splinters

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About splinters

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    Wisconsin "Originally fromTexas"
  • Interests
    Learning leather work again after a very long absence. Great to be back.

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    Sheridan Style Carving & most anything about leather work.

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  1. splinters

    Lots of tooled belt pouches

    Alex, very, very nice work. Thanks for sharing with us and also sharing your wet form and explanation. Want to go there some day so always interested in wet form approaches. All the best.
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    Nigel's Vimeo Channel

    Been looking for a small square to use in cutting my leather. Can't find mine so went to Taylor Tools this morning and found a small machinist flat square that fills the ticket. Am now a Taylor customer...… LOL Thanks again for pointing them out.
  3. splinters

    Nigel's Vimeo Channel

    Outstanding. I have been working my way through the Vimeo channel tutorials as I progress with my Pouch Packet project and in some cases multiple times. Great to be able to pull them up on my iPad, which I take to my work area at the time so I can refresh as needed. I meant pricking irons. Finger check..... LOL I rented a few of the Vimeo tutorials at the start but two days later realize that they are all important and very worth while and being a subscriber is the way to go. A small expense for a great resource. Just in case anyone would like to know which pricking irons I decided on it's the Sinabroks. I purchased the 2 tooth and the 10 tooth both in 3.85 spacing. It was a tough choice as there are some good ones to chose from. The photo that follows is the first project I'm working on out of Nigel's Pouch Packet. I chose the 2oz tin pattern as a start as I think it may make a good iPhone carrier.
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    Nigel's Vimeo Channel

    I hear you. I've been filling in with tools I know I will and am using. I have been practicing cold creasing with a C.S. Osborne & Co. maple wood creaser like Nigel uses in the cold crease demo I purchase after watching Nigel's Vimeo tutorial and even found I've had a tool for a very long time that I didn't know what it was used for and now realize it s a creaser that can be used for hot creasing. Been practicing with both as Nigel demonstrates. Just a small example of my progress. I was beginning to get wrapped around the axle trying to decide what make of picking irons I wanted. His U Tube reviews sorted that out for me. Love learning to use them and practicing with an awl as I relearn to saddle stitch. I use to use overstitch wheels which I may find a use for again. Anyway, I could go on and on about what I've learned from Nigel and looking forward to learning more. Having a ball! What an advantage digital tech knowledge has made for us in this discipline even when you're in the outback.
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    Nigel's Vimeo Channel

    I've recently become a subscriber to Nigel's vimeo channel after ordering and starting on his Pouches Packet which I would highly recommend. His tutorials are a bargain and filled with his knowledge and craftsmanship. I am enjoying being back at leather work and finally feeling some real progress. We are privileged, IMO, to have this gent sharing a lifetime of learning and skill with us. Thank you very much Nigel Armitage.
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    Chrome Tan / Veggie Tan edge treatment

    Here is one application of Fiebing's Edge Kote Brown. Don't know how well you can see the edge in the photo but looks like I should have added multiple coats to smooth the edge more. Maybe one of the other mentioned products would fill in the roughness better. Anyway, thanks again for all the input.
  7. splinters

    Chrome Tan / Veggie Tan edge treatment

    I'll have to try my hand at feathering.
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    Chrome Tan / Veggie Tan edge treatment

    Thanks for all the good input. Love this forum. The following is what I have been using on veg tan edges and works very good for me. I am please with the control I have without creating slop over on the burnished edge or stitching. Not expensive and easy to find components with a close-pin, a remanent of felt and your in business. The width of the applicator will pass into the top of the bottle for a touch of solution. Not necessary to load the felt for application. A little seems to go a good distance. I haven't noticed an issue with fuzz , at least not yet. So, I'll give this a try on the chrome tan. Don't remember where I picked this up but from where ever "many thanks".
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    Chrome Tan / Veggie Tan edge treatment

    Alright gents. Thanks for your input. I’m thinking since I have some Edge Kote I’ll give that a shot and call it good.
  10. Are the processes for chrome tan edges the same as used with veggie tan edges, such as edge beveling, preps and finishes? My first time to work with chrome tan. Thanks.
  11. splinters

    Beginner's Questions...Again

    Thanks very much Jeff. A good piece of advice and experience.
  12. splinters

    Beginner's Questions...Again

    Down to choices now for the pricking or stitching irons, either Crimson Hide or KS Blade. Then, do I want to start with 6 spi (4 mm) or 5 spi (5 mm)? Need to decide which of either size I would find the most useful as my starter irons. Decisions, decisions...…..
  13. splinters

    Beginner's Questions...Again

    Alright, I’ve added him to my watch list. Thanks.
  14. splinters

    Beginner's Questions...Again

    Well, I do think Nigel has turned my head. I see now why you have an interest in the Crimson Hide stitching irons. I sure like the way Armitage presents his material and will be returning to his videos. Was looking through his gallery too. Beautiful work!