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  1. arashikage

    Need a little help to get started

    I think somebody already recommended but I would suggest a couple of Al Stohlman books from Tandy to start out with. They're not free but worth the money. 1. The Art of Hand Sewing Leather . 2. The Art of Making Leather Cases . The first one is a great guide of the different stitches you can do by hand. I've had my copy for years and have read it multiple times. The second one is good for project ideas. Some of the projects are a little dated but there's plenty of small things to start off with. Most importantly don't beat yourself up for not having a project come out the way you hoped. Think about how it went wrong and how you can fix it or make it better next time. Just starting out can be intimidating especially after seeing some of the amazing work on this site but remember that most have been doing it for years. These skills take time. Be patient and every little improvement is a step in the right direction.
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    Sheridan tote bag

    Impressive as usual! At your age, I hope you stick with this because you work is already amazing and can't imagine what it could be in 10 years!
  3. arashikage

    Money clip bottle opener

    Springfield Leather has one.
  4. About how big are the stamps in the military set?
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    First clutch

    My first attempt at a clutch for my fiance. The leather is some stuff I got at Weaver Leather auction last year. The liner leather is some purple pigskin from Tandy. The thread is Ritza Tiger .8mm.
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    These all look amazing! Gives me ideas for my 1911 now.
  7. arashikage

    Black watch strap with red stitching

    Thanks! That makes a lot of sense now. I never knew there was a term for that.
  8. arashikage

    Black watch strap with red stitching

    Fantastic! Love the color combo! The one thing i'm not familiar with is, what do you mean by with and without "cast"?
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    Dog Collars Using Angelus Paints from FrogJelly

    These are fantastic! Love the detail.
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    a few Bracelets

    Those are great! Really dig the Odin one.
  11. arashikage

    Best cowboy boot heels

    I know this is a little old, haven't been on for a while. Have you tried Soletech heels?
  12. bikermutt07, There is also This guy makes a lot of shoes and has some instructional videos for sale, along with tool and supplies. It's not much cheaper. Skyrme's book is pretty regarded in the bespoke shoe community. I plan on getting a copy someday myself. A good book for education purposes is "Handmade Shoes for Men".ászló-Vass/dp/3848003686/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1520968724&sr=1-1&keywords=Handmade+Shoes+for+Men . It does not have patterns but is great on history and understanding the process. And inspiration for your own designs.
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    I got into making dog collars

    These look great! Is there padding under the pigskin?
  14. arashikage

    Cobbler flat brass tacks

    I know it's been 4 months, but did you ever find a supplier?
  15. I like the design and layout! I've been thinking about making one myself. Only thing I would have done differently is have a couple more hole options for the closure. That way if I overstuff it I can still latch it. My only question is what is the large circle on the post side?