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    Between Seattle and Tacoma
  • Interests
    Boots, shoes and bags. Traditional archery and fletching.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Still learning
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    All of it.

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  1. Aven

    Oh, come on now. Seriously, Tiny Again?

    Lee Valley has a binocular Magnifier lighted visor. Not exactly local to Tx, but Lee Valley believes in quality. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=52368&cat=1,43456,43351,52368
  2. Mike, check out this site. http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/model-list/classes-1-99.html
  3. Aven

    Kevon Lee tools?

    I ordered his edge clamp. It took about three weeks to arrive. Shipping from China can be hit or miss. I've had things show up faster than it takes UPS or FedEx to get a box across country. And then there is that slow boat. I wrote off an order as lost only to have it show up. It took two months but it did arrive and in one piece.
  4. You did a great job on those. Very impressive for a "first project".
  5. Aven

    Male Nightingale Armor Skyrim - WIP

    Wow. That is just amazing. I'd say you hit that one out of the ball park.
  6. Aven

    My first pair of sandals

    Those turned out really nice and they look comfortable too. Detroit isn't that far from Chicago. If, you haven't all ready, check out the Chicago School of Shoemaking. They have several different shoe making classes.
  7. Aven

    So pumped!

    Congrats. Lots to be excited about there. Post pictures in the Share your Workshop thread when you everything set up.
  8. I love it. Everything about it, from the color combo to the little details. Well done.
  9. Aven

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    I read your last comment whilst having my afternoon tea and I guess I was suddenly twelve again and it made me laugh.
  10. Aven

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    That almost made me snort my tea.
  11. I honestly don't know how they compare to each other. They do have a much better selection than Tandy does, but I don't know how it compares to Oregon Leather. All I remember of my really quick visit to Oregon Leather was them seemed to have a much better " scrap" (I use that word very loosely) section. The stores are laid out very differently. Oh I don't know if it matters one way or another, both stores are owned by the same company.
  12. The only other real option in Seattle is McPherson's Leather. If you are planning to come down on a Saturday, be mindful of their hours. They are open from 10 to 3 on Saturdays.
  13. Aven

    Landis Leather Cutter

    I wanted to offer this here before I put it up on Craigslist. I have a Landis leather cutter that needs to move along to a new home. Its in great shape. The blade is sharp enough to cut through 11 oz latigo with ease. I would rather not have to ship this because it's so heavy, but I am willing to drive within an hour of Tacoma to hand it off to its new owner. I have $300 in it, but I'm entertaining reasonable offers. The forum software and I are fighting over photos, so if you want to see more, pm me your email address
  14. Aven

    Stitching Horse Plans

    Check out pages 98-104 https://ia802605.us.archive.org/32/items/farmwoodwork00roeh/farmwoodwork00roeh.pdf
  15. Gene, if you have some free time, check out this video and maybe give it a go. The guy used some seriously basic hand tools and still turned out a good knife.