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  1. TSes

    Block dying

    Not sure what you are trying to achieve, but block dying only dies the top surface of the leather, leaving the stamped or carved work un-dyed. Antiquing does just the opposite, by filling in the stamping/carving work. Block dying is done with a not too soft sponge, and a light touch so it slides across the surface. Antiquing is done with a dauber, or sheep's wool, or a soft cloth so you can work it down into the cuts. Hope this helps.
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    Tandy Craftool Pro Stamps Discontinued

    Rumor has it that they may be replaced by tools from a custom maker.
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    Which side of the line to bevel on?

    You should always have the flat side of the beveler against the outside of the part being beveled. That way, the bevel goes away from the part (flower, leaf, stem, etc.). There are some exceptions, but this is a good general rule.
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    Dopp Kit Cover

    Really nice work. What flower center tool did you use? It goes well with your tooling style.
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    Belt lengths?

    My measurements are from the tip of the buckle, to the middle hole.
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    Belt lengths?

    We sell hundreds of belts every year, and 34" through 44" seem to be the most popular (in 2" increments). The biggest we've sold was a size 74.
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    Embossed Skull

    Nice. It looks like you combined two tools to make your background.
  8. Tandy still carries a small amount of figure carving stamps. Some of them are very small. May have to search online for used ones. The tool numbers start with the letter F. Very old ones have no letter.
  9. If you're going to make sheaths for folders, you could probably make two or three sizes and have a good chance to fit several brands. But straight knives are a different story. We get a couple requests every week for straight knife sheaths, and I don't think we've ever made two the same. Too many shapes. Buying a couple knives and using them to show your work is a good idea. But over the last couple years or so, knife prices have skyrocketed. Custom made knives are out of reach for most people. It's even hard to find a "custom" factory knife for under $100. But don't give up. There's a big market for sheaths out there.
  10. TSes

    how to identify old singers

    I thought you heard an old song and were trying to figure out if it was Dean Martin, or Perry Como.
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    Try cutting your leather about 1/2 inch longer than needed. Then cut the fringe, leaving that extra length on the bottom uncut. That way every thing stays straight and even. When all the fringe is cut, cut off the extra length, leaving the fringe the right length. I hope I explained that clearly enough.
  12. Really nice job. Especially on the carving. Your skills have improved greatly in a relatively short period of time.
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    A big "First" for me ;)

    Looks good!
  14. Sounds great. I don't know how anyone can play a bass with no frets.
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    The God of Wine

    Excellent job. The face almost looks real. Great detail in the hair and beard.