Lakejumper

Hi from California -Getting Started Again!

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Hi everyone! I found this great site while doing a search on patterns and cut out info for a journal cover. I used to do Leathercraft, specifically carving and stamping, when I was in high school and college. I was fortunate to learn from a neighbor when I was very young. I honed my few skills on making covers for paper TV guides ( how many of you remember those?). Unfortunately, all of my tools were stolen by movers when my belongings were placed in storage many years ago. I had lost interest at the time and only replaced a handful of tools. I am now retired and am getting reacquainted with what I need to know. I've already learned quite a bit by lurking here. I am posting some pics of my earlier projects that I did when I was in my 20's (many years ago). They contain some mistakes so I hope to do better this time around! The wallet is very worn as it has been heavily used.

 

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OLDNSLOW   

Nice work and welcome to the board, I am a former Californian myself, and have been through the north end of the state but many many years aog when I worked for Delta Truck lines and a few others and now retired as well.  From the looks of it your work then was outstanding and if your eyes and hands still have the same coordination, then you should have no problem jumping right in and taking off.  however the take off might not be as good as you would like, from what I have read here on this board is that the tools of today are not as crisp punching as they were of yesteryear.  good luck in your venture and post lots of stuff.

Ron 

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Oldnslow - Thanks for the welcome. I share the same concern about the quality of the tools today and the price to buy better ones.  I realize now from reading this great forum, that I had "vintage tools" and had a lot of them. I regret not replacing them all at the time that they were stolen. However, I am a hobbyist and look forward to doing some projects and learnng a lot of good info here. 

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Welcome.

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