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lonesome dove

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  1. I hope the link below is what you needed and have a great day today! Lonesome Dove https://tandyleather.com/blogs/leathercraft-library/revival-handbag-kit-44373-00-bonus-tooling-pattern?_pos=1&_sid=6f2936d58&_ss=r
  2. I recently purchased one of Duane's SK2 knives like the one pictured in the Youtube video above. While I found the construction to be perfectly acceptable, I too found the blade to be difficult to use. It seemed to to drag in whatever type of leather I tried. The sharpening was good. I stropped and polished it until I decided that was not the problem. I finally ordered a custom replacement blade from Henley Mfg. in Shreveport, La. I have yet to find another blade material that performs as well in any kind of leather I have ever used. Be advised however that the blade shaft of the Watt's knife is non-standard so any other blade will not fit into the barrel without machining the blade shaft to the diameter dimensions of 0.186 inches. Age and arthritis has taken some of my manual dexterity so I also have found the ability of tighter control has been helpful in several projects.
  3. Leerworker, Saw your post which prompted me to go back to some PDFs saved several years ago. I saw the attached file and hope it may provide some benefit. Lonesome Dove... 2shews method.pdf
  4. Great job on the chest! I really like your bench set-up as well.
  5. I can recommend this eBay seller. I bought one his "vintage" leather knives similar to the one in this listing and about the same price. Sharpest blade I have ever used and at least as sharp as the Lisa Sorrell skiving knives; which were excellent right out of the box. https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Vintage-Japanese-Skiving-knife-Leather-craft-37-180mm-Saburo/202620461502?hash=item2f2d1ee1be:g:OXEAAOSwfvlbvVAP&frcectupt=true
  6. This is what I used. Thin with an adhesive back and inexpensive. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079XLR3A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hope this helps.
  7. Excellent work. Stitching is fabulous!
  8. I could be wrong as I do not own one one of each, but I'd still bet it's very likely Ivan was supplying and custom branding the "Stohlman" knife for Tandy. I will certainly agree you can't go wrong with a Henley. Excellent knife with great blades.
  9. And you can buy the same knife at Ivan Leather in Taiwan. http://www.ivan.tw/index.php?route=product/product/detail&id=19001 I do not know what the price is, but they will quote it if you inquire through a contact email.
  10. These are photos of the finished stamp rack. I used red chestnut oil stain with 3 coats of polyurethane. Not too bad I think for what started out as a truck wheel chock.
  11. Thanks eglideride. The block face is actually 16" tall x 6-1/2 wide x 3-1/14" deep. With the back tilt, height from the desktop is 14 ". The footprint is 10" deep x 6-1/2" wide. The height was determined by what I could look at comfortably and to allow it to slide under a shelf on the top of my work desk. I live in an apartment and my work area is in a small bedroom with very limited space.
  12. I'm working on a new stamp holder and thought I'd share a few photos of it in progress. Solid oak, 13" tall, with a 30 degree back tilt. Stamp holes were drilled 2-1/2 inches deep, and swivel knife holes were drilled 1-3/4 inches deep. It will hold around 150 stamps when completed, 5 swivel knives, and 10 swivel knife blades. I still have finish sanding, sealer, oil stain, and polyurethane yet to go. I'll update with a photo of the completed piece. I have a pdf of the drill pattern if anyone would like a copy.
  13. A Tandy hefty handle will fit that stamp. I have ordered online from this company before. http://www.ivan.tw/index.php?route=product/product&cid=12. Or take a piece of pipe and cut the end like the end shown so the notches in the pipe fit over the supports bracing the circle. http://www.ivan.tw/index.php?route=product/product/detail&id=10618
  14. You might check these links if you don't wait too long. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-PRIMITIVE-HANDMADE-WOOD-HORSE-FARRIER-HARNESS-MAKER-VISE-BENCH/222001361200?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35423%26meid%3D64ec460e225547d0b1ad39c2ea71d766%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D151905397782 http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-PRIMATIVE-HARNESS-MAKER-BENCH-VERY-NICE/371537688608?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35316%26meid%3De66d0ba8ae0d4d718029314c62956734%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D262259242549
  15. It's called a stippler and used as a backgrounding tool. Nice find! https://www.google.com/search?q=leathercraft+stippler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX_c3lmOXKAhXJRyYKHfazDosQ_AUICCgC&biw=1600&bih=749#imgrc=PRm_HUZqyGgNBM%3A
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