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  1. gamli

    4 -5 oz calf leather

    I have a customer that wants a period correct knife sheath. All my research says that the most common material used was 1.5 to 2 mm (4 to 5 oz) calf skin. I have not been able to find a source for calf skin that heavy. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this? Thanks Gamli
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    Mind blowing
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    Question about rivet setter

    While that setter may work, you would be better off with one thats the proper size. You could use a couple of scrap pieces of leather to test that setter before deciding to buy one. If it does not work, Tandy sells one that will
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    1/16 Burr Rivets

    Thanks, Ill check them out.
  5. Does anyone know of a source for 1/16 dia burr rivets. All of my searches have come up empty.
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    1/16 Burr Rivets

    Yes those are the type. I am restoring a placard belt and the rivets I'm trying to replace are round head brass. I was trying to find replacement rivets without haveing to make them.
  7. That would probably help soak it a bit deeper into the leather. Post some pics of your results good or bad.
  8. Haven't tried that. But if your worried take a large piece of scrap leather, tool or stamp a random design and give it a try before you try it on a project.
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    LotR style bowie sheath

    Nice work. How did you attach the gold leaf?
  10. I use a mixture of 50% neatsfoot oil, 25% beeswax, and 25% tallow (by volume) Make a paste a little softer than shoe polish. Just rub it in with a soft cloth.
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    Dragon figure carving

    Beautiful work
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    Ring purse hardware

    Never thought of that. Ill have to check the out. Thanks
  13. Looking to make a ring purse. Does anyone know of a source for the rings?
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    Money Changers Purse

    Thanks. Its a large center bag with four pouchlets. The bag is mafe from onebpiece of leather.
  15. Just finished a Money Changers Purse, also known as a Mother's Purse. The design was based on piece that is in the Cluney Musee' in Paris. Saw it in Purses in Pieces and it looked cool.
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    Ring purse hardware

    Jarred I'm looking to make a pouch that uses a large ring at the top for an opening. You lift the ring and the top of the pouch opens. When you let go of the ring gravity closes it. There are examples on "Purses in Pieces". Fyi another source fir chain maille links is The Ring Lord. They have everytype of ring you can think of from Aluminum to Gold.
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    Odin, part deux

    Truely impressive work.
  18. I am looking for a source for the swivel rivets used in M1912 holsters. Does anyone know if these are available?
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    Medieval Sword Scabbard

    Thsnks, Here's the seam. I made the chape by gormong copper sheet around the bottom of the scabbard, then fitting a piece of copper into the open end. The whole thing was soldered together.
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    How Do I Cuir Boil With Glue?

    Mrs Hicks. Great reference article. I have started experimenting with this method of hardening leather. Do you have any historical references for this method?
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    Medieval Sword Scabbard

    They are beautiful. Here's my first scabbard.
  22. Just tried the concoction. Finished with satin sheen.
  23. I've seen lots of recipes for finishing leather using tallow as an ingredient. All of the postings use rendered beef fat for the tallow. Would rendered deer fat work as well. Much easier to obtain where I am.
  24. Thanks for the input Chuck. I just combined 16 oz of tallow with about 3oz of beeswax. I'll try that and see how it works before I add any oil.
  25. Just rendered down about 2 lbs of deer fat. Got about 12 oz of tallow. Im gonna mix it with beeswax and test it out. Is there anything else i should add? Maybe 100 % neatsfoot oil or lard?