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    Swivel knife, finishes, designs

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    Leather tally book covers
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  1. I have also been thinking about this subject!!! Smiths leather balm uses almond oil in there balm, I have been reading that almond oil will also go rancid. I wonder if they put a preservative (which would not be all natural like the advertisement claims) in it and if not did they consider that it would go rancid over time. I have also looked at castor oil, I don't know much about it yet but researching!! Mink oil, I recently bought a gallon of Think Mink pure mink oil for the mix, smells musky, not too pleasant which is leading me down the essential oil fragrance rabbit hole to cover up the smell.
  2. the russain journal in english or russian? never mind just read your link
  3. Do you mean somthing like Dawn soap?
  4. I work in the oil field and have a leather tally book that needs a good conditioning! What is the best way to clean leather of dirt, grim, petrochemical type greases and the like? Natural and synthetic cleaners if you have a recipe
  5. I’m am subscribed to leather crafters & saddlers journal and just recently found the rawhide gazette. Are there any other sites or journals likes them? Rawhide gazette give a lot of there journals with no subscription unless you want “members only “ articles. I’m leaning toward finding somthing similar to the gazette .
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    Leather Crafters And Saddlers Journal From 1992

    any luck on getting the issues? im look for them as well
  7. I guess you can use a dauber and then airbrush to make things look even
  8. Everyone thank you for your responses!!! I really appreciate it!!! I have some thinking and probing to do...
  9. he paid for the first book and now i have to make him the second one, which i haven't started yet
  10. it will increase business, do to the social media reach he has. what I meant about me making money without him is that my bread and butter is custom work and not retail, but if I pop out a small batches of books at a time granted it will make more money but I would be satisfied without retail as well...its the name recognition that interests me. I could do retail by myself and sell my books fairly easily, but with his reach I would be able to sell them and build up an significant demand . i just fell like he thinks he has me where he wanted me "needing him" and just pushed me to the side for other stuff.
  11. The retailer is a one-man show who basically runs a social media site that is trying to get reputable makers to sell in his web store. When I first got a call from this retailer to sell my product in his store the first-week communications with him didn't miss a beat, I got responses from him less than 10-20 min. Now it takes about 4 days before he even reads my messages. This retailer has a very large social media network and could be great for business but in the run-up to me make products for them I am getting vague responses. I could ask about 5 questions and only getting a response to the last question asked , like he doesn't scroll through the conversation. Granted he is talking to a couple different businesses and he is a busy person and I may have let on the idea that I need him more than he needs me, by being overly excited, which is not the case. I can make just as much money without him than with him, for me its just name recognition. He is in the mode "when I start seeing cash then ill help you". Shouldn't I be getting some type of assurances that this is going to be a good working relationship? I asked him if he would like my facebook & Instagram page and he avoids answering that like the plague, which may not seem like a big deal to many but I only operate on social media so far. I'm just trying to decide if I should go through with it and hope that everything works out, should I make some stipulations before going through with the deal? Any help is appreciated !! Oh, and a question he asked me before the inattentiveness started was "I want a book what can you do for me?" so I said I would make 2 books for the price of one, I already sent him the first one. just throwing that in there
  12. just thought of this...with the oil should it be put on and then immediately be airbrush or wait to soak in evenly and then sprayed?
  13. awesome, I have some testing to do. Just bought %70 and 91% isopropyl to cut with, and ill definitely try water and oil. thank you garypl, koreric and once again immiketoo thank you for the response
  14. Jarednem

    Serge Volken flip top lids?

    thank you for the responses!! I just bought some caps...so I guess I have back up lids now lol
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    Serge Volken flip top lids?

    thank you, sorry bout that