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    Corrales, New Mexico

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    Floral carving
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  1. terrymac

    How do I keep antique from flaking off?

    My best guess is you didn't remove all of the paste. You need to use a piece of wool, either synthetic or real, to get the antique out of all the cracks, etc. If you trying to use a rag or paper towel you are not getting it all. Your sequence of applying is correct. You don't have to let the antique sit for any period time. It doesn't make any difference. Terry
  2. Sorry about that gang.. The irons are a #7.. Here is a picture:
  3. terrymac

    Who in the US uses kangaroo

    Rocky Mountain Leather Supply sells various calf skins and will split to whatever you want at no charge. Terry
  4. I believe they would be standard. They are fairly hefty chunks of steel. Hope this help s, Terry
  5. Buyer disappeared. An 11 tooth and a four tooth, in mint condition. Eighty dollars, shipped no charge in U.S. Will have to check shipping charges for international.
  6. The best book I know is "Sheridan Style Carving" by Bill Gardner and Clinton Faye. It is the Holy Grail as far as I am concerned. Terry
  7. terrymac

    What's your favorite skiving tool?

    For a skiver that won't break the bank is the one Lisa Sorrel sells. It comes sharp and the key to any skiver is keeping it sharp. Lisa advertises on this site or she used to Hope this helps Terry
  8. terrymac

    Dixon Pricking Iron

  9. terrymac

    Glued edges and finished edges.

    No, I am saying if you don't glue all the way to the edge, you will a line of separation at some point in the future. Hope this helps
  10. terrymac

    Glued edges and finished edges.

    Not pulling too hard is important, but normal usage will also affect it. You don't glue the edges on a belt or wallet all the way to the edge,. they will separate. Promisw e
  11. terrymac

    Dixon Pricking Iron

  12. terrymac

    Dixon Pricking Iron

    I think I bought these new five or six years ago from Booth n Co. Do not have pictures.
  13. terrymac

    Dixon Pricking Iron

    I have a set of #7 Dixon Pricking Irons for sale. One with eleven teeth and one with four teeth. Like new. I have given up on the awl and have gone to KS Stitching irons. Eighty dollars for both, shipped and insured in the US. Overseas, will have to check shipping charges,
  14. terrymac


    What is sad is there used to be a number of people on this site that when they gave advice or a suggestion, you could take it to the bank. For whatever reasons they no longer participate. I can only guess the reasons. I am sure Hidepounder got tired of trying to explain what Sheridan style carving truly is. He could go thru a complete explanation of why flowers and circles do not automatically translate to Sheridan and he might as well have been talking to a wall. Charlie from Equs Leather used to be a regular contributor, but I will bet he got tired of arguing with people. Oh well, nothing stays the same and life goes on.
  15. Sheilajeanne, your instructor was wrong. Pear shaders (thumbprints)can be utilized either way. If you would look at the cover of the latest "Leather Crafters" journal, you will see a piece tooled Bobby Park (Hidepounder) on which every flower is treated the way Yin Tx did. It just all depends on the effect you want Terry