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Norton Custom Leather

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About Norton Custom Leather

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  • Birthday 12/06/1970

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    I like the challenge in making custom leather products that can't be found in any store.
    Meeting with other leather crafters to expand both our skills.
    Only product I will not do is boots. There are enough quality boot makers already.

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    Custom Anything
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    Anything leather I haven't learned yet
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  1. I work with exocits on a regular, the armor plates can be removed tho it will leave holes. It is possible tho the time it would take would not be worth the effort. If you want smooth alligator/croc/camin I would recommend using the belly of them. if you just want to try you will have to cut around each armor plate & skin the hide. Much like skinning a deer or cow ect. for processing. Then you would have to lay the piece back flat & glue into place from the opposite side. If you are going to use the tail, that task is near impossible as you can not lay the raised tail section flat. No place to lay them.
  2. i normally dye first then gum finish... color usually shows well
  3. look at springfield leather company.... 205 will hold beyond your needs they have many colors
  4. Gentleman I'm located in Tennessee it helps with your distance for restoration. I have pictures of past restos I've done.... if your interested contact me I've sent PM Brad NortonCustomLeather@gmail.com
  5. Hi Lee, I guessing your not for from Springfield? If you have time & want to explore this leather thing more in depth stop by Springfield Leather Company. Everyone there is always helpful & they've never tried to sell me anything i didn't want
  6. your question is, How are people able to carve nice fonts........ only one answer..... Practice, Practice, Practice is the only answer
  7. using a 7oz will have some stretch or flex. i would not use anything less than a 7oz & latigo. Latigo is designed for for use in the outdoors. it is the main leather used in horse gear. that looks like they used steer hair on hide. that would also work. i would coat the back with Aussie leather conditioner or Skidmore's waterproofing .
  8. As Information: contacted with no response
  9. then machine in the front is a skiver. tho this is not one, there was a machine made that would preform 7 different functions
  10. hello Jessica, I do these things on a daily basis. Most recent are the wallets Ive done out of baseball gloves. if your still looking for someone to discuss concerning this you may contact me for photos ar this site will not allow much more than a ladybug pic to be loaded
  11. i have dealt with this issue so here are some things to look at if you have swapped tee shirts that will be the start of the issue. not knowing what chemicals the shirt have come in contact with will change the adhesion/composition of the finish. this includes laundry detergents or soaps if the finish is water base you may have to dilute the finish. the finish may have changed composition from your supplier with out notice. air quality.... changes in humidity can also cause this to happen. think of it as painting a car, the wrong humidity in the air can cause what is known as Fish Eye in the paint, same thing is happing here
  12. know this is late..... i dont get on much your thread should only take up approximately 40% of the needle hole. Starlight have real nice match up charts you can look at
  13. go to sail rite they are big thread/needle suppliers
  14. depending on what im doing: SLC or Alligator-Ostrich market
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