immiketoo

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About immiketoo

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    www.learnleather.com

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    Male
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    Rhodes, Greece
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    Learning, teaching and being.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Figure carving

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  1. immiketoo

    Round knife cutting mat.

    Its WAY too soft and you risk damaging your knife. You need a sheet of HDPE or UHMW plastic like they use in professional kitchens. You'll be amazed at the difference you feel. You can get a small piece from Woodcraft or you can do a search for restaurant supply in your area. And, if you have a really sharp knife you can cut right through those mats. They aren't suitable for round knives.
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    Nice to see someone else who gets it. I too just bought a half dozen Dieselpunk patterns. I am willing to do this because it cuts down my learning curve significantly, and I get a great product that I can then modify or use to create my own as needed. I am also a member of Nigel's page because he's just so darn cool and filled with knowledge. You make an excellent comparison to tool money. People buy a lot of tools and then have no idea how to use them BTW, we can't share the armor pattern as they are the property of the company who ordered the armor sets. Sorry dude
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    Hey dude, thanks a lot. It is SUPER niche. We missed the boat on AC Oddesey because they had to be so secret about it. They couldn't even tell us what it was for until it was too late, but the group is also tapped for a lot of movies, so hopefully it will happen. As for patterns, I haven't ever considered it because who would want one? LARP and SCA folks are not willing to spend the money on full custom sets like ours most of the time and the casual larper probably couldn't make one. I'll talk to the boss though and see what she says
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    Well, that's ancient greek armor, if stylized quite a bit. Our armor was used in the research for that game and the company we make it for was consulted heavily. Unfortunately, ours wasn't ready in time to be digitized, but hopefully, we'll have future opportunities. Can't wait to see what you're doing with your set.
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    Yeah, the pic of me wearing it didn't load for some reason. :/
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    The entire thing is covered in linen. With a few leather trim pieces.
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    Linothorax Ancient Greek Armor

    We made another set of armor, this one from the Mycenaean era. Leather wrapped in linen with some embellishments. Natalie handled most of this project, while I was hired for my stitcher abilities and as a model :)
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    How To Make My Own Leather Cord

    Another way that many people use is to cut square strips and then bevel the edges at 45 degrees. Moisten the strip and roll them on a flat surface with a smooth plank of wood or other smooth rigid item. Apply pressure as you roll back and forth and this will eventually make a round, although its more time consuming than using a rounder.
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    Embossed Skull

    You are correct. Good eye. The piece is a letter sized piece of paper. Skull is 4x4 ish? That’s a great idea! Thanks, dude. Thank you. No idea on the skull’s origin, I just made a tutorial of it for a guy on Facebook and I liked how it turned out. Yes the diamond is a BK.
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    Embossed Skull

    A little skull action
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    How to Sharpen a "Low Angle Blade"?

    That was probably my video about the low angle blade. As to the exact geometry of the blade, I don’t know what it is, but the angle of attack, is very low. It almost looks like a straight blade from the side. The grind of the edge is also very wide compared to other blades, think wide low roof as opposed to steep church steeple angles. Another thing to consider is the thickness of the blade as that will also have great impact. These blades are narrower than your standard blade and that’s part of what gives it its feel in the leather. honestly, you could just message Peter and buy one for 40 bucks. Having never seen one, you’d just be guessing at the angles etc. your call though. Let me know if you need help ordering as Peter is a friend of mine and can be busy much of the time.
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    Holster / Pattern Videos

    Not at all surprising, Jeff. In fact, I would have been shocked if you had taken the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is, but I wanted to offer you the platform anyway in the spirit of professionalism and promoting the craft. That's what I do.
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    Holster / Pattern Videos

    If you have been complaining about this for two years and still aren't satisfied, why don't you do something about it and make one yourself? Better yet, I am willing to host a live class with you as the instructor. For FREE, since you like that word a lot. That way you can answer questions in real time and put the complaining to rest. I will make the video available to anyone who wants it at any time. What do you say?
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    Made with honor.

    Thank you. I try to make it as perfect as I possibly can. The front is tooled first, then lined, then the front and the back composites are glued together and stitched. The Gold is acrylic paint, made by Lumiere.
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    Printable gun blanks

    The only way to make this work is to do a laser scan and make a point cloud of the weapon. That requires a considerable investment in equipment and even more so on the skill of the operator. To make an accurate scan, the technician must have a thorough knowledge of the software in order un understand if the point cloud is correct. And, because the scans need to be put together to form a 3D printable object, there is a LOT of margin for error. THEN, there's the output. If the file is manipulated at all the dimensions will be off. I have a P30 that has an oval barrel because someone stretched the dimensions on one axis and the person who printed it didn't catch it. Then, there's the cost of the 3D printer and, and, and. Blue guns are more durable, more accurate (at least for a lot less $$$) and cheaper for now.