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  1. Have a look Nigel Armitage's youtube channel. He has reviewed most of the pricking irons out there. https://www.youtube.com/user/Nordicbadger
  2. I have some spare bits I will do some test. Thanks
  3. I am making a folio case and need to line it with pig skin, but the Horween leather I am using is very very waxy and I am worried the glue will not stick. I am wondering if there is away to remove the excess wax before I glue them togeather Anybody had the same problem and what did you do to get round it? Thanks
  4. https://easternshore.craigslist.org/for/5916644454.html Here is a little used consew for $750
  5. Got my first sale on Etsy this week after 4 months. 7 Horween belts I think for a wedding party. Hooray
  6. I use toothpicks on thin leather and pencils for thick leather. The wood seems to hold the edge paint better than any of the metal tools
  7. I buy 90% of my leather from them. I have never had a problem.
  8. I think we all have done something like this. I made a bag looked great but the top was to stiff and the zipper cut into your hand every time you tried to use it. But its how we all learn.
  9. Yes that would be a good idea, Have a look at this video
  10. Cool I will have a look at your webpage and get back to you. Mick
  11. My problem with Etsy is I only make a few things a month and most of them are sold before they are finished, but now and again I have a single item to sell. But no one buys from a site with only one listing. I thought about putting my head down and making say 50 items as stock then listing them all at once, but I cannot face it. I like making things where I learn something new. I would be great if there was a supplier that made great items that I could buy $200 -$300 worth items and sell on my shop just to keep it ticking over. SO that my single items had a better chance of selling. Mick
  12. Thanks I will check it out.
  13. I trying to find out how the handles are formed on a drop handle briefcase. I cannot workout how to add a picture on my smartphone.
  14. Thanks 9tpi, I have been working on a small tote bag that with an oval bottom, so it will stand up on its own. I was having lots of problems working out how to form the bottom, Your bag really helped. Thanks for posting it Also where did you get the fittings for the end of the string? Mick
  15. Here is an interesting video showing a football being made http://www.wired.com/2015/10/wilson-factory-future-footballs-will-be-connected-undeflatable/
  16. HI thientran2711 Making the rolled edges on the wallet you want can be difficult. I would suggest you look at Ian Atkinson's webpage at http://www.ianatkinson.net/leather/videos.htm He has a loads of videos that will show you the tools you will need and how to make a wallet. He has a pattern you can buy and then make it with the help of his video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNXfMC0SqP4 Once you make a couple of these you could then change the pattern to make the wallet you have in your picture. Good Luck Mick
  17. Both these are great. I have never seen a forager pouch before but I will will be making one soon.
  18. I find I can workout all the details by make it in card first. stitching the card together using staples. Mick
  19. Received mine today, the thread looks a bit thicker than my 0.8 tiger thread so poss 1mm. Thanks
  20. Since November last year I have placed 4 orders with Goodjapan and all of them have taken 3 to 4 weeks to arrive. All the tools I have orders have been really good and should last years
  21. Hi austinb I have the same problem A bag from the internet I would love to buy but costs more than I can afford. But with $2 of card from Dollar Tree and a few days studying the original via the internet, and skills learn in kindergarten, I made this model which I could use as a pattern to make a copy, but I am now working customizing it for what I want from a bag. In making this I have learn loads about bag construction, and now I understand why it costs so much. Have a go, you might surprise yourself
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