badLoveLeather

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About badLoveLeather

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  • Birthday 07/25/1971

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    http://www.badloveleather.com <-----Comming Soon!!!
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  • Location
    Ojai California
  • Interests
    Exotic Skins, Hand Crafted Leatherwork

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Exotic Small Goods (ie; wallets)
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    Carving and traditional stamping.

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  1. badLoveLeather

    Tippmann Boss Ownership

    The last part of this post was a sheer stroke of genius! I've had my Tippman Boss for over a year now and been through many, many repair adventures. To be detailed later. Flat grinding a 230 round point needle to get a spear effect is GENIUS! Just tried it and it worked like a charm. I sew through anywhere from 3 to five layers (up to 5/8" thick leather) of Herman Oak Veg Tan and I've loved the 230 needle 346 Thread combo but that damn bobbin side bow out was killing me. I took a 230 needle and used a drum sander for a drill with 240 grit paper and flat ground both sides. It was super quick and super easy. Did some testing and was really pleased with the results!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
  2. badLoveLeather

    Mold On Leather

    i do a lot of wet molding. Leather Valet Trays. When I make my trays I wet mold the leather. The 100 plus days here works in my favor more often than not. Recently I was working on a batch of trays and ran into some mold. Keep in mind I've been wet molding trays in the method I've been doing for over two years and no mold. Was this something to do with the skins? This particular cut and batch from Tandy I've never used before. And of the three skins I purchased only one had mold issues. Any thoughts?
  3. badLoveLeather

    How To Make This Kind Of Valet Leather Tray?

    Well, whatever you come up with you should put a lot of thought into making the shape something totally unique that you create your self......
  4. badLoveLeather

    Eyelet Help

    Hello Leather Workers, I'm currently working on secret project #442 and I'm working with 8/9 oz veg tan. I'd like td put a small eyelet to attach a keyring (did I say too much?) I'm thinking a 5MM diameter works BUT I'm needing a throat depth to accomodate the 8/9 oz leather. So maybe a throat depth of 3/16? I just spoke to my supplier of snaps and grommets and he told me I may need a foot kicker press to set the pieces he has. Not in the budget. Neither is going into LA to have this done for me. I'm 100 miles away from LA. I'm looking for a finished metal eyelet / grommet that is small. Any advice or help I'd be grateful
  5. Hello Leather Workers, I'm currently working on secret project #442 and I'm working with 8/9 oz veg tan. I'd like td put a small eyelet to attach a keyring (did I say too much?) I'm thinking a 5MM diameter works BUT I'm needing a throat depth to accomodate the 8/9 oz leather. So maybe a throat depth of 3/16? I just spoke to my supplier of snaps and grommets and he told me I may need a foot kicker press to set the pieces he has. Not in the budget. Neither is going into LA to have this done for me. I'm 100 miles away from LA. I'm looking for a finished metal eyelet / grommet that is small. Any advice or help I'd be grateful
  6. badLoveLeather

    Draw Gauge - Cs Osbourne Or Craftool?

    Thanks Bruce. Sent you a PM
  7. badLoveLeather

    Draw Gauge - Cs Osbourne Or Craftool?

    The Strap cutter I have has gotten on my last nerve. I'm ready to upgrade to a Draw Gauge. CS Osbourne or Craftool? Any Advice would be appreciated. Travis Poole Bad Love Leather
  8. Hi David. Are you looking to feed a family with your leather income? It can be difficult. I make high end wallets and its been my experience that: There a many that make better and charge WAY more There are many that make not so good and charge acordingly There also are a few I've seen that make wallets that are just as good as mine or better and they don;t charge nearly enough for some reason. Its been my experience that you need to be comfortable with a price point and what your market will bear. I looked up Barret Alley and they make great stuff. You can't really be sure how much volume they sell. Besides if your interested in selling wallets in that kind of volume you may want to consider putting in a few grand and several hundred hours of marketing leg work to let people know how great your product is. I myself think I make great leather goods but not as many people knwo about me as I'd like. If they did I wouldn't be writing this, I'd be shackled to my bench making stuff. make great leather goods. sell them. use the money to have a good time and make yer life and those around you better
  9. Same problem. used some Ecoflow Pro Black with something I wet molded an it gave me milky streaks. Even did a second coat and then applied some leather cream to "Buff Out" per the directions on the bottle. Any input here for us would be appreciated. thanks Travis Poole Bad Love Leather
  10. badLoveLeather

    My Work - Their Logo

    Hey Guys! Thanks for the advice. Bob - Don't know Roger but Ojai is small and you never know when you'll run into someone! Travis
  11. badLoveLeather

    My Work - Their Logo

    Hi Guys, I just created a new product. Its a Leather Valet Tray thats a shape and process I created myself. I approached a retailer that has purchased some of my work in the past and he's interested in purchasing some of these but he wants to put his logo smack in the middle where my logo is now. Basically I've only created one and it has my logo very big in the middle. While I want to sell a bunch of these I got that wierd gut "spidey sense" feeling when he suggested it. I feel like it would be a grab of my work. Any input would be totally appreciated.
  12. badLoveLeather

    Belt Edging

    Thanks!
  13. badLoveLeather

    Belt Edging

    Hi, When edging belts, do you use a #3 edger first then a #5? I have two old edgers and wanted to see if my technique is correct? Travis Poole Bad Love Leather
  14. badLoveLeather

    Burnishing edges on a holster

    Funny, this info is over 4 years old and its priceless to me. I'm not gonna waste the money on that weaver machine now!