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  1. Do you use wax on linen thread? Thanks
  2. I was thinking about making a western holster as authentic as possible so linen would probably be the best thread. Thanks for the replies.
  3. I ‘ve never used linen thread but I may try it on a project in the near future. Why would you use linen instead of nylon or polyester? Does it have benefits over the newer man-made threads?
  4. Thanks everyone
  5. When you bevel the edge of leather do you do it while it’s still cased or dry? I can never seem to do a good job and I’m thinking of buying a better edger to see if that’s the problem. When I got a good swivel knife (and blade) it made a huge difference in my carving. Then again, maybe I need a lot more practice.
  6. Update I followed the given advise from yall and it turned out great. I used a 50/50 mix of Resolene and it is not too shiny after all. I think using a too-small test piece of leather gave the illusion of too much shine. Anyway, thanks again.
  7. This is my first time using Resolene so I tried it on scrap pieces first.The first piece received straight undiluted resolene and the second I diluted 50/50 with water. The undiluted was definitely too shiny for my taste and the second was less so, but I would like it to be a little less shiny. Can you dilute it even more and get good results? Thanks
  8. I mostly make items using the above mentioned thicknesses. I’m considering getting a more expensive edger than I currently own and want to get one for these sizes right now and maybe add others later on. Thanks
  9. Thanks. I think I’ll go ahead and try it.
  10. I’m making a belt and I’m trying to decide which finish to use, SnoSeal or a clear finish from Tandy. Considering that the belt will be flexed constantly and be subjected to the weather and rough use by a kid I’m wondering which would be best. Any thoughts? Thanks
  11. Has anyone applied a finish over Angelus paint? I have Tandy Professional Finish on hand and trying to decide whether to use the finish or SnoSeal. Thanks
  12. Thanks for the replies. I’ll be using those suggestions in the future.
  13. I tried using wet cotton swabs. It helped a little, but not enough.
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