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  1. New in Canada

    Hello all, we are so excited to be up and running in Canada now.. it has been so hard finding exactly what we personally want for our own leather goods and crafting needs which is the main reason we wanted to set up a wholesale supply shop! Bringing in hides such as Horween and as well as many other very high quality hides for everyone here is the goal. We want to craft with the best and we want everyone else to have the same access. It is such an honour to be amongst all of you in this community and we are simply looking for our little space in this big world. My name is Ian, the founder and owner and if anyone ever has any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out! OA Leather Supply
  2. Hole punch with centering pin

    I saw an old video the guy was using a hole punch with a center poking out so you could get it set in the right spot. It was over 1/4" so those a hard to line up. Does anybody know if there are any on the market today? Thanks
  3. Hello, friends. My name is Sergey Neskromny I am engaged in leather goods for more than 10 years. I've done work for various famous people. Now I am engaged in manufacturing stamps and swivel knife. I present to you some of my work. Every day I come up with new designs. If you are interested in my work, please contact e-mail address and I'll send you a complete catalog. Or write to me on snleatherbg@gmail.com (In a letter to indicate that you are a site leatherworker.net)
  4. I am a newby at best, i wanted some leather working tools so i went out and got some. i will not need near what i have gotten so about 1/2 to 3/4 is going to be sold.. This is a list of some of the items 500+ smaller stamps, 20 boxs of full set of letters different sizes and styles, 80 to 100 1" 3d stamps, punch sets, knife sets , cutters, 20+ granite or marble working blocks 15 sets of the 20 stamps , hammer and cutter in the pic. plus a lot more. As i am brand new to this i truly do not know all that i have . I have looked up what i could and see i want to keep about a 1/3 of it but will sell the rest. If any one has an interest let be know and i will take better pics and forward it to you. i will sell it 1 pc to all i do not want. My email is moores@tdi.net
  5. Not sure if this topic is in the right place. What I would like to do is to get a moderator to 'Pin It' in the most suitable section in the Forums. When I read posts about almost any subject on here, I seem to spend ages trying to hunt down the easily obtainable equivalents to those mentioned in the post. Even if items are obtainable they tend to be very expensive if UK stocked and dispatched and generally out of the question if sent from the States. There are one or two examples of the reverse problem, I'm thinking of Dixon Tools and Tiger thread which you who live in USA find difficulties with. So what I am hoping for are lists of equivalents, suppliers posting with the items they supply at normal UK post rates and so on. So who wants to start? Claire
  6. I thought I would put this up for other people to use. I frequently found myself Googling conversions for various things when conducting my business and figured I'd put together a full time Excel tool to have it all in one place to easily access. What can this tool do? Convert Thickness: Enter in ounces or mm to convert to the opposite metric in decimal and fractions Calculate Square Footage & Pricing: Enter in the length, height, quantity per piece, and pricing per square foot for your project to get a cost of your materials. Ex: Entering $15 per square foot for leather with dimensions of 8.5" x 3.5" for 1 piece shows you that you're using .2066 square feet and $3.10 in leather materials. Convert Currencies: Enter in a quantity and select the currency you're converting from and to. Utilizes current market rates for conversion. Refresh data to update. Ex: 300 EUR to USD = $327.84. Dimension conversion: Convert square feet to square meters or sq. m. to sq. ft. Ex: 20 square feet is equal to 1.86 square meters. Or .29 square meters is equal to 3.12 square feet. It is nothing earth shattering as all of this can be done quickly with Google, but I found myself doing it enough that it warranted being put in an Excel file that I keep on my Google Drive to access whenever I need to. Hope it helps someone else out! DOWNLOAD LINK HERE
  7. Wood Stamps

    Has anyone ever tried to make a stamp tool out of wood? If so was it successful? I would love to have a makers mark but it will be an extremely long time before I can make one. Any thoughts?
  8. Made this out of 12 quarter walnut with Maple end caps. Holds a bunch of tools. I do wood working so the center part is branded with my obscenely large makers mark brand that was made by mistake for me. Lots of holes but I'm afraid I'm going to have to make another real soon. I'd love to see some others that folks have made. I may start making them to sell but none of them will be the same since I will be using up wood in the shop.
  9. Oval Punch Sizes?

