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  1. wheeldawg

    Should I do that? Looking for opinions

    Oh OK. The strips in the one picture are what will be around the perimeter of the top and come down to meet the sides of the box. I will do a Spanish braid (I think that is what it is called) along the bottom edge of those strips, and then along the top edge of the sides where they both meet. I will use magnetic snaps, two at each front corner, and two more at third-points along the front, for closure. For the most part, it will always be open, but was planning to use those for closing it up and carrying it around. Thanks for all the input! Thanks to all for all the input and discussion.
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    Should I do that? Looking for opinions

    I'm not sure what you mean by "apron". Can you elaborate please? Thanks
  3. Hello folks. I am mostly a lurker, and generally come on here to find out how to do stuff and admire the work many of you do. I learn and see some good stuff on here. I am making a leather case for a friend that is close to finishing school for becoming a makeup artist. The case will be used to hold supplies and work from while doing the trade on movie/stage sets. My original intent had been to use colors on the various studio names on the front/top of the case, much like I already have with the makeup brands that are on the strips that go around the lid perimeter. I had one friend comment that they thought I should leave all that on the top natural, as-is. I just wanted to get other's opinions on this and see what the general consensus might be. On the one hand, it seems I should stay with the same theme as the lid perimeter, but on the other hand, I do not plan to use any color on anything else on the side/edges of the case, other than some black silhouettes similar to her name on the top. Please let me know what you think. I know it looks rough, and I'm just a beginner, but she will still love it. Thanks in advance. Claude
  4. wheeldawg

    Music score lines

    Thanks. That is what I ended up doing. I bought a Tandy groover/creaser, and tried those, but ended up using a smooth tracing wheel (like a tiny pizza cutter) with a straight edge and it worked great. The Tandy creaser scratched the leather more than I wanted. I dampened the leather too like you mentioned. My "music" looks a little rough, but as one of my friends said, "it is a note-worthy effort" LOL.
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    Music score lines

    Thanks for that information. My thought was to make the whole score along the length of the strap, parallel to the edges. Would I use the creaser function or the groover? I was looking at a U-tube for the Tandy Pro-Stitching Groover, and it showed how to use both, and was not sure how well the grooves would stay, long-term. If I groove the leather, is there something I need to do to seal, or reseal the now rough groove, or will it just be OK as-is? Thanks again for the reply.
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    Music score lines

    Hello folks. I lurk here a lot and see all the awesome stuff you all make. I have been dabbling a bit at making a few things, purses, hats, fly boxes and stuff. I am currently working on a purse shaped like a guitar for a friend of mine, and want to stamp a music score along the strap for the purse. I have acquired and made the various music note and symbol stamps I need, but have not been able to come up with a good way to make a music score down the strap on which to stamp the notes. I would appreciate any advice on the matter. I am very much a novice and my stuff looks pretty rough, LOL, but that is where I am at. I have attached a few pictures of the purse. Thanks
  7. wheeldawg

    Useful, easy to use design software - and it's free.

    Hello folks. I realize this post is a bit old, but I was searching for AutoCAD related posts. I was wondering if anyone has, or knows where I might find, AutoCAD blocks for individual stamps. I am very proficient with AutoCAD and could play with some preliminary stamp layouts before putting it to leather if I had the blocks. If not, I will probably just make my own. Thanks
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    Carrying case

    Looks awesome!
  9. wheeldawg

    Making an impression

    Thanks for all that info. Very helpful.
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    Making an impression

    Awesome! Thanks for that. I attached pics of T944
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    Making an impression

    OK. The tool numbers are T944, B203, P703, B997, B60, and P206. Those are the smooth ones. I have about 150 others, and have them noted in a spreadsheet as to what they are as far as pattern, but not finished with that yet. Yes, I am OCD. LOL. Anyway. I’ll attach a picture of what I am attempting to do. Thanks for the help and advice!
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    Making an impression

    Thanks for the replies folks. I have not had a chance to look at the tool numbers yet, but I will and post back. I will definitely check out the book too. I already have the Grant book and many others, as I am a book person and love to read to learn, which is why I lurk here so much!. LOL. Thanks again.
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    Making an impression

    Hello folks. I am very new to working with leather, and may be using the wrong terminology. I searched for impression and relief, and could not find what I was looking for. I want to tool down an area of leather to end up with a raised (untouched) impression in the piece of leather, that will be a name. I have a lot of stamp tools that I got from my brother, and have many of them that are smooth-faced, so I assume that is what they are used for, and know I could be completely wrong. LOL. Ay help would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Leather Top Hats

    I am in the process of making this hat, I call it my Frankencow hat LOL, from just some leather scraps of a variety of leathers. I just punched holes and hand stitched using 1mm round leather lace. I know if looks rough, but was not going for anything fancy, I just wanted something different to wear. Still not finished, but just thought I'd share.
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    Hi from Suffolk UK

    Great work, and idea on making your own stamps. I will have to try that.