMedia/PFAFF/Products/Machines/Support-manuals/pfaff_145-manual-EN.PDF Pfaff 145 & 545 Parts book http://www.industrialsewingmachineparts.co.uk/pfaff_145_545_partslist.pdf Here's what I've learnt from classification so far: H1 & H2 7mm under foot H3 11mm under foot H4 14mm under foot Needles: 134 (H1&H2), 134-35 (H3) and 190 (H4) A: light materials, B: medium, C: medium heavy D: heavy L: leather N: 6 mm stitch length
  14. FLASH SALES

    Here at Springfield Leather Company we have started a new weekly sales offer! There is 19 items in this weeks sale. Oil Tan for $2.99 sq ft C Grade Double Should Veg Tan $4.99 sq ft Just to name a couple, have a look at the rest! http://springfieldleather.com/Leather/FLASH-SALE
  15. Here's a sheath I made for my knife. The patterns you see on the knife were done all by hand. If you want to see how I did it, click here. You can also check out my channel where I do all kinds of different leatherworking if you're interested. Let me know what you think!
  16. This was a rather simple thing to make, but I think it turned out really well, and I've actually found it to be really useful. If you want to know how to do this, click here to check out the video of me making it. Anyway, let me know what you guys think!
  17. leather carving

    hi everyone, I did start to learn leather carving, i do have These Tools 3.day now. I do have over 10years experiences with leather bags, but this is something completely new and exciting for me. I think, i do make somewhere huge mistakes: either with not enough depth of a cut or also this can be using of wrong hammer maybe ? I do sending some Pictures, would be very glad for your help. have a nice Weekend, Sling
  18. The establishment of the Leather Industry Park (LIP) in Lobatse is part of Botswana’s economic diversification drive. The park, which will include a Common Effluent Treatment Plant, chrome recovery, sewage treatment plant, secure landfill facility and laboratory, will fall under the auspices of Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) and bring together Small and Medium sized businesses in the leather production value chain. It’s an exciting project which has huge potential to create significant employment opportunities and impact the livelihood of many Batswana. As the Chief Operating Officer, reporting to the LEA CEO and the LIP Board of Directors you will take the responsibility for this start-up project from planning to implementation. This will require an exceptional all-rounder who will have not only great project management skills but also the ability to: translate the business model into business strategies; initiate business development for investors and tenants through utilising developed networks; formulate operational policies, oversee the financial performance of the park; build a competent leather park team; and promote technology and innovation in product and service development. Your experience in the establishment of a leather industry district/park is essential together with a Degree in Leather Technology, Chemical/Environmental Engineering or equivalent and at least 8 years’ experience in management of environmental services and tanning for the leather industry. You will be an independent operator with strong teamwork and consultation to communicate with stakeholders, including Government departments. A strong commercial orientation and business acumen is critical.
  19. Hey all! I'm planning a trip to Florence and Tuscany later this year. Planning to visit the leather school but also want to visit a tannery if possible- maybe even buy some veg tan at the source! Has anyone done this and do you have places to recommend? Thanks!
  20. Singer 211g151

    I recently got a singer 211g151 and have been trying to sew leather holsters on it. I’m new to leather work. I been having trouble with the thread bunching up around the bobbin and/ or cutting the thread. Is there a way to get this machine to sew leather or am I wasting my time messing with it? I am using the braided wax thread and sewing 5-6 oz leather. Needle goes through the leather with ease it just doesn’t tighten on the bottom side resulting in the bunching up and cutting thee thread. Any help is appreciated
  21. This guys work is unreal so perfect, I follow a lot of Asian leather workers on Instagram and theu do work that I could only dream of.
  22. Hello everyone! I have been using this business to buy my supplies. The Vinymo thread from Japan they sell is the best I have ever used! It can be used to hand stitch AND in your machine!!! That’s such a bonus for me! Reasonable prices and extremely great customer service. The owner, Bill has helped me so much. I thought I’d share the link to his site. He has everything from leather, tools, edge finishing supplies, books, etc. the link will get you 10% off your purchase as well. http://i.refs.cc/i95g1PzD?u=1520691892201
  23. Hi gang, I made a backpack for my girlfriend and ended up making something very similar to a Japanese Randoseru bag! I love the result despite many small errors along the way. Made with 1,4mm thick vegetable tanned leather, dyed with Fiebing's Oil dye in walnut and hand stitched. Do let me know what you think =)
  24. Scrap Leather

    Looking for recommendations... I have approx. 100 lbs of scrap leather that I need to do something with. All 3-7 oz. All colors..Thought of grade schools and craft groups but they do not want it. Shame to throw it away..... Anywhere from a few square inches to a couple square feet.
  25. Hello, can somebody identify that sewing machine? It looks quite cool and heavy duty but I can't find any information about the producer. Thank you for your help. Regards