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About Johanna

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    The Leather Lady
  • Birthday July 12

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    Ohio USA

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    making good coffee
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    it found me

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  1. I used to manage a Tandy store in the 90s. We were open 54 hours a week and expected to run the store, teach classes and ship orders. I discovered it could take me an hour to sell a bag of rivets and a setter, and then I had to teach the customer how to do it. This was necessary retail service, but didn't help my numbers and made me look bad to corporate. So I made sure the coffee was fresh, and I let my regulars sit at the cutting table and work on their projects and tell fish tales. When I was busy, I could yell "Hey, Mike, will you show this gentlemen how to set a rivet?" My guys were great. Sometimes when I'd get back to the table they had convinced the customer to max out his credit card on shiny new tools. That was possible because the customers had confidence they were getting what they needed, and that people would help them learn as they went along. So, inadvertently, that's how this forum was born. I wanted it to be friendly like the back table, and give people the confidence to try the project, or a place to show off just how awesome their project turned out. If some rivets are swapped or hides are traded, all the better. If friendships are made, mentorships happen or we establish world peace through coordinated hammer taps, I will not have lived in vain. ~J
  2. I damaged the ad server during the server migration. I tried to fix it, but it wasn't cooperative, so I uninstalled it and made a new one. People ask me how they can help the forum? Participation makes it more fun for everybody and is the most important thing you can do. Share what worked, what didn't, and what you made. And if the forum has helped you, please click the ads, and please tell our sponsors when you place your order that you appreciate them supporting the forum. Let them know they are making a difference in your day. Thank you! ~J
  3. We are on the new server now. Waiting for DNS to get around the world. A bit of content from 7/21-22 may be lost but this elephant appears to be moved.
  4. I arranged to the new server, and am downloading the stuff I need now. We're going to be offline for a day or two, but when we come back, we'll be faster and slicker than before. I will put up an announcement of what to expect as soon as I have an idea. It is perfectly safe to override the security warnings the browsers are showing. There is nothing on this site that can do anything to your computer. Thank you everyone for your good wishes. I need everyone to put on their tinfoil hat and cross their fingers as soon as we go offline. ~J
  5. I'm working on this issue right now. The site is secure, but the protocol it is using is outdated, and that's why you're getting the error. We've reached the point where we need to move to a new server. I'll be scheduling that soon and I'll put a note up when we can expect downtime. In the meantime, the best I can suggest is to use a browser like Chrome, or do like Chuck and tell Edge it's okay and don't bug you again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We know getting errors is annoying. ~J
  6. In order to protect our most vulnerable citizens we must act as if everyone is infected so we don't catch it, and act as if we are infected so we don't pass it to someone else. Thank you D2G for sharing how it is for you in Spain. Please keep us posted, and God bless.
  7. It should be fixed. Let me know if anyone is still having issues.
  8. The server admins are incompetent. I have reached out for help. I am very sorry and I do appreciate your patience and support.
  9. I set the SSL cert to auto renew, got an email saying that the renewal was coming up and all would be well, and the certificate expired. Meanwhile you are correct. LW doesn’t represent a security threat no matter what. It will not steal your info or do much more than try to remember what you already read, which is pretty much all we use cookies for. Mike that’s a lot of info. I need to read and then I will have questions, as usual! Thanks everyone for your patience and support.
  10. Hi Johanna, Looking for the elk carving tutorial but says page does not exist. Thanks for any help.

  11. Very well done! This is a fabulous piece. Thank you for sharing!
  12. It's working for me: https://leatherworker.net/introcarving.htm
  13. There is no leatherworker.mp3 I suspect some random file borrowed the name. We recently did some updates on the forum, and there are a number of clean up routines the system runs in the background afterwards when the forum isn't busy. What Fredk witnessed was the databases restoring themselves. They are being cleaned automatically of orphan pics and posts. This is just maintenance. You may notice a few anomalies over while the databases run their programs, but it will straighten itself out soon. Keep the comments and updates coming! I depend on you folks to alert me to problems before they get out of hand. LW has grown to huge chunk on the Internet, and I can't watch all of it at once. Members that care are the only way I can stay on top of it. Thank you! PS Mikesc- have not forgotten you. Getting some info so I can ask the right questions and give you the relevant info. Your assistance has been invaluable. >smooch<
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