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  1. Just wonderful work as allays Bobby. My best to you.
  2. I'd be willing to help out if you would like me to. My best to everyone, Deno.
  3. No problem Stew, Stuwie, Jowel, one of those names typed above. Just kidding. Actually Deno is short for DEnnis NOland, pronounced DEN O. Like my father GEne NOland, GENO. By the way, I have not forgotten about you, just haven't had the time to get it scanned and sent off to you. Will be coming your way shortly. My best to you. PS: If you make one please post it here, would like to see it.
  4. In the August/September 1978 issue of Make It With Leather, my father did a Belt Pipe and Tobacco Holder for the Craft Tool Corner. If you don't have it and your interested send me a PM and I can get the pattern to you. My best to you. Deno.
  5. Waiting for the stain to dry on the wood base. I went back over the background to even it all back out. Now I'm touching up the eagle at the top. It was originally highlighted with gold and most of it has worn off. I'm just touching it in the main area's so it brings it back a bit. I don't want to over power the rest of the aging. Here it is half done. Next to seal it all back up.
  6. Just wonderful Peter. It's so nice to find something in the Time Capsule that brings back memories. My best to you.
  7. Always Burnish before finial finish. In your case you will want to for sure if your using the all-in-one. Just make sure you don't get any gum trag on the on the grain side (out side). Happy New Year. My best to you, Deno.
  8. Ann, no I did not contact them yet, but I will be for other projects. After I removed the glue the leather became more pliable but still fragile. Since this will be glued back to a fixed board I think I'm OK with leaving it alone. I will be putting a couple of coats of sealer on it before I do. Here is the back after I removed all the glue and ran 220 sand paper just to take the fuzz off. Here is what the front looks like.
  9. What I'm restoring is an old Vintage Seth Thomas wall weather station that my father had made. Here is the face plate sanded down. Need to polish the brass too. Here I'm taking off the glue from the back of the leather. Found out if I take my Dremel with a wire wheel at slow speed making sure I rotate the wheel so it's coming off the edges so as to not dig in. Using no pressure, just let it ride on the surface and it takes the glue off without removing any flesh.
  10. So far so good. Using a very thin blade I was able to get under the leather and break it free from the remaining glue without hurting the tooling recesses. Sanding down the wood right now so I can refinish it. Next to get the glue off the back of the leather.
  11. Thanks Ann. I'll send them an email and see what product they recommend. Anyone else have any advice? Thanks, Deno
  12. Have and old leather project that is about 35 years old. It was cut out and glued to a wood backing. The glue is hard and the leather is separating from the wood. I am going to remove it and resurface the wood and re-glue. However the leather is very dried out and will crack very easily. I wand to add oil to bring back some flexibility and refinish the surface also. It was coated with neat-lac but it has worn away for the most part. I have tested a small area with Extra virgin olive oil and it makes it real dark. I think if I let it go long enough it will come back most of the way to the color it was. I have not removed the leather yet. Should I remove whats left of the neat-lac then oil? Your thoughts please. Thank you. Deno
  13. Let us know what you have and how much. My best to you.
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    Attack Site!

    I get the same thing, but only if I'm running FireFox not IE. Not sure if it picked up something from this site, even though it say's there haven't been any. Or it could be a problem with FireFox, not sure of eather yet. Anyone else have the same problem?
  16. Very nice Kate. I like them and the holder. Neat idea. My best to you.
  17. If you wear a watch, take it off also. Shirts with sleeves and cuff's with buttons, roll them up or take them off. Wash your hands, wrists and forearms, if you have anything on them they will end up on the leather. Clean your tools regularly and blow them off before using, anything you drag over with them will also end up on the leather. Hope this helps, my best you everyone.
  18. Very nice. You should make one that looks like a wagon wheel and see how it turns out. Very nice idea.
  19. Planing for a heavy winters load of leather working and designing.

  20. If you have time, send me a list of any craft aid's you might have of my fathers that you might sell. Thank you my friend.
  21. OK Tim, your first on the list for a printed copy my friend.
  22. Kevin, so sorry for your loss. Our fathers are our mentor's even when they are gone. But I do know that with everything you do in your life from this day forward you will put your heart and soul along with his lasting memory into each and everything you do. God bless my friend, keep up the faith and the great work.
  23. Thanks buddy, I knew I could count on you. Hope all is well with you and family my friend.
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