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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
  15. call springfield leather or to their web site. on the web site you can goto education, then ask the pros. between all of them they will have the knowledge to explain how to do it
  16. there are a few things that could cause this. 1. the needle is bent. 2. the wrong needle has been put in 3. i believe this to be your issue, it sounds like the machine is out of time. like a car the parts of your machine have to work together. When they don't your machine will not move or in your case the needle hits.
  17. sounds like it would work, tho you may try the leather/rubber cement bond that is used for glueing leather. you would probably have a better response as you will be around a moisture rich environment
  18. Samantha ... If you havent started DONT. I have restored many projects & if you go the the 50 50 you are about to destroy the work. email me & I can help you NortonCustomLeather@gmail.com
  19. Rannoch you may be able to fill the holes depending on the final color of the leather. Black yes, show brown yes
  20. Nettie you can redo the wiring and run it to test. In normal use if the machine has an oil sump you will have to use oil. It should have an oil sump under it. There is designated sewing machine oil. You can not use any other oil. Transporting... you should have a removal plug for draining the oil when changed. So you would have to remove & fill upon setup. You should be able to get a manual from singer. If not you can email me & I may be able to get one. Brad NortonCustomLeather@gmail.com
  21. if any of the material is metal you could get a gold plater. it also plates in other colors. i have one im selling, like it i just dont use it. for leather i wouldn't recommend any foil. it doesn't flex enough & will not with stand the use
  22. this is a couch i redone. i may be able to get you the right info or help. feel free to email Brad. NortonCustomLeather@gmail.com
  23. im in TN & might be able to help guide you thru the process if your interested feel free to contact me NortonCustomLeather@gmail.com
  24. Bee did u find an answer that satisfied your cleaning need? i may be able to help if not. iv done major repairs on leather furniture & other items
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