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  1. I know a guy that makes beautiful leather roses. I will make sure he sees this. Maybe he will be interested.
  2. There is a Facebook group called "Leather Tools For Sale" and a man named Wade Saddlemaker just listed a 3 piece set of stamps he called Hamley Desert Rose. Not sure if that's what you are looking for or not. The one is a 5 petal flower. Way out of my price range lol.
  3. Merry Christmas everyone!

  4. Here is a link to his FB page. I think he might have even come out with another set of patterns since this one if I remember correctly. https://www.facebook.com/thecrystalanvil And this woman has some AMAZING things she makes for cosplay. I don't see why any of this couldn't be made with leather. She has books for sale and tutorials as well. http://www.kamuicosplay.com/tutorials
  5. Ray, if I lived closer I'd be there to have coffee with you! My prayers are with you.
  6. Tandy has a paperweight tutorial made from them. I know it's not the same, but you can get ideas from the video maybe on stitching and such. http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/Horseshoe-Paperweight-Video-How-.aspx
  7. The markings look like they were done by a swivel knife to me. If you are looking for a nice natural wood grain pattern on your leather I'd use real wood. I have a few nice pieces of cedar wood that have amazing markings on it. I just case my leather and clamp it down on the cedar wood for a while to get a nice natural wood grain pattern.
  8. I am pretty sure you can get the pattern in Tandy's Leather Library if you aren't having luck with the above listed ways. I know it was there a couple years ago.
  9. I just use a chunk of beeswax and rub it straight on the edges. I then use a piece of canvas to slick it a bit better. Finally I use my edge slicker for the final touch up. Paraffin wax is a little harder than beeswax and is a bit cheaper. I have used that blend as well. I don't know the real reason people blend it, but as an ex candle maker I would assume the beeswax/paraffin mixture seeps in nicely and then hardens as well because paraffin is solid when set.
  10. Yes, beeswax will certainly leave a nice edge. Just remember you can not dye OVER the wax so make sure the wax is your final step.
  11. There are a few I'd probably be interested in as well that Cyber doesn't want.
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