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  1. Ive noticed that when I burnish veg tanned leather this project is i think 6 oz. With my burnishing tool Im creating a little rolled edge that I dont really like. Can someone tell me what I might be doing wrong. Im using a little water burnishing stick then bees wax and canvas cloth. 



  2. This is my first attempt at making a holster. Its a chest type holster for a ruger m III 22. The body is 8-10 veg tan and the lining is im guessing 4 from a box of scrap pieces.  I made a pattern then cut out the leather by hand and sewed with my new cowboy outlaw sewing machine. 

    I didnt attempt any stamping or design so its very plain. I did attempt wet molding but Im not thrilled with the result. 

    I would like to use some type of natural oil or conditioner etc that will softly darken for the final finish and would appreciate any suggestions. 


    Im very new and learning and would welcome any thoughts ideas etc on how to improve. 


  3. Ive sanded the edges and am ready to start sewing. On the small parts that attach on the front of the bag should I go ahead and bevel and burnish the edges on those before I sew them onto the flap of the bag? I cant imagine how to burnish the edges on those once attached without marking up the surrounding area.  Im wondering how much the look of the small parts will change and make them stick out from the rest of the bag. Since I cut them by hand I have to do somthing or they will look tacky. 

  4. Working on my first real project. A saddle bag style purse bag. Im going to sew it on my cowboy outlaw. Question is before I begin to sew should I bevel the edges and or skive or shave the edges? Or to I mark my stitching groove stitch then do the edges?

  5. I’ve noticed that on some projects the seams and stitches are on the outside like box stitched while others are stitched then the work is turned inside out so that the seam and stitches are hidden. Are there rules for when to use which or is it just what the maker likes or wants on a project?

    thank you 



  6. I have a Seiko stw 8/consew 225. My first industrial type machine. I have some experience with lighter weight machines and I know there is a step to disengage the sewing mechanism while loading the bobbin with thread. I don’t see anything like that on the industrial machine. Am I missing something or does it just carry on even with nothing being sewn while loading a bobbin? Won’t that create tangles or other issues. Like dry firing a weapon or something?

  7. Interesting how you did your seams. Is that a specific kind of stitching? Or did it just happen that way. I’m very new and trying to learn. I’ve done one multi tool pouch but I’d be ashamed to post a pic of it lol. I think yours looks great. I was trying to learn to use a machine and trying to set up and adjust the machine all at the same time and obviously the seam ripper is not your friend when working with leather. 

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