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    Dallas, TX
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    Craftwork of all sorts - woodworking, leatherworking, glasswork, everything except workwork.

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    Laser Engraver, Maker and custom stamps
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  1. Hopefully they've picked a price point that is good.
  2. I only see one price online. haven't been into a store in a while. did they drop their wholesale club pricings?
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    Tandy Craftool Pro Stamps Discontinued

    they've tried that before but were to expensive and eventually dropped them too.
  4. I hope it's different in the leather business, but in the machine shop world Apprenticeships have another name - slave labor.
  5. Perhaps Kalifornia can set up a sanctuary city that can sell pro dyes.
  6. the fact it is part of their Eco-foo-foo line should have been the first clue. Expect it to be discontinued in a year or too now that the word is out that it is just another acrylic in neat-lac clothing.
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    Letter Stamps

    you can find many, many of them on ebay.
  8. Studio-N

    How do I properly use embossing plates?

    A simple 1 ton from Harbor freight is all you need. You can get extra pressure if you add a press foot such as this: Press foot. However, I have done a 10x10 plate with just the 1" square ram of the arbor press. Start in a corner. Press. Move the workpiece over 1" (the size of the ram). Press. Rinse and repeat until the entire area is covered. 1 ton arbor press is $60 at harbor freight. cheers!
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    Vintage alphabet spots needed!!

    The Evil Empire (tandy) just discontinued these. They are probably still available in the warehouse. You can get a mgr to check the stock and can special order the ones you need if they don't still have them on hand, Here's a link: alphas
  10. I saw in the new Tandy catalog that they will be selling NeatLac again. Then I read a little closer and see it is a water based Eco-Foo-Foo product. So it's probably not a lacquer and really an acrylic. I think I'll stick with the 'real' neatLac from SLC. Let us know if you try it.
  11. Here's hoping they don't get sued by Tippman for copywrite infringement like Tandy did over the stichbastard they almost made. they seem to think they are the only ones that can make a handle powered sewing machine.
  12. Studio-N

    Do you consider yourself an artist?

    I like this answer. I'm certainly creative. I reproduce and combine things in different ways to give my work a decorative flare. but that to me is just something that adds to my craft and value of the item. cheers!
  13. hello my wallet making peeps. I'm thinking of offering embossed wallet backs (some examples shown but would be UNpunched). of course unless you're working from a kit, everyone does theirs a little different in size. So this is kind of a poll. What would be a good size to make the wallet back? Or would it be better to just make it oversized so it can be trimmed to fit? This is generally 3/4 oz leather but that is easy to change. Any help or suggestions is appreciated. cheers!As a reference, these are kit backs and are 3 1/2 by 9 1/4. Once I lock down the size I'll have a clicker die made for it.
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    Where does Tandy’s leather come from?

    Full disclosure - Ron and his wife were great people and were good to work for. It was a very human company then. When they retired and left the Thompsons in charge, it became the 'evil empire' after that and they never gave a rats azz about people; only money. in fact they had about an 80% turnover under that model.
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    Where does Tandy’s leather come from?

    the evil empire only buys what it can find as cheap as possible (and mark up as much as it can). I remember being at a managers meeting where Ron Morgan (co-founder and president at the time) stood up and declared in response to the mgr's complaints - "We sell CRAP. Just sell it". and that was that.