    Does this confuse anyone else? It seems like the dimensions of the Craftool Oval Drive Punch are all over the map, tandy's listing is confusing, I think Amazon is just plain wrong... Tandy's site can't keep the numbers straight between the item details and the drop down item selection... I purchase from Amazon Tandy Leather Craftool Oval Punch #5 9/32" x 3/16"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039LBIDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and get this, which is definitely definitely not 3/16 by 9/32... 5/32 mayyyybe: This is too much headache, I think I'm just going to continue to use round holes for my belts...
  10. Another thread led me to a thought, why did good leather instruction and pattern books begin and end with Al Stohlman? Am I right, or just not looking in the right place? My favourites are Al Stohlmans Handbook of Stitching, Cases 1, 2, and 3 and his Leathercraft Tools book. What are your favourites? While we are on the subject of leather 'knowledge', I do understand that here on this board is by far the best instruction if you can find and collate it. BW Claire
  11. What Is This?

    Hey there everyone, I made a post about some leatherworking tools I've inherited from my grandfather a while ago, and I was doing some work of my own the other day, and I came across a tool (I think?) and I'm not sure what purpose it serves, or what it does. I think it has to do with shoemaking, since he worked for cole-haan for many years, designing shoes, but I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
  12. What Tool?

    I am trying to figure out what tool I saw.... This thing looked like a rotozip or a large dremel, and hung from a pole about 3-4 feet tall. It had a cable attachment that hung down, similar to what the little asian manicure people use when they do fingernail stuff... and the guy could take a regular stamp, like a beveler or shader, and put a collet on it, and snap it into the end of the cable attachment, and when it was running, the tool would vibrate so that instead of hammering, the leatherworker just drug it along the leather.... Any ideas?
  13. Looking For A Mentor

    Hello! I am looking for someone to help mentor me either one on one of via pictures and email, I have searched high and low in Central Oregon and have been turned down by the few people I have asked if they would consider giving me a lesson or two to improve my skills. I am completely self taught with the help of Tandy videos, books, and YouTube. I have attached an example of my work here. To me it is starting to look very good, but as I am a perfectionist, I would really really appreciate help and advice from someone who is in the leather industry professionally. My main focus is on horse tack, spur straps, maybe a purse or two. I am not very creative so drawing my own patterns is hard for me but I am starting to get a little better in that regard! Any help would be amazing from drawing patterns, choosing leather for my projects, casing and tooling, managing and selling my work, or anything really! I know I need work on casing and when to start making swivel knife cuts and carving, making my swivel knife cuts flow as well as bevelling evenly, I have been working on "walking" the tool around my design, and appropriate use of other various tools. My designs always look better after I have dyed or finished them than when they do natural with just the tooling. I would love to someday make a custom saddle, even if that is the only one I ever make I realize that this takes time from your day that you could be making money, however, it is such a priviledge to learn from someone who is excellent at what they do, I would love the opportunity and I am very willing to put in the work that it takes to better my skills. Thanks so much! Christina
  14. Worth Dividers

    Check out this awesome set of dividers I found at an Antique Mall in Mansfield, Texas! It's made by a company called Worth. I've never heard of that company before. Not sure just how old this tool is. It is about 8 inches long. It's in remarkably good condition and was only $7 bucks!! Does anyone have advice on how to preserve it? How to clean it up? It's not showing signs of rust, just a bit of pitting.
  15. Ways To Set Grommets

    What are the pros and cons of these grommet-setting tools? C.S. Osborne plain washer grommet setter (the kind with the cone-shaped anvil) - each size grommet requires one of these plus a hole cutter Stimpson 405 grommet press - each size grommet requires a die set, but no cutter (if used with Stimpson self-cutting grommets I will probably use two grommet sizes: 0 and 1, and will not be setting grommets every day. This is for waxed canvas items to be sold in an Etsy shop. My husband may also use the tool for leather items.
  16. Sorry for the flood of entries everyone. I am new to this website as of today. I have been tooling leather for 12 years now, and I have even more projects to post, but this is the last one I will post today. I thank everyone for the kind replies.