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  1. Thanks guys. Wound up using my contact cement from Makers and stitched the wool in as well. The leather was 5-6oz. Hermann Oak and apologize for just seeing this otherwise would have photographed. Should I make one of these again in the future, I believe I'll use wool felt. Just seems more durable and far less shedding of the fabric.
  2. Real weightlifting and powerlifting belts are usually 10mm and 13mm but as mentioned not necessarily set in stone. My wife prefers her 8mm. The reason for the thickness of the belt is not to actually train the abdominals but rather to give something rigid for your core to press against so that you can build pressure throughout your mid-section (Vasalva Maneuver). When I'm squatting and deadlifting, especially heavy, it is essential to remain extremely tight during the course of the lift and that's where the belt helps. Before I begin my lift, I take in a large gulp of air and concentrate on expanding my core the whole circumference of the belt.
  3. Hey guys I'm making a fly fishing wallet and had question on attaching the wool to leather. I plan on gluing with 3M 77 spray and assume stitch just as I normally would with a liner. Does this sound appropriate to others experienced with this? Thanks. Cheers
  4. I have 3 Palosantos and they are above and beyond the best I've used. They really are a pleasure to work with. I ordered mine directly through Palosantos but I do know District Leather Supply carries his product as well. As mentioned, they do sell out quickly. Cheers
  5. My Paasche compressor finally died so in the market for new one. Saw a few people on here like the Senco PC1010 and I'm definitely interested in it since has good reviews and pretty affordable . Anyone own one and how do you like it? Also curious on what adapter you had to get for your gun. I'd be using a Paasche. Cheers!
  6. Couldn't find the answer in the archives so was curious if any others have airbrushed with RTC and if so did you have to dilute. Cheers.
  7. Nigel Armitage had the company Just Wood make a beveler that keeps a flat edge rather than rounded. At one time they sold both a hand burnisher and one to fit a grinder however I don't see the hand burnisher on their website. Here's the link if you'd like to give it a look. Cheers. https://www.justwood.com/buy/nigel-armitage-just-wood-leather-burnisher_30.htm
  8. It doesn't bother me as I don't punch a lot of holes. It was also a little more in my budget as well.
  9. I have a set of the KS Blade interchangeable punches and love them. These are by far the best punches I've used and can't give them enough praise. They make an interchangeable system like I have and also individual punch sets.
  10. I'll look around and see if I have any pics but don't believe I do. There's definitely a learning curve to it and I'm sure more than one way to achieve a nice edge. I get my best edge by continually sanding between coats with fine grit sandpaper and normally use the KS Blade applicator to apply the paint.
  11. My two favorite applicators are the mesh roller mentioned that RML carries and the KS Blade Punch applicator. The KS Blade tool is a metal rod with a narrow and broad tip.
  12. About the only thing that I can add to this is that I always thin my cement. Makes application much easier and really helps avoid adding too much cement to your pieces. Cheers.
  13. I like the popsicle stick idea. Cheers
  14. Check out MakeSupply Leather online and from their site you can purchase numerous wallet templates and they have tutorials on their site that give a pretty detailed tools/supply list. Same goes for Makers Leather Supply. They have templates on their site and have a YouTube channel with tutorials on making wallets.
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