Heya Tom, and All~
Another newbie from WA state. I hate to admit it, but I've been doing leatherwork off and on for over ten years. I hate to admit it as my work does not show ten years experience! I'm a hobbyist at best, but truly do enjoy it - at times. On a whim I picked up the professional (or deluxe, I'm not sure) kit at a second hand store years ago. As you can imagine,the deep discount I recieved the kit at has been completely offset over the years. As a bonus however, I now receive request for handmade gifts. So it has paid back a bit~ lol. I've attached pics of a biker toolkit I completed (Not from a kit). I'm never happy with a finished project as I see my many mistakes. Seeing pics of great work and learning new tips is what has kept me coming back for more! I'm happy to have found a place with so many truly skilled that share their tips and tricks.