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    To buy or not to buy...

    I have some money burning a hole in my pocket and was thinking about a 3D printer to make my own stamps. I was really wanting to print large stamps. I see that most are not big fans of the "kit" printers but they offer the printing size I am looking for at the best price. What is everyone's opinion. Buy a kit or save my money and buy one that fits my needs that's more plug and play? For the people that own a printer do you find yourself using it enough to make it worth it or would it be easier to just pay someone for stamps? Thanks.
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    My first thought was that it is a stamp but was not 100% sure. Do they make a flat background tool that could give the same effect?
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    I have found this seat on facebook. I did not do the work. Credit goes to a Nasty Leather (That is their facebook page). How is the flat/smooth background done? Several of his seats have the same old school logo on it. Is that a stamp that he had made or is there a tool I can use to get the same results?
  4. What weight leather do most use to make a knife sheath? 5-6 is what I was thinking but not sure. Opinions?
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    Weightlifting Belt Not Fancy

    Where did you find the large buckle?
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    Weightlifting Belt Not Fancy

    Where did you find the large buckle?
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    Laser Engraved Motorcycle Seat.

    Did you laser burn the leather then dye it or dye it then laser burn it?
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    Leather Thickness?

    Excellent. Thank you. I will keep the conversion chart close by.
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    Leather Thickness?

    What weight of leather should I order? I need it to be 1/8 inch thick.
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    Hello From Florida!

    Others from Florida. lol Have any of you found any groups that get together on a monthly basis? I am pretty new to leather working and would not mind getting together with a group monthly or so to exchange ideas, tips and tricks. Learn Learn Learn.
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    Harley Davidson Themed Hardware?

    Look online or at swap meets. You can usually find some cheap/worn out articles of clothing/motorcycle seats or parts with really cool Harley emblems that can be used. Seems to work for me.
  12. I have a customer that wants me to complete a project for him with alligator belly. He wants a spade in the middle of it. Stitched or embossed however I decide to do it. Is it possible to use a laser to burn the spade into the alligator belly? I have seen people do this to normal veg tan leather but what about animal skins?
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    276Ccm´s Leatherwork..

    You molded the leather around the seat before you tooled it? Why would you not mold it after tooling?
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    Small Metal Tabs?

    I will check that out. I posted on facebook and someone said chain bar ends or in the upholstery field there is some tufting ends that would do about the same thing. I will look into the bar ends to see which one will work out better for me. Thanks for the help.