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Pappys Leather

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    Leather, shooting, old trucks

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, sheaths, misc
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    Lacing, braiding
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  1. What are others using to seal your leather projects? I have used super sheen and satin sheen, using the satin because I do not want a glossy finish. I started usingFiebling's leather sheen spray so my dyes don't get smeared or taken off as what happens when wiping it on. Can Resolene be applied over satin sheen? I just fin8shed a rifle scabbard that I just used oil on it then I put satin sheen on it but thinking I should have used resolene
  2. I don't cut too many straps, but when I need to I always have a problem getting the strap cutter to make the initial first. Is there trick to start it? I am using the wooden manual one from Tandys.
  3. When applying antique dye on belt how do you keep it from getting on the back of the belt? Or do you also dye the back?
  4. Anyone have the measuremet for making 22 cal loops?
  5. Not sure if this is the right place for my question. I have been doing leather for a while but always look to improve. I would like to know what other leather workers do to make your stitch line. What tools do you use?
  6. I didn't think he sold his stamps. Yes sorry I misspelled it
  7. Where can I purchase or have a Christmas holly leather border stamp?
  8. I am trying to post in Suppliers and it will not let me. Was asking me to create sign in and I already have one. Never mind I finally got it to work. Please delete this
  9. This has probably been asked before but wasn't sure how to search it. What do you use on a holster and belt that has been oiled not dyed? Don't want it to spot if it gets wet
  10. So I bought a new airbrush that is external mixing. It seems to spray good. But when I went to wet form the holster the dye started coming off. What is the best way to seal the leather so it is water protected? I am making this belt and holster for a customer. I don't want to sell it to him and the first time he wears it and it gets wet to have the dye coming off and ruining the holster and his clothes. I used Tandy's black gel antique on this particular holster but I use other types of dyes also that I need to be sure they are not coming off.
  11. What is a good airbrush to use for spraying the satin sheen or super sheen? Anyone know what the proper mixture water verses the sheen? It is hard to clean the airbrush because it will not siphon after it is clogged.
  12. I have usually applied satin sheen or other sealers with damp sponge but it usually takes some of the dye off. I have been trying to use an airbrush. I bought a kit with compressor and an airbrush. It worked great for the first few times. Now it will not spray. Air comes out but will not pick up the fluid. I have an old airbrush so I tried it. It will spray a little but then quits picking up the fluid from the jar. I have tried cleaning them both but to no avail. Does anyone here use an airbrush? Is the satin sheen too thick so it clogs the gun after a few sprays? I am thinking about buying another new airbrush, but afraid the same thing will happen.
  13. Has anyone come up with a pattern for a Nook? My wife needs a new cover for hers and she has not found anything she like so I want to make a leather one. I want it to open like a book like the one she has now.
  14. My wife needs a new case for her nook she cant find one she likes. I could probably come up with one but if someone has already done one I have always said why reinvent the wheel
  15. I want to use my air brush to spray on the top finish so the dye is not wiped off when using a sponge. Do you spray it straight or does it need to be diluted with water? If so, what is the percentages?
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